Band battle kicks of Celebrate Barrie

It’s time to celebrate Barrie, with the annual spring fest set to kick off Friday, May 31 with a Youth Battle of the Bands showcasing some of the finest talent in Barrie.
The concert is planned for the Star Stage at Centennial Park North, from 7-10 p.m. Participating musicians must be no older than 21. In all, the concert will feature performances from six bands. Local musicians will judge the contest, with the winning band up for prizes and continued recognition via stage time at Kempenfest of Promenade Days.
To apply for the ‘battle’ bands are asked to summit a video or audio performance before April 19. They can be dropped off at the City’s department of culture, 56 Mulcaster Street. Applicants must be residents of Barrie, and must supply their own equipment.
For more information, contact Amanda Dyke, community events assistant, department of culture, 705-739-4220, ext. 4593 – adyke@barrie.ca.

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