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SERVING CENTRAL ONTARIO

ALLISTON - BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY
GEORGINA - INNISFIL - MIDLAND - ORILLIA

 



IT IS WITH SINCERE APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE TO

OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS, PARTNERS AND PATRONS
OUR EXCITING VENUES AND SPECIAL EVENTS PARTNERS
OUR CHEERFUL, ATTENTIVE AND TIRELESS VOLUNTEERS
OUR DEDICATED CONCERTS MANAGERS
OUR CREATIVE SPECIAL PROGRAMMES CO-ORDINATORS
OUR ENTHUSIASTIC AND APPRECIATIVE AUDIENCES
OUR EXTRAORDINARILY GIFTED AND ACCOMPLISHED ARTISTS

THAT WE SAY "AU REVOIR" IN 2018.

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THE KOOL FM BARRIE JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL IS A TOURIST-FRIENDLY EVENT....


FREE CONCERTS - LOTS OF FREE PARKING - ON-SITE BBQ - MARINA
CHILDREN'S SPLASH POOLS - DAY SLIPS FOR BOATERS - LAKESIDE FISHING
MULTI-CULTURE RESTAURANTS - MOTELS & HOTELS -
GIFT SHOPPING
WALKING TRAILS - BICYCLE PATHS -
NEARBY GOLF RESORTS

"...events like...The Barrie Jazz And Blues Festival are just a
few of the city's better-known cultural mainstays".

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

"With over 25 venues lined up for this incredible jazz and
blues fest, it will be easy to find events that are free."
suite101.com

"Depuis une vingtaine d'années, cet événement annuel
présente d'excellents spectacles de musique jazz et blues et
leurs déclinaisons, notamment au village urbain (hip-hop, funk...).
Le site extérieur se trouve à Heritage Park, mais des
spectacle sont lieu un peu partout dans la région."
petite futé - France

"Some of the biggest ... occur during summer, when ...
outdoor music festivals are huge. The biggies include the
Toronto Jazz Festival, Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound,
... Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival, Sunfest in London, ....."
EzineArticles.com

"The Barrie Jazz And Blues Festival brings world-class
music to Barrie .... The City of Barrie recognizes the
Festival's cultural and economic impact on the city and
considers it one of its Signature Events."
Arin Donnelly, Community Events Programmer,
City of Barrie

Brownman Ali write:
"Barrie has a remarkably attentive jazz scene at Fitzy's (Crab Shack)
-- cats who clap for solos and recognize tunes... it was a pleasure to
play there. I always get a little apprehensive the farther out of
urban centres I wander (figuring I'm always at risk of being
strung up if the music's too big city weird) --
but Barrie's scene is heavy.I think a big shout out needs
to go out to Robin Munro, who runs the Barrie jazz fest,
books Fitzy's with talent I was honored to be a part of,
and has done so much for jazz education in that region.
In short -- YAY BARRIE!"


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DIRECTIONS TO THE CONCERT STAGE

Take Highway 400 north to Barrie and exit at the Bayfield Street ramp. At Bayfield Street, turn right and follow it all the way down to Barrie's beautiful waterfront. If you are coming south on Highway 400, exit at the Bayfield Street ramp and turn left on to Bayfield Street, following it all the way down to Lakeshore Drive. At Lakeshore Drive, turn left and you will be at Heritage Park. This is where all the Centre Stage Concerts take place from June 16 to June 19, 2016. You can pick up programmes and souvenirs, and enjoy
some of Canada's best jazz and blues performances.

 

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THE BRILLIANCE OF THE ARTS IN CANADA WAS DIMINISHED
WITH THE PASSING OF A MUSIC PHENOMENOM IN DECEMBER OF 2007.
IT IS INCUMBENT ON MUSIC LOVERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
TO STOP AND REFLECT ON THE GREAT BEAUTY THIS GENIUS
CREATED, REVEALED AND SELFLESSLY BESTOWED UPON US ALL.

THE BARRIE JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL
IS DEDICATED TO A CANADIAN JAZZ PIANIST
WHOSE LIKENESS MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY AGAIN.


OSCAR EMMANUEL PETERSON
1925 - 2007

INAUGURAL INDUCTEE
THE CANADIAN JAZZ AND BLUES HALL OF FAME