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Free Virtual Concert In Support of Alzheimer Society

Free Virtual Concert In Support of Alzheimer Society

The Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County is proud to announce Tunes n’ Treats, a livestream concert presented by IG Wealth Management on April 23 in support of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, featuring local talent B. Knox, Sam Johnston and Whisky River.

The live zoom event will celebrate participants, create awareness and share how you can walk 10,006 steps for 10,006 people living with dementia in Simcoe County.

“The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County’s biggest fundraiser of the year and is essential to the ongoing delivery of programs and services,” says CEO Debbie Islam.

The virtual event will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. and admission is free. For additional information about the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s and to register for Tunes n’ Treats click here. The first 100 Simcoe County residents to register who are 19 years of age or older will receive a VIP bag with local treats and a farm-to-glass experience from Quayle’s Brewery.

“The awareness created by events like this one and the funds raised through the walk are even more important this year as we continue to provide virtual education, support services, and social programs to persons living with dementia, and care partners to minimize the impact of social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Islam.

For information and to register visit here.

More about the Tunes n’ Treats performers:

B. Knox
Releasing a debut album during the height of a worldwide pandemic was not what former kindergarten teacher B.Knox had in mind when he set out: admitting laughingly, “if misery loves company, I think this is the kind of record that might connect us all during such an uncertain time.” Receiving critical acclaim from AmericanaUK, Folk RadioUK, RnR Magazine, and radio play from SiriusXM, Starbucks, and CBC, Knox’s prediction may not be far off the mark, at least from a critical and commercial perspective.

Born in St. John’s, Nfld., Knox’s connection to the East Coast is apparent in his song writing and phrasing, shaped and smoothed like ocean stones. Weaving songs out of the stories and places that surround him, Knox’s aptly titled album, Heartbreak & Landscape, is that exact mix of what he describes as his “two main wells of inspiration.”

With the release of a live EP to end 2020, and currently recording his sophomore album, it is safe to say Knox is not resting on his laurels.

And Barry was the first ever guest on Uncover The Music!

Sam Johnston
Sam Johnston is a singer-songwriter from Orillia, Ont. Her blues and folk roots are audible in her guitar playing, which is accompanied by her raspy voice and subtly gloomy lyrics. She attends the Community Music program at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her first EP, Sad to Say was released to all major platforms in the summer of 2020.

Whisky River
Whisky River is a group of four “mature” aged gentlemen, who come from a wide variety of musical experiences. They have written and recorded much music, both separately and in collaboration with each other. Their sound crosses many borders, from rock to folk and a wee bit of country. The vibe of the band is having a good time and listening to good, well played music. Music which has something to say. Since entering the Live and Original showcase in Collingwood, they have enjoyed playing at several venues throughout the region.


Barrie Concerts This Month


“When Music Hits You, You Feel No Pain”Bob Marley

In what can best be described as the Best. News. EVER (this week) we’re finally seeing the return of live music at smaller venues across Barrie. 

If you’re an emerging group playing gigs in town, we want to hear from you! Send the finer points to [email protected] and we’ll post your shows here and on our events page. And be sure to subscribe to Uncover The Music, the only podcast devoted to Barrie’s local scene.


Barrie Concerts This Month


147 – CAM BROWN 





Sat. Aug. 22nd – THE ROYAL PAINS

Fri. Aug 28th – THE WEEKENDS

Sat. Aug. 29th – THE STRAITS

Live music at Park Place

Live music event at Park Place in Barrie, Ontario, hosted by Rick Groves in conjunction with Park Place starts Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM followed on September 3 and 17, 20.

5 Music Festivals To Check Out In 2020

5 Music Festivals To Check Out In 2020


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.


GUSSAPOLOOZA – Holland’s Landing

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! 

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TBT to summer days & starry nights 🌠

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EVER AFTER – Kitchener

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.

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Official #EAMF19 🐉 set times!

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INDIE WEEK – Toronto

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

Taking place in downtown Toronto, artists not only get the chance to showcase in front of industry professionals but they are also invited to participate in the Indie 101 conference. Featuring panels, mentorship, B2B meetings, demo listening sessions and industry mixers with over 350+ Delegates.


What did you think of our 5 Music Festivals To Check Out In 2020? And what festivals are you going to?