You will be able to hear a wide variety of performers both world famous and up-and-coming. Every possible musical genre will be represented; blues, rock, jazz or classical. Performances will be at one of dozen or so venues as varied as the Quebec Hilton, Musee de Quebec, Place d’Youville and Grand Theatre de Quebec. This is a showcase for French talent but not exclusively so, it is truly an International event. There will be street performers of every kind imaginable, clowns, jugglers, acrobats, magicians, stiltwalkers and mimes performing all over the old city at all hours of the day and night. There is a badge that you purchase that will get you into almost everything. It will be a non-stop carnival atmosphere.
It promises to be an exciting and very entertaining 11 days, but as you would expect it is very popular and very crowded. You can expect to pay more for hotels than usual and you must book early.
For 2002 the dates are July 4-July 14 . The artists have not been all lined up yet but if last year is any indication is will be fabulous.
April 11, 2002
From journal A weekend in the Paris of the North