PHOTOS: Barronfest Day One
Sunday June 12th, 2016
Posted at 3:12pm
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Saturday night saw Walkerville overrun with local music fans who packed The Olde Walkerville Theatre for the first day of Barronfest, an event held to honour Windsor-native Ryan Barron who was killed in a hit-and-run while skateboarding in Vancouver in April.
Featuring mostly Windsor acts, this show also included a few bands from Toronto, as well as a number of sets from groups that have not played together in years, including Uplift, The Battlecat, and hometown favourites Blurt. Headlining the show was Days Fade, the group for which Barron played bass before their disbandment in 2014.
The event was a huge success, running from 2 pm until midnight with twelve bands performing. Sets and songs were dedicated to Barron and his family, with many of the musicians sharing stories while on stage.
“I remember when we realized what a party it was when Blurt played with Days Fade,” recounted Jesse Fellows, frontman of Blurt, during their set. “So this song is in memory of the show we played together at The Thirsty Scholar, when Days Fade ended up getting arrested.”
Barronfest continues today at The Dominion House, this time featuring Falsifier, The Healing, and more.