Music on The Barge


music on the barge

Sunday Nights • 7:30 PM
Gull Lake Rotary Park, Gravenhurst

The Music on the Barge concert series is the largest outdoor concert series north of Toronto and draws thousands of seasonal and permanent residents to the shores of Gull Lake to enjoy a great evening of musical entertainment at this unique waterfront setting.

Admission is by a FREE WILL OFFERING which ensures that this great community tradition continues. In the event of rain or lightning, concerts will be CANCELLED for the safety of the audience and performers. A decision will be made by 5:00 PM. Even if the weather clears by 7:30 the show will NOT proceed because this does not allow time for setup and sound check. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for event updates. 

To the season sponsors, entertainers, volunteers, backstage helpers and of course the wonderful audiences, thank you for your ongoing support.   

NEW THIS YEAR! Battle for the Barge. These bands wanted a shot at playing the Barge so we introduced Battle for the Barge WINNER NIGHTS! Check out the schedule below.  

2024 Season

motown mania

Motown Mania

A time capsule of this amazing era in pop music

Sunday, July 7 • 7:30 PM

More than a record label, “MOTOWN” became a style and a legend that forever changed the history of music. Emerging from the passion of millions of fans that were touched by this music, is the tribute band Motown Mania.

This act brings back the greatest hits from the likes of Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Commodores, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, James Brown, and more incredible artists that blossomed during the Soul and R&B movement of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Relive the sights and sounds of Motown, with the only band that recreates the moves, the outfits, and the music. Motown Mania is a high energy show guaranteed to get you dancing and singing along to the classic vocals in full harmony, horns, and a rhythm section, providing non-stop music and memories.


Doobie Brothers Tribute

Doobie Brothers Tribute

Presented by Listen to the Music

Sunday, July 14 • 7:30 PM

LISTEN TO THE MUSIC a spectacular tribute to The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers are one of the most iconic Classic Rock bands of all time, having sold millions of albums and topping the charts with great hit songs such as China Grove, Long Train Running, What a Fool Believes, Black Water and, of course, Listen to the Music.

LISTEN TO THE MUSIC is a tribute to the Doobie Brothers consisting of some of the best musicians and singers in Canada. These highly skilled musicians meticulously reproduce each and every great hit song live to give audiences a true experience of seeing and hearing the Doobie Brothers band perform live. You will want to see this amazing show over and over again.


  Tom Jones show

Tom Jones Show

Charismatic, irresistible charm, and soulful melodies! 

Sunday, August 4 • 7:30 PM 

If you are looking for an entertainer with massive charisma and an exquisite ability to replicate the Tom Jones experience for his audiences Dave is it!!! Genuine replication of Tom Jones voice, appearance, performance & stage characteristics in his mid-late 1970’s heyday. Dave possesses a very entertaining personality, larger-than-life stage presence & creates lots of fun, memorable times & comedic moments.

From the initial notes of his opening set to the final bow to his adoring audience, Dave LaFame’s Tom Jones tribute show captures perfectly the glamour, excitement and sizzle of one of the entertainment industry’s brightest stars.


joplin meets hendrix

Joplin Meets Hendrix

Bringing it back to the era of 60s peace & love

Sunday, August 11 • 7:30 PM

Joplin Meets Hendrix is a phenomenal show and blends the best songs of these two iconic Musicians. Captured by Robin Benedict (Janis) and Toney (Wild T) Springer (Jimi) they and they’re backing band put on a remarkable 90 min experience and exciting performance.

This show takes you back to a time when everything was simple and music made the world a better place. Come and watch the most spectacular Tribute show to these two classic musical heroes. “Joplin meets Hendrix” will exhilarate you for years to come.


sound of sting

Sound of Sting

A sensational tribute to Sting & the Police

Sunday, August 18 • 7:30 PM 

Born of a lifelong love affair with the music of Gordon Sumner (known to us as “Sting”), Mike Ferfolia’s SOS draws from the best of the best of Sting’s catalogue. No era of his music is off limits. From the soaring Reggae infused Rock & Roll of the Police, to the driving contemporary R&B infused Jazz of his solo career, the Sting Police covers it all.

Sting has consistently enlisted the skills of some of the greatest instrumentalists of our time to conceive of not only beautifully technical music but also songs and stories that continue to resonate with people around the world. He also continually evolves his songs with new and daring arrangements, breathing new life into them and exploring the depth of their complexity. As they’ve had such a significant impact, SOS is dedicated to reproducing the original recordings of those timeless songs.


jukebox heroes

Foreigner: Jukebox Heroes

First class Foreigner tribute band

Sunday, August 25 • 7:30 PM 

Jukebox Heroes is the premier live concert band to tribute the great music of the band, Foreigner, and the solo material from its original lead singer, Lou Gramm. With Jukebox Heroes you get the exact live sound and feel as if you were watching Foreigner in their heyday! You’ll hear massive number one hits such as “Cold As Ice”, “Double Vision”, “Hot Blooded”, “Urgent”, “I Want to Know What Love Is”, “Feels Like the First Time”, “Say You Will”, “Midnight Blue”, and more!

Battle for the Barge Winner Nights

Tall Pines Presents... Thursday, July 18 Artist announcement coming soon! 

Baytowne Big Band Tuesday, Jul 23 Big Band/Swing from the 30s to today!

VanHillert Tuesday, Jul 30 Covering hits from the 50s & 60s

Swingin’ Blackjacks Thursday, Aug 22 Hi-octane rockabilly and roadhouse blues

Shout! The British Invasion Sunday, Sep 1 Celebrating 60 years of England’s greatest music

Does your band want to perform on the Barge? Email musiconthebarge@gravenhurst.ca to be considered for next year’s battle!

Photo Gallery

Enjoy these photos from past concerts at Music on the Barge:

Photo Gallery: Music on the Barge Slideshow will appear here on the public site.

 

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