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Gussapolooza 2023

September 15, 2023 - September 17, 2023


The Gussapolooza Music Festival is where you see them first!

Witness the next big names in music as they gather from all over North America, September 15th to 17th in Cookstown, Ontario! Immerse yourself in a world of unforgettable performances, camp out with bands, and jam all night long. Special discounts for creators and artists! Gussapolooza – September 15th to 17th at the Georgian Bay Steam Show Grounds!


Click here to get your tickets and use Promo Code ROCK95 to score a discount!


Gussapolooza is sponsored by Painted Door Realty and Barrie’s Rock Station – Rock 95.


Gussapolooza Music Festival, the unparalleled celebration of independent music, art, and creativity, is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated lineup and ticket availability for this year’s extraordinary event. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Cookstown, Ontario, Gussapolooza is dedicated to promoting emerging artists from diverse genres, cultivating a vibrant community of music lovers, and providing a platform for artists and creators to network and collaborate.


At the heart of Gussapolooza’s mission is the commitment to empower and promote emerging artists from all walks of life and help discover the next big names in music. Each year hundreds of bands and artists submit from every corner of North America for a chance to shine on the prestigious Cookstown stages. This year, we are proud to present another truly remarkable lineup, featuring an array of exceptional talents. We are delighted to reveal that our headliners will be none other than the grand award winners from last year’s event – Toronto’s own The Human Drive, Newmarket rockers Shoemaker Levee, and the mesmerizing songstress from Thornton Ontario, Francesca Pennetta. Check out all the artists and listen to their music on the “Meet the Bands” page located on the festival’s website.


But Gussapolooza is more than just a music festival. It’s a thriving community that fosters connections and collaborations among artists and creators. Filmmakers, visual artists, and innovative minds of all backgrounds are encouraged to join us and expand their networks. In recognition of the creative spirit, special discounts are available for creators and art students who seek to explore new horizons, share their talents, and connect with like-minded individuals.


“We believe that Gussapolooza is a catalyst for discovery and collaboration,” says Valerie Robson, one of the main organizers of Gussapolooza Music Festival. “Our goal is to bring together a passionate community of music enthusiasts who relish the thrill of discovering new artists and bands. We want to provide a platform for emerging artists to showcase their music, foster meaningful connections with new fans and network with creators from various disciplines.”

In addition to the exceptional musical performances, Gussapolooza offers a plethora of experiences, including art installations, workshops, comedy shows, and much more. The festival invites interesting vendors who align with our mission to create a memorable experience for attendees.


Gussapolooza Music Festival will take place from September 15th to 17th, 2023 at the stunning Georgian Bay Steam Show Grounds in Cookstown, Ontario. Join us on this incredible journey of art, music, and

collaboration, and immerse yourself in the euphoria and magic that defines Gussapolooza. Gussapolooza Music Festival is proud to be presented by Painted Door Realty.


Tickets for Gussapolooza Music Festival are available now, and early RV camping site booking is strongly encouraged due to the limited number of available power sites.

For more information, ticket details, lineup announcements, and to be part of the Gussapolooza community, visit our official website at www.Gussapolooza.com. Follow us on social media @Gussapolooza for the latest updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the festival’s vibrant world.


About Gussapolooza Music Festival:

Gussapolooza Music Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates emerging artists, builds a passionate community of music enthusiasts, and provides a platform for artists and creators to network and collaborate. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Cookstown, Ontario, Gussapolooza aims to empower the next generation of talent and create a unique experience where music, art, and creativity converge.



September 15, 2023
September 17, 2023
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Georgian Bay Steam Show Grounds
4635 Victoria St W
Cookstown, Ontario L9S 1C8 Canada
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