The International FestiBlues of Montreal (FestiBlues International de Montréal) is an annual blues music festival that features a wide range of national and international blues artists. This five-day festival features an exceptional lineup of blues-infused shows at various venues around the Ahuntsic-Cartierville neighborhood. The best blues musicians from all over the world participate in this popular blues festival.
Relève en Blues
The Relève en Blues is a popular contest at the Montreal FestiBlues. The contest is used as a platform to highlight up-and-coming groups from the Québec Blues scene. This annual competition rewards new talent in the blues industry by giving the best three participants an opportunity to perform during the festival in a highly professional artistic environment. The winner travels to France for the opportunity to perform at the Blues-sur-Seine festival.
The main venue for Montreal’s Festiblues festival is Ahuntsic Park. Other venues include the Maison de la Culture in Ahuntsic-Cartierville, and other nearby venues. Around 6000 spectators flock to Montreal during the FestiBlues along with more than 50 national and international artists that perform at the Festiblues festival.
Images of the FestiBlues
Festiblues International de Montréal (festiblues.com)