Great music and magical moments await you at the Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée!

Featured Events, June 3, 2024 2024-06-03

Musicians on stage during a show at sunset
Photo credit: Alexya Croteau-Grégoire

From July 25 to August 3, head to Gaspésie to attend the famed Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée! Even after 41 years, the festival continues to reinvent itself by creating unique experiences for each edition. This year’s spokesperson is New Brunswick-born singer-songwriter Marie-Jo Thério. In addition to ??showcasing bold and vibrant creativity, the festival is dedicated to ?celebrating musical diversity. It’s sure to be an incredible experience!

Discover an exciting lineup

Artists from the region, the Maritimes, and across Quebec will take centre stage once again this summer to deliver incredible performances against a stunning backdrop. You’ll see the incomparable Michel Pagliaro; rock band Galaxie; singer-songwriter Willows as well as her band, CHANCES; Nova Scotia musician P’tit Belliveau; Karkwa, a band that needs no introduction, and many more. Alan Côté, the festival’s artistic director, says he’s particularly thrilled to see so many Acadian artists join the lineup as well. For a list of all the performers, check out the full schedule (website in French only).

Enjoy the festival all summer long

The Théâtre de la Vieille Forge (website in French only) not only acts as headquarters for the festival and hosts many shows during the event, but also serves as a major cultural institution in the region. Almost every night during the summer, musical performances and comedy shows will be held under a large tent, offering the same warm and cozy atmosphere as the festival. The actual theatre, which caught fire in 2017, is currently being rebuilt. The new building will boast a modern look and provide a breathtaking view of the ocean. It’s set to open in 2025!

Become captain for a night!

Have you always wanted to spend the night on a boat off the water? Well, you can! Stay overnight on the Maison Lebreux boat, on the shores of the famous Longue-Pointe in Petite-Vallée. You’ll certainly love waking up to the smell and view of the ocean. What’s more, the amenities are quite lavish. The boat includes a private deck, two bathrooms, a full kitchen and much more. The Maison Lebreux boat is available through the festival’s tourist accommodation division, so you can make the most of your stay in the region. It’s the perfect opportunity to escape the daily grind and recharge your batteries while exploring culture and nature!

Guitarist looking out at the beach
Photo credit: Alexandre Cotton

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