Fête du Lac to offer online alternative

Record Staff

Faced with a summer where all summer festivals are off the table, Sherbrooke’s Fête du Lac des Nations has announced a backup plan. At 8 p.m. on the nights of the 16, 17, and 18 of July, during the period of time when the festival would normally be filling Jacques Cartier Park, the organizers will instead offer three, free concerts online.
Lasting approximately 75 minutes, each of the shows will offer not just a performance, but also a fun and relaxed interview with the artists. The group will then play a 45-minute live show where capped off by an interactive question and answer period with the audience via social networks.
Bleu Jeans Bleu, Qualité Motel and 2 frères will be the stars of this new online “mini festival,” playing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, respectively.
Those who cannot watch the shows live will still be able to see them after the fact for a limited time on the festival’s Facebook page and via the website www.fetedulacdesnations.com.
Although this digital edition of the festival will be completely free, the public is invited to make a donation to a GoFundMe fundraising campaign that has been set up for the Fête du Lac des Nations Children’s Foundation, which provides snowsuits for children in need in the Sherbrooke area. This year’s goal is to raise $10,000 toward the purchase of 200 snowsuits.
The Fête du Lac des Nations plans to return in full for it’s 40th edition in the summer of 2021.

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