Join us Friday, August 12 Holly Community Park and Saturday, August 13 at Heritage Park as the City of Barrie celebrates 7 years of Rhythmfest, Barrie’s first truly multicultural and interactive festival. Grab an instrument and be part of the celebration!
Do you love drumming, dancing, meeting new people, learning about music and culture, or just being outside in the sunshine? If so, Rhythmfest is the event for you! Meals are provided on event day (one for half day, two for full day) and you get an event ambassador t-shirt to keep. If you're interested in volunteering please contact the Special Events Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (705) 739-4285. Positions include:
- Artist services. Backstage, parking lot.
- Loaner instrument supervision. Some musical knowledge is beneficial.
- Information booth
- Community stage coordination
- Vendor coordination
- Waste management
- And others!
Just Beat It! The Search for Central Ontario's Best Drummer
The 5th edition this drum solo competition offers the chance to walk away with cash and amazing prizes from our generous sponsors, plus score the title of Central Ontario's Best Drummer! Don’t miss the excitement at 5pm on Saturday, August 13th. Registration is $25; registration forms will be accepted until end of day (11:59pm) Friday August 5th. Thank you to Music Pro, Canadian Drum Gear, Collision Drum Sticks, 53rd & 3rd Productions and Fly Creative for your support!
Prizes (for winner and runner-up) include: Sabian cymbal pack, Meinl 16” Vintage Trash Crash cymbal, full set of Aquarian drum heads, Brick of Collision drum sticks, ProLogix Blue Lighting practice pad, Drumtacs tonal control/dampening pads, Collision t-shirts and baseball hats, cash prize equaling the sum total of the registration fees.
Judges include Chris Lesso, Nigel Maynard, Stanley White and three-time Just Beat It! winner Mitchell Parry.
Travel the world without leaving Heritage Park! The Rhythmfest vendor lineup on Saturday, August 13th features a variety of food, drink and merchandise vendors offering all sorts of delights:
Auntee Donna’s – Caribbean and Jerk Food
Mini-Junction – Fries, hotdogs and hamburgers
Treats 4 U – Crispy chicken (wings, tenders and more), beef steak sandwiches, tornado potatoes and more
Chacha Churros – Churros and empanadas
Domino’s – Hot, fresh pizza delivered on site
Purethentic - Vegetable samosas, corn on the cob and infused water
KnotsAbout Pretzels – Soft pretzels & lemonade
Kona Ice – Flavoured shaved ice treats
BEANlicious – Hot coffee, lattes and tea plus snacks and cold drinks
Mrs. Softy – Ice Cream Truck
BandFanCo - Purchase your Official Rhythmfest festival t-shirt online before or after the event! Visit their booth at the event to place an order in person or check out other merchandise they offer.
Bling It! – Jewelry and accessories
Masaai Made – Hand-beaded Masaai goods with proceeds going to the Tania Integrated Center in Kenya
Irie Rasta Wear – Clothing, sandals and hand-made jewelry
Asiri’s Treasures – Hand-made organic cotton clothing
A&W Caribbean Craft – Hand-made jewelry, hats, bags and clothing
Love Street Fashions - Organic clothing
Party Art by Steph – Hand-drawn Henna body art, clothing and more
Purethentic - Oils, incense, shea butter, soaps, African inspired jewelery and head wraps
Sweet Legs – Patterned leggings
CustomFX: Cymbal Transformation –Hand-made "spiral crashes", "spiral stackers", "ozones", and "splash" cymbals
Shaw Percussion – World percussion instruments
Collision Drum Sticks
|On-site Exhibitors, Promotional Spaces and Sponsors
Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue – Have your photo taken with a Native Ontario species or something more exotic!
Face Painting by Ashley Valient
Century 21 – Sharon Madeley
Practice with Stan – Kids’ and youth drum kit lessons
Ultimate Steps Dance School – Children’s dance lessons
Golf Barrie – Practice chipping and putting
Anne Street Dental
Soul Spinz – Hula hoop and belly dance demonstrations and mini-lessons
Jack Astors – Serving up free frozen drink samples
Hare Krishna Culture - Yoga and meditation services
B101 and Fresh Radio
Rock 95 and 107.5 Kool FM
104.1 The Dock and Kicx 106 FM
Rhythmfest 2016 Programming
Friday, August 12th
Saturday, August 13th
Join us at the Official Rhythmfest After Party
Saturday, August 13th at 10:00 pm, the after party begins! Escrow Restolounge (4 Mulcaster St) brings you the second annual Rhythmfest After Party featuring Poi Fire Dancing, tropical drinks and the sounds of DJ Armo Kid.
Partnership and Vendor Opportunities Available for Rhythmfest 2017
As an event partner, you can build brand recognition through our promotion campaign, including radio and print advertising, website, and printed materials. Engage with thousands of participants through on-site recognition and brand activation. Our partnerships are valued and contribute directly towards providing a variety of exciting activities at absolutely no cost to participants. Opportunities are available starting from $500, including a limited number of outdoor spaces available to promote your business.
Do you offer an interesting, unique or international product or food that you want to share with the Rhythmfest audience? If so, we want to hear from you! Please be sure to include details about your product offering and where necessary, photographs.
If your business is interested in participating in Rhythmfest 2017, please contact the Special Events Office at (705) 739-4285 or email@example.com.
Thank you to our Sponsors: