2018 Favorite Show at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand
August 8, 2018 – Québec – The National Battlefields Commission
The 26th season of a series of 22 open-air concerts held at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand came to a close last Sunday. During the season, the National Battlefields Commission appealed to spectators to vote for their 2018 Favorite Show. According to the ballots tallied, the artist who enchanted audiences most is The Fat Cats. Congratulations to the winner of the 2018 Favorite Show, who performed on the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand stage on June 15 offering a rock and roll, swing and pop show in front of an exceptional crowd.
Bandstand fans had to complete a ballot online or at the Pavilion (near the Bandstand) indicating their favorite show of the season. From among the ballots received, the Commission held a draw of one family pass for four, giving access to summer activities at the Plains of Abraham. Congratulations to the winner, Mrs. Nathalie Duclos, who will be able to visit the Battles 1759-1760, Identities and Attention! exhibitions, and take the guided tour aboard Abraham’s Bus.
For 26 years, the magnificent stage of the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand ― located at the heart of the Plains of Abraham a stone’s throw from Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec ― has been presenting a standout program of free concerts Thursday to Sunday, from June to August, in a one-of-a-kind setting and exceptional natural decor. Inaugurated in 1993, the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand was named after a major figure in the history of music in Québec. Captain Edwin Bélanger, a violinist, viola player, conductor, arranger, composer and teacher, contributed greatly to the growth of Québec City’s musical scene. After a long-standing and rewarding career, he passed away on January 14, 2005 at the age of 94. Many musicians and music lovers will treasure lasting memories of this great man who left his mark on Québec City’s musical and cultural landscape.
Keep an eye on our website as well as our Facebook page to be the first to be informed about the 27th edition of the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand in 2019! Until then, The National Battlefields Commission wishes you an excellent summer season at the Plains!
Information: 418 649-6157 | 1 888 649-6157.
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