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About Us


Artistic Director

Arnie does the enormous task of booking the artists for the house concerts and other shows. If you’re an artist on tour, or you’re going to be in the Toronto area and you want to experience a Barrie house concert audience, let Arnie know. Arnie also participates on the BFS Board of Directors as a Director of Programming.



If you would like to host a house concert or find out more details on what’s involved in hosting, contact Andrea can assist. Andrea also serves as the Chair for the BFS Board of Directors as well as our popular and ebullient MC.



She gets the word out with flyers, e-mails, newsletters, and press releases.  She also updates the website. Elaine is also the past Chair for the BFS Board of Directors.


Director at Large

KC co-ordinates our open stage at the Barrie Public Library during the year.  He ensures there are plenty of volunteers to help set-up and tear-down. He occasionally serves double-duty as MC for the open stage as well. He’s also an active volunteer at many other BarrieFolk events and a valuable asset!



Linda is a past Chair of the BFS Board of Directors and currently helps with hospitality for the shows. She ensures our performers are well fed and have a room over their head when they come through town.



Director at Large

Andrew provides valuable input to the BarrieFolk: Live. Unique Music Board. He also lends his extensive sound and lighting experience to our many shows.


Information and Membership

If you would like regular e-mail updates, e-mail Jill with your information or you can subscribe to e-mail updates from our website in the sidebar at the left. You can also visit our membership link to join the BFS. Jill is the Administrative and Finance officer for the BFS Board of Directors.