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Thank you for joining us at Rhythmfest over the past 8 years as the City and our community have come together to celebrate rhythm and dance at Barrie's first truly multicultural and interactive festival.

Thank you to all our partners and attendees.  For questions about Rhythmfest, please contact

Rhythmfest 2017 Programming

Friday, August 18th

Heritage Park
5pm Educator’s Drumming Workshop
7pm Traditional Flamenco Concert
8pm The Imbayakunas - Traditional Andean Music

Saturday, August 19th

Heritage Park Main Stages
10:30am Guided Meditation Workshop with Sahaja Yoga
11am Errol Lee & Breakdancers - Call to Action!
11:15am Kids Hip-Hop Dance Workshop
11:45am NEEMA Children’s Choir – special presentation benefiting the NEEMA Child Project of Uganda
1:00pm  Nigel Maynard – Drum Kit Clinic
2:30pm Tribute to Legend of Dance - Sylvie Bouchard, Artistic Director of Dusk Dances
3pm Tribute Performance in honour of Sylvie Bouchard featuring a community piece and a solo from Simcoe Contemporary Dancers
3:45pm Music Pro presents Just Beat It! – The Search for Central Ontario’s Best Drummer
4:45pm TooNice – Wasaga Beach Reggae and Ska
5:45pm Stan White - Drumming Workshop & Performance
7:30pm NUA - Celtic Jazz Fusion
9pm Eh440!
Heritage Park Community Stage


Music Pups - Rhythm workshop for parents and infants
12 noon Hamilton School of Irish Dance Performance
12:45pm Cairo's Jewels - Bellydancing Workshop
1:30pm Thunder Drumz - Dynamic Bucket Drumming workshop
2:30pm Uke-Ladies Kids Ukelele Workshop (children ages 12 & under) in partnership with the Orillia Music Centre
3:15pm Uke-Ladies Ukelele Workshop for ages 13 and up
4:30pm NUA - Celtic Drumming Workshop
6:00pm Salsa Beats - Casino Rueda Group Salsa Dance

Thank you to our Sponsors:








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