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TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2017 EVENT PROGRAMME

Mont-Tremblant, April 8 2017 – Tremblant resonated to the tunes of the Ghost Town Blues Band at this Saturday’s apres ski, when the 24th edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival headliners were unveiled, featuring the Ghost Town Blues Band, Sugaray Rayford, The Commonheart, Curtis Salgado, C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band, John Hammond, The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra with Terrie Odabi & Frank Bey, Coco Montoya and Lulu Hughes. This July 7‒16, over 100 free performances will showcase emerging artists and acclaimed bluesmen alike from the four corners of the globe, in the pedestrian village’s friendly, intimate setting.    

TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2017 EVENT PROGRAMME

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Mont-Tremblant, April 8 2017 – Tremblant resonated to the tunes of the Ghost Town Blues Band at this Saturday’s apres ski, when the 24th edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival headliners were unveiled, featuring the Ghost Town Blues Band, Sugaray Rayford, The Commonheart, Curtis Salgado, C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band, John Hammond, The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra with Terrie Odabi & Frank Bey, Coco Montoya and Lulu Hughes. This July 7‒16, over 100 free performances will showcase emerging artists and acclaimed bluesmen alike from the four corners of the globe, in the pedestrian village’s friendly, intimate setting.

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“The Blues Festival is much more than a fans’ get-together,” says Anne-Marie Withenshaw, the event’s spokesperson for the past three years. “It’s an opportunity to take part in Tremblant resort’s many activities and pair them with quality shows presented from morning till night, on fifteen stages offering up-close-and-personal moments with the artists. It’s also about improvised street performances, passionate vocalists and musicians hosting interactive workshops, meet-ups with blues legends at the mini-putt or in a restaurant, a karaoke face-off mentored by Martin Deschamps, open keyboards, musical bicycles activated by festival-goers and so much more! And this year, you must not miss the July 12 show retelling the history of the blues.” 

Among the 2017 headliners:

 Friday July 7 ‒ Festival Favourites Launch Festivities with Big Brass

Saturday July 8 ‒ Exclusive across Canada

Sunday July 9 ‒ Exclusive across Canada

C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band – Full Louisiana Blues 

Thursday July 13 ‒ Exclusive across Canada

Friday July 14 ‒ Exclusive across Québec

Coco Montoya – Signature Southern U.S. Guitar and Rock Blues                                                     

Saturday July 15

Lulu Sings Janis – Lulu Hughes Sings Janis Joplin’s Classic Rock Blues

A detailed 24th edition event programme is now available at: blues.tremblant.ca.

New in 2017: Interactive Workshops, Activities and New Espace Blues

  • Cigar-Box Guitar Workshop ‒ Hosted by Ghost Town Blues Band’s Matt Isbell, Sunday July 9, 1:00 pm ‒ 2:30 pm at Espace Blues;
  • Harmonica 101 ‒ Hosted by Gary Allegreto, July 16 at 1:00 pm, for 100 participants who join him again at 4:30 pm on Place St-Bernard stage;
  • Musical Bikes ‒ Four stationary bikes mix cycling and music when pedalled by guests, in Cabriolet arrival area;
  • Street Piano ‒ Passers-by slip into the spotlight at 10 surprise locations providing open keyboard;
  • Ice Sculpting Under Sizzling Summer Skies ‒ Workshop for all hosted by pro sculptors, July 12, 3:00 pm ‒ 6:00 pm, on Place des Voyageurs;
  • Espace Blues ‒ Where neophytes and dedicated fans meet up: open daily, 10:00 am ‒ 11:00 pm. Relaxed mood with non-stop DJ, entertainment, interactive workshops and gift shop carrying official Festival clothing, accessories and souvenirs.

Thank You to Our Partners

The 24th edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival is presented in collaboration with Casino de Mont-Tremblant, with the support of Ville de Mont-Tremblant.

About Tremblant

Tremblant is a top resort destination owing to the excellence of its guest experience both at the mountain, and in its pedestrian village. Its views of the Laurentians, the diversity of its four-season offer and its highly acclaimed major events – of which IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, 24h of Tremblant, Wanderlust and the Tremblant International Blues Festival – have earned it an 8th position in 2016 North American Ski Resort rankings by Condé Nast Traveler readers, as well as a place among the World’s 25 Best Ski Towns in 2014 by National Geographic, and the title of #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America for an 19th year, by SKI Magazine readers. With your sweetheart, friends, family or group, Tremblant welcomes vacationers on direct flights from Toronto with Air Canada and Porter Airlines, to enjoy 1,900 lodging units fanned out across 13 hotel establishments, over 75 restaurants, boutiques and a Casino, all at nature’s doorstep.    

LAST DAY TO TAKE IN THE 23RD EDITION OF THE TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL

Mont-Tremblant, July 17, 2016 – The 23rd annual Tremblant International Blues Festival will close this evening with a jam session featuring Wang Dang Doodle and a dozen artists that have graced the indoor and outdoor stages of the pedestrian village during the 10-day musical event.

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LAST DAY TO TAKE IN THE 23RD EDITION OF THE TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL

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Mont-Tremblant, July 17, 2016 – The 23rd annual Tremblant International Blues Festival will close this evening with a jam session featuring Wang Dang Doodle and a dozen artists that have graced the indoor and outdoor stages of the pedestrian village during the 10-day musical event. 

A number of factors – including an environment of proximity with the artists, a diversified lineup with exclusive Festival performances, favourable weather that allowed all shows to go on as planned and the weak Canadian dollar – helped to bring back blues lovers and resort vacationers alike, who turned out for the Festival in similar numbers as last year when a 24% increase in attendance had been recorded. Festival goers were treated to a total of over 150 free shows, including workshops, a blues’araoke, street performances and surprise performances in unexpected locations. 

A few of the Festival’s magical moments:

  • A flash street performance by the British beatbox duo and Festival headliners Heymoonshaker in the heart of the pedestrian village;
  • Justin Saladino and Jamiah Rogers who, after each debuting in Tremblant in 2007 at the tender ages 12 and 14 respectively, paired up on the Casino stage eight years later;
  • Diunna Greenleaf, the grande dame of blues and gospel hailing from Texas who paid an exclusive visit to Tremblant, performing a tribute to Koko Taylor alongside Maple Blues Award-winner John Németh and the Montreal band Bharath and his Rhythm Four;
  • The renewed Acoustic Summit concept show that brought simultaneously onto the same stage seven artists performing songs that influenced their careers;
  • Angel Forrest, surrounded by 7 of the 11 guitarists who performed on her latest album Angel’s 11, including Ricky Paquette and Steve Strongman;
  • The Blues du Festival that Gregory Charles spontaneously improvised during a show specially developed for Tremblant;
  • Ian Siegel, England’s national treasure and the recipient of multiple British Blues Awards, in two very different and equally appreciated formats that included an intimate concert on the Vieux-Tremblant stage and another on the big Casino stage;
  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation who, before his scheduled exclusive Canadian performance, played trombone among festival goers;
  • An acoustic performance on Promenade Deslauriers by Colin Linden, the musical director of the hit television series Nashville;
  • An acoustic session by the fire at the base of the mountain by British singer and guitarist Jack Broadbent, who is known for his viral videos. 

Festival Favourites

Among all of the artists that appeared on the 15 Festival stages, some drew particular attention, such as the Ghost Town Blues Band from Memphis, named the Festival Discovery of the 23rd edition, and Big Sam’s Funky Nation, selected as the Festival Favourite, who transported the audience with their irresistible mix of horns, funk, soul, rock & roll and dancing. 

Not-to-be-missed shows on this final day of the Festival:

Full program: tremblantblues.com. The 24th edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival will be July 7-16, 2017. 

In Between Shows: Tremblant’s Big Nature Environment
Come discover Tremblant’s immense playground and countless activities, from its hiking trails and scenic gondola to a Birds of Prey Show, lugeing, ziplining, golf, miniputt, tennis, swimming & water activities ‒ only a few of the resort destination’s many things to do complementing the boutiques, restaurants, outdoor patios and bars in the pedestrian village. 

Thank You To All Our Partners
The 23rd edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival is presented in collaboration with the Québec Government and Casino de Mont-Tremblant, with the support of Ville de Mont-Tremblant. 

Tremblant ‒ Take Me To The Top!
Tremblant is a top resort destination owing to the excellence of its four-season guest experience both at the mountain, and in its pedestrian village. Its views of the Laurentians, the diversity of its four-season offer and its highly acclaimed major events – of which IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, 24h of Tremblant, Wanderlust and the Tremblant International Blues Festival – have earned it a place among the World’s 25 Best Ski Towns in 2014 according to National Geographic, and the title of #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America for an 18th year by SKI Magazine readers. With your sweetheart, friends, family or group, Tremblant welcomes vacationers on direct flights from Toronto with Porter Airlines, to enjoy 1,900 lodging units fanned out across 13 hotel establishments, over 75 restaurants, boutiques and a Casino, all at nature’s doorstep.

 

Join the Tremblant Blues Community:

tremblantblues.com  facebook.com/bluestremblant  @montremblant #tremblant 

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Source: Isabelle Vallée, Tremblant, ivallee@avtremblant.com  / 819-808-1178

Information: France Gaignard, france@pingcommunication.ca / 514-616-7705

5 MORE GLORIOUS DAYS OF BLUES, AT TREMBLANT

Mont-Tremblant, July 13 2016 – The Tremblant International Blues Festival plays on until Sunday July 17, showcasing over forty free outdoor shows featuring Steve Strongman, Dawn Tyler Watson, Matt Schofield, Ian Siegel, Nikki Hill, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Ana Popovic, Andria Simone, Leboeuf & Deschamps, Steve Hill and Gregory Charles who tonight, performs in an exclusive Tremblant show date.

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Mont-Tremblant, July 13 2016 – The Tremblant International Blues Festival plays on until Sunday July 17, showcasing over forty free outdoor shows featuring Steve Strongman, Dawn Tyler Watson, Matt Schofield, Ian Siegel, Nikki Hill, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Ana Popovic, Andria Simone, Leboeuf & Deschamps, Steve Hill and Gregory Charles who tonight, performs in an exclusive Tremblant show date. 

Early blues mingle with hints of jazz, gospel, R&B, funk, boogie woogie, soul, rock, swing and rockabilly on the pedestrian village’s four up-close-and-personal stages and in its cafés, restaurants, bars and in unusual locations, the sites of flash performances. Certain moments will be streamed live ‒ to be a privileged witness, simply ‘like’ the TIBF facebook page

Must-Attend Shows Before The TIBF Wrap-Up:  

  • Wednesday July 13:
    • Steve Strongman – Blues, Canada
    • Dawn Tyler Watson – Blues, Jazz & Gospel, Québec
    • Matt Schofield – Blues, U.K.
    • Gregory Charles ‒ Exclusive Tremblant Show Date – Blues & R&B, Québec
    • Also on the programme: Turbo Street Funk, Kevin Mark, Jake Chisholm, Mo Blues, Ben Racine Band, Whisky Legs, Jimmy James.
       
  • Thursday July 14:
    • Workshop with Kenny Blues Boss Wayne – Blues & Boogie Woogie, U.S.A
    • Ian Siegel – Blues & Americana, U.K.
    • Nikki Hill ‒ Exclusive Québec Show Date – Soul, R&B, Rock, U.S.A
    • Blues Dance Party with Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, U.S.A.
    • Big Sam’s Funky Nation ‒ Exclusive Québec Show – Funk & R&B, U.S.A.
    • Also on the programme: Turbo Street Funk, The Distillery, Whisky Legs, Mo Blues in a tribute to B.B. King, Wang Dang Doodle, Ben Racine Band.
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  • Friday July 15:
    • Workshop with Lance Anderson – Blues, Ontario
    • Ghost Town Blues Band – Modern Blues, U.S.A.
    • Conor Gains & The Ramblin’ Moon – Blues, Canada
    • Ana PopovicBlues, Serbia & U.S.A.
    • Also on the programme: Collin Linden, Fredy Freedom Band, Pianorama with Lance Anderson and Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Ian Siegel, Martin Goyette, Jim Zeller, Soulstack and leading ladies of the Blues Lulu Hughes, Barbara Diab and Ria Reece.

 

  • Saturday July 16:
    • Jack Broadbent Exclusive Québec Show Date – Blues Rock, U.K.
    • Andria Simone – Soul, Canada
    • Blues Dance Party with Boppin’ Blues Band – Blues & Swing, Québec
    • Leboeuf / Deschamps – Rock & Blues, Québec
    • Also on the programme: The Joint Chiefs of Soul with Lance Anderson, Paul Reddick, Pat Loiselle, Wang Dang Doodle, Soulstack, Jim Zeller, Ghost Town Blues Band, Steve Hill.

  • Sunday July 17:
    • Workshop with Pat Loiselle – Blues, Cajun & Rockabilly, Québec
    • Soulstack – Soul & Blues, Canada
    • Closing Jam Session with Wang Dang Doodle, his leader Marc Parent & assorted artists
    • Also on the programme: Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Michael Schatte, Barb Diab, Pat Loiselle Band, Jim Zeller, Soulstack, Carl Tremblay. 

Detailed Programme: tremblantblues.com

The Blues Keep On Playing, At The Casino

After performances on the CASINO stage at the heart of the pedestrian village, Casino de Mont-Tremblant takes blues to new heights, with four free exceptional shows starting at 11pm, in the Lounge of its Altitude Restaurant. For programme details, visit casinodemonttremblant.ca. 

Between Shows ‒ Tremblant’s Full Wilderness Setting

Come discover Tremblant’s immense playground and countless activities, from its hiking trails and scenic gondola to a Birds of Prey Show, lugeing, ziplining, golf, miniputt, tennis, swimming & water activities ‒ only a few of the resort destination’s many things to do complementing the boutiques, restaurants, outdoor patios and bars in the pedestrian village. 

Thank You To All Our Partners

Presented in collaboration with the Québec Government and Casino de Mont-Tremblant, the 23rd edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival enjoys the support of Ville de Mont-Tremblant. 

Tremblant ‒ Take Me To The Top!

Tremblant is a top resort destination owing to the excellence of its four-season guest experience both at the mountain, and in its pedestrian village. Its views of the Laurentians, the diversity of its four-season offer and its highly acclaimed major events – of which IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, 24h of Tremblant, Wanderlust and the Tremblant International Blues Festival – have earned it a place among the World’s 25 Best Ski Towns in 2015 according to National Geographic, and the title of #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America for an 18th year by SKI Magazine readers. With your sweetheart, friends, family or group, Tremblant welcomes vacationers on direct flights from Toronto with Porter Airlines, to enjoy 1,900 lodging units fanned out across 13 hotel establishments, over 75 restaurants, boutiques and a Casino, all at nature’s doorstep. 

Join the tremblant Community:

tremblantblues.com facebook.com/bluestremblant @monttremblant #tremblant

 

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 Credentials & Press Room

Media representatives must be on assignment to access their reserved zones. The press room is located on the 2nd floor of Base Camp (Convention Centre), at the foot of the pedestrian village. Open July 8‒17, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, it provides Internet access. LBN links can be made available with 48 hours’ notice, but Dejero-type news transmitters are recommended. An image bank is also available to the media. 

 

Source: Isabelle Vallée, Tremblant, ivallee@avtremblant.com / 819-808-1178
Information: France Gaignard, france@pingcommunication.ca / 514-616-7705

 

 

 

TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL OVER 100 FREE SHOWS, STARTING FRIDAY

Mont-Tremblant, July 6 2016 – This July 8‒17, Tremblant’s pedestrian village transforms itself into an open-air music venue to host the Tremblant International Blues Festival. On stage, in the bars, restaurants and cafes, in paved laneways and even in unusual places, over one hundred free outdoor shows will be featuring up-and-coming and renowned artists from the four corners of the planet, here to perform the very best of blues, in all its countless expressions.

 

 

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TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL
OVER 100 FREE SHOWS, STARTING FRIDAY

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Mont-Tremblant, July 6 2016 – This July 8‒17, Tremblant’s pedestrian village transforms itself into an open-air music venue to host the Tremblant International Blues Festival. On stage, in the bars, restaurants and cafes, in paved laneways and even in unusual places, over one hundred free outdoor shows will be featuring up-and-coming and renowned artists from the four corners of the planet, here to perform the very best of blues, in all its countless expressions.

 Between July 8 & 17, 23rd edition TIBF headliners are: John Németh with Diunna Greenleaf, Ana Popovic, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Jonathan Tyler, Nikki Hill, Matt Schofield, Steve Strongman, Angel Forrest, Leboeuf & Deschamps, Les Porn Flakes with Sébastien Plante, Lulu Hughes & Fred Lebel, long with Gregory Charles, in an exclusive Tremblant performance. 

Follow Us Live During The TIBF Kick-Off!

A number of must-attend Festival moments can be viewed live, on the TIBF Facebook Page, including the Festival’s Friday July 8 kick-off, with event spokesperson Anne-Marie Withenshaw. 

Must-Attend Shows Before Wednesday

  • Friday July 8
    • Heymoonshaker – Beatbox, United Kingdom
    • The Porn Flakes with a tribute to the British music invasion with Sébastien Plante, Lulu Hughes & Fred Lebel – Rock Blues, Québec
    • Also on the programme: Sweet Dixie, Backtrack Blues Band with Kid Royal, Carl Tremblay, Tribute to Koko Taylor
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  • Saturday July 9
    • Workshop with Diunna Greenleaf – Gospel, U.S.
    • Blues’AraokeAuditions with event mentor, Martin Deschamps
    • Blues Dance Party with Rick L. Blues – Blues, Québec
    • John Németh with Diunna Greenleaf ‒ Exclusive Québec Show – Blues Soul, U.S.
    • Also on the programme: Sugar Brown, Ria Reece, Justin Saladino Band with Jamiah Rogers, Riot & his Blues Devils, Backtrack Blues Band with Kid Royal, Henri Breton, Carl Tremblay, Mike Goudreau sings the Great American Songbook
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  • Sunday July 10
    • Workshop with John Campbelljohn – Blues, Canada
    • Delgres – Delta, Guadeloupe & United-States Blues
    • Diunna Greenleaf with Bharath & His Rhythm Four – Gospel, United-States and Québec
    • Jonathan Tyler ‒ Exclusive Québec Show – Rock & Americana, United-States
    • Also on the programme : Ria Reece, Henri Breton, Shawn & The Jive Band, Riot and his Blues Devils, Rick L. Blues, Sean Pinchin, Carl Tremblay
       
  • Monday July 11
    • Workshop with Charlie A’Court – Blues, Soul & Trad, Canada
    • Acoustic Summit with Adam Karch, Charlie A'Court, Sean Pinchin & Dione Taylor, John Campbelljohn, Steve Marriner & Samantha Martin ‒ Acoustic Performance
    • The Paul Deslauriers Band – Rock Blues, Québec
    • Also on the programme: Larue-Deway, John Campbelljohn, Sean Pinchin & Dione Taylor, Miche Love & The Atomic Bullet, Adam Karch, Steve Marriner & Samantha Martin, Carson Downey Band, Carl Tremblay
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  • Tuesday July 12
    • Workshop with Sean Pinchin & Dione Taylor – Blues, Soul & Folk, Canada
    • Carson Downey Band – Blues & Funk, Canada
    • Angel Forrest with Steve Strongman, Ricky Paquette, Jean-Sébastien Chouinard, Corey Diabo, Dimitri LeBel-Alexandre, Richard Boisvert and Kim Greenwood – Rock Blues, Québec
    • Also on the programme: Larue-Deway, Charlie A’Court, Sussex with Rob Lutes, Adam Karch Band, Jimmy James Band, MonkeyJunk
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  • Wednesday July 13

July 14‒17 Must-Attend Events  

 

Details at tremblantblues.com. 

The Blues Keep On Playing, At The Casino

After performances on the CASINO stage at the heart of the pedestrian village, Casino de Mont-Tremblant takes blues to new heights, with four free exceptional shows starting at 11pm, in the Lounge of its Altitude restaurant. For programme details, visit casinodemonttremblant.ca. 

Between Shows ‒ Tremblant’s Full Wilderness Setting

Come discover Tremblant’s immense playground and countless activities, from its hiking trails and scenic gondola to a Birds of Prey Show, lugeing, ziplining, golf, miniputt, tennis, swimming & water activities ‒ only a few of the resort destination’s many things to do complementing the many boutiques, restaurants, outdoor patios and bars in the pedestrian village. 

Thank You To All Our Partners

Presented in collaboration with the Québec Government, the 23rd edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival enjoys the support of Ville de Mont-Tremblant. 

Tremblant ‒ Take Me To The Top!

Tremblant is a top resort destination owing to the excellence of its four-season guest experience both at the mountain, and in its pedestrian village. Its views of the Laurentians, the diversity of its four-season offer and its highly acclaimed major events – of which IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, 24h of Tremblant, Wanderlust and the Tremblant International Blues Festival – have earned it a place among the World’s 25 Best Ski Towns in 2014 according to National Geographic, and the title of #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America for an 18th year by SKI Magazine readers. With your sweetheart, friends, family or group, Tremblant welcomes vacationers on direct flights from Toronto with Porter Airlines, to enjoy 1,900 lodging units fanned out across 13 hotel establishments, over 75 restaurants, boutiques and a Casino, all at nature’s doorstep. 

Join the Tremblant Blues Community:

tremblantblues.com facebook.com/bluestremblant @montremblant #tremblant

 

 

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Credentials & Press Room

Media representatives must be on assignment to access the zones reserved for them. The press room is located on the 2nd floor of Base Camp (Convention Centre), at the foot of the pedestrian village. Open July 8‒17, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, it provides Internet access. LBN links can be made available with 48 hours’ notice, but Dejero-type news transmitters are recommended. An image bank is also available to the media.

  

Source: Isabelle Vallée, Tremblant, ivallee@avtremblant.com / 819-808-1178

Information: France Gaignard, france@pingcommunication.ca / 514-616-7705

 

TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2016 EVENT PROGRAMME

Mont-Tremblant, April 9 2016 – Amid the cheerful ambience of spring skiing, today the Tremblant International Blues Festival team unveiled its 2016 event programme accompanied by spokesperson Anne-Marie Withenshaw. The 23rd edition of TIBF promises to deliver diversity, quality and up-close-and-personal moments with this year’s artists, as Tremblant’s intimate pedestrian village gets ready to present close to 100 free shows, this July 8 ‒ 17 2016.

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TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL
UNVEILS 2016 EVENT PROGRAMME

John Németh with Diunna Greenleaf, Ana Popovic, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Jonathan Tyler, Nikki Hill, Matt Schofield, Gregory Charles, The Porn Flakes with Sébastien Plante, Lulu Hughes & Fred Lebel, Steve Strongman, Angel Forrest and Leboeuf & Deschamps among 23rd Edition Headliners

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Mont-Tremblant, April 9 2016 – Amid the cheerful ambience of spring skiing, today the Tremblant International Blues Festival team unveiled its 2016 event programme accompanied by spokesperson Anne-Marie Withenshaw. The 23rd edition of TIBF promises to deliver diversity, quality and up-close-and-personal moments with this year’s artists, as Tremblant’s intimate pedestrian village gets ready to present close to 100 free shows, this July 8 ‒ 17 2016.

Beyond this year’s four outdoor stages where top bluesmen from the four corners of the globe will converge along with highly adored Québécois artists, this summer festivalgoers are sure soak up blues of every shade. On the programme: Street blues, surprise performances in unusual places, blues dance parties, music workshops, blues cafés, jam sessions in the village’s restaurants and bars and of course this year’s Blues’Araoke Contest, mentored by Martin Deschamps.

Must-See Headliners

July 8 :
o Heymoonshaker ‒ The unlikely pairing of two street artists straight from the UK ‒ Andy Balcon and Dave Crowe ‒ who meld their passion for blues and electronica into a new beatbox artform. The two share an undeniable chemistry that makes for a highly interesting show.

o The Porn Flakes with Sébastien Plante, Lulu Hughes & Fred Lebel are back again with a new tribute to the 60s British invasion and blues. Their playlist includes the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds, John Mayal and the Bluesbreakers, The Jeff Beck Group, The Animals, Eric Clapton & Cream, Spencer Davis Group, Free and several other music legends.

• July 9 Exclusive to QuébecJohn Németh with Special Guest Diunna Greenleaf. This accomplished blues harmonica player has garnered two Blues Music Awards, one for Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year (2014), and another for Soul Blues Album of the Year (2015). With six albums all praised by critics, Németh has rubbed shoulders with the planet’s who’s who of blues. According to the Philadelphia Daily News, “you’d think he was straight out of the 60s with his throwbacks to Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Jackie Wilson”. At TIBF, Németh welcomes a very special guest, Texas grande dame of blues Diunna Greenleaf who grew up immersed in gospel. She also performs solo on July 10.


July 10
o Delgres is a band from Guadeloupe delivering a tight, intimate, universal performance that is sure to get everyone up and dancing, as they rekindle memories of their ancestors and serve up the best of the delta blues.

o Exclusive to QuébecJonathan Tyler rose quickly to stardom as a cast member of the Austin City Limits TV show, the Bonnarro Festival, the Hang Out Fest and the Voodoo Experience. In addition to a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, he has performed opening sets for AC/DC, ZZ Top, Grace Potter and Kid Rock. Free of the industry’s big-label constraints, he brings his third album called Holy Smokes to the stage, delivering a deeply personal, bare-naked introspective.

July 11
o Acoustic Summit ‒ Adam Karch, Charlie A'Court, Sean Pinchin & Dione Taylor, John Campbelljohn, Steve Marriner and Samantha Martin ‒ together on the same stage for a rare acoustic performance. Each digs down deep into their bag of personal memories, showcasing the names that influenced their career. Out on the Casino stage, a circular setup allows the seven musicians maximize on musical riff sharing.

o The Paul Deslauriers Band was shortlisted as a finalist from the 119 bands competing at the 2016 Memphis International Blues Challenge. The trio is formed by guitarist Paul Deslauriers whose career has been rewarded by scores of awards and trophies, bass player Greg Morency a.k.a Canada’s top bass player at the 2015 Maple Blues Gala, and by drummer Sam Harrisson, a six-time winner of Québec’s Gala Lys Blues.

July 12Angel Forrest is riding high on a 26-year career with 9 albums and a string of trophies from the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Maple Blues Awards. On album Angel’s 11, Forrest is joined by eleven guitarists on eleven songs, each created in a unique and emotionally charged spirit of collaboration. Steve Strongman, Ricky Paquette, Jean-Sébastien Chouinard, Corey Diabo, Dimitri LeBel-Alexandre, Richard Boisvert and Kim Greenwood.

July 13
o Matt Schofield returns to Tremblant with a new album, Far As I Can See. A British Blues Hall of Fame inductee, he is one of the most gifted 6-string guitar players of his generation. The Los Angeles Daily News recently said of the UK native that he was “the best blues guitar player out of the United Kingdom, all countries combined, by at least a head!” while Guitar & Bass magazine ranks him among the top ten British blues guitarists of all time, alongside Eric Clapton and Peter Green.

o Steve Strongman captivates his audience with his own compositions and contagious enthusiasm. The Hamilton, Ontario native won a Juno at the 2013 Juno Awards, as well as countless Maple Blues Awards. A TIBF habitué, in 2016 he is giving a solo show exclusive to Tremblant, on Promenade Deslauriers’ up-close-and-personal outdoor stage.

o Dawn Tyler Watson has shown incredible versatility throughout her 25-year career. A three-time Maple Blues award winner, for two years this incontestable Canadian queen of blues has been collaborating with singer-guitar player Ben Racine and his band of seven musicians. Their playlist includes select jazz, blues, gospel and soul pieces.

o TIBF ExclusivityGregory Charles is putting on a special blues/R&B show exclusively created for Tremblant. The Canadian star with endless talent discovered music thanks to his parents, developing his gift for classical piano from a very young age and later performing with symphony orchestras on this side of the pond and beyond. Not only is he known as a singer-songwriter, art director, professor and choirmaster but also as a TV and radio show host, comic, producer, philanthropist and entrepreneur.

July 14:
o Ian Siegel is at Tremblant to play the best of blues Americana. Britain’s national treasure, in leading publications like Classic Rock and Mojo, the multiple British Blues Award-winner is positively on fire. In fact, Mojo describes him as “one of the most innovative and talented blues players on the planet”.

o Exclusive to QuébecNikki Hill sings with as much aplomb as conviction. She’s not just the newest pretty face on the musical landscape. Her effect on stage and the authenticity of her lyrics place her among soul legends. According to Spin magazine, she “not only draws on a rich retro sound, she knows exactly what to do with it”. This Carolina girl’s latest album, Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists, shows she’s far more than a pale imitation of Etta James.

o Exclusive to QuébecBig Sam's Funky Nation promises to be highly entertaining with its precious melange of funk, soul, rock’n’roll and dance music. With an arsenal of brass, this hot New-Orleans band generates thundering, energizing funk. Trombone player Big Sam has played with giants like Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint, in addition to working with the likes of the Dave Matthews Band and Widespread Panic. In 2006, amid the sequels of Hurricane Katrina, he shared the stage with U2 and Green Day to mark the reopening of the Superdome.

July 15Ana Popovic is referred to as an ”extraordinary guitar player‟ by Bruce Springsteen, while ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons says she “puts rock into blues with amazing panache”. In May 2016, the Serbian guitarist will be releasing her most ambitious project yet, Trilogy, regrouping three albums into one and featuring 25 jazz, blues and funk titles. Produced by two Grammy award-winners ‒ Warren Riker (Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana) and Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi) ‒ and Delfeayo Marsalis, a top-notch jazz trombonist-composer.

July 16:
o Exclusive to QuébecJack Broadbent rapidly rose to blues rock stardom. This talented British singer-composer grew up listening to John Lee Hooker, Peter Greene, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Deeply rooted in blues, he captivates today’s audiences with ripping slide guitar riffs.

o Andria Simone may be many things, but a traditional blues vocalist she is not. Her muses are Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, Etta James and Aretha Franklin. Digging deep to draw most her inspiration from soul music, her tone goes straight to the heart. She returns to Tremblant after being crowned TIBF’s 2015 People’s Pick.

o Breen Leboeuf & Martin Deschamps join forces to make Tremblant resonate to their show’s hot new vibe. This iconic pair of top Québécois artists plays medleys from their respective repertoires, as well as great rock and blues classics.

Detailed event programme: tremblantblues.com.

Martin Deschamps ‒ This Year’s Blues’Araoke Mentor
Saturday July 9 & 16, 20 candidates will audition in front the public to determine which 8 move on as finalists in this year’s 2016 Blues’Araoke Contest, with band Wang Dang Doodle playing backup on the Casino stage, on Place St-Bernard, Sunday July 17. All meet this year’s contest mentor Martin Deschamps, and receive his precious advice. The winner takes home a guitar autographed by all 2016 TIBF artists, courtesy of La Boîte à musique.

As a Backdrop, Tremblant’s Full Wilderness Setting
Between shows, nothing beats a luge or Ziptrek ride, a mountain hike, unwinding at the beach or a round of golf to cap off your day. A lovely stroll can also be the perfect excuse for a little shopping before relaxing on one of countless patios, and enjoying the pedestrian village’s many restaurants.

Thanks to Our Partners
The 23rd edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival is presented in collaboration with Casino de Mont-Tremblant, with the support of Ville de Mont-Tremblant.

Tremblant ‒ Take Me to the Top!
Tremblant is a top resort destination owing to the excellence of its four-season guest experience both at the mountain, and in its pedestrian village. Its views of the Laurentians, the diversity of its offer and highly acclaimed major events – of which IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, 24h of Tremblant, Wanderlust and the Tremblant International Blues Festival – have earned it a place among the World’s 25 Best Ski Towns in 2015 according to National Geographic, and the title of #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America for an 18th time by SKI Magazine readers. With your sweetheart, friends, family or group, Tremblant welcomes vacationers on direct flights from Toronto with Air Canada and Porter Airlines, to enjoy 1,900 lodging units fanned out across 13 hotel establishments, over 75 restaurants, boutiques and a Casino, all at nature’s doorstep.

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22ND EDITION OF TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL A HUGE SUCCESS!

Mont-Tremblant, July 12 2015 – Posting a 24% increase in attendance, the 22nd edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival has ended on a very positive note. The event has become well rooted in the heart of festival-goers who, since July 3, have taken advantage of the pedestrian village’s intimate setting to enjoy over one hundred free shows. Sunshine and fine temperatures rendezvoused at this year’s Festival that showcased artists from the four corners of the globe, to perform on five outdoor stages and at a dozen cafés, restaurants and bars.

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Mont-Tremblant, July 12 2015 – Posting a 24% increase in attendance, the 22nd edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival has ended on a very positive note. The event has become well rooted in the heart of festival-goers who, since July 3, have taken advantage of the pedestrian village’s intimate setting to enjoy over one hundred free shows. Sunshine and fine temperatures rendezvoused at this year’s Festival that showcased artists from the four corners of the globe, to perform on five outdoor stages and at a dozen cafés, restaurants and bars.

Overview of 2015’s New Lineup
In addition to an event programme featuring artists that Quebecers adore, rising stars and headliners, the Festival has never been so interactive or up close and personal. Completing the show offer were unique performances from balconies, street blues, blues dance parties, an air guitar contest and graffiti workshops – including a few dedicated to the memory of B.B. King – so that fans and neophytes alike could appreciate a rich spectrum of blues.

22nd Edition Favourites
From traditional blues to its R & B, funk, country, folk and rock influences, the 22nd edition of TIBF featured shows for every taste, and many were big crowd pleasers. New discoveries included Irish singer-songwriter Grainne Duffy, Australian duo Hat Fitz & Cara, and Ontarians Angelique Francis and Andria Simone who all conquered their audiences. Hardcore blues fans truly enjoyed the Acoustic Summit’s Tribute to CCR, Southern Hospitality, Sugaray Rayford, Philip Sayce, a return visit by Victor Wainwright and new sounds by the Pimps of Joytime and The Bros Landreth. Performing on Place Saint-Bernard’s Casino Stage, Bobby Bazini along with the Porn Flakes with Sébastien Plante & Lulu Hugues put on shows worthy of larger concert venues, and both posted record-breaking weekday attendance numbers. The event programming team is already focused on the Festival’s 23rd edition, scheduled to take place July 8 – 17 2016.

Last Day’s Must-Attend Shows:

  • 1:00 pm: Blues’Araoke – Grand Finale. Today the 10 candidates chosen by a jury at the auditions perform with band Wang Dang Doodle. The winner takes home a guitar autographed by TIBF artists, gifted by Éthier Musique.  
  • 7:15 pm: The Sinners Choir. The multigenerational trio formed by Terry Wilkins, Adam Warner and Adam Beer-Colacino is very well established on the Toronto blues scene. Gracefully digging down deep into roots and Americana, rich harmonies are definitely their signature. Presenting their just-released first album to festival-goers, they also welcome a special guest, Ontario harmonica player Jérôme Godboo.   
  • 9:00 pm: Closing Jam. True to tradition, TIBF wraps up its ten days of fun, festivities, emotions and blues with a colossal closing jam. The final notes to echo on the mountain will be those of Jim Zeller, Carl Tremblay, Jérôme Godboo and several surprise guests. All honours go to Marc Parent and his band Wang Dang Doodle as they once again take the lead and conduct star traffic on-stage with that steady professionalism they are known for.

Closing Jam, Live from the Festival on Twitter
A segment of this show will be retransmitted in real time. Users can follow, comment, interact and view the video shared by @MontTremblant on Twitter.

Thank You to Our Partners
The 22nd edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival is presented in collaboration with Casino de Mont-Tremblant and with the generous support of Ville de Mont-Tremblant, and La Fabrique culturelle.

Tremblant: Take Me to the Top​
Tremblant is a top four-season resort destination owing to the excellence of its guest experience both at the mountain, and in its pedestrian village. Its views of the Laurentians, the diversity of its offer and its highly acclaimed major events – of which IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, 24h of Tremblant, Wanderlust and the Tremblant International Blues Festival – have earned it a place among the World’s 25 Best Ski Towns in 2014 according to National Geographic, and the title of #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America for a 17th time by SKI Magazine readers. With your sweetheart, friends, family or group, Tremblant welcomes vacationers on direct flights from Toronto with Porter Airlines, to enjoy 1,900 lodging units fanned out across 13 hotel establishments including 5 renowned banners, over 75 restaurants, boutiques and a Casino, all at nature’s doorstep.

Join the Tremblant Blues Community:
tremblant.ca/blues  facebook.com/bluestremblant –  @montremblant #tremblant

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Source: Annick Marseille, Tremblant, amarseille@tremblant.ca / 514-266-5342
Information: France Gaignard, france@pingcommunication.ca / 514-616-7705

EXCLUSIVE TO TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL :

RICK VITO & THE LUCKY DEVILS WITH REESE WYNANS, THE HERITAGE BLUES ORCHESTRA, SUGARAY RAYFORD AND COLLECTIVE TRIBUTE TO CCR

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 Mont-Tremblant, May 19 2015 – New headliners have been added to the Tremblant International Blues Festival event program. Giving exclusive Québec performances are Rick Vito & The Lucky Devils with Reese Wynans, the Heritage Blues Orchestra and the legendary Sugaray Rayford. As well, a group performance featuring ten or so artists pay Tribute to CCR as part of the Acoustic Summit ‒ in another unique TIBF moment in music.

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Mont-Tremblant, May 19 2015 – New headliners have been added to the Tremblant International Blues Festival event program. Giving exclusive Québec performances are Rick Vito & The Lucky Devils with Reese Wynans, the Heritage Blues Orchestra and the legendary Sugaray Rayford. As well, a group performance featuring ten or so artists pay Tribute to CCR as part of the Acoustic Summit ‒ in another unique TIBF moment in music.

Other Must-Attend Blues Headliners

  • July 3: Andria Simone and her nine musicians ramp up the dance party beat with a rich soul, funk and R & B sound. With Janis Joplin and Tina Turner as her mavens, the Toronro singer sizzles in her rendition of Sunshine of your Love (Cream).

  • July 5: Danielle Nicole returns to TIBF, this time with her four Kansas City band mates, after two previous visits with Trampled Under Foot. Winner of the 2014 Blues Award for Instrumentalist-Bassist, the talented vocalist is taking off in a new blues-rock-soul direction.
     
  • July 6: Tribute to CCR with Dawn Tyler Watson and Paul Deslauriers leading a unique Acoustic Summit collective performance. With Sam Harrisson on drums and Greg Morency on bass, the spotlight is shared with Steve Marriner, Paul Reddick, Angel Forrest, Denis Coulombe, Carlos Del Junco, Jimmy Bowskill, Trevor Finlay and Dan Livingstone.

  • July 7: The Brothers Landreth weave from blues to rock to Americana. Raising the bar with tight harmonies and rich, round notes on keyboard, their first release won a 2015 Juno for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year.
    Ronnie Baker Brooks proudly carries on in his father Lonnie’s footsteps. The fiery Chicago blues guitarist, a past member of The Legendary Rythm’n Blues Revue, shows serious blues chops that have won him honours and distinctions at every turn.

  • July 8: Rick Vito & The Lucky Devils with Reese Wynans celebrate the 22nd edition of TIBF. Fleetwood Mac guitarist (1987‒91) John Mayall, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Seger share the stage with legendary keyboard player Reese Wynans who made a name for himself with his Double Trouble bandmates and Stevie Ray Vaughan. On their playlist: early Fleetwood Mac, a tribute to Vaughan and good ole’ blues classics.
     
  • July 9: Southern Hospitality with Victor Wainwright (keyboard), Damon Fowler and J.P. Soars (guitars). The band’s blues roots and rock riffs take their audience on a trip deep down into the delta. A rare occasion to see these three highly acclaimed musicians together.
    Heritage Blues Orchestra is sure to take the stage by storm, as the band covers a century of blues. Featuring Bill Sims Jr., his daughter Chaney and superlative guitarist Junior Mack and nine other musicians, their latest album And Still I Rise has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy. This summer the orchestra is touring six countries.
     
  • July 10: Sugaray Rayford and the Mannish Boys captivated their audience at last year’s Festival. The Texas singer is back with a coppery sound, a new album and two Blues Award nominations, including the BB King Entertainer of the Year Award. With his 6’5’’ frame, Caron “Sugaray” Rayford’s powerhouse vocals are showstoppers.

 Other Main Stage Performances:

  • July 3 ‒ The Porn Flakes, with Sébastien Plante & Lulu Hugues
  • July 4 Blackburn / France D’Amour
  • July 5 The Pimps of Joytime
  • July 8 Bobby Bazini
  • July 10 Steve Strongman Band
  • July 11 ‒ Steve Hill / Brian Tyler and Guests Sylvie Desgroseillers & Guy Bélanger
  • July 12 ‒ Mega Jam with Wang Dang Doodle, Jim Zeller, Carl Tremblay & Surprise Guest

 Detailed event programme now available at tremblant.ca/blues.

 Place des Voyageurs ‒ Shining the Spotlight on Spectators

Colourfully costumed festival-goers invade TIBF’s biggest dance floor for a Blues Dance Party, with music provided by the Ben Racine Band (July 4), Hellbound Hepcats go rockabilly (July 8) and Mike Goudreau & Boppin’ Blues Band (July 11). Best costumes and best dancers win free nights at Tremblant.

 July 4 & 11: Public auditions decide on the top 10 finalists who will be going on to compete at this year’s Blues’araoke with a real blues band as backup, Sunday July 12. The winner takes home a guitar autographed by TIBF artists, offered courtesy of Éthier Musique.

 Sunday July 5: Air Guitar Contest brings together the top 10 blues or rock soloists who uploaded their video on the TIBF facebook page between May 17 and June 17. Chosen by the audience, the winner earns a free summer stay at Tremblant.

 Thanks to Our Partners

The 22nd edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival is presented in collaboration with Casino de Mont-Tremblant, with the support of Ville de Mont-Tremblant & La Fabrique culturelle.

 Tremblant ‒ Take Me to the Top

Tremblant is a top four-season resort destination owing to the excellence of its guest experience both at the mountain, and in its pedestrian village. Its views of the Laurentians, the diversity of its offer and its highly acclaimed major events – of which IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, 24h of Tremblant, Wanderlust and the Tremblant International Blues Festival – have earned it a place among the World’s 25 Best Ski Towns in 2014 according to National Geographic, and the title of #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America for a 17th time, by SKI Magazine readers. With your sweetheart, friends, family or group, Tremblant welcomes vacationers on direct flights from Toronto with Porter Airlines, to enjoy 1,900 lodging units fanned out across 13 hotel establishments, over 75 restaurants, boutiques and a Casino, all at nature’s doorstep.

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TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

The 22nd Edition’s Top Headliners:

The Pimps of Joytime, Steve Hill, Brian Tyler & Guests, Bobby Bazini, 
France D’Amour, The Porn Flakes with Sébastien Plante & Lulu Hughes

Mont-Tremblant, March 31 2015 – An uplifting event programme with free shows in an intimate pedestrian village setting, street blues, unexpected performances in unusual places, blues’araoke and family blues workshops and nothing but the very best blues − this is what Festival goers should expect at the 22nd edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival, July 3−12 2015. 

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France D’Amour, The Porn Flakes with Sébastien Plante & Lulu Hughes

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Mont-Tremblant, March 31 2015 – An uplifting event programme with free shows in an intimate pedestrian village setting, street blues, unexpected performances in unusual places, blues’araoke and family blues workshops and nothing but the very best blues − this is what Festival goers should expect at the 22nd edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival, July 3−12 2015.

“Focused on new sounds, accessibility and a mixed repertoire, Tremblant is presenting over one hundred indoor and outdoor shows,” announced the Festival’s new spokesperson, music lover Anne-Marie Withenshaw. “Highly adored Québecois singers and musicians will be joined by artists from the four corners of the globe for 10 days of blues − from its purest roots to its R&B, soul, funk, country, folk and rock influences. Come enjoy the Festival with your sweetheart, friends and family, choose from a wide range of outdoor activities, join music workshops, and rub shoulders with renowned blues players of every stripe.” 

Among Top Must-See Headliners:

  • July 3: The Porn Flakes with Sébastien Plante (Les Respectables) & Lulu Hughes − Launching the festivities with a tribute to the Rolling Stones, the pair covers the British band’s timeless classics and early career blues renditions of tunes by Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Howlin’Wolf and other American blues giants. Not only does Lulu Hugues incarnate Mary Clayton in Gimme Shelter, she also performs Jumping Jack Flash Aretha Franklin style, along with other legendary blues hits too. Anne-Marie will be joining the band for one number ‒ a must-attend moment.
  • July 4: France D’Amour – D’Amour pulls out all the stops in a rich, hit-studded performance covering everything from her early chart-toppers to her more recent numbers, with over 35 Top 5 songs including VivanteJe n’irai pas ailleursQue des motsAnimalJ’entends ta voixLe Bonheur me fait de l’œilPourrons-nous jamais être amis and other blues infused numbers. Always accompanied by top Québec musicians, she has a knack for touching her audience, making the sparks fly and turning every show into an unforgettable moment in time.
  • July 5: The Pimps of Joytime – New on the TIBF scene, this soul, funk n’ groove quintet from Brooklyn and New-Orleans was formed in 2007. Mixing 70s funk with electro dance beats (EDM), three harmonies and percussion along with front man Brian J.’s undeniable stage presence, it has all the makings for a hot summer evening of music. 
  • July 8: Bobby Bazini – From Mont-Laurier, Bazini grew up in a family of musicians. As a teenager he discovered Johnny Cash in his grandmother’s record collection, an artist who deeply influenced his career. With a voice and songs that impress the music industry brass, his breakthrough comes quickly. Opportunities to perform abound and all across Canada, he meets with success. After releasing two albums in 2013, he joins Universal Music Canada. As 2014’s top-selling Canadian artist, he takes to the stage strumming songs about his travels, relationships, life, music and his dreams.
  • July 11: Steve Hill – With a 2015 Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year, four Maple Blues Awards and 15 years after his first album release, singer/songwriter Hill shows a maturity that only comes with years of experience. The singer/guitarist’s latest album not only revisits the blues, it stirs every ounce of his rock & roll, folk and country roots into the mix, lending it a timeless flavour.
  • July 11: Brian Tyler (La Voix) & Guests – At main venue Place Saint-Bernard, after taking Québec by storm as a La Voix contender in 2013, Tyler brings his signature charisma and powerful vocals that always earn ovations from his admirers. Carried by their energy, the 5-time 2014 Lys Blues award-winning bluesman promises to deliver a show that is packed with feelings. 

Detailed event programme available mid-May at: Tremblant.ca/blues.

The Most Intimate of International Festivals

Proximity, quality and accessibility. This is why the Festival is so unique in North America. Beyond Tremblant’s natural outdoor environment showcasing sports, leisure and relaxation, shopping and dining pleasures, fans can also get up close and personal with TIBF artists and join family-friendly workshops for both tall and small blues lovers, and neophytes too.

From star-studded Place Saint-Bernard shows, Place des Voyageurs and Place Deslauriers discovery concerts and gigs on the Old Tremblant stage to jams in the pedestrian village’s resto-bars and numbers on the Église du Village stage, here everyone finds their blues. 

New & Refreshed Blues’araoke

Saturday July 4 & 11, 20 candidates are invited to climb on Place des Voyageurs stage to audition for the public, in a rare opportunity to sing with a genuine blues band. Then ten finalists compete in a noon-time finale Sunday July 12, on the main Place Saint-Bernard stage. The winner will be presented with an autographed guitar signed by the 2015 TIBF artists, offered courtesy of Éthier Musique.

Thanks to Our Partners

The 22nd edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival is presented in collaboration with Casino de Mont-Tremblant and the valuable support of Ville de Mont-Tremblant.

Tremblant: Take Me to the Top

Tremblant is a top four-season resort destination owing to the excellence of its guest experience both at the mountain, and in its pedestrian village. Its views of the Laurentians, the diversity of its offer and its highly acclaimed major events – of which IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, 24h of Tremblant, Wanderlust and the Tremblant International Blues Festival – have earned it a place among the World’s 25 Best Ski Towns in 2014 according to National Geographic, and the title of #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America for a 17th time by SKI Magazine readers. With your sweetheart, friends, family or group, Tremblant welcomes vacationers on direct flights from Toronto with Air Canada and Porter Airlines, to enjoy 1,900 lodging units fanned out across 13 hotel establishments, over 75 restaurants, boutiques and a Casino, all at nature’s doorstep.

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Join the Tremblant Blues Community at:
Tremblant.ca/blues
Facebook.com/bluestremblant
montremblant #tremblant

Press Relations:     
Annick Marseille
PR Advisor – Tremblant
amarseille@tremblant.ca / 514-266-5342