Barrie’s Waterfront | July 29 to August 1, 2022
EXHIBITS OPEN SAT/SUN/MON 10AM-6PM

If you’re an artist in Simcoe County, you most likely have experienced difficulty in trying to grow your fanbase & music in the area. The “underground” music community almost seems non-existent due to the lack of quality in music & lack of listeners. This issue results in talented artists giving up their dreams after putting time, consistency, effort & money, and seeing no results or growth to come with.

This is an issue Sam Samia recognized & set out to solve on April 11th, 2021 by Starting ‘Mindset Music & Media’. A Music Studio & Media company, that’s set out to become the first platform that allows talented local artists to record quality music, have an opportunity to perform their music & even make money as a new artist. 

This year Mindset & Kempenfest team up to bring you some of your favourite local artists, to Kempenfest’s ‘KOOL STAGE’. An hour and a half segment sponsored by Kool FM & TD on July 29th, 2022 from 7PM – 830PM. 

This special show Features Notevengary (Gary Gordon); Barrie’s very own Prince of Pop, known for his summer-like sound and Phenomenal Voice. Jon Spirit; an R&B/Soul maestro with timeless music accompanied by timeless beats produced by his producer Kai. Persian Prince (Sam Samia); a HipHop/R&B producer & songwriter, known for his flow, beats & commitment to the growth in the music community. Emmm (Emmanuel evi); an Afro RnB artist, known for introducing Barrie to his Love Filled Afro RnB distinct sound. Jack Ferrell; a Pop/R&B artist with a very wide range & incredible voice, known for his live performances, & a special performance by Mississauga’s very own Fame Holiday, & his team of back up dancers. 

This will be a moment in history & will be documented by the Mindset Media Team Ran by Zach Hutzal (shotbyzach), accompanied by Sam Denena, Daniel Paul, & Leslie Flemming. This moment will be looked back on for years to come, a moment that shouldn’t be missed.” 

11:00am Neema Children’s Choir

Neema Children’s Choir first visited Canada in 2013 and again in 2015. With the help of Neema Child Project, they returned once every summer since 2015. The choir is directed by Pastor Daniel Mutibwa of Kingdom Child Project, our Ugandan implementing partner. They have spent entire summers dancing, singing and spreading God’s Light all over southern Ontario at schools, churches, markets, music festivals, community events, service clubs, private events and summer camps.

The choir members are orphaned and impoverished children aged 8 to 18 who are being raised by Pastor Francis Daniel Mutibwa and his wife Winifred Tumu Mutibwa of Kingdom Child Project. They represent hundreds of thousands of children in Uganda and millions more in the rest of Africa who have been orphaned due to the effects of AIDS, civil wars and under-developed social systems. The choir not only raises funds for themselves but for their brothers and sisters who remain back in Uganda and are supported by Kingdom Child Project. Learn More

Noon – The Cool Magician – Act 1

Toronto comedy magician and illusionist Ray Anderson has performed over 3000 shows in his 25 years in the business. With six national tours under his belt, he has performed from New Brunswick to Vancouver Island; performed in NYC, Vegas, Chicago, Orlando, New Orleans and even Bermuda. He has performed on TV, radio, Squirrel,  corporate events, casinos, trade shows, soft seat theatres, family events and has even performed at a funeral home. You can trust your event will be amazing. Spend time with him while he is performing and often you will be one of the many wiping tears from your eyes from laughing and saying “Wow, not sure if he should be out in the public!” Learn More

1:00pm – The Cool Magician Act 2

2:00pm – Local Talent Showcase

3:00pm – Local Talent Showcase

4:00pm – Local Talent Showcase

6:00pm “Where Were You In ’72”

Take a trip with us. It’s a joyride! We are 3 voices, 2 guitars, 1 ukulele and a set of wind chimes exploring the eclectic mix that lit up the pop charts in the early 1970’s. Through stories and song, you will experience the magic that was created during a unique time in music history and why these tunes are still relevant today. Peace, love and music. Learn More

7:30pm – Bash on The Bay – Day 1

Barrie Wresting brings their body slamming family fun to the Centennial Beach big ring for this first of two shows. On this opening night two guest trainers from Empower Simcoe will give their assigned wrestlers point on winning their patch. Special thanks to Plumbtech Plumbing for hosting and feeding all the special guests from Empower Simcoe. Learn More

11:00am Neema Children’s Choir

Neema Children’s Choir first visited Canada in 2013 and again in 2015. With the help of Neema Child Project, they returned once every summer since 2015. The choir is directed by Pastor Daniel Mutibwa of Kingdom Child Project, our Ugandan implementing partner. They have spent entire summers dancing, singing and spreading God’s Light all over southern Ontario at schools, churches, markets, music festivals, community events, service clubs, private events and summer camps.

The choir members are orphaned and impoverished children aged 8 to 18 who are being raised by Pastor Francis Daniel Mutibwa and his wife Winifred Tumu Mutibwa of Kingdom Child Project. They represent hundreds of thousands of children in Uganda and millions more in the rest of Africa who have been orphaned due to the effects of AIDS, civil wars and under-developed social systems. The choir not only raises funds for themselves but for their brothers and sisters who remain back in Uganda and are supported by Kingdom Child Project.Learn More

Noon – Jeff Salem Drumming

Drums are one of the most primitive forms of communication and have been used for thousands of years. Apart from being used in modern music, drums and rhythm can be used to create unity within a group of people. A drum circle is a group exercise lead by a facilitator that allows everyone in the group to speak up by using their own percussive voice while contributing to the group’s musical adventure. Everyone plays a part in creating a spontaneous piece of music. Learn More

 

1:00pm – Alyssa Tess with Geraden Smith

Alyssa Tess has a sunny personality that lights up the room before she even makes it to the stage. Born and raised in the Georgian Bay Area, this indie-pop singer/songwriter has been performing across Ontario for the past 10 years. Geraden Smith is an emerging contemporary guitarist from Toronto, Ontario. Geraden has spent time gigging extensively across the Greater Toronto Area in various types of ensemble settings. In addition to performing, Geraden spends time writing music and crafting his own sound as a soloist. Alyssa and Geraden combine their talents to captivate audiences with heartfelt originals, sincere storytelling, and crowd pleasing covers. 

2:00pm – Kat Chabot

Spending her youth working in a greenhouse, and growing up in a family band covering mostly RUSH and Journey songs; Kat feels most at home outside or onstage. You can catch Kat Chabot performing her original songs, such as “Coffee By the Sea” and endless cover tunes locally in Barrie and surrounding areas; either performing solo, or with Cardinal Street – a five-piece rock band. You can also find her playing virtually on the Barrie’s Live Music Show on Facebook. For Kat, the “best feeling in the world” is bringing people together through music, and leaving all troubles behind for a couple hours while strumming the guitar and whistling to some tunes.

 

3:00pm – Magician Peter Mennie Act 1

After more than 40 years performing across Canada, the U.S. and Europe; Over 200 talk show appearances; Producing and Starring in 12 television specials and 2 series, Peter Mennie has become an expert at giving Special Event Audiences the Funniest, Clean Comedy Magic Show they will see all year! Be sure to bring the kids out to the Ontario Turkey Kids Village for this great show. There’s nothing like the laughter of kids and Peter will have them rolling on the grass. Learn More

4:00pm – Magician Peter Mennie Act 2

6:00pm The 99’s

The 99s are an eclectic group of some of Toronto’s top emerging musicians, brought together for their undeniable talent, infectious charisma, and shared love of the classics. Get ready for a classic hits show to warm up the crowd for tonight’s Bash by the Bay with this hot new band including some of the best Toronto musicians including Barrie hometown girl Carleigh Aikins. Learn More

7:30pm – Bash By The Bay – Day 2

Barrie Wresting brings their body slamming family fun to the Centennial Beach big ring for this second of two shows. Learn More

10:00am Emancipation Day Dedication featuring Carnival Spice

Thanks to our new friends at Making Change we are honoured to present this special dedication ceremony on this very first Canadian recognition of Emancipation Day. Through stories and dance and music discover how the music of Africa came to North America with the slaves. Generations of Black Families have ensured the music and dance has endured and survived. Join us for this journey.  Learn More about Carnival Spice And Learn More About Making Change

12:30pm – Barrie Music School Talent Showcase

We are so happy that musicians are finally back to doing live performances after nearly two years. There’s nothing quite like the magic that happens between musicians and a live audience – that instant feedback can’t be replace by comments on Facebook or in a live Youtube show. We are pleased to welcome back to our stage the students and teachers from Barrie Music School for their summer showcase. Learn More about Barrie Music School