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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 for event updates. 

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

What's On!

Motown Mania

Sunday, July 7 • 7:30 PM

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.

Listen to the Music: Doobie Brothers Tribute

Sunday, July 14 • 7:30 PM

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

Sunday, August 4 • 7:30 PM 

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

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.

Sound of Sting

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.

Foreigner: Jukebox Heroes

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!

These bands wanted a shot at playing the Barge so we introduced Battle for the Barge WINNER NIGHTS!

Tall Pines Presents Bigfoot's Hand & Shoemaker Levee Thursday, July 18 Check out the Tall Pines Festival site with this special double-header!  

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!

Contact Us

Music on the Barge
Gull Lake Rotary Park 
405 Brock St. Gravenhurst ON
musiconthebarge@gravenhurst.ca

 

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