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2015 Downtown Countdown

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
7:00pm – 12:15am

Do you want to perform at Barrie’s Downtown Countdown?

The City is searching for a talented band or musician from our community to perform at the 17th annual Downtown Countdown.  You could be selected to play a 30-minute set at one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in Central Ontario. Interested bands and musicians from Barrie that are suitable for this family event are invited to apply. Don’t miss the opportunity!

Submissions will be accepted until Monday, September 29. Please include contact information, a bio, and a few examples of your best audio/video for the selection committee to review. Submissions can include a press kit, CD(s), digital audio and video files, website, or YouTube links. Submissions can be made by:

Mail: City of Barrie, Department of Culture
PO Box 400, Barrie, ON,  L4M 4T5
In person: Department of Culture 
56 Mulcaster Street (beside City Hall)
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
All applicants are thanked in advance for their submissions. The successful act will be contacted in November.

About the Event

The City of Barrie is proud to present the 17th annual Downtown Countdown. Traveling from near and far, thousands join together in downtown Barrie to ring in the New Year with a free evening of fun and entertainment for the whole family! The celebration began in 1998, which very quickly became a tradition for the community and grew to be one of the largest New Year's Eve events in Central Ontario.

Festivities begin at 7:00pm and include skating on the Circle at the Centre rink, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, food vendors, and two fireworks spectaculars - one for the early revelers following the family show and the other at the stroke of midnight. The highlight of the night is a line-up of amazing live entertainment featuring a special performance for families, up-and-coming talent, and a Canadian headline act not to be missed. Past performers have included Blue Rodeo, The Trews, Sloan, April Wine, Big Wreck, Bedouin Soundclash, Jeff Healey, Kim Mitchell, and many more.

This year's line-up will be announced in late November, so stay tuned for all of the exciting details!

Barrie's Downtown Countdown is Generously Sponsored By




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