MUSIC FESTS AROUND ONTARIO TO HIT UP THIS YEAR
New year, new music.
As we welcome 2020, gig enthusiasts are feverishly scanning the interwebs for lineup announcements and ticket prices from their fav festivals.
And festivals, there are a plenty.
We’ve found 5 in Ontario that rate your consideration.
Click on the headline to learn more about each!
And be sure to attack our weekly live music blog for shows in Barrie.
5 Music Festivals To Check Out In 2020
Coming to Barrie for the third time in 2020, Troubadour is a multi-genre music festival produced by Inside The Music with focus and spotlight on songwriters.
Last year over 2500 attended 30 shows, held at various venues in the downtown core. Troubadour offers a blend of tastes from the local scene and beyond, including singer/songwriter, soul, blues, roots, indie rock, rock ‘n roll, and country rock.
Have a listen to our podcast chat with organizer Chas Hay.
Back for another year of camping infused outdoor tuneage, Gussapolooza brings the noise in the last few days of summer.
Focused entirely on Indie bands from the region, the 2 day camp and concert experience is a legit grassroots music event.
Barrie was well rep’d last year with the likes of Crast and the Noolands headlining, and submissions are now open.
Canada’s largest camping and country music festival takes over Oro Medonte August 6-9th. Packed with heavy hitters from the country scene, as well as up and comers, it’s a 4 day jam that has to be experienced to be understood.
Listen to our podcast interviews with some of last year’s performers!
An EDM focused event, Ever After brings festival goers into a fantasy getaway experience generated by engaging sounds and stunning visuals.
Last year brought over 40 DJs and artists to the stage, with this year’s lineup coming out soon.
Happening in November, Indie Week is the premiere emerging artist festival in Canada with five days and nights of music, showcases, the Indie 101 conference, and the Indie Week Awards show