Wow! What an amazing weekend with all you beautiful people! We can’t stop smiling after seeing Barnstorm come together once again.
Though Barnstorm 22 presented some challenges with small behind-the-scene issues and last minute lineup changes, we did our best to stay positive and focused on your overall enjoyment. Despite the tiny hiccups, we had a solid turnout, the weather was great, and the music was excellent. It doesn’t get much better than that.
It certainly takes an army of folks to pull off Barnstorm and we are super-appreciative of all the hard work, blood, sweat and tears that went into this event. A big shout-out to:
Kendrick Abell and Doug McMillan for all their help pre- and post Barnstorm with lighting, tear-down, and clean-up.
Dave Sarazin for recording, future editing and mixing of the show.
Dan Foss, the sound guy for the bands.
Marc Grondin, photographer for the evening.
David Lucas for selling merch and supplying clean towels for the band members.
Elorious Cain for spinning awesome disco hits in the Chill Zone.
Cindy Wells, Cheryl Wells and Cathy Clouter for doing nothing
Roy Tubman for his help at the gate.
Jeff Larocque and Anne Marie Brugger for doing a great job as MC’s for the evening.
Derek and Jenn Bradshaw for their pre- and day-of Barnstorm help, manning the gate, overseeing and getting prizes for the raffles, cutting of fields and other things too numerous to mention.
Dana Somayaji for her help with lighting.
Trish Bolechowsky of RedLeaf Music, our Stage Manager, for her ongoing support and doing her best to keep us on track for the entire evening.
Waterloo Brewing for their generous sponsorship of suds for the bands, and raffle prize swag.
CKCU for the loan of equipment and great coverage of the Barnstorm bands.
My wife Margaret MacDonald for dealing with website issues and maintaining the site, social media, responding to questions, picking up gear, her help the day of Barnstorm, and for putting up with me for the weeks leading up to Barnstorm.
If you haven’t already done so, check our Twitter (tic@barnstormmusic). Thanks to all who have shared their pics and videos!
Thank you again to everyone who was part of Barnstorm 22!
We are proud to be able to share the official poster for Barnstorm 22, in Finch, ON, Saturday, August 27, 2022. It’s our 22nd year and we are excited to put on a fantastic event filled with wonderful musicians.
We are proud to be able to share the official poster for Barnstorm 21, in Finch, ON, Saturday, August 21, 2021. It’s our 21st year and we are excited to put on a fantastic event filled with wonderful musicians.
For now, enjoy our poster launch, with artwork by Rolf Carlos Klausener (rolfcarlos.com).
The news is coming out right now, and it seems really good with a fourth phase starting on August 6th. Health authorities confirmed the existence of this fourth step in the reopening plan, where “the vast majority of public health and workplace safety measures, including capacity limits for indoor and outdoor settings and limits for social gatherings, will be lifted.”
Barnstorm face masks – the new coveted Covid commodity!
$20 each – limited quantity available!
Better late than never! Like everyone, let’s blame Covid!
If you have to go out, do it in style with your very own Premium Custom Barnstorm face mask. Adjustable ear loops for a snug fit, flexible metal nose piece. Outer layer: 100% polyester, inner layer: 100% cotton.
Music is something that brings us together; Barnstorm does just that.
So, with a heavy heart, I need to share that the 2020 version of Barnstorm, scheduled to take place on August 29 in Finch, ON is cancelled due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19.
Even though local COVID-19 transmission has decreased, there are still too many “unknowns” to risk going ahead with a large event. The health and safety of our fans, crew and artists is a priority.
This year would have marked 21 years of the event. I am planning to hold the 2021 version, same time, same place, on August 21 next year.
I know how much happiness Barnstorm brings people; I see it on all your faces each year as you walk through the gate to meet up with friends and family. In the meantime, stay hopeful, stay safe, stay tuned, and continue to support local artists!
We are proud to be able to share the official poster for Barnstorm 20, in Finch, ON, Saturday, August 24, 2019. It’s our 20th year and we are excited to put on a fantastic event filled with wonderful musicians.