ShazamSeries 2020

ShazamFest is a 4-day outdoor extravaganza featuring live music, circus, burlesque, dance, and other performance arts, as well as wrestling, skateboarding, activities for kids, an artisan market, and locally-sourced food vendors, with free on-site camping on a pristine multi-generational organic family farm about an hour-and-a-half away from Montreal in Quebec’s picturesque Eastern Townships.

During the COVID-affected summer, live happenings have been in pretty short supply BUT behind the scenes, the organizers at Shazam—Quebec’s quirkiest outdoor showcase of music and performing arts—have been hard at work to offer culture-thirsty crowds a twist on their beloved summer gathering (…safely, with thoroughly-washed hands, and at the requisite social distances of course!!)

While a number of organizations have gone online with digital editions, Shazam opened its country carnival gates to the main stage on July 25, kicking off a summer series that runs until September 5 featuring 10 live acts over 6 uniquely-themed weekly performances. Shows will be streamed simultaneously online HERE.

With the recent announcement that Quebecers can attend public gatherings in crowds of up to 250, the second instalment of the ShazamSeries 2020 on August 8 will see its live audience doubled to a 100-person capacity (with the potential to increase the numbers to the full 250 allowance later in the run.)

August 8 | Folk Focus
• Brett Nelson
• Nikolai Kush

August 15 | Psych-Rock Spectacular
• Hoodooed

August 22 | Burlesque & Basslines
• Les Burlesqueries de Miss Eva
• Charley Cliff Trio

August 29 | Brass Euphoria
• Ze Radcliffe Fanfare

September 5 | Rockabilly Soul Series Finale
• Bloodshot Bill

• Perfect Strangers

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