National Day |  What to see, what to do

National Day | What to see, what to do

What to see, what to do this week? Here are the cultural tips from our journalists.

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Stephanie Morin

Stephanie Morin

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Montreal reborn with Patrice Michaud, Alicia Moffet, Roxane Bruneau

In Montreal, the Grand spectacle de la fête nationale will take place on June 23 at the Place des Festivals. Entitled i love my language and presented by Pierre-Yves Lord, it will bring together 30 singers, musicians and dancers, including Patrice Michaud, Alicia Moffet, Jay Scott, Sarahmée, Les Louanges, FouKi, Ariane Roy, Kathia Rock, Roxane Bruneau and Michel Pagliaro. The program will be broadcast the following day by ICI Radio-Canada Télé and TVA.

FouKi, Hubert Lenoir, Klô Pelgag and company in Laval


Klô Pelgag, pictured here during her visit to the MTelus, will be partying in Laval.

Laval is celebrating “Saint-Jean” in style this year by bringing together several big names in music on stage at the Nature Center. FouKi, Hubert Lenoir, Klô Pelgag, High Klassified, Les Louanges, Lisa LeBlanc, Patrice Michaud, Isabelle Boulay, Samian and Sarahmée will perform classic Quebec songs, but also musical discoveries. The patriotic text that will be released tonight on June 24 was co-written by Michel Marc Bouchard and Caroline Dawson. A free shuttle will be offered to Montmorency and Cartier metro stations at the end of the night. Opening of the venue at 5:30 p.m., start of the show at 8:30 p.m.

Salebarbes will lead the way on the Plains of Abraham


The Salebarbes group will be at the center of the show presented in the Plains of Abraham.

The Salebarbes group will host the main musical show presented on June 23 at 9:00 p.m. on the Plains of Abraham, in Quebec. The group will be surrounded by various guests, including Richard Séguin, Marjo, Mélissa Bédard, Jérôme 50, Florent Vollant and Lou-Adriane Cassidy. The artists Pépé and his guitar and Marco Calliari will be in charge of the first part, starting at 6:30 p.m., the patriotic speech will be read by Marc Labrèche. The program will be broadcast on Télé-Québec starting at 9:30 p.m.

Ariane Moffatt and Louis-Jean Cormier at Gatineau


Ariane Moffatt (opposite) and Louis-Jean Cormier will be in the Vieux-Hull district on June 23.

The Rue Laval sector in the Vieux-Hull district will host the National Day festivities on June 23. For the occasion, Ariane Moffatt and Louis-Jean Cormier will share the stage. The show is free. Also at Gatineau, but at the Parc des Cèdres, two shows are planned as part of the Outaouais en fête festival with, in one case, Tire le coyote and Hubert Lenoir (June 23) and, in the other, Cœur pirate and Émile Bilodeau (June 24). Ticket purchase is required for these last two shows.

The Dashing Cowboys at Repentigny


The Fringant Cowboys will be at the Parc de l’Île-Lebel in Repentigny on June 24.

On June 24, the Fringant Cowboys return to their corner of the country to celebrate the national holiday on the stage of the Île-Lebel park, in Repentigny, to present the songs of their 10me album, antipodal. DJ Abeille will open the dance at 5 pm, followed by singer-songwriter Steve Provost. The Cowboys are expected from 8:30 p.m., their performance will be followed by a pyromusical show.

The Three Agreements in Varennes


Les Trois Accords, here during their show at the MTelus, will be in Varennes.

“Much pleasure! This is what we can predict for the viewers who will travel to Varennes on June 23 to listen to Les Trois Accords, whether or not they are playing the title track of their most recent studio album. A concert of sunny songs in a beautiful St. Lawrence River park followed by fireworks is perfect to start summer off on the right foot. Food trucks will be on site. Hop lovers, grab one of three beers brewed especially for the 350me anniversary of this city of Montérégie. Please note that the group will be in Saint-Constant the following day. Starting at 7 pm, at the Parc de la Commune, in Varennes. The show starts at 8:30 pm

Quality Motel and Fanny Bloom in Saint-Constant


Fanny Bloom will be part of the party at Saint-Constant.

In Montérégie, the Base de plein air de Saint-Constant will host the National Day show on June 24. On stage: singer Alexis Arbour, followed at 7:30 p.m. by the Qualité Motel group and their special guests, including Fanny Bloom. Then Les Trois Accords is expected from 8:45 pm for a one and a half hour show. The evening will end with a fireworks display. School bus service will be offered throughout the night.

SudBest on the Lachine Canal


The SudBest event

Head to the south-west of the city for the second edition of the SudBest event, which offers a very special program for this Saint-Jean weekend. A dozen neighborhood merchants and as many restaurants will be present to display their products, satisfy empty stomachs and quench thirsty throats. An excellent musical and artistic program will also be honored, including three veterans of Quebec’s alternative scene on the night of the national holiday: Lost Heroes, Lexis and Poirier. Entrance to the venue is free and pets are accepted. June 24, 25 and 26 at 40, rue des Seigneurs.

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