Barnstorm 22 Thank You

Light on empty stage

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.
  • Dave’s Drum Shop for the loaner drum kit.
  • Optimal Show Experience for their support and loan of equipment.
  • Simply Baked Catering. for serving up dinner and Sunday morning breakfast.
  • 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!


Barnstorm 22

Official Poster Launch

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.

Artwork by Bill Kole (Ol’ Time Moonshine)

Super poster!

Lynn Hanson, Musician

Nice poster! Tic Presents

Trish Bolechowsky, Red Leaf Music


Kevin Samanta

Barnstorm 22 is proud to present:

Simply Baked Catering logo

On-site Dinner Options: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

  • Snack pretzels & mustard dip – $3
  • Beef on an onion bun – $9
  • Vegan pasta with seasonal vegetables – $6
  • Pizza pockets in puff pastry – $5
  • Corn on the cob with garlic & herb butter – $1.50
  • Pie by the slice – $3
  • Cinnamon bun – $3

On-site Breakfast Options: 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. (MUST PRE-ORDER ON-SITE SATURDAY)

  • Apple pull-apart breakfast bake (French toast) with maple syrup – $6
  • Side of bacon (5 pieces) – $5
  • Oven roasted potatoes – $3
  • Fruit salad – $6 (or complete meal deal above for only $15)
  • Breakfast sandwich on house made English muffin (cheese/egg/bacon) – $7

If you need a special dietary item, please just let Simply Baked Catering know and they will take care of you.


You’ll also want to have some cash on hand for the silent auction and raffles! $5/three tickets – $20/arm length. Draw to be held at 9:00 p.m. Must be present to win. All proceeds to Barnstorm.

Prize #1

Bose SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker & jug of Reunion Moonshine, 100% proof Grain Spirit, 750 ml. – value $307

Prize #2

Cort AF510 Standard Series Acoustic guitar – value $200.

Prize #3

Wireless Speaker (Sound bar boom), Model M17 & a jug of Reunion Moonshine, Buttertart, 750 ml. – value $100

Barnstorm 21

Barnstorm 21 poster with barn

Excellent poster!

Jeff Welch

I love it!

Trish Bolechowsky

Sweet print!

Rob Balsillie

Official Poster Launch

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 (

Barnstorm 21 is proud to present:

Dinner Options

As a Barnstorm ticket holder, you should have received an email regarding food options.

We need to know numbers (because of this $#&- pandemic) whether you would like to pre-plan a delicious Simply Baked Catering tapa box (your choice – $16) for an evening snack.

Choices include:

Tapa Box #1
Pulled pork on an onion bun
Loaded coleslaw
Ginger molasses cookie

Tapa Box #2
Chicken ceasar wrap
Potato salad
Chocolate chip cookie

Tapa Box #3
Italian sub
Greek pasta salad
Hippy oatmeal cookie

NOTE: Simply Baked Catering will also have other delicious sweets on hand, and will also be serving up great morning breakfast options.


Landshark Round Beer Tub filled with assorted goodies

This year’s grand prize is a Landshark round beer tub filled with assorted goodies!

$10/arm length. Draw to be held between 8:30-9:00 p.m. Must be present to win. All proceeds to Barnstorm.

If you don’t win the grand prize, we’ll have additional draws for some cool stuff and lots of fun freebies!

Looking Good!

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.”


Have a good weekend and we’ll post more next week.

Barnstorm face masks

Barnstorm Face Masks

The New Coveted COVID Commodity!

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.

Don’t miss out; get yours today!

Lamp on empty stage

Barnstorm #21 Cancelled Due to COVID-19

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!


Barnstorm 19

Barnstorm is proud to present:

KJ Thomas  5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

Area Resident 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.

Evil Farm Children (reunion) 8:00 – 8:45 p.m.

The Bushpilots 9:15 – 10:00 p.m.

The Reverb Syndicate 10:30 – 11:15 p.m.

Slo’ Tom and The Handsome Devils 11:45 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Tickets still available ($40 cash only) at the gate this Saturday, August 25th! Online ticket sales have closed.

Gates open at 12:00 noon. Doors open at 3:00 p.m.

You’ll also want to have some cash on hand for:


Tickets $3 each/$20 1 arm length. Must be present to win. All proceeds to Barnstorm.

Raffle #1:  Landshark Lager Beer Ice Bucket  & Beach Umbrella, Value $250

Bucket Holds 6 Beer Bottles Plus Ice
Aluminum with handle
Full Color Logo All the Way Around
9″ Across 7″ Tall
Elegant Way to put Beers on Ice

Landshark Lager Beach Umbrella

Umbrella stands 6 feet high and it’s 6 feet in diameter; the height of the pole can be adjusted as needed
Landshark Lager beer logos at the top on every other panel and every other flap
Perfect for decks and patios or can be taken to the beach, picnic or on a boat 

Raffle #2: barnSTORMer hipCRANK guitART by john SEKERKA, Value: $300

Marrow and Spice will be on site with dinner selections, and Sunday morning for breakfast.

Marrow and Spice Barnstorm Menu


Jerk or BBQ Chicken Leg Quarter with Coleslaw – $8

Jerk or BBQ Chicken Thigh with Coleslaw – $5

Jerk or BBQ Chicken Drumstick with Coleslaw – $3

Chicken or Pork Brochette with Tzaziki – $5

1/2 Rack of Ribs – $15

Pop – $2

Water – $1


Bacon & Eggie on a bun with homefries – $7

Barnstorm 18

Barnstorm is super pleased to present this year’s Barnstorm 18 lineup:

Slo’ Tom and the Handsome Devils
Arms Of The Girl
Leslie Rohonczy Band 
The Peptides
The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol

Tickets are available online, both here at and on Facebook.
$30.00 Regular Bird (July 15-August 25)
$40.00 Late Bird (at the gate)

You’ll want to have some cash on hand for:


  • 1st Prize: Edwards Audio Apprentice TT Lite Turntable courtesy of @Therecordcentre Value of $550.
  • 2nd Prize: Landshark Lager 6′ X 14″ Surfboard Sign courtesy of Waterloo Brewing. Value of $170.

Tickets $3 each/$20 1 arm length. Must be present to win. All proceeds to Barnstorm.

Simply Baked Catering will be on site w/BBQ butterfly pork tenderloin, pulled pork & sausage, salads & baked goods.

Craviations will have The Wonderful Flying Time Machine on site. Get pic taken in steam punk helicopter for CHEO donation

Countryside Henna will be on site for Henna Tattoos. Get a customized tattoo from Jessica!