MétroArts presents: FestiBlues artists Jean Millaire and Andrée Dupré bring exciting new rythms to the métro!
Montréal, July 31, 2012 – To launch their 2012 programming, FestiBlues International de Montréal will take over Berri-UQAM métro station with its electrifying rythms on August 2, at 5 p.m.. This performance is part of the MétroArts program responsible for creating festive gatherings in Société de transport (STM) venues to promote unique and original cultural events. Following this season’s program introduction, STM and FestiBlues will present a thirty-minute show in the métro showcasing the talents of Jean Millaire and Andrée Gagnon, two singer-songwriters who combine rock and blues with hints of jazz into a unique sound guaranteed to deliver a stunning performance to the delight of métro fans. This show will give music lovers a preview of major shows to be held in Ahuntsic Park, the Maison de la culture Ahuntsic-Cartierville and neighbourhood bars from August 9 to 12. STM joins FestiBlues on site The festival’s artistic vision also includes a commitment to sustainable development. In this spirit, organizers will make use of STM furniture such as benches and counter tops on the grounds. As an eco-friendly event, FestiBlues International de Montréal invites everyone to use public transit to attend these various events. The métro will quickly take blues fans to the heart of the festival at Henri-Bourassa métro station. To fully enjoy FestiBlues events, public transit customers can take advantage of the Unlimited Evening pass for only $4 with unlimited travel on bus and métro networks between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning. When you consider that a single fare costs $3, the Unlimited Evening pass is a real bargain since it allows holders to travel as often as they want on the entire bus (except for the 747 bus line) and métro network, according to day and night schedules. However, the Unlimited Evening pass is only valid if it is first activated before midnight. Customers may obtain information on STM schedules through various options such as: the AUT0BUS phone line at (514 288-6287), the website at stm.info, the mobile site m.stm.info, cellular SMS messaging by dialing 52786 or still, with iPhone and Android applications. Come celebrate the 15th FestiBlues edition to be held from August 9 to 12, 2012. For more information on programming, visit : www.festiblues.com – 30 –