4 juillet 2017
Trois-Rivières, July 4, 2017 - The Trois-Rivières en Blues organization is pleased to present all the artists performing on the Cogeco Amphitheatre stage and on the Hydro-Québec stage in downtown Trois- Rivières for this 9th edition. Fans are invited for four days of pure blues music from Thursday, August 24 to Sunday, August 27, 2017.
The festivities will begin on Thursday with the performance of the band The Damn Truth from Montreal. Based on a rock style with strong blues accents, these artists will warm the crowd and launch the festivities on a grand scale. The organization will then have the chance to welcome Styx to close the first evening in a great way. Thanks to his hits such as Renegade, Mr. Roboto, Sweet Madame Blue or Babe the band will electrify the Cogeco Amphitheatre stage.
Friday evening will feature Mavis Staples, Gospel and Rythm'n Blues icon, who began her career with the family group The Staple Singers during the 50s, 60s and 70s. At the age of 77, she will make a stop in Trois-Rivières to warm our hearts with his hoarse, powerful voice filled with emotion. The guitarist, singer and lyricist Walter Trout will then follow the lead. Proud propagators of modern blues, this artist will raise the crowd with the hits of his 25th album in a career. On the menu: electric blues and squeaking guitars.
Saturday evening, fans are invited for the performance of the singer and bassist Danielle Nicole accompanied by her musicians. Thanks to her powerful voice combined with her undeniable talent at the electric bass, she will retain the attention of the crowd. Jonny Lang is a talented blues artist who has enjoyed success with his album Lie To Me from the age of 16. With five albums in the top 50 of the Billboard 200, this singer and guitarist will charm the audience with music full of emotion as the main artist of the Saturday program.
Located on Badeaux Street in downtown Trois-Rivières, the Hydro-Québec stage will host several talented artists on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27 during the afternoon. The performances of Jamiah Rogers, Shawn Holt, Joana Conor and Chris Duarte are to be noticed.
Six artists will perform in a solo or duo form as part of a stimulating competition Sunday on Badeaux Street between 12:30 and 15:30. Be there, since this is the preliminaries of En Route to Memphis! Indeed, the winner will represent the Montreal Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge contest next January in the city of Tennessee. Last year's winner, Pat Loiselle, will pass the torch to Adam Karch, South Breeze and Steve Hill of Trois-Rivières, Denis Viel and Little Leslie, Lemelin & Carr and Dan Livingstone. It’s a competition not to be missed!
All the shows on the Hydro-Québec / Fix Auto stage are free!
A high-quality program to introduce influential blues artists for the great pleasure of the blues fans, thanks to the festival organization.