One Down 5 To Go, and Many Other Smaller Festivals, What a Great Summer to be in Barrie!!
Well, that is one great concert completed, and what a show the Stones put on! Don’t despair though we have plenty more to come, 5 festival and concerts in total. Barrie Uncovered will be at them all if you see us come and say hello, we will giving away freebies. We are very excited to cover these great festivals all on our own doorstep.
Next up is Roxodus, 4 days of massive bands and some blasts from the past. Fantastic Headliners every day.
Thursday 11th of July we have Nickelback headlining at the end of the day. Supported by Collective Soul and Big Wreck, and more.
On Friday headlining are Lynyrd Skynyrd supported by Cheap Trick, Blondie and Billy Idol, and more.
The Saturday headliner is Kid Rock, supported by Alice Cooper (allegedly seen golfing at Barrie Country Club). Also, supporting is Peter Frampton and many more.
To finish on Sunday it is the turn of Aerosmith to close down the festival, they are supported by The Matthew Good Band, also on the lineup Barrie’s own The Noolands, can’t wait to see them on the big stage!
4 day or one-day tickets available. You can also camp onsite, check for availability.
Next up on the 20th of July at Burls Creek is Big Sky Music Festival. At this one, you will be taken back to some legendary music. You will be able to listen and sing your heart out to Alabama, Travis Tritt, Diamond Rio, Mason Ramsey, Jason McCoy, and The Redhill Valleys. This is not just a music festival, there is a Classic Car Show. On show will be cruisers from the 50’s and 60’s, also some 70’s gas guzzlers muscle cars. There is also a Food and Craft Market. The Homemade Artisan Craft comes from vendors from across Ontario.
Kempenfest starts on the 2nd of August, as well as the usual crafts stalls, amusements for the kids and a great selection of food there is some excellent music.
It starts on Thursday the 2nd and we have Jordan John, also Cameo Blues Band and Da’Blooze Bros.
Saturday the 3rd Loverboy takes to the stage, also Teenage Head.
Sunday the 4th Jess Moskaluke takes centre stage, other acts include Bareback Riders and Kansas Stone.
On the final day on Monday The Martels are in town to showcase their music. They will be supported by The Dreamboats.
On the 8th of August, the BIG 4 day Country Music Festival at Burls Creek begins. This is the 8th year of this massive festival. Every year it gets bigger and better. This is modern Country and is open to young and mature audiences. The line-up is impressive this year.
Thursday the 8th it is headlined by Chase Rice, supported by The Cadillac Three and Kris Barclay and more. You can also have fun at the Coors Kick-Off Party.
Friday the headliners are Cole Swindell and Maren Morris, supported by Dylon Scott, Michael Ray and many more.
Saturday and it is the turn of Miranda Lambert and Kip Moore to headline. They are being supported by Lanco, Mitchel Tenpenny and many more.
To close out on the last day the festival the headliners are Jason Aldean and Kane Brown. Their supporting cast is Tim Hicks, Morgan Wallen and many more.
Tickets are on sale now, get yours before they sell out. There is camping available and you can bring an RV.
To finish up the summer we have the Troubadour Festival on the 20th and 21st of September, all held in Downtown Barrie at multi-venues. From all different genres from rock, blues, soul and indie. Also, there will be craft beers, artisan craft and family-friendly entertainment. There will be a screening of music documentary Echo In The Canyon, directed by Andrew Slater in partnership with Barrie Film Festival on the 21st.
The lineup has a whole host of solo artists and bands, include Matt Andersen, Bedouin Soundclash, Cowboy Junkies, Old Man Luedecke, The East Pointers, Danny Michel, Little Scream, Andrew Hyatt, Damhnait Doyle, Dani Strong, My Son The Hurricane and Jerry Leger.
Venues where you can see all of this include:
Meridian Place- Troubadour Village, Mavrick’s Music Hall, Heritage Estate Winery and Cidery, AIN Whitehead LLP presents the Temple Lounge at Donaleigh’s, Homestead Artisan Bakery + Cafe and of course Foxx Lounge.
Phew, we know a lot of information, but it is a lot of entertainment, concerts and festivals. What an exciting summer we have to look forward to, we are fortunate to live in a city like Barrie. Every weekend there is something to do, we have only covered the big ones (no offence meant to anyone). There are many more activities happening, Barrie is the place to be for your summer fun!!