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Cowboy Junkies, Matt Andersen to perform at Troubadour Festival

More acts will be announced in the coming weeks; early bird tickets go on sale June 25
The Cowboy Junkies will be performing in Barrie at the Troubadour Festival in September. Contributed Photo/Heather Pollock

Several well-known performers will hit the stage at Barrie's Troubadour Festival in September. 

Festival officials announced several acts this morning on social media, including headliners Matt Andersen and Cowboy Junkies, as well as Bedouin Soundclash, Old Man Luedecke, The East Pointers, Danny Michel, Little Scream, Andrew Hyatt, Damhnait Doyle, Dani Strong, My Son the Hurricane, and Jerry Leger. 

Additional artists are expected be announced in the coming weeks. 

The festival features a wide range of genres, from soul and blues to indie and country rock. 

The festival, which is expected to include more than 30 artists, will be held at seven different venues. Musicians will be performing hourly at various downtown locations. 

Some of the participating venues include Mavricks Music Hall, Donaleigh's Irish Public House, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Homestead Artisan Bakery and Cafe, and the Foxx Lounge. 

There will also be free shows on the Friday and Saturday at the Meridian Place amphitheatre in downtown Barrie, where artisans, craft brewers and musicians will come together in the 'Troubadour Village' for family-friendly entertainment and activities. 

Early bird tickets go on sale June 25 at 10 a.m., on the festival website. There will be festival passes that allow access to all related events, as well as single-show tickets. 

A festival pass will also give concert-goers entry to the Cowboy Junkies show on Sept. 21 at Heritage Estates Winery on Penetanguishene Road. 

The Troubadour Festival is also partnering with the Barrie Film Festival to present a screening of the music documentary Echo in the Canyon, directed by Andrew Slater, on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Uptown Theatre.