Baie des Chaleurs
Some say it begins in Caraquet
I say Miscou Island
Scant years before
And a ferry
Were the roads
To new friends
Welcome to Our Bay
Add your up-coming art and/or musical event to this page by contacting me.
Chaleur BayArt Festival
c/o Musk Enterprises Ltd
PO Box 422
Bathurst NB, E2A3Z3
In person, by chance or appointment
Weekdays, 10-11 am
At Sharon’s art studio
214 St. Andrew
By phone 6-9 pm
Or email anytime
Caraquet Art Studios
Caraquet in May
From May 30 to June 6, 2015, the Festivin wine festival will be held in Caraquet, New Brunswick. The wine Festival appears to be limited to 44 people with tickets priced at $200.00.
June 5, 2015 is indicated as Jazz Night at the Cave a Vin. However, there is no mention of live music and no names of musicians given.
In 2014, KÄNAM showband performed live on Saturday June 7th, starting at 10 pm. No further information is given about this group that is found on a site that books Tribute Bands
An unnamed jazz band perfomed at the Cave a Vin on June 6, 2014 for an unspecified length of time.
During the 2013 wine festival, music for the Saturday night show was provided by Xequo, the band sponsored by Sobey’s. That 2013 event was the 17th festival and took place from May 24 to June 1.
The 2015 sponsors listed on the website include The Village of Caraquet, The Provincial NBLiquor Control Board, GMC, Caisse Populaire, Desjardins and VISA.
Sponsors listed for last year’s 2014 Event included New Brunswick Community College, NBLiquor, Caisse Populaire, Sobeys, CBC Radio Canada, CKRO Radio Station, 92.9 FM Radio Station, Jacques Boucher Architecture, DPG Communications, LA Trading, Acadia General Insurance, Platinum Card Services, and Belle Ile Fisheries.
Caraquet in June
From June 8 to September 20 The Acadian Village is open every day during the hours of 10 am and 6 pm.
The final three musical dinners of the Acadian Village 2014 season were held September 3, 9, and 12th at the hotel Albert with Théo Brideau on the violin and Jean-Eric Paulin on guitar.
From June 25 to 29, 2014, the Atlantic Festival of Visual Arts was held in Caraquet, New Brunswick, Canada. According to information found on the website, in 2014, FAVA received support from the Canadian Federal Government, The New Brunswick Provincial Government, The Village of Caraquet, The Canadian Federal Department of Heritage, the Caisse Populaire, and another Peninsula Organization unknown to this writer.
Caraquet in August
Festival Days 2014 in Caraquet NB
The 52nd annual Caraquet Acadian Festival took place August 1st to August 17th, 2014 under the direction of President, Pierre Cormier and Executive Director of the event, Daniel Thériault.
Acadian Festival’s partners included:
The Historical Acadian Village,
The Centr’Art Cultural Society,
The Cinéma du Centre and
The Caraquet Cultural Commission
The 35th Grand Tintamarre was celebrated with a Group Hug (Super Câlin) on Aug. 15. A new event for 2014, the Group hug was “imortalized”by NB photographer Keith Minchin for his book “Faces of New Brunswick”. This event was also broadcast live by Rogers TV.
Nearly 100 artists participated in over 19 concerts and performances.
Festival Artists included:
Adam & Martin (musical duo)
Backyard Devils (Moncton Bluegrass)
Bois Joli (band)
Caroline Savoie (folk music )
Chloé Breault (opening act for Mix 4)
Danny Party (Acadian band)
Don Bernard (Magician)
Dylan Perron (Cajun bluegrass ensemble Quebec Artist)
Elixir de Gumbo (Cajun bluegrass ensemble)
l’École de danse Ghislaine Lagacé (dancers)
L’Entrepôt du rir (la Soirée d’humour acadien)
Des Étoiles pour Angèle
Félix Belliveau and Jean-Luc Bujold (singers)
Francelle Maria (Super Country Show)
Gallantine au parc Forillon (kids & family show)
Karine & Iain (musical duo)
Laurie LeBlanc (Super Country Show)
Les Hay Babies (folk music) with Les Soeurs Boulay (special guests)
Louis-Jean Cormier (of Polaris Prize winning band Karkwa)
Marie-Mai (Quebec act)
Monelle Doiron (dancer)
Presto & Baltazar (kids & family show)
Rhéal LeBlanc (Super Country Show)
Les Soeurs Boulay (Quebec duo)
Swing (Franco-Ontarian band)
Thomé Young ( NB singer-songwriter “Pascal Lejeune’s alter-ego” album launch)
Tibert (French singer)
La Trappe à Homard (Acadian band)
Wilfred Le Bouthillier
The Des Étoiles pour Angèle performance was in honour of Acadian singer-songwriter Angèle Arsenault, who passed away in February)
The program was online at (www.festivalacadien.ca)
Tickets were made available through:
Acadian Festival’s office in Caraquet
Billeterie Accès at different retail outlets,
An online site (www.billeterieacces.ca)
Telephone orders at1-800-992-4040.
Pilot Project for 2014: “One artist, one boat”
Boats are traditionally used to ferry dignitaries for the blessing of the boats (Bénédiction des bateaux). A new idea, beginning with the Praga in 2014 was to have these boats decorated by a local artist. Anyone wishing to hire an artist for 2015 may contact the Acadian Festival office in Caraquet.
Caraquet in September
The Acadian Village Agricultural Fair was held from September 13-14, 2014
Caraquet in October
Caraquet Theatre tours New Brunswick in October, 2014 bringing Norge to Bathurst.
Tickets for October 20th event at The Acadian Village.
Source: written by Margaret Sharon Olscamp