Barrie youth music competition at Five Points Theatre

Battle of the Bands returns to Barrie on Sept. 29.

The City of Barrie is accepting applications from local bands and solo drummers, aged 21 and under, for its new Soundtracks event, which combines the annual Youth Battle of the Bands and Just Beat It! The Search for Simcoe County’s Best Drummer competitions.

Interested bands must provide a brief biography, contact information and a recorded music sample. Solo drummers must complete an application form and pay a $25 registration fee. Bands selected to perform will also be required to pay a $25 fee. Submissions can be made to the Creative Economy Department, via email, at events@barrie.ca or, in person, at 56 Mulcaster Street until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 31.

Selected bands and drummers will take the stage at Five Points Theatre on Sept. 29 and be judged by a panel of local musicians, promoters and music industry insiders for the chance to win cash prizes, paid performance opportunities and more.

Soundtracks is supported by the Ontario Musicians Co-Operative, Foxx Lounge Rock Bar & Hotdoggery, Music Pro, Rock 95 and 107.5 Kool FM.

Visit the Soundtracks web page via barrie.ca/events for more information or to download an application form.

Photo: Youth Battle of the Bands and Just Beat It! is on Sept. 29.

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