The Bunker Saturday Night Live - Barry James Payne & String Bone, and Ron Leary

  • September 14, 2024 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • The Bunker Performance Lounge & Cafe

    104 Wellington Street
    Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L5
Ticket Price (CAD) $22.42 Buy Tickets

Saturday Night Live Show: Barry James Payne & String Bone with Ron Leary

Date: Saturday, September 14th
Time: 8 PM
Location: The Bunker Performance Lounge & Cafe
Tickets: $20 (+tax)
Pre-Show Happy Hour: $6 Beer, $8 Wine, and $10 Cocktails


Barry James Payne & String Bone

Barry James Payne, known for his Americana and Canadiana-infused music, leads String Bone with his engaging blend of Folk, Alt.Country, Blues, and Rock. Born in London, Ontario, Payne's journey through Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and finally Stratford has enriched his musical repertoire. The band features Eric Lundgren (Electric guitar), Marc Boisvert (Electric guitar), Geoff Jarvis (bass), and Craig Sharp (drums).

String Bone's music addresses social issues like racism, gun control, the equity gap, and global warming, while also exploring themes of love and personal stories from Payne's experiences in smoky bar rooms with legends like Muddy Waters and James Cotton.


Ron Leary

Ron Leary, with his distinctive smokey, rye-soaked voice, brings a unique perspective to songcraft. His narratives often touch on politics, life's challenges, and moments of joy. Starting his stage career as a six-year-old drummer in his parents' country & western band, The Corn Huskers, Leary now captivates audiences with his acoustic guitar and poetic lyrics.

Leary has independently released five full-length albums and regularly tours nationally within Canada. His notable works include The Road in Between and Tobacco Fields. Over the years, he has performed with acts like The Sadies, Ron Sexsmith, and K’Naan.

Join us for an evening of compelling performances from these seasoned artists. Enjoy a pre-show happy hour with specially priced drinks and immerse yourself in the rich musical storytelling of Barry James Payne & String Bone and Ron Leary.


Due to limited seating capacity, we ask that ticket holders arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to showtime to ensure reservations are held. Reserved seating will not be held past 15 minutes into showtime. Refunds may be issued in person if seats are no longer available. No refunds will be issued for no-shows.

Date & Time

Sat., Sep. 14, 2024 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Venue Details

The Bunker Performance Lounge & Cafe

104 Wellington Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L5 The Bunker Performance Lounge & Cafe
The Bunker Performance Lounge & Cafe

Step into our inviting establishment and immerse yourself in an ambiance that effortlessly combines the allure of a sophisticated lounge with the cozy comfort of a local gathering spot. Indulge in our selection of delightful refreshments that perfectly complement the vibrant atmosphere. Savour the authentic cinema-style Hollywood popcorn provided by Little Prince Micro-Cinema, adding a nostalgic flair to your experience. And to satisfy your sweet tooth, delight in a delectable array of desserts crafted by Black Angus Bakery, ensuring that your visit to The Bunker is complete with indulgent treats.

We are proud to partner with Shakespeare Brewing Co, a local craft brewery renowned for their exceptional beers, and UP Coffee, purveyors of artisan coffee beans. This collaboration brings you a diverse range of beverages that perfectly complement the rhythm and energy of our live performances. From craft beers that tickle your taste buds, to meticulously mixed cocktails, to expertly roasted coffee that awakens your senses, our offerings are designed to enhance your musical journey.

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