Reasons to Attend the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival

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Reasons to Attend the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival - Quebec, Canada

Planning your summer holidays? Travel to Mont Tremblant for the Tremblant Blues Festival!

The Tremblant International Blues Festival features over 100 free concerts in the charming atmosphere of the Tremblant pedestrian village. While Mont Tremblant is famous for its skiing, snowboarding, and winter activities, it’s an incredible summer destination as well. One reason why Tremblant is such a magical and memorable place in the summer is for its International Blues Festival, now in its 25th year.

Want to see what it’s like to visit Tremblant in the summer? Check out our short video, including many scenes from the Tremblant Blues Festival.

 

Alright, hopefully that video got you pumped up to visit Mont Tremblant! Here are reasons why you need to attend the Tremblant Blues Festival.

IDEAL FOR MUSIC LOVERS

And really, who doesn’t love music?

The Tremblant International Blues Festival features artists playing the blues and related genres, including rock, R&B, soul, folk, funk, and more. There are more than 100 shows at this sensational outdoor festival and most of them are completely free to attend. The Tremblant Blues Festival happens every July for 10 days.

Catch live music throughout the day on four outdoor stages, at eight restaurants or bars, or spots all over Tremblant’s pedestrian village.

Reasons to Attend the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival - Quebec, Canada

Internationally acclaimed artists from all over the world perform at the Tremblant Blues Festival. When we visited, we managed to catch a performance by legendary guitarist, Coco Montoya. Justin and I were introduced to artists, like Bo Reissette & The Lazy Bones Blues Band, that we otherwise might not have discovered on our own.

Reasons to Attend the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival - Quebec, Canada
Coco Montoya

 

Reasons to Attend the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival - Quebec, Canada
Bo Reissette & The Lazy Bones Blues Band

It’s exciting because surprise shows and impromptu performances can pop up all over the festival grounds. For instance, Endrick and the Sandwiches played a surprise show on the rooftop of the Marriott hotel at Tremblant. For those lucky enough to be staying at the Marriott, they were treated to an awesome show from their own hotel room balcony or the swimming pool down below. Even attendees riding the cable car up above caught a sneak peak of the surprise show.

Reasons to Attend the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival - Quebec, Canada

Reasons to Attend the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival - Quebec, Canada

AN ENCHANTING ENVIRONMENT

As part of the experience, soak up the breathtaking scenery surrounding this mountain village. There are 11 hiking trails around the Laurentian mountains here. What’s an even easier way to get to the top of the mountain? Take the gondola that transports passengers straight to the top!

Reasons to Attend the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival - Quebec, Canada

Another unique way to explore the great outdoors is by taking a tour with Ziptrek Ecotours. Soar above the treetops across several thrilling ziplines. Trust me, these ziplines are fast – probably the fastest ones I’ve ever experienced!

Reasons to Attend the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival - Quebec, Canada

To discover Mont Tremblant from an even higher vantage point, take a helicopter tour of the property and beyond with HeliTremblant. Admire an aerial view of the village as you fly through the clouds.

Reasons to Attend the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival - Quebec, Canada

There’s even a nearby beach at Tremblant where you can lounge in the sunshine. Go swimming, build a sandcastle, play beach volleyball, or participate in a number of water sports.

It’s a pretty unique experience to alternate listening to live music with zipping across treetops or spending a few hours at the beach.

Reasons to Attend the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival - Quebec, Canada

ENJOY THE PEDESTRIAN VILLAGE

Visiting Tremblant’s picturesque pedestrian village is a vacation in itself. It’s your home base where most of the action happens. Transport yourself from one side of the village to the other on the Cabriolet gondola, with sweeping views of your surroundings.

Reasons to Attend the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival - Quebec, Canada

Feel right at home at one of the hotel accommodations, get some retail therapy at exclusive boutiques, dine at more than 35 gourmet restaurants, and participate in numerous activities.

Wander around the European-style cobblestone streets and people watch from a patio.

Reasons to Attend the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival - Quebec, Canada

There are so many fabulous restaurants with many varieties of cuisine for all tastes. The restaurants at the pedestrian village even have a ton of vegan and vegetarian options.

ATTEND THE UNVEILING EVENT

On Saturday, April 14th, the Tremblant International Blues Festival will unveil its headliners and the full lineup. As Tremblant transitions from winter to summer, visitors can discover this year’s program while spending an afternoon listening to live music. Skiers, snowboarders, and music lovers are welcome to attend this free event.

There will be a DJ playing blues music all afternoon. At 3:30pm, Anne-Marie Withenshaw, the festival’s spokesperson, will present the full lineup for the 2018 event.

The band, Blackburn, a favourite from the 2017 Tremblant Blues Festival will perform twice during this unveiling spectacle.

Be sure to travel to Tremblant on Saturday, April 14th for this exciting launch party. For more details, please check out the official website.

Reasons to Attend the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival - Quebec, Canada

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