27th season at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand

News release

May 30, 2019 – Québec – The National Battlefields Commission (NBC)

The National Battlefields Commission is proud to present its 27th summer season of free concerts at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand on the Plains of Abraham. This year, the program features a variety of musical styles and renowned artists during 25 stellar musical evenings in the breathtaking decor of the Plains of Abraham. See you there from June 16 to 30 and July 18 to August 11, Thursday to Sunday and, exceptionally, June 26, at 8 p.m.

Quick facts

  • From blues to rock, world music and music from Quebec, pop and new country, discover impassioned artists eager to share their world with you: Maxime Landry, Sally Folk, Webster & 5 For Trio… just to name a few. Refer to our website for the detailed program.

  • Exceptionally, on Wednesday June 26, we are pleased to welcome Djely Tapa, the 2019-2020 Révélation Radio-Canada’s top pick in world music.

  • The Bandstand by Invitation will present two concerts and a selection of artists in the program. Enjoy the first show on June 16 presenting Elyzabeth Diaga, Diogo Ramos and Héra Ménard. The second Bandstand by Invitation (Sunday July 21) will present lively performances by Dominique Hudson, King Abid and Five Roses.

  • Tribute performances have always attracted fans to the Bandstand. This edition proposes six of them: Harmonium (Le Jazz de mon pays), Janis Joplin (Kozmic), Bob Walsh, Tom Petty (The Homeboys), David Bowie (Bowie Revisited) and Jean Leloup (Delirium Tremens).

  • For the eighth year, audiences are invited to share their favourite show of the season. They will be able to vote online or complete the form available at the Bandstand (Pavilion). The winner of the 2019 Favourite Show will be announced the day after the closing concert. As is the tradition, last year’s winner, The Fat Cats, will perform (Thursday July 18).

  • Owing to environmental concerns, the NBC invites you to consult the program online.  The program will also be on display at the Park (At the Joan of Arc Garden and near the Pavilion). Follow the Facebook page for more information and to discover the artists. An info-show phone line will be accessible at all times at 418 648-4050.

  • On concert evenings, Snack on the Plains by fastoche!will offer meals and snacks at the Pavilion ($). The public is invited to use public transportation to get to the Bandstand or, for $9, park nearby. A parking attendant will be on hand every show day from 5 p.m. To enter, take Wolfe Avenue facing the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and head for the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand.

  • Inaugurated in 1993, the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand was named after a distinguished personality who greatly contributed to Québec City’s musical scene: Captain Edwin Bélanger, violinist, viola player, conductor, arranger, composer and teacher, who enjoyed a long-standing, rewarding career. Born in Montmagny on November 18, 1910 and died on January 14, 2005, Edwin Bélanger presided over the destinies of major orchestras such as the Cercle Philharmonique de Québec (which he founded in 1935 and directed for seven years), the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec (1942-51) and La Musique du Royal 22eRégiment (1937-61) that acquired an enviable international reputation under his direction.

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Contacts

Nathalie Allaire
Coordinator – Communications Service
The National Battlefields Commission
418 648-4801, nathalie.allaire@ccbn-nbc.gc.ca


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