Night of the covered bridge : the queen of ragtime will set the tone

Nuit du pont couvert : la reine du ragtime donnera le ton

It is in the night of 24 to 25 August will take place the sixth edition of the Night of the covered bridge, a unique event of its kind in which the pont McVetty-McKenzie of Lingwick turns into a concert hall.

As usual, the Night of the covered bridge will be programming off the beaten path with independent artists, under the longest covered bridge in the eastern Townships, the time of a night. The music will start with an aperitif in the company of the pianist Mimi Blais, before moving up to the wee hours of the morning.

“We are extremely happy to have Mimi Blais with us. It’s been many years that we wanted to bring it up, it is the idol of one of the organizers, ” explains Camille Lopes, communications officer for the event. “It is a international star, which is called queen of the ragtime by lovers of the genre. “

In the evening, performances of Dany Tchernish Wolverine, Nicolas, Poulin, Coyote Bill, We Are Wolves and Hugo Mudie will take place, interspersed with entertainment by the duo of musicolittérature local Whydah.

“We are lucky enough to have Hugo with us again this year. He will perform in trio with the musicians under the name of Hugo Mudie & The White Golden’s. in Contrast to last year, while all the groups had shared the stage, it comes back with the formula of individual shows, with the animation, mixing art and poetry. “

Around the bridge

As of 13 pm, festival-goers will be able to bathe in the River-the Salmon, drink beers from the Brewery’s 11 Counties, and eat local dishes cooked by the Chef loose. The creation of the second Book of the bridge, a desktop publishing Blotting paper, will be carried out with the involvement and inspirations of all.

“It creates a collection of news, texts and drawings made by the artists and festival goers. The book will be edited and printed during the night, if time permits, so that it is ready for the next day. The result was fascinating last year. We feel the energy of the Night of the covered bridge in the creations. “

Tickets are on presale at a cost of $ 28 and go up to $ 45 the day of the event. Youth 15 and under enter for free. Wanting to provide a safe environment and enable festival-goers to totally immerse yourself in this night, the camping is free for all ticket holders.

“Over the years, we have become a large family who joined them to live an unforgettable night in the covered bridge. It is an event that is worth to be lived at least once in a lifetime. “

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