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  • July 30, 2014 at 7:41 am
    Thank you

    Je voudrais remercier le Festival du Blues de Tremblant et Ariane Lafleur de Substance Stratégie pour le séjour au cœur du Mont Tremblant. Ceci est une semaine que je vais tenir à cœur pour le reste de mes jours.
    Je vous remercie pour l’ensemble du ‘‘parfait bluesman’’ et les accommodations à l’hôtel Deslauriers. Notre séjour était aussi fabuleux que le blues.
    J’ai fréquenté beaucoup de festivals au fil des ans, y compris le Festival de Blues de Tremblant des éditions précédentes. Cependant, laissez-moi vous assurer que l’édition de 2014 m’a fait vivre l’une des plus belles expériences que j’ai jamais eue : la programmation était incroyable. J’ai été submergé par la joie de découvrir des artistes aussi talentueux que Jarekus Singleton, Layla Zoe et Teeny Tucker. Ce sont des noms que je compte suivre de près dans l’avenir.
    Merci pour cette semaine incroyable,

    Sincèrement,

    Robert Milon
    Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile.

  • May 23, 2014 at 8:30 am
    21ST EDITION OF TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL TRAVELS THE WORLD OVER

    IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    21ST EDITION OF TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL TRAVELS THE WORLD OVER

    Over 130 exquisite shows from July 4 – 13 offered to Tremblant vacationers free of charge

    Montreal, May 22 2014 – Tremblant is poised to present the 21st edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival (TIBF). The 2014 repertoire is pegged as being one of the richest and most diverse in the 20 year history of the event. “I am particularly excited about the programme and its international flavour. Festivalgoers will feel they’re travelling the world over thanks to this year’s incredible show of talent. Addresses from around the globe and signature styles go from raw blues to… fusion blues that draw inspiration from a medley of influences and eras,” explains the general manager of the Tremblant Resort Association, Pierre Bertrand.

    With its unique format and enchanting setting, the Blues Festival is sure to deliver pure magic. Shows are set on outdoor stages at the heart of a village where everything can be reached on foot, from artist-attended workshops to memorable late-night improv jams with that intimate, small-stage feel.

    The Maple Blues Awards’ Female Vocalist of the Year Angel Forrest has been performing at the TIBF for many years. “Nowhere do musicians from our vast blues-playing clan perform in such close proximity to the audience. It makes for a very special ambience and a communion between artists and spectators. It is also a very family friendly event. One of the rare places where you can perform over a 10-day period with your children by your side.”

    Beyond this year’s stellar lineup, festivalgoers are free to enjoy a full panoply of outdoor and leisure activities at the mountain, beach, golf course and at the heart of the pedestrian village. Excellent options for extending your stay in the area and the pleasures of summer.


    Event Programme
    The event gets off to an explosive start Friday July 4 with a concert by Finnish artist Erja Lyytinen. The queen of slide guitars, she excels at every aspect of this technique made famous by Blind Willie McTell, Robert Johnson and Elmore James. Corrosive Florida blues rocker and expert veteran resonator guitar player Eric Sardinas takes to the stage next with his Big Motor trio.

    Saturday July 5, One of Canada’s top blues band Downchild returns to play the Festival. The Toronto band just won a 2014 Juno for Best Blues Album of the Year. Band members are the very same as guitarist Donnie Mr. Downchild Walsh’s band, 40 years ago. Next, Shemekia Copeland – daughter of the lengendary Johnny Copeland and former Grammy nominee last year – is gracing the Tremblant stage to show spectators why she’s nicknamed “the real blues mama”.

    Sunday July 6 is another must-see show: JJ Grey & Mofro return to the Festival with their latest album, This River. Lead singer and guitarist J. J. Grey has produced eight blues-soul albums since 2001. He has shared the stage with B.B. King, the Allman Brothers, Jeff Beck and Black Crowes and loaned his compositions to TV series House, Crash and The Deadliest Catch. Shivers guaranteed! Completing the opening weekend repertoire is a Blues Festival first-timer, Markus James. Mixing blues with West African music, this American artist’s sound is fascinating. He opens for Juno winner and TIBF darling Steve Strongman who with his guest Guy Bélanger promise to take the stage by storm.


    A gem of a show early in the week, Tuesday July 8 the California quartet Vintage Trouble presents numbers from its Bomb Shelter Sessions album showcasing the irresistible voice of lead singer Ty Taylor. A voice that captivated listeners on the international scene, he also won over television audiences during appearances on top-rated late night talk-shows with David Letterman, Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel.

    Wednesday July 9, the evening begins with the Paul Deslauriers Band that is also earmarked to play a number of intimate shows at Tremblant’s different bars. Then, Tommy Castro who two years ago had Tremblant audiences on their feet, returns in full force with his band The Pain Killers. Party time guaranteed to a stellar mix of blues, swing and funk with numbers from their album The Devil You Know. Still on July 9 is the incandescent Texas guitarist Smokin’ Joe Kubek who, together with his accomplice Bnois King, delivers his searing notes that are sure to set Place St-Bernard on fire, playing their biggest hits drawn from their 25-year career.

    The last TIBF weekend starts early Thursday July 10 with 2010 Felix award-winner Jordan Officer, a Montreal guitar player with a vintage sound who covers the golden age of blues. He performs tunes from his second solo album, I’m Free, that was recorded during a six-month hiatus in New-York City. The same day, discover THE new blues boy on the block according to specialized magazines – Jarekus Singleton, a 29 year-old Mississippi guitar player who blends traditional and modern blues with a touch of hip-hop, soul and rock. His first album, Refuse To Lose (Alligator label), has soared to the top of the charts everywhere. A must-attend show. The night draws to a close with two high octane shows: Bad Boyz Boogie and Friends, a Quebec band that has been a genuine rock blues ambassador since 1995, with guest performances by former Offenbach band member Breen Leboeuf and the sublime Lulu Hughes, and her powerhouse vocals. This show is followed by The Mannish Boys spotlighting their charismatic vocalist Sugar Ray Rayford, with the tireless Kirk Fletcher on guitar. The band’s latest album, Double Dynamite, won Top Traditional Blues Album at the Memphis Blues Music Awards.


    Friday July 11 Doyle Bramhall ll occupies center stage. Nicknamed the musicians’ musician, he has played back-up for big names like Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow and more recently Roger Waters, on his Flesh tour. He is celebrated as one of the most talented guitar players of all times. He intends to play excerpts from his Jellycream, Welcome and Arc Angels albums. The following day, Saturday July 12, make way for Frank Bey & Anthony Paule, winners of the Best Soul and Blues Album with Soul For Your Blues and Top Soul Artists at the last edition of the prestigious Blues Awards. Accompanied by six musicians well steeped in blues and soul, they are set to perform classic soul filled with deep brass sounds and emotion. Voices to (re)discover …

    Details about the TIBF event programme: tremblant.ca/blues.

    About our Partners
    The 21st edition the Tremblant 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. Recently named Top Ski Destination in Eastern North America for a 16th consecutive year by Ski Magazine, Tremblant is known for its stunning views of the Laurentians, the diversity of its four-season offer and highly acclaimed major events. These include Ironman Mont-Tremblant, the 24h of Tremblant Ski and Cycle as well as the Tremblant International Blues Festival. With family, friends or your sweetheart, Tremblant welcomes vacationers year-round, with 1,900 lodging units fanned out across 13 hotel establishments, over 75 restaurants and boutiques and a Casino, all at nature’s doorstep.

    High-resolution photos available on Flickr, videos on YouTube. Follow us at tremblant.ca, on Facebook or our blog for the latest about Temblant.

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    Facebook.com/bluestremblant @montremblant #bluestremblant

    Media Relations: France Gaignard / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) / 514 616-7705

  • May 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm
    Tremblant International Blues Festival is going all out for its 20th birthday celebration

    Tremblant International Blues Festival is going all out for its 20th birthday celebration: guest list includes blues legends and hot new acts from around the globe

    From July 5 to 14, Ronnie Earl, James Cotton, Jimmie Vaughan, Jonas and many others will be making music magic in Tremblant

    Montréal, May 22, 2013 – The 2013 Tremblant International Blues Festival, fronted by Normand Brathwaite, promises to be the blues event of the year in North America. From July 5 to 14, the Festival celebrates its 20th year with a line-up worthy of the premier international blues fests. For 10 days, the unique event will bring together – sometimes on the same stage – blues legends, up-and-comers from Canada and abroad, 20 audience faves from years past and surprise guests, all in the magical and inviting setting of Mont-Tremblant.
    “We’ve worked hard to put together a program that does justice to the Festival’s 20th anniversary and we are honoured that so many renowned artists have accepted the invitation to celebrate with us,” said Pierre Bertrand, General Manager of the Tremblant Resort Association. “Every day of the Festival will be an event in itself, with at least one big name each evening and a full slate of concerts, on the outdoor stages and in the pedestrian village’s bars, embracing every possible genre in the rich and diverse blues palette, from Motown and soul to funk and rock.”
    Born on stage
    Headliners will include, in an exclusive appearance, guitar virtuoso and founding member of Roomful of Blues Ronnie Earl, who has rarely performed on stage in recent years. Festival-goers will also be treated to the sounds of legendary blues harmonica player and vocalist James Cotton, who has performed with the likes of Muddy Waters, BB King, Big Mama Thornton, Sonny Boy Williamson, Santana and Steve Miller; Jimmie Vaughan, founding member of the iconic band Fabulous Thunderbirds and the elder brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan; the Powder Blues Band, Canada’s leading blues ensemble; accordionist and singer Buckwheat Zydeco, undisputed master of zydeco, a musical genre rooted in Louisiana Creole; soul man Jarvis Church, former member of The Philosopher Kings, in a tribute to Sam Cooke; and the charismatic Jonas, a Tremblant Festival favourite, with music from his latest album, Jonas and the Massive Attraction.

    Up-and-comers
    The Festival also showcases the new generation of blues artists, bringing in new names and established artists such as King King, winners of Best Band and Best Album in the 2012 British Blues Awards; “Big Bill” Morganfield, son of the legendary Muddy Waters; The Slide Brothers, a Robert Randolph project that brings together three giants of the pedal steel guitar; Jonathon “Boogie” Long, virtuoso guitarist and winner of the Memphis Guitar Center’s “King of Blues” competition; Quinn Sullivan, a 14-year-old guitar prodigy and Buddy Guy protégé who has opened for B.B. King; Joe Robinson, another master guitarist and 2008 winner of Australia’s Got Talent; the immensely gifted Steve Hill, this year’s winner for Best Self-Produced CD at the International Blues Challenge; Steve Strongman, winner of the SOCAN-sponsored Maple Blues Award for Recording of the Year and Guitar Player of the Year; the brilliant Ben Racine, one of Canada’s latest blues sensations; Big Sam’s Funky Nation, an urban funk group from New Orleans known for their contagious energy; the award-winning Stooges Brass Band, who have reinvented brass by incorporating elements of jazz, funk and hip hop, and Bonerama, a delightfully iconoclastic group that breaks the brass band rules, covering pieces by Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Hendrix and the Edgar Winter Group – on the trombone!
    Blues without borders
    On February 1, the Tremblant International Blues Festival was the proud recipient of the Keeping the Blues Alive Award (“International Festival” category). Every year, the Blues Foundation bestows this honour on an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to blues music. The Festival’s friendly atmosphere, stellar programming, 150 free concerts and magical setting certainly all played a part in this award. “This distinction acknowledges the Festival’s international dimension and its ranking among the major blues festivals of North America,” commented Pierre Bertrand.
    Blues, every which way
    And, for the seventh consecutive year, the Festival will hold its much anticipated Acoustic Summit at Place Saint-Bernard. The Summit brings Festival headliners and a surprise guest together on stage to make musical magic happen. Festival-goers will also have the chance to workshop with renowned artists, including noted harmonica player and maker Lee Oskar, whose signature brand celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Lee will teach participants a blues tune, which they will then get to perform before an audience in a mass jam session at Place Saint-Bernard. A number of well-known bluesmen, including Steve Hill, Mighty Mo Rogers and Alan Nimmo, will also play music teacher throughout the Festival. “These workshops provide a unique opportunity for the public to get close to the artists in an intimate setting, to interact with them and to discover more about them and their music, from a different perspective,” explains Pierre Bertrand. “Workshopping is dear to our hearts and it’s a feature that sets us apart from the other blues festivals in North America.”

    Our partners
    Volkswagen is sponsoring the Tremblant International Blues Festival for the 14th consecutive year and will be marking the 20th festival’s anniversary with numerous interactive activities and highlights. The Festival would also like to thank its proud partners: Société des alcools du Québec, the town of Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec and the Caisse populaire Desjardins de Mont-Tremblant .
    About Tremblant
    Tremblant is a leading resort destination that delivers a unique experience on the slopes and in the pedestrian village. It was ranked as Eastern North America’s #1 ski resort by Ski Magazine for the 16th consecutive year. Tremblant offers spectacular views of the Laurentians, a diverse, four-season experience and world-class events such as Ironman Mont-Tremblant, the 24h of Skiing and Cycling fundraiser and the Tremblant International Blues Festival. Tremblant has year-round amenities to meet every vacationer’s needs, including 1,900 rooms in 13 hotels, over 75 restaurants and shops, and a casino, all in a marvelous natural setting.
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    Program details: Tremblant.ca/blues
    To connect with the Blues community: Facebook.com/bluestremblant
    Twitter: @montremblant #bluestremblant

    Media Relations
    France Gaignard
    Ping Communication
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    514-616-7705

  • February 6, 2013 at 7:13 am
    TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL HONOURED BY THE BLUES FOUNDATION ON ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY

    MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 6, 2013: – Every year, The Blues Foundation presents “Keeping the Blues Alive Awards” to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to blues music. This year, the TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL is a proud recipient of one of these awards in the “International Festival” category. The awards ceremony was held on
    February 1st in Memphis, Tennessee, the blues capital of the world.

    Based in Memphis, The Blues Foundation is known the world over for preserving the history of blues music. The Foundation celebrates blues recording and performance excellence, supports blues education, and ensures the future of this uniquely American art form.

    “We’re thrilled by this recognition from The Blues Foundation. It coincides with the Festival’s 20th anniversary and is the ultimate reward for years of hard work on the part of the Festival organizers and volunteers. This Festival is one of Quebec’s leading outdoor musical events and thanks to this recognition, it now occupies a prominent place on the world stage,” said Véronique Martino as she accepted the Award in Memphis. Véronique Martino is the Programming and Production Manager of the Festival organizer, the Tremblant Resort Association (TRA).

    SPECIAL ACTIVITIES MARKING THE FESTIVAL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY
    To underscore this milestone anniversary, the TRA has developed a series of special activities, including a revamped Website (in March), contests such as “20 Years – 20 Fan Favorites”, theme nights, surprises and so much more! Blues fans are invited to visit http://www.tremblantblues.com.

    Don’t miss another memorable and colourful edition of THE TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL, from July 5 to 14, 2013!

    MANY THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS
    The TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL is powered by Volkswagen Canada. Ville de Mont-Tremblant and Tourisme Québec are proud partners of the event.

    INTERVIEW REQUESTS
    To request an interview with a Festival spokesperson, contact Agence Sonia Gagnon.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    Nicole Desmarais / Véronique Fecteau
    Agence Sonia Gagnon
    514.768.6743
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  • July 23, 2012 at 8:02 am
    THE 2012 TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL – A HUGE SUCCESS!

    MONT-TREMBLANT, JULY18, 2012 – The 19th edition of the TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL closed on Sunday, after 10 days of festivities in Tremblant’s unique euphoric atmosphere. An average of more than 12 000 visitors walked the streets of the pedestrian village daily to enjoy free concerts and activities from July 6 to 15.

    Tremblant Resort Association's General Manager Pierre Bertrand is delighted about this year’s spokesperson’s involvement: “Normand Brathwaite brought a breath of fresh air to festival-goers. His presence was noticed throughout the festival and was much appreciated by all.”

    Production Manager Véronique Martino agrees and would like to thank all festival-goers and artists who, year after year, play a major role in the Festival’s international reputation.

    UNMATCHED PROGRAMMING!
    This year, festival visitors danced and sang to various musical genres including soul, classic rock, R & B, gospel and boogie woogie. The favourite was American Otis Taylor, who made his first appearance at the festival this year. In addition, among others, Tower of Power, Nanette Workman, Nadja, Marcia Ball, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush and, of course, Normand Brathwaite, who ensured this 19th edition was a Blues “must”!

    ALREADY 20 YEARS!
    For its 20th anniversary, the TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL is getting ready for a huge celebration! Don’t forget to pencil in July 5 to 14, 2013 on your Blues calendar!

    MANY THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS
    The TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL is powered by Volkswagen Canada in collaboration with TELUS.

    Société des alcools du Québec, Van Houtte, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec and CIME, Le Rythme des Laurentides, are proud partners of the event.

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    For Further Information:

    Nicole Desmarais | Vice-President, Communications
    Agence Sonia Gagnon, 514-768-6743
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    Ariadne Bourbonnière | Public Relations and Communications
    Station Mont Tremblant, 819-681-3000, ext. 46694
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  • July 12, 2012 at 10:00 am
    TREMBLANT WELCOMES NANETTE WORKMAN AND OTHER BLUES OLDTIMERS!

    MONT-TREMBLANT, JULY 12, 2012 – Nanette Workman will be in Tremblant today to share her new album while 77-year-old legendary soul singer Bobby Rush, from southern United States will play for the first time in Quebec! Today’s program will hold various styles with, among others, Robin Banks from Toronto, with her wide vocal range, Gaetano Pellino, Neapolitan versatile guitarist, Marquise Knox, a 20-year-old singer with a promising future and Jamiah On Fire & The Red Machine, these three teenagers back this year by popular demand.

    FOLLOWING IS THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 12:

    Artist Stage Time
    Jim Zeller Animation noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    Marquise Knox Workshop at Aire du Blues 1 p.m.
    Jamiah On Fire & The Red Machine TELUS 1 p.m.
    Firebelly Vieux-Tremblant 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    Bottle Rocket Playboys Promenade Deslauriers 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    Robin Banks TELUS 5 p.m.
    Gaetano Pellino Volkswagen 7 p.m.
    Marquise Knox TELUS 7:30 p.m.
    Nanette Workman Volkswagen 8:30 p.m.
    Bobby Rush TELUS 9 p.m.
    Kenny Dupree Bar Café d’Époque 10:30 p.m.
    Falz Le P’tit Caribou 10:30 p.m.

    The event’s complete schedule is available on http://www.tremblant.ca

    MANY THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS
    The TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL is powered by Volkswagen Canada in collaboration with TELUS.

    Société des alcools du Québec, Van Houtte, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec and CIME, Le Rythme des Laurentides, are proud partners of the event.


    ADDED VALUES AND DISCOUNTS ON ACCOMMODATIONS
    On top of enjoying an unparalleled atmosphere, festival-goers staying at Tremblant Resort will benefit from free added values with their lodging: unlimited access to the Panoramic Gondola, the beach of Parc Plage as well as the Young Adventurer’s Mornings. Guests booking two nights or more during the summer season will also get up to 20% off on their accommodations.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR FOR INTERVIEW REQUESTS, PLEASE CONTACT:

    Nicole Desmarais | Vice-President, Communications
    Agence Sonia Gagnon
    514 768-6743
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    Ariadne Bourbonnière | Public Relations and Communications
    Station Mont Tremblant
    819 681-3000, ext. 46694
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  • July 10, 2012 at 6:59 am
    AMAZING BLUES LINE UP AT TREMBLANT!

    MONT-TREMBLANT, JULY 10, 2012 – The best Canadian blues band MonkeyJunk returns to the TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL after its huge success last year. Also on stage, 52-year-old Bronx stage persona Popa Chubby, young guitar prodigy from Cambridge, Ontario, Conor Gains, as well as the legendary Montreal band founded 42 years ago, Myles Goodwyn & April Wine. Mainstay of the Quebec blues scene for the past 40 years, harmonica player Jim Zeller is a must see as he will be performing later in the evening at the Resto-Bar Casey’s, Also, while Carl Tremblay will energize the crowd at Bar Café d’Époque.

    FOLLOWING IS THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 10:

    Artist Stage Time
    Jitterbug Swing Animation noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    Johnny Sansone Workshop at l’Aire du Blues 1 p.m.
    James, de Keyzer, Marks TELUS 13 h
    Fraser / Daley Vieux-Tremblant 1:30 p.m.
    Johnny Sansone Promenade Deslauriers 3 p.m.
    Carl Tremblay Vieux-Tremblant 4:30 p.m.
    Conor Gains TELUS 5 p.m.
    Kim Churchill Promenade Deslauriers 6 p.m.
    MonkeyJunk TELUS 7:30 p.m.
    Myles Goodwyn & April Wine Volkswagen 8 p.m.
    Popa Chubby TELUS 9 p.m.
    Carl Tremblay Bar Café d’Époque 10:30 p.m.
    Jim Zeller Resto-Bar Casey’s 10:30 p.m.

    The event’s complete schedule is available on http://www.tremblant.ca

    MANY THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS
    The TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL is powered by Volkswagen Canada in collaboration with TELUS.

    Société des alcools du Québec, Van Houtte, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec and CIME, Le Rythme des Laurentides, are proud partners of the event.


    ADDED VALUES AND DISCOUNTS ON ACCOMMODATIONS
    On top of enjoying an unparalleled atmosphere, festival-goers staying at Tremblant Resort will benefit from free added values with their lodging: unlimited access to the Panoramic Gondola, the beach of Parc Plage as well as the Young Adventurer’s Mornings. Guests booking two nights or more during the summer season will also get up to 20% off on their accommodations.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR FOR INTERVIEW REQUESTS, PLEASE CONTACT:

    Nicole Desmarais | Vice-President, Communications
    Agence Sonia Gagnon
    514 768-6743
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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    Ariadne Bourbonnière | Public Relations and Communications
    Station Mont Tremblant
    819 681-3000, ext. 46694
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  • July 9, 2012 at 6:57 am
    ACOUSTIC BLUES SUMMIT TO JUMPSTART THE WEEK AT THE TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL!

    MONT-TREMBLANT, JULY 9, 2012 – Today James, De Keyser, Marks, three major guitarists on the Canadian blues scene, come together. Talented Montreal guitarist Steve Hill, who will perform solo, and elite southern blues rock band Royal Southern Brotherhood will also be on stage. For a fun ambiance in the pedestrian village, Dan Livingstone & The Griffintown Jug Addicts will perform all afternoon with their homemade instruments including a washboard, a washtub bass, jugs, cigar box guitars and five-string violins. To end the evening perfectly, and in keeping with tradition for Monday nights at the Festival, the much anticipated Acoustic Summit will bring together all the artists that performed during the day.

    FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JULY 9:

    Artist Stage Time
    The Griffintown Jug Addicts Animation noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    James, de Keyzer, Marks TELUS 1 p.m.
    Adam Karch Vieux-Tremblant 1:30 p.m.
    Anthony Gomez Promenade Deslauriers 3 p.m.
    Fraser / Daley Vieux-Tremblant 4:30 p.m.
    Steve Hill Solo TELUS 5 p.m.
    Dawn Tyler Watson et Paul Deslauriers Promenade Deslauriers 6 p.m.
    Acoustic Summit TELUS 7:30 p.m. an 9 p.m.
    Royal Southern Brotherhood Volkswagen 8 p.m.
    Paul Deslauriers Band Bar Café d’Époque 10:30 p.m.
    Carl Tremblay Resto-Bar Casey’s 10:30 p.m.

    The event’s complete schedule is available on http://www.tremblant.ca

    MANY THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS
    The TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL is powered by Volkswagen Canada in collaboration with TELUS.

    Société des alcools du Québec, Van Houtte, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec and CIME, Le Rythme des Laurentides, are proud partners of the event.

    ADDED VALUES AND DISCOUNTS ON ACCOMMODATIONS
    On top of enjoying an unparalleled atmosphere, festival-goers staying at Tremblant Resort will benefit from free added values with their lodging: unlimited access to the Panoramic Gondola, the beach of Parc Plage as well as the Young Adventurer’s Mornings. Guests booking two nights or more during the summer season will also get up to 20% off on their accommodations.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR FOR INTERVIEW REQUESTS, PLEASE CONTACT:

    Nicole Desmarais | Vice-President, Communications
    Agence Sonia Gagnon
    514 768-6743
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Ariadne Bourbonnière | Public Relations and Communications
    Station Mont Tremblant
    819 681-3000, ext. 46694
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  • July 6, 2012 at 6:52 am
    THE BLUES IS ON AT TREMBLANT!

    MONT-TREMBLANT, JULY 6, 2012 – The 19th edition of the TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL is officially beginning today with a series of over 150 free concerts in the beautiful mountainside setting of Tremblant for a 10-day long festival.

    Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Layla Zoe will launch the event on the TELUS stage and then make way to Canadian Debbie Davies at 9 p.m. The party will continue in the wee hours of the morning in several bars of Tremblant’s pedestrian village.

    Here is the complete schedule for the weekend:

    FRIDAY, JULY 6

    Artist Stage Time
    Layla Zoe TELUS 7:30 p.m.
    Michael Dozier Casino de Mont-Tremblant 8 p.m.
    Debbie Davies TELUS 9 p.m.
    David Rotundo Band Fat Mardis 10 :30 p.m.
    Riot & The Blues Devils Bar Café d’Époque 10 :30 p.m.

    SATURDAY, JULY 7
    Many awaited performances will take place on Saturday including those of Enrico Crivellaro and Tower of Power. Visitors will also have the opportunity to take part in workshops with artists at l’Aire du Blues at
    1 p.m. and enjoy the animation of the pedestrian village with Montreal Dixie at noon.

    Artist Stage Time
    Montreal Dixie Animation noon
    Super Chikan Aire du Blues workshop 1 p.m.
    Enrico Crivellaro TELUS 1 p.m.
    Richard Carr Vieux-Tremblant 1:30 p.m.
    Layla Zoe Promenade Deslauriers 3 p.m.
    Andrée Dupré and Jean Millaire Vieux-Tremblant 4:30 p.m.
    Riot & The Blues Devils TELUS 5 p.m.
    Ben Racine Promenade Deslauriers 6 p.m.
    Anthony Gomes Volkswagen 7 p.m.
    Red Dirt Revelators TELUS 7:30 p.m.
    Michael Dozier Casino de Mont-Tremblant 8 p.m.
    Tower of Power Volkswagen 8:30 p.m.
    Super Chikan & The Fighting Cocks TELUS 9 p.m.
    Bad Boyz Boogie Bar Café d’Époque 10:30 p.m.
    Richard Carr Bistro Au Grain de café 10:30 p.m.
    David Rotundo Band Resto-Bar Le Shack 10:30 p.m.
    Ben Racine Fat Mardis 10:30 p.m.
    Andrée Dupré and Jean Millaire Microbrasserie La Diable 10:30 p.m.
    Layla Zoe La Forge Bar & Grill 10:30 p.m.
    Riot & The Blues Devils Bullseye Saloon & Grill 10:30 p.m.

    SUNDAY, JULY 8
    Sunday, Jordan John & The Blues Angels and Quebecer Nadja will perform on the Volkswagen stage. Richard Carr will play on the TELUS stage at 1 p.m., followed by the Bart Walker Band in the afternoon and the David Rotundo Band and Marcia Ball in the evening.

    Artist Stage Time
    The Griffintown Jug Addicts Animation noon
    Antony Gomes Atelier à l’Aire du Blues 1 p.m.
    Richard Carr TELUS 1 p.m.
    Clarksdale Moan Vieux-Tremblant 1:30 p.m.
    The Songsters Promenade Deslauriers 3 p.m.
    Clarksdale Moan Vieux-Tremblant 4:30 p.m.
    The Bart Walker Band TELUS 5 p.m.
    Anthony Gomes Promenade Deslauriers 6 p.m.
    Jordan John & The Blues Angels Volkswagen 7 p.m.
    David Rotundo Band avec Enrico Crivellaro & Alberto Columbo TELUS 7:30 p.m.
    Nadja Volkswagen 8:30 p.m.
    Marcia Ball TELUS 9 p.m.
    Carl Tremblay Bar Café d’Époque 10:30 p.m.
    Steve Hill and the Mountain Daisies Resto-Bar Casey’s 10:30 p.m.

    The event’s complete schedule is available on http://www.tremblant.ca

    MANY THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS
    The TREMBLANT INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL is powered by Volkswagen Canada in collaboration with TELUS.

    Société des alcools du Québec, Van Houtte, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec and CIME, Le Rythme des Laurentides, are proud partners of the event.


    ADDED VALUES AND DISCOUNTS ON ACCOMMODATIONS
    On top of enjoying an unparalleled atmosphere, festival-goers staying at Tremblant Resort will benefit from free added values with their lodging: unlimited access to the Panoramic Gondola, the beach of Parc Plage as well as the Young Adventurer’s Mornings. Guests booking two nights or more during the summer season will also get up to 20% off on their accommodations.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR FOR INTERVIEW REQUESTS, PLEASE CONTACT:

    Nicole Desmarais | Vice-President, Communications
    Agence Sonia Gagnon
    514 768-6743
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    Ariadne Bourbonnière | Public Relations and Communications
    Station Mont Tremblant
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  • July 16, 2011 at 5:15 am
    Weekend lineup – July 16 & 17

    Weekend lineup – July 16 & 17
    Mont-Tremblant, July 15th, 2011 – Before a crowd of awaiting fans, the music from Ten Years After, Magic Slim &
    the Teardrops and the Brooks Family Blues Dynasty filled the air and the magical site of Tremblant’s International
    Blues Festival. Fans and artists were treated to an evening to remember!
    Among artists from around the world, this weekend will feature many Quebec blues stars. Here are the shows not to be
    missed:
    SATURDAY, JULY 16
    Bob Walsh
    One of Canada’s leading voices, he is back at the Festival with six musicians. Winner of a Felix and nominated for
    multiple Maple Blues Awards, Bob Walsh delivers his best songs, including some from his latest album Inside I Am All
    Blues.
    Jim Zeller
    Quebec’s harmonica sweetheart is back on duty at the foot of the mountain for a 15th consecutive year! Zeller is a
    chameleon and a legend that transforms before your eyes from one musical reference to the next, including rock, blues
    and psycho-billy.
    Oli Brown Band
    This 22-year-old guitarist has received five nominations at the 2011 British Blues Awards. His CD called Heads I Win
    Tail You Lose has won over the critics of Mojo and Classic Rock, two major British publications. This is a blues-rock
    trio worth discovering!
    James Harman and MonkeyJunk
    The Alabama harmonica player is considered to be one of the pillars of the California West Coast blues sound. He has
    recorded 30 albums and performed in over 25 countries. This blues VIP will be backed by MonkeyJunk in a concert
    that is sure to be a highlight of the Festival.
    SUNDAY, JULY 17
    Gary Allegretto & Harmonikids
    This master harmonica player from Los Angeles is committed to humanitarian causes. He will be hosting a special kid’s
    workshop. He is the founder and director of Harmonikids, a non-profit humanitarian organization that provides music
    therapy with harmonicas and lessons to special needs children internationally.
    Jam Session
    For the Festival’s closing show, all the artists still present on site will unite on the Place St-Bernard stage for an
    unforgettable Jam Session. Amongst the artists: Wang Dang Doodle, Jim Zeller, Carl Tremblay, Randy Oxford,
    Jamiah, Bob Harrisson and Gary Allegretto.
    Thanks to our partners
    The Tremblant International Blues Festival is powered by Volkswagen Canada in collaboration with the Casino de
    Mont-Tremblant. Van Houtte, SAQ, Belle Gueule, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec are proud partners in
    the event and CIME la radio des Laurentides, our media partner.
    The full event program is available at tremblant.ca
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    For more information and for any interview requests, please contact the following.
    Nicole Desmarais | Vice-president, communications
    Agence Sonia Gagnon
    514 768-6743
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    Catherine Lacasse | Public Relations and Communications
    Mont Tremblant Resort
    819 681-3000, ext. 46553
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  • July 16, 2011 at 5:12 am
    Friday, July 15, 2011 line-up

    Friday, July 15, 2011 line-up

    Montreal, July 14, 2011 – Yesterday, Tremblant International Blues Festival welcomed on its main stage no others than Zachary Richard, the event spokesperson and Isabelle Boulay. The Festival, which is celebrating its 18 anniversary this year, began on July 8 and runs through July 17. Renowned artists from all around the world gather in Tremblant where a wide variety of free outdoor concerts surrounded by the magnificent Tremblant panorama is offer to attendees.

    July 15 Headliners
    For this 18th anniversary of the event, Tremblant has again assembled all the ingredients needed to delight blues lovers and area visitors by securing a stellar line up of headliners to bring fresh sounds to the event.

    Jamiah on Fire
    This young Chicago power trio left its mark at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. And for good reason: the singer and guitarist Jamiah is 16 years old, drummer Jalon is 12, and bassist Kenyonte is 10! Blues, funk and R&B come together here with big guitar riffs and high-flying youthful energy. This Tremblant’s exclusive concert will take place at Église Sacré-Cœur-de-Jésus at 8 pm.

    Shakura S’Aida and Angel Forrest
    After being a standout at the 2011 Maple Blues Awards by taking home the title of Singer of the Year, Torontonian Shakura S’Aida will be at Tremblant at 8:30 pm at Place des Voyageurs to present her new album Brown Sugar. Two of the most beautiful voices in blues will be reunited as she’ll be sharing the stage with the well-known Angel Forrest for an unforgettable performance.

    Thornetta Davis
    The Queen of the Blues from Detroit will be at Tremblant this summer! This internationally known singer has shared the stage with none other than Ray Charles, Etta James, Buddy Guy and Bonnie Raitt. Her enormous talent has put her on the cover of Living Blues magazine and allowed her to lend her voice to numerous commercials. She will give a memorable performance at 9 pm at Place Saint-Bernard.

    Thanks to our partners
    The Tremblant International Blues Festival is powered by Volkswagen Canada in collaboration with the Casino de Mont-Tremblant. Van Houtte, SAQ, Belle Gueule, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec and CIME are proud partners in the event.

    The full event program is available at tremblant.ca

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    For more information or for any interview requests, please contact:

    Nicole Desmarais | Vice-president, Communications
    Jean Champagne | Coordinator, Public Relations
    Agence Sonia Gagnon
    514-768-6743
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    Catherine Lacasse | Public Relations and Communications
    Mont Tremblant Resort
    819-681-3000, ext 46553
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  • July 16, 2011 at 5:10 am
    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 line-up

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 line-up

    Mont-Tremblant, July 12, 2011 – Tomorrow will take place one of the most anticipated shows of the Festival featuring none other than Zachary Richard, the event’s spokesperson for a second year in a row, who will be singing with the talented Isabelle Boulay. The singer from Louisiana and the famous fiery hair interpreter will offer a breathtaking performance where blues and country music will meet with vitality and authenticity.

    Having composed some of her greatest hits like Le Banc des Délaissés and Jamais assez loin, Zachary Richard knows and understands better than anyone Isabelle Boulay’s voice. Together on stage, these two great names of francophone music form a perfect duo. They have already shared the stage a few times before leaving behind a speechless audience created by the emotion spread by their voices in tandem.

    At 8:30 pm, visitors will enjoy performances by Zachary Richard and Isabelle Boulay with Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys as the opening act at 7 pm.

    July 13 Other Headliners
    Tremblant’s International Blues Festival runs from July 8 to 17, 2011 and offers free performances. Over the last 18 years, this event has attracted a growing number of visitors by presenting shows from renowned international artists who performed in the great outdoors. More than 125,000 people attended last year’s edition.

    Wayne Baker Brooks
    The son of Lonnie Brooks learned the ropes from a young age as he was no stranger to Chess Studios and the popular Checkerboard Lounge where he met Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and Koko Taylor. At 7:30 pm at Place Saint-Bernard, he will present his hits which have a flavor of blues with a shot of modern-day rock, as his radio hit Something’s Going Down.

    Anders Osborne
    The Louisiana guitarist and singer returns to Tremblant after an acclaimed performance with the Voices of the Wetlands last year. Osborne brilliantly moves from soul-inflected acoustic to electric blues, as we can hear on American Patchwork, his latest release. He’s composed great songs for Keb Mo’, Jonny Lang and Tim McGraw, but will performs as a trio at Place Saint-Bernard at 9 pm.

    Free exclusive perks while lodging on site
    From May 21 to October 16, all guests staying on Tremblant resort this summer will benefit from free added values included with their accommodation such as unlimited access to the gondola to enjoy the mountain top. Free access to the Beach & Tennis Club to enjoy the warm sand and waters of Lac Tremblant is included with lodging, from June 18 to September 5. Parc Plage, a small private beach on the shores of Lac Tremblant is also available for free and toddlers will enjoy the Adventurer’s Club, a playground with water games at the foot of the mountain. To offer a wider range of free activities for Tremblant guests, the Beach & Tennis option is replaced by a game of miniature golf on Le P’tit Géant from May 21 to June 17 and September 6 to October 16. If you find a better price than the one you have reserved with our service, we will honour that price within the 48 hours following your reservation.

    Thanks to our partners
    The Tremblant International Blues Festival is powered by Volkswagen Canada in collaboration with the Casino de Mont-Tremblant. VAN HOUTTE®, SAQ, Belle Gueule beer, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec and CIME radio are proud partners of the event.


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    For more information or interview requests, please contact:

    Nicole Desmarais | Vice-President, Communications
    Agence Sonia Gagnon
    514 768-6743
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    Catherine Lacasse | Public Relations and Communications
    Mont Tremblant Resort
    819 681-3000, ext 46553
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  • July 16, 2011 at 5:08 am
    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 line-up

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 line-up

    Mont-Tremblant, July 11, 2011 – July 8 was the kick-off of the 18th annual Tremblant International Blues Festival with Zachary Richard as spokesperson. Renowned artists from the world over will be at Tremblant International Blues Festival until July 17 to provide a wide variety of free outdoor concerts.

    July 12 Headliners
    Tremblant has once again put together an impressive line-up of stars for the distinct pleasure of blues lovers and visitors alike. There’s a whole list of headliners that will bring a breath of fresh music to the event

    Jack de Keyzer
    The legendary Toronto guitarist won a Juno for Best Blues Album with The Corktown Sessions in 2010. He also got three nominations at the Maple Blues Award this year. Riding on a stellar career, he returns to the festival for a full-tilt performance with his band at Place Saint-Bernard at 7:30 pm.

    Tribute to Robert Johnson
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the mythical bluesman who died in 1938 at the age of 27. A special evening dreamed up by the Festival will take place at 9 pm at Place Saint-Bernard. David Gogo, Paul Deslauriers, Steve Strongman and Jack de Keyzer will conjure up the spirits by playing covers of some of Johnson’s 29 songs - considered by many experts to be a major body of work that revolutionized the blues.

    Thanks to our partners
    The Tremblant International Blues Festival is powered by Volkswagen Canada in collaboration with the Casino de Mont-Tremblant. VAN HOUTTE®, SAQ, Belle Gueule beer, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec and CIME radio are proud partners of the event.


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    For more information or interview requests, please contact:

    Nicole Desmarais | Vice-President, Communications
    Agence Sonia Gagnon
    514 768-6743
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Catherine Lacasse | Public Relations and Communications
    Mont Tremblant Resort
    819 681-3000, ext 46553
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

  • July 16, 2011 at 5:06 am
    Monday, July 11, 2011 line-up

    Monday, July 11, 2011 line-up



    Mont-Tremblant, July 10, 2011 – July 8 was the kick-off of the 18th annual Tremblant International Blues Festival with Zachary Richard as spokesperson. Renowned artists from the world over will be at Tremblant International Blues Festival until July 17 to provide ten days of music, fun and festivities with a wide variety of free outdoor concerts.

    July 11 Headliners
    Tremblant has once again put together an impressive line-up of stars for the distinct pleasure of blues lovers and visitors alike. There’s a whole list of headliners that will bring a breath of fresh music to the event

    Dawn Tyler Watson and Paul Deslauriers
    After selling over 20,000 copies of their first album, the dynamic duo will unveil their second album produced by sax man Charles Papasoff. Paul is the consummate guitarist who shines in every style; Dawn is the beautiful, pure and fiery voice, together, they soar! The duo will amaze the audience at Place Saint-Bernard at 5 pm.

    Sommet acoustique
    A festival tradition, Mondays are entirely dedicated to acoustic blues. At 7 pm at Place Saint-Bernard, hosted by Dawn Tyler Watson and Paul Deslauriers, the Acoustic Summit welcomes artists of the day to come together on stage to make music magic happen! Among these, Michael Jerome Browne, Steve Strongmen winner of the Mel Brown Blues Award in 2009 and David Gogo.


    Free exclusive perks while lodging on site
    From May 21 to October 16, all guests staying on Tremblant resort this summer will benefit from free added values included with their accommodation such as unlimited access to the gondola to enjoy the mountain top. Free access to the Beach & Tennis Club to enjoy the warm sand and waters of Lac Tremblant is included with lodging, from June 18 to September 5. Parc Plage, a small private beach on the shores of Lac Tremblant is also available for free and toddlers will enjoy the Adventurer’s Club, a playground with water games at the foot of the mountain. To offer a wider range of free activities for Tremblant guests, the Beach & Tennis option is replaced by a game of miniature golf on Le P’tit Géant from May 21 to June 17 and September 6 to October 16. If you find a better price than the one you have reserved with our service, we will honour that price within the 48 hours following your reservation.


    Thanks to our partners
    The Tremblant International Blues Festival is powered by Volkswagen Canada in collaboration with the Casino de Mont-Tremblant. VAN HOUTTE®, SAQ, Belle Gueule beer, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec and CIME radio are proud partners of the event.

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    For more information or interview requests, please contact:

    Nicole Desmarais | Vice-President, Communications
    Agence Sonia Gagnon
    514 768-6743
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Catherine Lacasse | Public Relations and Communications
    Mont Tremblant Resort
    819 681-3000, ext 46553
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

  • July 16, 2011 at 5:03 am
    Tremblant’s International Blues Festival, a series of great show!

    Sunday, July 10, 2011 line-up



    Mont-Tremblant, July 9, 2011 – Yesterday was the kick-off of the 18th annual Tremblant International Blues Festival with Zachary Richard as spokesperson. Renowned artists from the world over will be at Tremblant until July 17 to provide ten days of music, fun and festivities with a wide variety of free outdoor concerts.

    July 10 Headliners
    Tremblant has once again put together an impressive line-up of stars for the distinct pleasure of blues lovers and visitors alike. There’s a whole list of headliners that will bring a breath of fresh music to the event

    Delta Moon
    These four talented musicians mix blues, country and blue grass perfectly. Tremblant is happy to welcome bandleader Tom Gray, winner of the 2008 American Roots Music Association's Songwriter of the Year Award. At 7 pm, on the Volkswagen stage at Place des Voyageurs, Tremblant’s audience will hear live songs from the band's latest album, Hellbound Train.

    Eric Bibb and Michael Jerome Browne
    At 9:30 p.m., for the first time at Tremblant, Eric Bibb will deliver a must-see show for the of the crowd’s delight! With his acoustic guitar in hand, Bibb will be joined by fellow minstrel Michael Jerome Browne from Montreal.

    The Dana Fuchs Band
    Born in New Jersey and raised in Florida, 35-year-old singer Dana Fuchs is best known for her role as Sadie in the movie Across the Universe. She also portrayed Janis in the Off-Broadway musical “Love, Janis”. Tremblant is pleased to welcome The Dana Fuchs Band who will present its second album, Love To Beg.

    Larry McCray
    This exceptionally intense guitarist is part of the new generation of bluesmen who flirt with rock, funk and soul. His feverish performances will hit you head on and add considerable value to his limited discography of six albums. It’s at 9 pm at Place Saint-Bernard.

    Festival favourites
    Every year, blues lovers come to Tremblant to hear the Festival’s favourites who provide unforgettable shows. Among these, Carl Tremblay, David Gogo, Jim Zeller, Jimmy James, Monkey Junk, Paul Deslauriers and Dawn Tyler Watson.

    Free exclusive perks while lodging on site
    From May 21 to October 16, all guests staying on Tremblant resort this summer will benefit from free added values included with their accommodation such as unlimited access to the gondola to enjoy the mountain top. Free access to the Beach & Tennis Club to enjoy the warm sand and waters of Lac Tremblant is included with lodging, from June 18 to September 5. Parc Plage, a small private beach on the shores of Lac Tremblant is also available for free and toddlers will enjoy the Adventurer’s Club, a playground with water games at the foot of the mountain. To offer a wider range of free activities for Tremblant guests, the Beach & Tennis option is replaced by a game of miniature golf on Le P’tit Géant from May 21 to June 17 and September 6 to October 16. If you find a better price than the one you have reserved with our service, we will honour that price within the 48 hours following your reservation.

    Thanks to our partners
    The Tremblant International Blues Festival is powered by Volkswagen Canada in collaboration with the Casino de Mont-Tremblant. VAN HOUTTE®, SAQ, Belle Gueule beer, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec and CIME radio are proud partners of the event.


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    For more information or interview requests, please contact:

    Nicole Desmarais | Vice-President, Communications
    Agence Sonia Gagnon
    514 768-6743
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Catherine Lacasse | Public Relations and Communications
    Mont Tremblant Resort
    819 681-3000, ext 46553
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

  • July 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    The 18th annual Tremblant International Blues Festival: starting soon!

    Montreal, July 6, 2011 – It’s only a few days until the start of the 18th annual Tremblant International Blues Festival and for the second consecutive year, Zachary Richard is the spokesperson. Renowned artists from the world over will be at Tremblant from July 8 to 17 to provide ten days of music, fun and festivities with a wide variety of free outdoor concerts amid the beauty and majesty of the Laurentians!

    Headliners to check out on the first weekend of the shows
    For this 18th anniversary of the event, Tremblant has again put together an impressive line-up of stars for the distinct pleasure of blues lovers and visitors alike. There’s a whole list of headliners that will bring a fresh sound to the event.

    Six shows on the playlist for the evening of July 8
    A Festival regular, Carl Tremblay with Julien Boulet, son of Gerry Boulet, will kick off the event on Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m. on the St-Bernard Stage. Young French singer-guitarist Nina Attal will follow at 7:30 p.m., presenting a concert where blues, soul and funk will be nicely mixed to delight this year’s first audience. Then at 9 p.m., Tinsley Ellis, the Atlanta singer and guitarist nominated for Blues Rock Album of the Year at the 2010 Blues Music Awards in Memphis, will take over, delivering an exciting concert for his first visit to Tremblant. He is one of a select group of guitarists who have mastered all facets of the blues-rock genre that originates in the Southern States. This show is a must! Visitors to Tremblant will also enjoy The Goodmen Band, Power Stoke Blues Band, Jimmy James and his guest Carl Tremblay as well as The Johnny Max Band.

    18 free concerts for Tremblant visitors on July 9
    Among the variety of shows offered on this first Saturday of the Tremblant International Blues Festival, there’ll be some big names in blues. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the legendary group founded in 1977, will be on stage at the Place des Voyageurs at 8:30 p.m. with seven brass musicians and an interesting blend of blues, jazz and hip hop sounds. Taj Mahal will be there, as well, offering spectators in the Place Saint Bernard a musical repertoire with American and Caribbean roots. The versatile 68-year-old singer and multi-instrumentalist won two Grammy Awards over his four-decade career and will perform in trio for his first Tremblant appearance.

    On July 10, 14 musical presentations, a festive atmosphere and much more!
    Artists from Québec, Ontario, Nova Scotia and the United States will take over the Tremblant stages. Among them, none other than Rick Taylor, one of the planet’s best folk-blues guitarists Eric Bibb, the star of the movie Across the Universe: The Dana Fuchs Band, Larry McCray and more.

    Next week, don’t miss Zachary Richard with guest artist Isabelle Boulay
    The show not to be missed is the performance by our spokesperson Zachary Richard sharing the stage with Isabelle Boulay on Wednesday, July 13 at 8:30 p.m. with Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys opening the show at 7 p.m. On top of these well-awaited shows, some renowned artists are expected to give a breathtaking performance such as Anders Osborne, Ten Years After, The Brooks Family Blues Dynasty, Todd Wolfe, Thornetta Davis, Shakura S’Aida with Angel Forrest, Kim Churchill, Jamiah on Fire, Oli Brown, James Haman with Monkey Junk and many others.


    Festival favourites
    Every year, blues lovers come to Tremblant to hear the festival’s favourites who provide, year after year, unforgettable shows. Among these, there’ll be: Carl Tremblay, David Gogo, Jim Zeller, Jimmy James, MonkeyJunk, Paul Deslauriers and Dawn Tyler Watson.

    Harmonica workshop with Gary Allegreto
    Bluesman, harmonicist and humanitarian from Los Angeles, Gary Allegretto, was awarded the prestigious "Keeping the Blues Alive Award" from the Blues Foundation, for his dedication to the Blues, and particularly among kids in need. His performances have captivated and intrigued the public in several stages and festivals around the world. Several media have highlighted his great talent and he has been nominated several times at the Grammy Awards.

    Gary, as a founder of Harmonikids (http://www.harmonikids.org), a humanitarian non-profit organization, has already given workshops in music therapy for youth who have experienced difficult events around the world such as the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Indonesia or after Katrina in New Orleans.

    Gary will give a workshop at the Tremblant International Blues Festival for 18 children and invite these young people to share the stage with him Sunday, July 17 at 1 p.m. to present a few pieces they have learned during this extraordinary experience. These children will receive a professional harmonica from Hohner and goodies from the Tremblant Resort Association. Above all, these young people will return with the feeling of accomplishment helping them face the future positively.

    Thanks to our partners
    The Tremblant International Blues Festival is powered by Volkswagen Canada in collaboration with the Casino de Mont-Tremblant. Van Houtte, SAQ, Belle Gueule, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec are proud partners in the event and CIME la radio des Laurentides, our media partner.

    The full event program is available at tremblant.ca

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    For more information and for any interview requests, please contact the following.

    Nicole Desmarais | Vice-president, communications
    Agence Sonia Gagnon
    514 768-6743
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Catherine Lacasse | Public Relations and Communications
    Mont Tremblant Resort
    819 681-3000, ext. 46553
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

  • June 22, 2011 at 6:51 am
    When the blues meets country music… Isabelle Boulay joins Zachary Richard!

    Isabelle Boulay joins Zachary Richard for the 18th anniversary of Tremblant’s International Blues Festival

    Mont-Tremblant, June 20, 2011- Two weeks ago, Tremblant unveiled the return of Zachary Richard as Tremblant’s International Blues Festival spokesman for a second year in a row. Today, Tremblant is pleased to announce that Isabelle Boulay will take part in the festivities by sharing the stage with Zachary Richard. On Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 8:30 pm, visitors will enjoy performances by Zachary Richard and Isabelle Boulay with Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys as the opening act at 7 pm.

    Having composed some of her greatest hits like Le Banc des Délaissés and Jamais assez loin, Zachary Richard knows and understands better than anyone Isabelle Boulay’s voice. Together on stage, these two great names of francophone music form a perfect duo. They have already shared the stage a few times before leaving behind a speechless audience created by the emotion spread by their voices in tandem.

    Tremblant’s International Blues Festival runs from July 8 to 17, 2011 and offers free performances that will please everyone. Over the last 18 years, this event has attracted a growing number of visitors by presenting shows from renowned international artists who performed in the great outdoors. More than 125,000 people attended last year’s edition. This year, be part of Tremblant’s International Blues Festival for guaranteed chills up your spine in the middle of Summer!

    The complete event program is available at tremblant.ca

    Free exclusive perks while lodging on site
    From May 21 to October 16, all guests staying on Tremblant resort this summer will benefit from free added values included with their accommodation such as unlimited access to the gondola to enjoy the mountain top. Free access to the Beach & Tennis Club to enjoy the warm sand and waters of Lac Tremblant is included with lodging, from June 18 to September 5. Parc Plage, a small private beach on the shores of Lac Tremblant is also available for free and toddlers will enjoy the Adventurer’s Club, a playground with water games at the foot of the mountain. To offer a wider range of free activities for Tremblant guests, the Beach & Tennis option is replaced by a game of miniature golf on Le P’tit Géant from May 21 to June 17 and September 6 to October 16. If you find a better price than the one you have reserved with our service, we will honour that price within the 48 hours following your reservation.

    Thanks to our partners
    The Tremblant International Blues Festival is powered by Volkswagen Canada in collaboration with the Casino de Mont-Tremblant. VAN HOUTTE®, SAQ, Belle Gueule beer, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec and CIME radio are proud partners of the event.

    For more information or interview requests, please contact:

    Nicole Desmarais | Vice-President, Communications
    Agence Sonia Gagnon
    514-768-6743
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Catherine Lacasse | Public Relations and Communications
    Mont Tremblant Resort
    819-681-3000, ext 46553
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

  • May 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm
    The 18th annual Tremblant International Blues Festival.

    The 18th annual Tremblant International Blues Festival
    Surrender to the music
    Zachary Richard, Ten Years After, Taj Mahal, and more!

    Montreal, May 26, 2011 – The official announcement of the program for the 18th annual Tremblant International Blues Festival was made today. The announcement was made in the presence of festival spokesperson Zachary Richard, back for a second year, and of Pierre Bertrand, general manager of the Tremblant Resort Association. Bharath & His Rhythm Four gave onlookers a taste of the electrifying atmosphere at this event by providing a musical blues presentation. Famous artists from the four corners of the world will flock to Tremblant’s International Blues Festival, July 8 to 17, for 10 days of festivities where attendees will enjoy a wide variety of free outdoor concerts surrounded by the magnificent Tremblant panorama.

    Zachary Richard – spokesperson
    The Tremblant International Blues Festival, which is attended by more than 120,000 visitors annually, is proud to again be associated with Zachary Richard, for a second consecutive year. With his unique songs and variety of styles, Zachary brings his personal touch to the Festival, surrounding himself with musicians and artists who will provide a brilliant show.

    Some of the big names…
    For this 18th anniversary of the event, Tremblant has again arranged for all the ingredients needed to impress blues lovers and area visitors by ensuring the presence of several headliners who will bring some fresh sounds to the event.

    Taj Mahal
    This 68 year-old versatile singer and multi-instrumentalist, has won two Grammy awards in the course of his career – a career that spans four decades. In trio format for his first visit to Tremblant, Taj Mahal offers a musical repertoire inspired by both American and Caribbean sounds.

    Ten Years After
    Immortalized in the Rock Hall of Fame for its unforgettable presentation at the Woodstock festival in 1969 of the song I’m Going Home, the legendary British group is stopping at Tremblant for the first time to present a body of musical work that deftly combines rock and blues.

    Thornetta Davis
    The Queen of Blues from Detroit will be at Tremblant this summer! This internationally known singer has shared the stage with none other than Ray Charles, Etta James, Buddy Guy and Bonnie Raitt. Her enormous talent has won her a cover on the Living Blues magazine and allowed her to lend her voice to numerous commercials. Her first trip to Tremblant should be memorable.

    The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    Founded in 1977 in New Orleans, the group – made up of seven brass instruments and a rhythm section – is a real institution in Louisiana, having revived the brass band tradition and given it a refreshed sound that incorporates both funk and soul. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is proud to have worked with such greats as Norah Jones, Dave Matthews and David Bowie.



    The Brooks Family Blues Dynasty
    Recently named to the Blues Hall of Fame, patriarch Lonnie Brooks enjoys sharing the stage with his two sons Ronnie and Wayne. The three artists are guaranteed to provide a unique concert in Tremblant’s magnificent surroundings, particularly because performances by the legendary dad are more and more rare.

    Shakura S’Aida and Angel Forrest
    After being a standout at the Maple Blues 2011 by taking home the title of Singer of the Year, Torontonian Shakura S’Aida returns to Tremblant to present her new album Brown Sugar. Two of the most beautiful voices in blues will thus be reunited, because she’ll be sharing the stage with the well-known Angel Forrest, for an unforgettable performance.

    Jamiah on Fire
    This young Chicago power trio left its mark at the International Blues Challenge of 2011 in Memphis. And for good reason: the singer and guitarist Jamiah is 16 years old, drummer Jalon is 12, and bassist Kenyonte is 10! Blues, funk and R&B come together here with big guitar riffs and high-flying youthful energy. This is the future, folks! A Tremblant exclusive.

    Magic Slim & The Teardrops
    The first American artist who played on the Tremblant stage at the very first International Blues Festival, the legendary 74-year-old guitarist is one of the pillars of contemporary Chicago Blues, having emigrated in his early day from his native Mississippi. Over the years, the Teardrops of Magic Slim have been able to boast of having, in their ranks, the excellent John Primer, as well as delivering 23 solid albums the most recent of which, Raising the Bar, came out in 2010.

    Lionel Young Band
    Winner of the prestigious International Blues Challenge of 2011 in the group and solo categories, the singer – who hails originally from Rochester, NY – has just released a new CD: On Our Way to Memphis, The IBC Sessions, where his talents as a blues violinist are also featured.

    The Acoustic Summit
    It’s become a Festival tradition: Mondays are devoted to acoustic blues, with a variety of presentations taking place in the course of the day. But as night falls, things get serious! Under the musical direction of Dawn Tyler Watson and Paul Deslauriers, the Acoustic Summit welcomes the artists of the day on one stage for a magical evening of music.

    Homage to Robert Johnson
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the mythical bluesman who died in 1938 at the age of 27. This special evening was dreamed up by the Festival: David Gogo, Paul Deslauriers, Steve Strongman and Jack de Keyzer will conjure up the spirits by playing covers of some of Johnson’s 29 songs -- considered by many experts to be a major body of work that revolutionized the blues.

    The Festival stalwarts
    Every year, blues fans come to Tremblant to hear the much-loved artists who provide, year after year, highly memorable performances as they contribute to the fame of the event. Among these, we can count on the presence of Carl Tremblay, David Gogo, Jim Zeller, Jimmy James, MonkeyJunk, Paul Deslauriers and Dawn Tyler Watson.

    Harmonica course with Gary Allegreto
    The Los Angeles harmonica player is a virtuoso committed to humanitarian causes. His recent assistance to children affect by the Port-au-Prince disaster won him the prestigious 2011 Keepiing the Blues Alive Award presented by the Blues Foundation. He invites children from our own area to come up on the stage with him for a workshop, and he will also offer a duet performance.


    Thanks to our partners
    The Tremblant International Blues Festival is powered by Volkswagen Canada in collaboration with the Casino de Mont-Tremblant. Van Houtte, SAQ, Belle Gueule, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec and CIME are proud partners in the event.

    The full event program is available at tremblant.ca



    For more information or for any interview requests, please contact:

    Nicole Desmarais | Vice-president, Communications
    Jean Champagne | Coordinator, Public Relations
    Agence Sonia Gagnon
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    Catherine Lacasse | Public Relations and Communications
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  • July 27, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    The 17th edition of Tremblant International Blues Festival: A massive success

    Mont-Tremblant, July 18th, 2010 – The 17th edition of Tremblant International Blues Festival is ending today. After 10 days of festivities, amazing concerts, the organizing committee and the spokesperson Zachary Richard are proud of this years’ great success, as the attendance has significantly increased.

    The first weekend started off strong with Anthony Gomes. The originality of Mason Rack was definitely a crowd pleaser. John Németh, and the British band Babe Ruth were loudly applaud. During the week, visitors had the chance to watch some shows from the top of the mountain with an amazing view that Tremblant offers at sunset. Wednesday, last year’s Festival favourite Matt Andersen was back on the Deslauriers stage. Later on that day, Bonerama gave a good show on Place St-Bernard with brass and rhythmic sounds, but the best part of the night was definitely the shows on the Volkswagen stage by Bobby Bazini and Zachary Richard. A very special ambience was brought in the pedestrian village by these two grand artists. The weather was perfect, the stars were out and visitors all had smiles on their faces. Thursday, Tab Benoit and his band Voice of the Wetlands All Stars entertained the huge crowd in front of the Volkswagen stage. The second weekend was as good as the first with performances by Matt Schofield, Coco Montoya, Dawn Tyler Watson Blues Project and Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers on Friday. As for Saturday night, Tommy Castro Band, Angel Forrest with Bob Walsh and Jim Zeller Duo were on for a memorable night. The Blues’araoke contest final was Today. The winner, Sylvain L. Lalonde, went home with a Vintage guitar offered by Musique Éthier, autographed by most of the Festival’s artists. Guy Éthier, owner of Éthier Musique, was on stage to give the winner his prize, and also gave an $50 gift certificate to both second and third places winners. The Festival will end later tonight with the always very popular Final Jam featuring Jim Zeller, Carl Tremblay, Angel Forrest, Mo Blues and Layla Zoe. This year’s favourite voted by the organizing committee’s was undeniably Eric Lindell and the Bonerama horn section as his guests.

    L’AIRE DU BLUES: A dome of electrifying ambiance!
    Special moments were lived in the Aire du Blues this year. Zachary Richard’s workshop was entertaining for he walked us through the roots of Blues music and the history of Louisiana. It turned out to be a very intimate and memorable moment in his company. Other workshops by Anthony Gomes, Mason Rack, Éric Dion, Jack de Keyzer, Mr Boogie Woogie, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Lee Oskar and Alberto Colombo & David Rotundo pleased the public.

    Tamtam initiation: A great idea brought by Volkswagen
    The 10-minute free percussion workshops offered by Samajam under the Volkswagen tent turned into a huge jam. The crowd could get enough of it! Another great initiative by this partner was definitely the free VIP parking on Saturday and Sunday for the first fifty Volkswagen owners.

    Thank you to our partners:
    The Tremblant International Blues Festival is presented by Volkswagen Canada. The Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan, Ministère du Tourisme Québec, Van Houtte and the City of Mont-Tremblant are proud partners of the event.

    Check out tremblant.ca/blues for the announcement of the next edition’s dates.

    Contact:

    Nicole Desmarais | Vice President, Communications
    Agence Sonia Gagnon
    Tel.: 514.768.6743 / Fax.: 514.768.6747
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    Annick Marseille | Public Relations & Communications
    Station Mont Tremblant
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  • June 3, 2010 at 9:00 am
    The 17th edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival: a natural fit

    Montreal, June 3, 2010 – The official program of the 17th annual Tremblant International Blues Festival held from July 9 to 18, 2010 was unveiled today in the presence of spokesman Zachary Richard. Renowned artists from around the world will perform during 10 days of festivities and free outdoor concerts where music and nature share the spotlight.

    Among the blues musicians who will grace the Tremblant stages, there will be a significant concentration of artists from Louisiana, including event spokesman Zachary Richard. This edition will also mark the return of Matt Andersen, who was last year’s committee favourite. Visitors and blues fans can look forward to Janiva Magness, Bernard Adamus, Tommy Castro, Matt Schofield and Bobby Bazini, plus notable Quebec blues icons such as Carl Tremblay, Jim Zeller, Jimmy James, Paul Deslauriers and Dawn Tyler Watson to fire up the ambience.

    A natural fit…
    Blues music at an altitude of 875 metres with a breathtaking view of Lac Tremblant and phenomenal sunsets await Tremblant visitors during the Festival. They will have the opportunity to travel up the mountain on the gondola lift – free for guests staying on-site – and enjoy an intimate concert at the summit. The concert will be held daily at cocktail hour from July 12 to 16, atop the highest summit in the Laurentian Mountains. A grand way to live the moment!

    Big names to watch
    Zachary Richard – Spokesman
    Having recorded 18 albums in English and French including the classic CAP ENRAGÉ and his 2009 release LAST KISS, Zachary Richard’s roots are deeply planted in his native Louisiana. Inspired by the various styles of his home, Zachary’s songs are uniquely his own.

    Kenny Wayne Shepherd
    Born in Shreveport, LA, 33-year-old Shepherd has released many albums in his 20-year career, including a new one in 2010. Not only has he opened for the likes of the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and Bob Dylan, Fender Guitars has marketed a Stratocaster in his name. Performing for the first time at Tremblant, he is among the Festival’s headliners.

    Tommy Castro
    After winning four Blues Music Awards in Memphis in May, including for “B.B. King Entertainer of the Year” and “Band of the Year”, the 55-year-old guitarist from California makes his first appearance at the Festival. Hard Believer, his latest album released on Alligator, has been hitting the Billboard blues charts for 30 consecutive weeks.

    Tab Benoit
    Nominated for a Grammy in 2006 for his album Brother to The Blues, the 43-year-old Cajun singer and guitarist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana has played with Junior Wells, Willie Nelson and Kim Wilson, to name a few. His 15th and latest album, Night Train to Nashville, was released in 2008 and is a mix of blues, country and Cajun music.


    Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars
    Tab Benoit has been very involved in the preservation of the Delta wetlands in the Louisiana Bayou, including as spokesman for Voice of the Wetlands (2005, Telarc), an ambitious musical project including Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, who will all be on stage at the Festival. A major event.

    An intimate blues experience
    L’AIRE DU BLUES is back again this year. This special, more intimate venue is devoted to blues culture. Here, the public gets a chance to meet artists and hear their musings on inspiration, secrets, philosophies… listen to up-close performances and participate in discussions. It is also the locale of the official Festival boutique featuring Festival clothing, gear and much more.

    Thank you to our partners:
    The Tremblant International Blues Festival is presented by Volkswagen Canada. The Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan, Ministère du Tourisme Québec, Van Houtte and the City of Mont-Tremblant are proud partners of the event.

    For more details on the event’s program, check out tremblant.ca/blues, where the latest additions and announcements will be posted regularly.

  • July 29, 2009 at 7:48 am
    A great success for the sixteenth edition of Tremblant International Blues Festival

    Mont-Tremblant, July 19th, 2009 – There were certainly blues greats, but there were highly promising young artists as well at the Tremblant International Blues Festival’s 16th birthday edition. During the 10-day event, an enthusiastic crowd saw the various shows and the event is once again a success.

    Looking back at the Tremblant International Blues Festival
    The first weekend was a huge success with Jonas on the Volkswagen stage on Saturday night. Even with Mother Nature being not so generous with sunshine, the talented Montrealer has once again seduced his fans. On the next day, Edgar Winter took over the stage in front of an overwhelmed crowd. The Fusion Acoustic show brought together some of the best guitarists present at the festival, acoustic way. Jonas and Angel Forrest even made a surprise appearance.

    A week of blues
    Robert Cray Band gave a fantastic show as the crowd was under the rain. His special guest, Hubert Sumlin, brought his special touch to the show, which made the whole absolutely delightful on Tuesday night. The same evening, Steve Hill, Jean-Sébastien Chouinard (The Respectables), Ricky Paquette and Paul Deslauriers performed a vibrant tribute to Albert, Freddie and B.B. King in the Tribute to the three Kings show. As for, Shemekia Copeland and Mavis Staples, they gave everything they had on Wednesday night during the ladies night. All the participants in the Maple Blues Revue warmed up the atmosphere on Thursday night. The winners and nominees of the Maple Blues Awards shook the Molson Ex Stage. On Friday night, Joe Louis Walker delivered all of his talents. The Blues by the Beach concerts were a success, thanks to the ambience and the proximity with the artist specific to this stage.

    The closure weekend
    The last weekend of the Festival was packed! Saturday, Guy Bélanger and Bob Walsh were on the Volkswagen Stage, followed by Nanette Workman. These Quebec Bluesman and Blueswoman sure met the crowd’s expectations! Buckwheat Zydeco was on the Molson Export stage, celebrating its 30th tour anniversary. Sunday opened with the Étoiles Galaxie contest finals, which was won by Chris Cotton & The Bluesers. Louis Bellavance from Galaxie and jury for this contest, crowned the winner on the stage. The Festival ends tonight at 9 p.m. with the traditional Jam Session and promises to bring a lot of people together.

    Visit Volkswagen during the Festival
    Volkswagen is waiting for you at the Festival and invites you to visit the TDI zone: perks for Volkswagen owners, information on the new Blue Motion technology and much more. The public had the chance to take a TDI on a road test and to follow the Festival from their computer, thanks to Volkswagen Live on Facebook. From your keyboard and mouse, you could find exclusive blues content such as interviews, photos and videos.

    L’AIRE DU BLUES
    L’Aire du blues, in collaboration with Archambault, was highly successful again this year. Particularly appreciated by the public, l’Aire du blues allowed them to meet the artists every day and listen to their stories, knowledge and inspirations as well as hearing the performances in the most private and personal atmosphere imaginable.

    Gratitude to Festival partners
    The Tremblant International Blues Festival is presented by Volkswagen, in collaboration with Molson Export. Proud partners of the event are Van Houtte, Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Galaxie, Archambault and Tourisme Québec.Tremblant International Blues Festival is part of the Festival d’été de Tremblant, brought to you with the precious support of Industry Canada and Tourisme Québec.

  • July 14, 2009 at 10:58 am
    July 14th at 8h30pm - Robert Cray Band with special guest appearance Hubert Sumlin

    The major blues and soul star Robert Cray is coming to Tremblant for a single exclusive performance! First breaking through in 1986 with his classic Strong Persuader and the song Smoking Gun, Cray’s gripping voice and refined guitar work on the Stratocaster has won him five Grammy Awards and eleven nominations! His special guest, Hubert Sumlin, is a true living legend. Keith Richards’ idol, he has single-handedly redefined how blues guitar is played.The stars couldn’t be more blissfully aligned to mark the midway point of this 16th Festival edition.

  • July 13, 2009 at 8:14 am
    Other big names to end the Festival

    The last weekend will wrap up the Festival in a great way with none other than Jim Zeller, Bob Harrison and Carl Tremblay on Friday. Saturday, it’s time for Clio & the BluesHighway, Guy Bélanger & Bob Walsh, Nanette Workman and finally, the much awaited Buckwheat Zydeco. The Fusion Acoustic show will be on Sunday, right after the finals of the Étoiles Galaxie contest.

  • July 13, 2009 at 8:10 am
    A wild week

    The following week will be filled with concerts of Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers, a duo that you don’t want to miss on Monday. The same day will be the Acoustic Summit, which allows the best guitarists featured in the festival to challenge each other, acoustic version. Robert Cray Band and its special guest Hubert Sumlin will give their show on Tuesday night and promise to raise the crowd. Again Tuesday, the Tribute to the three Kings show promises to be memorable as Steve Hill, Jean-Sébastien Chouinard (The Respectables), Ricky Paquette and Paul Deslauriers will pay a tribute to B.B., Albert and Freddie King. Ladies will take on the stages on Wednesday as a musical bridge will link Volkswagen and Molson Export stage while Shemekia Copeland and Mavis Staples will perform. Two blueswomen with remarkable voices following their dad’s tracks: Johnny Copeland and Pops Staples. Finally, on Thursday night, the Earth will tremble with 11 artists on stage in Maple Blues Revue. Three voices, eight musicians, each of them winners or nominees of Maple Blues Awards. Count in Dawn Tyler Watson, John Mays and Chuck Jackson.

    In addition to all these great names, this year introduces a whole new concept of Blues by the Beach shows. Starting tonight with Jonas and then every week nights during the Festival, guests lodging on Tremblant site will have the chance to attend private blues concerts by the lake at the Beach & Tennis Club, completely free. Blues music, a magnificent lake, a sunset like no others, with feet in the sand, what more can you ask for? Tremblant gives even more while offering seated places in the stands of Volkswagen and Molson Export Stage.*

    *Some conditions apply limited spaces.

  • July 12, 2009 at 9:35 pm
    This first weekend kicked off

    This first weekend kicked off the 16th edition of Tremblant International Blues Festival powered by Volkswagen in collaboration with Molson Ex. More great names to come (Mavis Staples, Shemekia, Copeland and Nanette Workman !) in a wild week, but above all, a lot of blues.

    The crowd answered the blues call on Saturday night as Jonas warmed up the atmosphere, even under the rain! An exciting ambience was over the Volkswagen stage and the fans were delighted. Edgar Winter will follow later tonight and will sure get to keep this hype! To these great names of blues, add last year’s favourite Trampled Under Foot, Jim Zeller, Steve Strongman Band and many more. The Fusion Acoustic show was certainly a must-see with none other than Steve Marriner and other talented musicians this Sunday afternoon.

  • June 2, 2009 at 8:04 am
    Blues by the beach

    From July 13th to 17th, free exclusive concerts for guests staying on site will be held at the Beach & Tennis Club. What a unique way to experience an outdoor blues concert, with both feet in the sand!
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  • June 2, 2009 at 7:07 am
    Discover this year :

    • JJ Grey & Mofro, Sunday, July 12th, Molson Ex Stage
    • Steve Strongman, July 12th, 13th & 14th, Casey’s, Météomédia Stage, Molson Ex Stage
    • Watermelon Slim, Wednesday & Thursday July 15th & 16th Place Deslauriers Stage
    • Howard & The White Boys, Friday, July 17th Volkswagen Stage

  • June 1, 2009 at 8:46 am
    VIP Treatment

    Throughout the 10 days of festivities, guests staying at the resort will get a VIP ticket for stand seats on the Volkswagen & Molson Export Stages, making sure they get the best view of the concerts.

  • June 1, 2009 at 8:09 am
    Not to be missed this year:

    • Acoustic Summit, with Shane Murphy, Steve Strongman, Rob Lutes Trio, Matt Anderson, Chris Smither, Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers, Monday, July 13th, Molson Ex Stage
    • Tribute to the Kings, Tuesday, July 14th, Molson Ex Stage
    • Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, Thursday, July 16th, Volkswagen Stage
    • Maple Blues Revue with Dawn Tyler Watson, Thursday, July 16th, Molson Ex Stage
    • Mick Taylor, Friday, July 17th, Volkswagen Stage
    • Joe Louis Walker, Friday, July 17th, Molson Ex Stage
    • Junior Watson with Bharath & His Rhythm Devils, July 17th & 18th, Molson Ex Stage
    • Nanette Workman, Saturday, July 18th, Volkswagen Stage
    • Guy Bélanger & Bob Walsh, Saturday, July 18th, Volkswagen Stage

  • May 29, 2009 at 12:01 pm
    Blues Area

    The official Festival boutique where t-shirts and other promotional articles are for sale, meet artists and see them perform in a very intimate way.
    New this year: take pictures in the Blues Area with costumes, instruments and an all-blues backdrop!

  • May 29, 2009 at 11:35 am
    Radio-Canada’s Étoiles Galaxie Prize

    With the help of Radio-Canada and the Galaxie channel, a contest is on for Quebec and Canada’s youngsters. The public is invited to watch the performances and cheer them on.