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Downtown Countdown 2019-20

Ring in the New Year in downtown Barrie! Traveling from near and far, thousands join together in downtown Barrie to celebrate with a free evening of fun and entertainment at one of Central Ontario's largest New Year's Eve celebrations.

Don't miss all of the festivities - family fun, awesome live entertainment, and fireworks! Follow @creativebarrie on social media for exciting announcements to come.

Calling all musicians! Do you want to perform at Barrie’s Downtown Countdown?

The City of Barrie is searching for a local band or musician to perform a 30-minute set at one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in Central Ontario. Bands from Barrie and area that are suitable for this family event are invited to apply. 

Submissions will be accepted until Wednesday, October 2nd. Please include contact information, a bio, and 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, and/or direct link to a website, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.

Submissions can be emailed to or dropped off at the Creative Economy Department, 56 Mulcaster Street (beside City Hall), Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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