News release from the Downtown Barrie BIA with files from Barrie 360
On Saturday, November 19th, 2022, celebrate the start of the festive season in Downtown Barrie with the return of the Noella Tree Lighting Celebration in Meridian Place in partnership with the Chamber Commerce Santa Claus Parade. There’s an incredible evening of entertainment planned and the Downtown Barrie BIA is excited to announce that The Strumbellas will be headlining this year’s event.
Formed in 2008, multi-award winning internationally renowned alternative rock band The Strumbellas have built their career on crafting exceptional songs, easily connecting with fans through their honest and relatable lyricism and versatile sound. The two-time JUNO Award winners have spent much of their time on the road, delivering standout performances at such notable festivals as Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and more.
Their 2016 studio album Hope gained international attention with the single ‘Spirits’ topping the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, earning them the JUNO Award for ‘Single of the Year’ and a coveted performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. ‘Spirits’ has since been certified 3x Platinum in Canada and Italy, Platinum in Germany, and Gold in Belgium, France, and the United States. Their 2019 release Rattlesnake and lead single ‘Salvation’ garnered another TV performance opportunity, this time on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and the track went on to win the band a 2020 SOCAN ‘Rock Music’ Award.
The Santa Claus parade, organized by the Barrie Chamber of Commerce, is also being held that evening and will go through the downtown to Meridian Place for the tree lighting.