Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand

Open Air Musical Evenings 

In the heart of the Plains of Abraham, a stone’s throw from Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, rediscover the magnificent stage of the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand.

A standout program of 22 free shows will be presented from Thursday to Sunday. It’s a one-of-a-kind setting in the heart of nature where you will discover and enjoy well-known artists and tomorrow’s headliners. Whether you come out for blues, folk, pop, or world music, these concerts will sure inject a little extra sunshine into your summer.

June 10 to August 5, 2018.
Thursdays through Sundays, at 8 p.m.

 

2018 Program

2018 Program is available in the Calendar 2018 tab.

Printable version of the program

 
Watch videos, read news or share your favorite shows with others on the Facebook page of the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand. Logo Facebook

The weekly schedule will also be available by phone with the infoline: 418-648-4050.

 

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We would like to know how you rate us about the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand.

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Because it is in our nature

Through environmental concern, the National Battlefields Commission is taking an even greener turn and won't print the program leaflet anymore. We invite you to consult the program online. Naturally, for the first national historic park in Canada!

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Edwin Bélanger (1910 - 2005)

M. Edwin Bélanger"Musicians may come and go, but the music remains…"

Inaugurated in 1993, this musical bandstand, which comes alive during the summer, was named after a distinguished personality who greatly contributed to the growth of Québec City’s musical scene: Captain Edwin Bélanger.

A violinist, viola player, conductor, arranger, composer and teacher, this Montmagny native was one of the founders of the Cercle Philharmonique de Québec, an institution he brilliantly directed for seven years. For nine years he also held the reins of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, brightening its repertoire with variety and boldness. It was also during this mandate that this inspired man with a heart of gold set up the Matinées symphoniques de l'OSQ, to arouse in children a taste for the magic of music. His 24-year involvement in La Musique du Royal 22e Régiment helped publicize the pieces played by this regiment throughout the world. He was also president of the Association des musicians de Québec.

After enjoying a long-standing, rewarding career, Mr. Bélanger 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.         

 

Favorite Show for 2018

The National Battlefields Commission calls on you to award the Favorite Show for 2018. Which show  stood out to you and appealed to you the most? Fill the survey available after each show at the Pavilion or available online.

2017 Favorite Show

The favorite show for 2017 is Angel Forrest! Congratulations! To the delight of all, she will be on our stage on July 20, 2018.

Pavilion

You will find the pavilion near the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand. This is a friendly rest area where you can have coffee or ice cream among friends. The pavilion houses various services that can help make your visit as enjoyable as it can be.

Come and have a snack with fastoche! that offers a socially responsible high-end sandwich bar for quick, perfect while waiting for a show at the Bandstand!

Please take note that swimming is prohibited in the Centennial Fountain, adjacent to the Pavilion, even for pets.

 

2018 - Schedule (Pavilion)

Every day

Mid-June to September 1st: from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (or after the show is over)

September 2 to mid-June: from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All shows begin at 8:00 p.m.

The program may be modified without prior notice.

 

Fastoche! 2018 Schedule at the Pavilion

From June 10 : open on show nights

From June 18 : 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week, and until 9:30 p.m. on show nights

Parking

On show evenings you can either walk, take a bus, car pool or for $9, park your vehicle near the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand. Our parking attendant will be waiting for you at the green tent from 5:00 p.m. every day. Take the Wolfe-Montcalm Avenue opposite the Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec and head for the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand.

When you use this service, your contribution allows the National Battlefields Commission to continue offering high-quality entertainment free of charge.

 

Notice about show cancellations

The National Battlefields Commission would like to remind the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand enthusiasts that the shows can only be cancelled if the weather poses a threat to the artists or the spectators. Such a decision will be taken during the evening, at the time the show would be scheduled to begin, to give Mother Nature a fighting chance to cooperate.

The Commission makes a point to present quality entertainment according to the schedule, and cannot postpone a cancelled show, nor host it elsewhere.

 

Artist Applications

Artists interested in performing for next season of the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand are encouraged to submit their applications with the following, as applicable:

  • Name of the artist or group
  • Number of people in the group at the time of the show and each person’s role
  • Musical style
  • Bio and press kit
  • Music recordings
  • Website of the artist or group
  • Full contact information for the group leader (artist, agent, or other)
  • Asking fee and other details
  • Any other relevant document

By email: information@ccbn-nbc.gc.ca

By mail: Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand – Artist Applications The National Battlefields Commission 390 avenue De Bernières Québec, Quebec Canada G1R 2L7

Please note that only artists selected will be contacted, and materials submitted will not be returned.

The deadline for your application is March 16, 2018.

 

 

 





June

2018-06-22

Catherine Durand

A powerful voice of Québécois song for more than 15 years, Catherine Durand is truly an artisan of the Quebec folk genre. After Flou (1998) and Catherine Durand (2001), she showcased her voice in songs for intimate spaces in Diaporama (2005). Her album was hailed by critics and nominated by ADISQ (contemporary folk album folk), as were Cœurs migratoires (2008) and Les murs blancs du Nord (2012). In 2016, she distanced herself from folk music, exploring a more modern genre in La pluie entre nous.

Discover Catherine Durand

2018-06-28

Mehdi Cayenne

Winner of three awards during the Gala Trille Or 2017, Medhi Cayenne is an artist from Algeria who settled in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. His repertoire includes lively but poetic songs influenced by punk, folk-rock, pop and funk styles. His eclectic, minimalist and evocative approach are clearly evident in his last three albums, Luminata (2011), Na Boo (2013) and Aube (2015).

Discover Mehdi Cayenne

2018-06-29

Daran

Daran stands out in the French pop-rock landscape and is easily recognizable by the quality of his voice, guitars, lyrics and style. Music research is his permanent quest and his records attest to his evolution. With his 10th album, Endorphine, Daran presents songs in the purest tradition of pop-rock, to which he had accustomed his audiences in the past.

Discover Daran

2018-06-30

Fredy V

Born in Washington, DC of Senegalese and Cape Verdean parents, Fredy V now lives in Montréal, where he is well known in the musical world. His soul-funk and rock compositions were first noticed in 2009 in the Boogie Wonder Band, a renowned disco group. In April 2017, he launched the album, #ItTakesAVillage in the company of co-producers Anomalie and Borza Ghomeshi. Fredy V is a lively, charismatic singer who establishes a unique rapport with his audience.

Discover Fredy V

July

2018-07-19

JW Jones

Winner of the International Blues Challenge (2017), JW Jones is a blues artist well known for his high-energy shows. Since his debut, he has launched nine albums and performed in 23 countries on four continents. In 2015 and 2016, he gave over 100 shows per year, including five performances with Buddy Guy and two with Canned Heat. Last year, he also opened several shows for George Thorogood & The Destroyers.

Discover JW Jones

2018-07-20

Angel Forrest

In 2017, her show was chosen as the favourite performance at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand. Angel Forrest is well known on the blues scene with 10 albums to her credit, including her most recent, Electric Love (2018). She won the Maple Blues Awards for best female singer of the year on several occasions (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016). She has performed in the company of renowned artists such as the Beach Boys, Dennis De Young and Shawn Philips. This artist with a wide range of vocals promises her audience a lively performance.

Discover Angel Forrest

2018-07-21

Carine au Micro

Carine was born in Benin and arrived in Quebec in 2004 after having lived in France. She joined the Imani Gospel Singers choir, which offered her a first contact with the musical scene in Montréal. In 2013, she participated in the musical comedy, Mahalia Jackson, just before her solo career took off. Her music is a blend of gospel, jazz, African rhythm and hip-hop.

Discover Carine au Micro

2018-07-22

Les Bouches Bées

Roxane Filion, Janik V. Dufour and Flavie Léger-Roy began to sing together nearly 10 years ago while at university. After two acclaimed performances at the Montréal International Jazz Festival, the Bouches Bées launched their first album in 2015. The group garnered nine awards with Au fil des avenues during the Festival Vue sur la relève. Their famed vocal harmonies are showcased in their second album, Compte à rebours (2018), a collection of lyrical folk songs.

Discover Les Bouches Bées

2018-07-26

Bandstand by Invitation (Jérôme Couture, Annie Blanchard, Dramatik)

 

 

 

Bandstand by Invitation brings together for the span of an evening three artists of the 2018 program. 

After 150 stage performances all across Quebec, Jérôme Couture gave a show-stopping performance at the Bell Centre that inflamed the audience with his second song. The artist has garnered nominations, awards and hit numbers on the radio and offered his fans a new album in 2014 entitled Gagner sa place. This show promises to keep the audience captivated until the end.

Discover Jérôme Couture

Annie Blanchard’s enchanting and comforting voice and the rock-solid support of her musicians takes the audience to a haven of folk and country and introduces fans to her musical world, drawing on childhood souvenirs and tributes to characters larger than life! She has received the Félix award for the song of the year. She has also been nominated “Revelation of the Year” and “Album of the Year” in addition to being nominated “Best Female Artist of the Year" by the prestigious CMMA.

Discover Annie Blanchard

Dramatik, a son of second generation Haitian immigrants who left their homeland to settle in Montréal, found his way to music in 1989. After garnering success on the hip-hop scene in Quebec with the group, Muzion, Dramatik launched a solo album, La boîte noire, which was well received by critics in 2009. Five years later, he launched Radiothérapie (2014), an album of catchy numbers featuring personal lyrics.

Discover Dramatik

2018-07-27

Tribute (to come)

2018-07-28

Marie-Élaine Thibert

For several years, Marie-Élaine Thibert was nicknamed “La môme Thibert”. After many requests from her fans, the singer now offers her public an album of songs from Edith Piaf’s repertoire. Recorded with merely a piano, violin and accordion accompaniment, the 10 songs in this album highlight the singer’s unique voice and raw emotion.

Discover Marie-Élaine Thibert

2018-07-29

Pulse Fiction : tribute to Pink Floyd

Pulse Fiction, a band of nine talented musicians, has paid tribute to Pink Floyd since 2012. Pulse Fiction replicates the famous British group’s repertoire, taking care to present all of Pink Floyd’s songs and the mood associated with them. The emotions and atmosphere of Pink Floyd, very much present on stage, will spark tinges of nostalgia sure to please the audience.

Discover Pulse Fiction

August

2018-08-02

Annie Blanchard

Annie Blanchard’s enchanting and comforting voice and the rock-solid support of her musicians takes the audience to a haven of folk and country and introduces fans to her musical world, drawing on childhood souvenirs and tributes to characters larger than life! She has received the Félix award for the song of the year. She has also been nominated “Revelation of the Year” and “Album of the Year” in addition to being nominated “Best Female Artist of the Year" by the prestigious CMMA.

Discover Annie Blanchard

2018-08-03

Misses Satchmo

With three albums and seven years of tours under their belt, the Misses Satchmo remain true to the musical tradition of “early jazz”, while innovating with pure but daring arrangements. Misses Satchmo today is made up of Lysandre Champagne (trumpet and vocals), Blanche Baillargeon (bass), Marton Maderspach (drums), Yvan Belleau (clarinet and saxophone) and Jeff Moseley (guitar).

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2018-08-04

Dramatik

Dramatik, a son of second generation Haitian immigrants who left their homeland to settle in Montréal, found his way to music in 1989. After garnering success on the hip-hop scene in Quebec with the group, Muzion, Dramatik launched a solo album, La boîte noire, which was well received by critics in 2009. Five years later, he launched Radiothérapie (2014), an album of catchy numbers featuring personal lyrics.

Discover Dramatik

2018-08-05

Jérôme Couture

After 150 stage performances all across Quebec, Jérôme Couture gave a show-stopping performance at the Bell Centre that inflamed the audience with his second song. The artist has garnered nominations, awards and hit numbers on the radio and offered his fans a new album in 2014 entitled Gagner sa place. This show promises to keep the audience captivated until the end.

Discover Jérôme Couture