Barrie Earth Hour music fest features Bleeker’s Ridge

The Barrie Earth Hour Music Festival, presented by PowerStream, kicks off tomorrow (Saturday) at City Hall, 6 p.m., with festival headliner Bleeker Ridge taking to the main stage at 8:30.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. Scheduled performers are Atlantis Blueprint, Laurell and Transistor, which will feature Mayor Jeff Lehman on drums. Activities continue after the concert concludes at 9:30.
It will be Bleeker Ridge’s second Barrie concert in as many weeks. The band opened for Buckcherry last week at the Barrie Molson Centre.
“We think it is fantastic that Bleeker Ridge was able to fit the Earth Hour Music Festival into their schedule. They have a huge following and we know the fans will come down to the festival and participate in this year’s Earth Hour Event,” says Gayle Rushton, founder of the Barrie Earth Hour Music Festival.
“The addition of Bleeker Ridge to the event will put this year’s festival over the top. These young rockers, who hail from Orillia, are incredible live and will have everyone rocking the night.”
As well as raising awareness about climate change, part of the global Earth Hour initiative, organizers plan to commit funds raised to help with disaster relief in Japan.
“As always the event is free to all ages. Pizza will be available for purchase with proceeds from sales going to support the event and all remaining event proceeds going to help disaster relief initiatives in Japan,” said Rushton.
Pledges can also be made at In conjunction with the festival an e-cycling event will also be held; those with electronics to recycle can bring them to the festival site for recycling. Bins, courtesy of Global Electric Electronic Processing, will be available.
The Barrie Earth Hour Music Festival began in 2009.

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