"Music On The Barge" Completed for the 2013


Another successful season of “Music on the Barge” wrapped up on Sunday, August 18th with the annual performance of The Good Brothers, who entertained a capacity crowd at Gull Lake Rotary Park, Gravenhurst.

This season consisted of nine successful concerts without a rain-out despite a couple of iffy evenings prior to the concert starting time.  The weather certainly cooperated this past season.

A great vote of thanks go out to all the volunteers who help weekly with the operation of the concerts including the technical crew, collection takers, merchandise seller, collection counters, and the media and our “Barge” blogger.

Also thanks to The Town of Gravenhurst for their continued support the “Music on the Barge” concert series, the season sponsors, The Friends of the “Barge”, the individual donors and the Royal Canadian Legion – Gravenhurst Branch 302 and the Muskoka Thunder Motorcycle Riders for their generous donations to the “Barge”.

And to the audiences, thank you for coming out to support the “Music on the Barge” concerts.  Without your support, we’d be unable to carry on this fine tradition of Sunday night concerts in Gull Lake Rotary Park, Gravenhurst.

“Would you like to hear a little more?”   Let’s do it again next season! 

Fred J. Schulz

Producer – Music on the Barge


Below are the Show's from the 2013 Season



Sunday June 23 / 2013

The Muskoka Concert Band

Dreamweaver CS3The Muskoka Concert Band is made up of musicians from across Muskoka. It was started in 1959 and has performed to delighted audiences ever since. We perform works of many styles by a host of composers. Our music appeals to a wide range of tastes from pop to classical. We as equally at home performing a march as we are perform a musical or opera music..

Neil Barlow - Conductor

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Sunday June 30 / 2013

The Bifocals Concert Band

Dreamweaver CS3The Bifocals Concert Band

Niel Barlow - Conductor








Sunday July 7 / 2013

Anthony Von - Elvis Forever

Dreamweaver CS3For the past 22 years, Von has played numerous venues. He has performed everything from Top 40′s hits, to 50′s & 60′s music. In the world of tribute performers, Anthony Von has emerged as one of the most sought after Elvis Presley tribute artists. Von’s uncanny resemblance to Elvis Presley, combined with his high-energy interactive show, leaves the audience feeling that they have truly experience the king of rock n’ roll himself. Anthony Von has been playing tribute to king of rock n’ roll since 1993 and in a very short time has won numerous Elvis contests both in Canada and in the United States. The one he is most proud of is his first place finish as Canadian Grand Champion, at Elvisfest in Collingwood Ontario. He also earned a second place finish in Memphis, the birthplace of Elvis Presley. Von’s talent is not strictly dedicated to Elvis Presley. He has many years of entertainment experience with his own show band.

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Sunday July 14/ 2013

Eddy and The Stingrays : 50's Rock and Roll

Dreamweaver CS3"Right from the beginning, our emphasis has been on the entertainment side of things, to go along with solid musicianship…to be visually authentic, and capture the mood and memories that are the 50's and 60's...this is the real deal, four guys who live, breath, eat and sleep showmanship, playing non-stop hits from the 50's and 60's that fill the dance floor, while at the same time creating a tongue-in-cheek, poke-fun-at-themselves world that is ...Eddy and the Stingrays"

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Sunday July 21/ 2013

The Beckett Family Featuring the Award Winning Linsey Beckett Fidding and Step dance.

Dreamweaver CS3“The show was one of those that only the multi-talented Beckett's can present. Three generations of this incredibly gifted family get your feet stomping and your heart warming in time with the music from their fiddles” -Owen Sound, Sun Times Three generations of The Beckett Family have entertained audiences at fairs, old tyme dances, theatre shows, fundraisers and festivals across Ontario. They have opened for a variety of acts, including the Barra McNeils, Natalie McMaster, Ashley McIssac, and were the special guests at the Carmen Manitoba Fiddle Festival, the International Plowing Matches and the annual Summerfolk Festival. The group includes Tyler and Linsey playing fiddle, as well as a variety of other instruments, their father John on bass and vocal’s and their grandfather Stan, who is a well-respected fiddler in the Owen Sound area.



Sunday July 28 / 2013

Freddy Vette and The Flames "New Show 10th Anniversary Tour"

Dreamweaver CS3Freddy Vette & the Flames having been doing their part since 2002. A band seemingly plucked from fifties and transported 50 years into the future. Seven musicians and singers playing the hits of Elvis, Jerry Lee, Buddy, Fats, Chuck Berry and more. Their attention to not only the musical details but the visual presentation of this music is second to none.

(Step back in time to the 50's with this fabulous full stage show with endless energy, a full band, and backup singers)

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Sunday August 4 / 2013

The Fabulous Knockouts "All New Show"

Dreamweaver CS3The Fabulous Knockouts playing a great mix of hits from the mid 50's to early 70's

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Sunday August 11/ 2013

Johnny Cash & June Carter & Tammmy Wynette Tribute

Dreamweaver CS3This truly amazing show features the music of Johnny Cash and Tammy Wynette, portrayed by the real-life couple of Jim Yorfido and his lovely wife Pam. Jim's incredible vocals are a rarity amongst Cash tribute performers...he actually has the same striking Baritone voice as "The Man In Black" himself! Backed by a stellar 3-piece band, the show includes all the hits from Johnny's extensive career including "I Walk the Line", "Ring of Fire" "Boy Named Sue" "Folsom Prison Blues" and his final chart-topper "Hurt" alongside many more audience favourites. Pam's tribute to Tammy Wynette features all the big hits, such as "Stand By Your Man" "Apartment # 9" and "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and her wardrobe includes actual stage dresses worn by Tammy Wynette herself! Tammy also joins Johnny for the show finale, performing hits from the Johnny Cash - June Carter song catalogue including the show-stopper "Jackson




Sunday August 18 / 2013

The Good Brothers

Dreamweaver CS3Celebrating over 40 years in the Music Business, The Good Brothers continure their annual performance at the "Barge"

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“Music on the Barge concerts start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated.  Collections are taken during the concerts and don’t forget to bring our favorite lawn chair and enjoy.


Concerts will be cancelled and not relocated to another venue in the event of inclement weather, rain or lightning for the safety of the audiences and the performers.


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