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Free Virtual Concert In Support of Alzheimer Society

Free Virtual Concert In Support of Alzheimer Society

NEWS RELEASE
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF SIMCOE COUNTY
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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.

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3 Things To Try in Barrie This Weekend

3 Things To Try in Barrie This Weekend

October’s coming in hot; at least as far as the weather is concerned. With temps pushing well above 15 for the impending weekend, it’s a perfect excuse to get out and enjoy the sun while it’s here.

Here’s a trio of happenings this weekend to check out…

3 Things To Try in Barrie This Weekend

Open Air Dunlop

Another Saturday with traffic free streets happens in downtown Barrie. Dunlop is closed to vehicles, giving you the chance to check out the new streetscape and get a coffee or a pint at the fab downtown eateries.

You c an also enter the We Dig Downtown contest to win a $250 Lifeline E-Gift Card to the downtown businesses of your choice! Take in a self-guided historic walking tour as well as some incredible public art. Happening all day.

Live Music

The gigs, they are a happenin;.

North Country plays host to live tunes Thursday – Saturday, including country talent Rob Watts and Dean James. Over at Donaleigh’s The Week Ends take the stage on Saturday. Courtney Bowles is on the mic and guitars over at Flying Monkey’s.

You can also hit up the Common Good Cafe for Sunday morning jams. And if karaoke is more your speed, hit up Steyn House on Mapleton in the south end on Friday night.

Retro Arcade

While you’re downtown for Open Air, consider booking in to Last Level Lounge for some retro gaming. In addition to the patio being open, you can book in for an evening or in blocks of hours for $15 per person. That gives you access to free play on all the games, including the pinball machines.

Anything to add to 3 Things To Try in Barrie This Weekend? Let us know in the comments! And if you are a Barrie based business looking to expand your digital footprint through creative, hyper local content, reach out today! We will get you Uncovered!

The Social Recap: The Week That Was in Barrie Aug. 17th

The Week That Was in Barrie Aug. 17th

All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week

There are three certainties in life…

Death.

Taxes.

Social media.

And if you are tweeting, posting and talking about Barrie on social media, we want to hear from you!

Every week we will do a quick recap of the week that was in Barrie based on your pics, posts and videos.

Whether it’s store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

The Week That Was in Barrie Aug. 17th

Even though we had to say goodbye to alot of festivals and foodie events this year, it was terrific to see Ribfest return this weekend! The parking lot of Georgian Mall was awash in BBQ’d treats and grilled greatness.

Speaking of great food, it was a fantastic evening of samples and songs at Dosti Eats and the Simmering Kettle on Saturday where the talented Kat Chabot serenaded diners.

Did you know that the 400 Market is open again? Be sure to check out the local vendors for some socially distanced vintage shopping!

We never get tired of sharing awesome pics and videos of the sights in and around Barrie, but this might be the most cinematic shot of the Spirit Catcher we’ve ever seen!

And finally, it’s great to see new businesses and new retail locations arrive in town, despite the troubles we’ve all had in 2020. Welcome to Barrie Global Super Market!

What did you think of the The Week That Was in Barrie Aug. 17th? Be sure to use the #barrieuncovered hashtag and we might feature you in our next recap! And be sure to reach out to us if you are a business looking to get Uncovered!

6 Things To Do This August in Barrie

SUMMER’S NEXT MONTH IS PACKED WITH INTERESTING EVENTS ALL OVER TOWN

August arrives with plenty of socially distant and virtual events and happenings in tow. Thanks to the gradual re-opening of the region due to curve flattening, there are far more things to do this month than last. Here are a few to check out in the coming weeks…

6 Things To Do This August in Barrie

90s Throwback Virtual Show by Army of Sass Barrie

The days of the Fresh Prince, Snapple and overalls with the snaps down are back! Well, at least in dance form.

Army of Sass is putting together a classic in studio jam featuring the likes of Backstreet Boysand Spice Girls, Def Leppard Red Hot Chili Peppers, and loads more.

This is a live stream performance, tickets to be purchased in advance to get a link to the show. Happening this Thursday.


BOOTS AND HEARTS LIVE STREAM

Although the full festival is on hold, the Boots and Hearts team will be going live stream with performances for the weekend. Lineup includes Dan + Shay, Morgan Evans, and King Calaway and more.

HIT THE VIRTUAL CINEMA

The Barrie Film Festival has been up and running right through the pandemic, with loads of online offerings to satisfy your cinematic cravings. Their virtual cinema program projects indy movie selections every week for rental via their website. All you need is the screen and the popcorn!

HIT THE OUTDOOR CINEMA

If the kids are getting bored of Disney +, Sunset Drive In is open for wider screen experiences. New movies every week, including a wicked blend of classics and newer releases to accommodate most generations.

TAKE IN SOME LIVE MUSIC

Yes, you read that correctly. There are live performances happening once again across Barrie! Venues are limited to a single artist with social distance restrictions in effect. The Common Good cafe and Sonder Studio have both had mini concerts already with more to come!

BECOME A PODCAST JUNKY

One advantage to being home more is the ability to take up new habits and learning. If you are on the prowl for something new to activate your interest nodes, consider diving into the podcast universe.

Uncovered produces several Barrie based pods, including the (usually) hilarious stylings of local comedians Fraser Moore and Scott Walker in Cinema Smack Down.

What did you think of 6 Things To Do This August in Barrie? If we missed any events, let us know in the comments!

And if you are a business in Barrie, reach out today so we can help get you Uncovered! 

TOGETHER AT HOME – JAMS AND CONCERTS – STAY AT HOME

12 Musicians and Bands Playing From Home

We all know how boring and hard it can be to stay at home in isolation, but it is the right thing to do.  It is very important we all follow this rule so we don’t overrun the health workers, their job is hard enough.  So we compiled a list of 12 artists some who have been brought together by WHO Global Citizen.  So take your pick of who you want to listen to or listen to them all.  We know we are going from our away from only doing Barrie area artists rule.  We are though trying to help Barrie citizens stay home.  We have included 2 of our local artists Kat Chabot and Madison Mueller, so good place to start.

Kat Chabot (Local Artist)

Madison Mueller (Local Artist)

Barenaked Ladies

Jimmy Falon

Chris Martin

Hozier

Charlie Puth

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabella

Niall Horan

Jennifer Hudson

Ziggy Marley

Niall Horan 2

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