11th Annual Barrie Waterfront Festival press relase
For immediate release: March 15, 2015
CELEBRATING THE 11 T H ANNUAL BARRIE WATERFRONT FESTIVAL
LIVE OUTDOOR MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL AGES!
MAY 22 - 24, 2015 • FREE ADMISSION
CENTENNIAL PARK - CENTENNIAL BEACH
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Barrie Waterfront Festival, presented by
chay today @ 93 1 fm, which takes place May 22 - 24. For over a decade, the Barrie
community has embraced the festival, contributed to its growth and helped establish its
cultural importance. It has come to signify the beginning of warmer weather, a reason for
families to get together and a chance to discover new artists while appreciating major
headliners. With a warm welcome, we have been able to make it the spring event for
citizens and business of Barrie and Simcoe County.
“It’s hard to believe that we’ve been doing this festival for over a decade now”, said Lido
Chilelli event organizer. “I’m incredibly proud of how much this festival has grown, excited
to celebrate this anniversary and looking forward to another ten incredible years.”
The FREE ADMISSION B101 AND CHAY TODAY @ 93 1 fm stage will be located
in Centennial Park with an adjacent beer garden. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday,
May 22, continue on Saturday May 23 from noon to 10 p.m. and on May 24 from noon
until 6 p.m.
As always, the festival promises to deliver an exciting line-up of performers and this year is
no different! From hip-pop to classic rock, solo artists to tribute bands, this all-ages event
will get everyone dancing and singing along. Start your weekend off Friday night with the All
Ages Hit Mix Party Tour featuring Everglo and Guest DJ.
Swing your way into Saturday with tributes of the heady hits of the 1930's and 40's from the
Toronto All-Star Big Band, and a B101 DJ Saturday afternoon. As the evening begins
listen to some blues from Andria Simone, then catch God Made Me Funky and end the
night with new pop sensations Halfway To Hollywood. For all those who love their classic
rock, don't miss Classic Sunday, a day filled with tribute bands including: Absolute
Journey (Journey), and Sonic Boom (Kiss).
To add to the excitement, new to the festival this year, is the Food Truck Showcase
kicking off on Friday, May 22 and continuing all throughout the three festival days featuring
a lineup of over a dozen food trucks offering a full range of culinary delights. This three day
event will excite foodies and music lovers alike. In addition to the great music and food there
will also be a licensed beer/wine garden area where attendees can relax and enjoy the
A fan favourite of free outdoor entertainment returns with a midway of rides including: the
Sizzler, Spinner, Grotesque dark ride, Berry-go-round, Teacups, Rio Grande train, rock
climbing wall, car and motorcycles and everyone’s favourites the Ferris wheel and carnival
games. There will also be face painting, street vendors, fresh food, treats and contests.
B101 and chay today @ 93.1fm Stage*
Friday, May 22
All Ages Hit Mix Party Tour featuring Everglo and Guest DJ
Saturday, May 23
Toronto All-Star Big Band
Halfway To Hollywood
God Made Me Funky
Sunday, May 24
Absolute Journey (Journey)
Sonic Boom (Kiss)
*Times subject to change
Lido Chilelli and Pat Carpignano, PLC Solutions, organize the event - the same
producers that created Toronto's Beaches International Jazz Festival, now in its 27th
year of operation and drawing crowds in excess of 900,000 people. Chilelli, recipient of the
Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, and Carpignano are proud to be part of this exciting event
in Barrie and have personally selected bands that are real crowd pleasers.
For Media information, please contact:
T: 416.698.2152 C: 647.235.6586 E: [email protected]