About the Festival
Tremblant will vibrate to the sound of the International Blues Festival From July 8 to 17, 2016, welcoming musicians from the four corners of the world for 10 days of blues music, from its purest roots to its influence from R&B, soul, funk, country, folk and rock. More than a hundred indoor and outdoor shows, most of them free, will be presented in a natural environment as Street Blues, jam sessions in unusual locations, blues’araoke and music workshops for the family. This 23rd edition will include an explosive program that is more accessible with a wider variety than ever before, as indicated by Anne-Marie Withenshaw, a music-lover and spokesperson for the Festival.
Renowned for the quality of its programming, its enchanting surroundings and the proximity it offers to the artists – all which has secured the Festival with international recognition and numerous awards – the 2016 edition proposes more encounters and exchanges. Festival-goers and artists can mingle in the intimate surroundings of the pedestrian village, while the music workshops will provide them with another venue to interact. The friendly environment of the workshops will allow music-lovers and amateurs to learn some tricks of the trade and listen to interesting anecdotes from the artists, who will also be pleased to answer questions and sign autographs. With its redesigned concept, the Blues’araoké offers 20 candidates the chance to participate in a public audition with musicians from the Festival, and the winner will receive an acoustic guitar autographed by the artists of the Festival’s 2016 edition.
Major shows at Place Saint-Bernard, discovery concerts at Place des Voyageurs, Place Deslauriers and on stage in Vieux-Tremblant, with the jam sessions in the resto-bars of the pedestrian village and the shows at the Village Church, the Tremblant International Blues Festival is without a doubt the most intimate international festival!
There are more than 100 shows, most of them free, presented on outdoor stages and in the participating resto-bars of the pedestrian village.
Ten days of music featuring blues legends, aspiring stars and emerging artists following today’s musical trends.
Over the years, the Festival has welcomed numerous international blues, rock and rhythm and blues legends such as Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo, James Cotton, Bob Walsh, Jimmy James, Koko Taylor, Blind Boys of Alabama, Mavis Staples, Bettye LaVette, Steve Hill, Jonny Lang among others.
The Tremblant International Blues Festival received the 2013 award in the “International Festival” category during the “Keeping the Blues Alive Awards” ceremony of The Blues Foundation in recognition of its significant contribution to blues music.
The Tremblant International Blues Festival is one of the largest musical events in Canada.
Year after year, the Festival attracts over 100 000 festival-goers.
The team in charge of the Tremblant International Blues Festival has been integrating sustainable development into the event for a few years already. A few of the environmentally friendly measures implemented include managing the waste produced, choosing local suppliers, and reusing materials (water coolers, recyclable plates, and organic cotton t-shirts). The Festival’s team is very proud of the efforts made and the results generated and encourages visitors and artists to join the movement and do their part to help!
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