Our next open stage is Feb. 6

We’re partnering with the Barrie Public Library again to host two monthly open stages. One will be held on the first Tuesday of every month at the downtown location (60 Worsley St.).  The second one takes place on the second Wednesday of every month at the Painswick location (48 Deans Ave.) The open stages starts at 6:30 p.m. downtown, and at 6 p.m. at Painswick.  KC Patterson is still our friendly host downtown with Jeff Miller hosting in the south end. 

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE FOR FEBRUARY OPEN STAGE ONLY AT PAINSWICK LOCATION: In order to avoidanyromantic Valentine's Day plans, the open stage will take place on Feb. 13.

 Barrie Folk News

Looking for local performers to play in February

The BFS is looking for musicians to perform instrumental music only at the Downtown Barrie Library location on Tuesdays in February.

The dates are Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 1 to 3 p.m.

We aren't necessarily looking for fingerstyle, finger-picking instrumentalists: if you want to play an instrumental version of any song, such as Cat's in the Cradle, that’s perfectly okay.

Ideally we’d like eight performers in total to provide an hour of instrumental music each (two performers per day), and a performance honorarium will be provided.


Those interested in performing must email Arnie at laivsins@gmail.com.

If you haven't performed previously for BarrieFolk but would like to participate, please attach a sample of your instrumental performance to your email.

Open stage

We'd love you to come out to one of our two  monthly open stages in partnership with the Barrie Public Library!

We host one on the second Wednesday of the month at the Painswick location near the Zehrs plaza (48 Dean Ave.). It runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Please note that the February open stage will take place on Feb. 13 to avoid any romantic Valentine's Day conflicts.

This will be a more traditional open stage with a sign-up board at the library. Spots will be filled on a first-signed-up basis that evening.

Jeff Miller will be your friendly host.  If you want more info on the Wednesday open stage, email Jeff or call him at 705.252.1750.

KC Patterson hosts the open stage at the downtown library location (60 Worsley St.). It takes place on the first Tuesday of the month.

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