Havelock Jamboree Kick Off Party
Wed. Aug. 17, 2016 – Kris Barclay!
Join us for the Havelock Country Jamboree Kick Off Party on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016! Sponsored by The Venue!
Kris Barclay will perform at this years Kick Off Party in the Beer Tent – Sponsored by The Venue! The show starts at 8:00 PM.
The beer tent is located beside the Chevy Tent in the main Show Field.
HOW TO ATTEND: If you camp in a reserved site then you have what you need to attend the Kick Off Party, HCJ Weekend Tickets and Camping prior to the show. If you camp in General Camping and ONLY have a weekend ticket you can still attend the Kick Off party Wed. You will simply need to purchase a 1 night early entry for $40 per site/ up to 6 weekend ticket holders are allowed per site.
About Kris Barclay
Coming off of a very exciting 2015, Canadian Country Music artist, Kris Barclay is looking to build and grow in 2016 to even bigger heights. The Ajax Ontario native spent most of 2015 on the road and on stage at several venues across Ontario, performing 127 shows! If you’ve seen one of the 24-year-old entertainer’s shows it would be no surprise that his calendar is as full as it is; he never fails to entertain a crowd. From energetic, up lifting party anthems, to story-telling ballads, Kris Barclay delivers a very engaging performance showing several sides to today’s country music.
After a successful Junior “A” hockey career and also at the University level, Kris set his sights on Nashville and country music. “The game of hockey was amazing for me.” He says, “It taught me so much, and many of those skills I still use to help me in my music career.” He attributes much of this to having the opportunity to play with and for some incredible people and says, “traveling around in buses and planes for hockey has really helped condition me for life on the road with music”.
Kris has firmly planted his roots in the country bar circuit, including venues such as The Corral in Oshawa, Big Texas in Niagara Falls, and 2015 CCMA Country Bar of the Year – Boots & Bourbon in Toronto, as well as various college/university and “Frosh Week” events. He is also involved with summer fairs and festivals including events like The Orono Fair, and The Dodge RAM Rodeo Circuit, and is now looking to his original music to continue to build his reputation. With several co-writes and even cuts on fellow artist’s albums, Kris takes a very honest approach to songwriting, using his own life experiences to reach out and connect with people saying, “To look out into a crowd of people and see them singing your own lyrics back to you, or knowing that you’ve impacted their lives, either to relate to them on a personal level, or to provide the soundtrack for their party is such an incredible feeling, and means the world to me”.
Kris Barclay and his energetic band have opened shows for artists such as Kira Isabella, Tebey, The Good Brothers, and Tim Hicks, and he can’t wait to continue to grow and expand and interact with his fan base with the hopes of joining tours with artists that he looks up to. In the long run, Kris’s dream is to continue to put out original music and headline his own national tour. With brand new original music on the horizon as well as new material in his live show, there are so many exciting things to look forward to in 2016!
Twitter: @kris_barclay Instagram: @kris.barclay