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Battle of the Bands 2020

The Battle Is Joined: Battle of the Bands 2020 Recap


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6 local acts assembled to vie for musical supremacy of Barrie. The impressive roster of talent brought an eclectic mix of pop, rock and folk to the stage.

Playing to a jammed pack floor (with close to 1000 tickets sold) the annual event did not disappoint. The energized crowd were treated to a collection of original songs and cover versions of blockbuster tunes from the Killers, Simple Minds, The Tragically Hip and a host of others.  

The competition is easily one of Barrie’s most celebrated musical events of the year. In the 16 years since its inception, Battle of the Bands has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars. The beneficiaries are the MacLaren Art Centre, Kempenfelt Rotary and RVH’s Radio for Cardiology.

We chatted with Laura Aylan – Parker, Director of Development for the MacLaren Art Centre and

B. Knox of the Bailouts about Battle of the Bands 2020.



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