The Best of Barrie: 2020 Playlist

It was a tough year for musicians everywhere, and here in Barrie we felt the...


As we close out 2020, it’s time to look back on the killer lineup of new music we received this past year from Barrie’s talented music scene.

It was a tough year for musicians everywhere, and here in Barrie we felt the pain in the local scene. With the closing of the Foxx Lounge, and venues unable to offer live music for so many months, it was a challenging time. But, despite it all, we got a TON of kick ass tuneage from the stalwarts, plus invigorating fresh cuts from new and emerging acts.

We’ll continue to encourage that growth in 2021 by covering and promoting the 705 music scene through playlist curation like this, as well as through podcasts, weekly concert blogs, and local music news. If you’re part of the Barrie music scene, and you are performing or producing original music, we want to know! Send us stuff about new releases, performance dates and video releases and we’ll be sure to talk it up. Either through FB or email to

And please have a look and tell us about any 2020 drops that we missed!

*We looked at doing this through Bandcamp, because so many more artists have their stuff up there. But unfortunately they don’t offer playlist options, so Spotify is the best shareable option.

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Stu Lynam

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