Dieppe's favourite family activity! Since 1987, people have been gathering in downtown Dieppe every Wednesday in the summer for the Wednesday Show!
These free outdoor concerts are staged at Place 1604 at 6:30 p.m. and serve as a showcase for discovering musical acts from our local area - and elsewhere.
Each summer, more than 10,000 people attend these unique concerts held in a festive and family-friendly atmosphere.
Here is the complete schedule:
July 8 - Félix
Belliveau, Jacques Comeau and George Belliveau
This 19-year old singer, songwriter and composer hails
from Dieppe and music is in his blood. All of his uncles and his father, who
plays violin, were members of Bois-Joli. This artist covers popular songs and plays
his own French compositions as well.
Néguac in the Acadian Peninsula but now living in Dieppe, this artist is a
music enthusiast. Jacques took to the stage at an early age, quickly
discovering that he cannot live without it. Whether it's as a member of the
church's choir or as part of cultural events in his home town, he's passionate
about music and incorporates it in his life. Over the years, he has been a
musician and a vocalist in numerous bands, including the Acadian group
is both an artist and an artisan in Acadie's music industry. Co-founder,
technician, producer and directorof Studio
Belivo, he helps many artists achieve their dreams. He has also been a part of
Acadie's music scene since his teens as a member of several bands, including
Belivo and the Acadian band Bois-Joli, bringing crowds to their feet for close
to ten years.
July 15 -
Joannie Benoit and Angry Candy
Hailing from Tracadie-Sheila in New Brunswick, Joannie
Benoit already has an impressive background. Winner of the Gala de la Chanson de Caraquet, she was also a contestant on Star Académie in 2012. With a folk
repertoire, her show is a prelude to her debut album which is scheduled to be
released in 2015.
Angry Candy has been a staple in the New Brunswick cover scene for 8
years now. Hot off their 2nd place finish on Canada's Got Talent,
the group is now moving into the world of original music. Revolving around
Izzy's soulful and powerful voice their new EP was recorded with legendary
producers/engineers Henry Hirsch (Lenny Kravitz, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Mick
Jagger) and Rachel Alina (P!nk, Katy Perry).
July 22 - Circus Festival
July 29 -
CY and Ronald Bourgeois
Since September 2013, Cy (Jacques Blinn, Jacques
Boudreau, Guyaume Boulianne and Éric Dow) blends harmonies and guitar chords to
create music that is both current and from the past. With three guitars and four
vocals, this group from Nova Scotia hits the road to promote its compositions
with the fog at its back and the sea in its soles.
This artist from
Chéticamp in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, is known as one of Acadie's main singers, songwriters
and composers. His award-winning songs can be found in the repertoires of
several Acadian artists, as well as those of a few artists from Québec,
Louisiana and France.
August 5 -
Joey Robin Haché and Joseph Edgar
Joey Robin Haché
is a popular up-and-coming Acadian artist. This 26-year old singer, songwriter and composer hails
from Nigadoo, New Brunswick, and has been on the music scene for seven years
now, making a name for himself both locally and in Quebec. Charismatic,
audacious, authentic, and passionate about music, performing and his audience,
his folk style ambient rock music is tinged with vocals that are reminiscent of
Dédé Fortin's bellowing accuracy.
from Moncton, Joseph Edgar is not a newcomer to the music scene. After ten
years as the lead singer of the cult Acadian group Zéro ?Celsius in the 90's,
he started a solo career in 2004, releasing his debut album independently. In
2011, he settled in Montréal and signed his first record deal with the label
Ste-4 Musique. Under this label, he launched his fifth album Gazébo at the end of January 2014.
Thanks to the massive success of his songs "Espionne
russe" and "Alors voilà", this
album has allowed him to carve out a place in Québec and the Francophonie.
August 12 -
Dans l'Shed and Suroît
Éric Dion and André Lavergne from the Gaspé region have been fellow
musicians for nearly 20 years now. Having both mastered their respective
instruments (guitars, dobro, banjo, lap-steel), they perform songs with a touch
of folk-country-blues and also delve into traditional southern American music.
charm and originality stems from the successful blend of pure traditional music
and today's modern sound. Suroît is made up of four musicians who hail from the
Îles-de-la-Madeleine, in Québec. Being multi-instrumentalist musicians, they bring
with them the energy of the Suroît region; that wind from the south-west that
brings good weather. The combination of violin, electric guitar, mandolin and
the sound of people dancing in rhythm brings a breath of fresh air to traditional
August 19 -
Danny Boudreau and La Virée
After a highly successful
performance at the Festival Interceltique
de Lorient in 2011, Danny decided to pursue this adventure with his DANNY
PARTY. He's accompanied by his loyal companions, guitarist John Boulay, pianist
and accordionist Jesse Mea, bassist Sylvain Doucet, young violin prodigy Justin
Doucet and drummer Luc Roy. You can expect to hear popular French songs that are
sure to bring you to your feet!
The group La Virée has been around for 13 years and has released three
albums (2005, 2007, 2012). If traveling is learning, it also produces songs and
albums for La Virée. On every trip, the musicians keep their eyes peeled and their
ears open for inspiration. Whether it's traveling through Acadie, Québec, Louisiana
or France, they manage to incorporate bits and pieces of their travels into