Ice Sculptures Under the July Sun
On Wednesday, July 12th at 2:15pm, come watch talented ice sculptors as they teach you how to carve musical instruments from blocs of ice. Then, members of the general public grouped into four teams of four, will have the opportunity to try their hand at ice sculpting under the guidance and supervision of the pros.
Blues Square on Place des Voyageurs is where everything blues is possible….
Every day at 1 p.m., starting on Saturday July 8, you get the chance to meet festival performers, who will be on hand to meet fans. Join other diehard blues fans or the artists themselves to talk about music and the latest trends or to swap juicy stories and tricks of the trade. Artist then meet you under the dome and sign autograph.
Saturday afternoons, we yield the Place des Voyageurs stage to the public. Come sing some Blues’araoke on Saturday, July 8th or 15th at 2:30pm. You could earn a spot to perform with Wang Dang Doodle on the Casino stage at Place Saint-Bernard on Sunday, July 16th at 1:30pm. Will this be your big break?
To savour the moments long after they’re gone, pick up an official garment of the Tremblant International Blues Festival at the Boutique. You will find a new collection of fun clothing and accessories.
The Boutique is in the Blues Square at Place des Voyageurs and is open every day from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Cigar Box Guitar Workshop
Ghost Town Blues Band’s Matt Isbell hosts this workshop where amateur musicians who have purchased a cigar box guitar kit will learn how to assemble and use the guitar. You’ll also learn how to build a guitar from other household items. When it’s all done, you’ll walk away with a working instrument.
The workshop will be held on Sunday, July 9th from 1:00 to 2:30pm at Blues Square on Place des Voyageurs. A limited quantity of cigar box guitar kits will be available for purchase at the Festival boutique.
Harmonica 101 Workshop With Gary Allegretto
Budding musicians of all ages and ability levels can get a rare opportunity to learn from a professional. Simply get harmonica in the festival boutique (limited to 100 only), and you will get the chance to learn a blues number with Gary Allegretto on Sunday, July 16th from 1:00 to 2:00pm. Participants will then be invited to perform the song on the Casino stage on Place Saint-Bernard at 4:30pm with Gary!
Every year, the Festival goes out with a bang and the 24th edition won’t be any different. The traditional all-star blowout is a celebration of the 10 days of great music that came before. Marc Parent and Wang Dang Doodle provide the backbone for their guests that are expected to include Carl Tremblay, Dwane Dixon, Bo Reissett, Dominic Flibotte, Marc Crissinger, Dawn Tyler Watson, and Ben Racine. Afterwards, the parties continue in the Festival bars.
Loto Québec Musical Bicycles
A fun and interactive activity awaits you at the tent at the top of the Cabriolet lift. Choose one of four stationary bicycles, each connected to an instrument (guitar, bass, drums, etc.). The faster you pedal, the louder you play. Compete with your friends and family to see who will be loudest!
The Festival’s Public Piano
Watch for the Festival’s colourful upright piano to pop up here and there throughout the week. Come find it to tickle the ivories and enjoy a concert made for onlookers.