The Tremblant International Blues Festival 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.
The Festival has never been so interactive or up close and personal as it has been this year. Completing the show offer were unique performances from balconies, street blues, blues dance parties…
With an air guitar contest, graffiti workshops – including a few dedicated to the memory of B.B. King – fans and neophytes alike could appreciate a rich spectrum of blues.
A few 2015 highlights and 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.
While in Tremblant, artists got the enjoy some of the great activities the resort has to offer. Our social media team tagged along to capture some great moments:
Lugging with the Landreth Bros.
Les Frères Landreth nous montrent leur côté compétitif en luge! Ne les manquez pas ce soir à 19h15 sur la scène Casino de la Place Saint-Bernard. #blues #Tremblant—————————————-The Bros. Landreth show us their competitive side on the luge track! See them tonight at 7:15 p.m on the Casino Stage, Place Saint-Bernard.Chanson/Song: The Bros. Landreth- I Am the Fool (http://bit.ly/1CYRfYp)
Posted by Festival International du Blues de Tremblant on Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Ziplining with Irish band Grainne Duffy and Marc Parent from Wang Dang Doodle
Des artistes dans les airs! Grainne Duffy de l’Irlande et Marc Parent de Wang Dang Doodle font du Ziptrek avant leurs spectacles aujourd’hui!Musicians flying through the air! Grainne Duffy from Ireland and Marc Parent went on a Ziptrek Ecotour before their respective shows today!Song – “Test of Time” by Grainne DuffyZiptrek Tremblant #Blues #tremblant tremblantblues.com
Posted by Tremblant on Thursday, July 9, 2015
Enjoying the view from the top with Angel Forrest and Denis Coulombe
Improvisation musical au sommet avec Angel Forrest II et Denis Coulombe! Jam session at the top with Angel Forrest et Denis Coulombe! #Blues #Tremblant Tremblant.ca/Blues
Posted by Tremblant on Monday, July 6, 2015
Playing mini-put with Jerome Godboo
Mini-put w/ Jerome GodbooDernière journée du Festival avec Jerome Godboo! Et ce fut toute une édition grâce à vous!Tenth and last day of the Festival with Jerome Godboo! Thank you folks for this great edition!Chanson / Song “Mon Amie” by Jerome Godboo
Posted by Festival International du Blues de Tremblant on Sunday, July 12, 2015
Making some music by the lake with Steve Strongman
Steve Strongman nous parle du Festival!Avec 9 éditions à son actif, Steve Strongman nous parle de son expérience au Festival! Et avoue redécouvrir #tremblant année après année! Voyez le ce soir à 20h! #bluesStrongman Steve talks about his experience at the Festival! And confesses that he rediscovers #tremblant year after year! #blues
Posted by Festival International du Blues de Tremblant on Saturday, July 11, 2015
Hitting the greens with Steve Marriner
On jase Blues et golf avec Alain Cyr et Steve Marriner ce matin! Ne manquez pas les 2 prestations de ce dernier aujourd’hui au festival. Blues and golf, a great combo! Alain Cyr chats with Bluesman Steve Marriner on the course before his 2 shows today at the festival.
Posted by Tremblant on Monday, July 6, 2015