Produced by The Aberdeen Cultural Centre, Festival Acadie Rock is a multidisciplinary event whose 7th edition will be held from August 11th – 18th 2018.
It presents a rich selection of Acadian culture that is thriving through music, visual arts and performing arts.
August 15th free show
6:30pm at Riverfront Park
Presented in collaboration with the 2019 World Acadian Congress
Well known as being a third of Les Hay Babies, Julie Aubé had recently decided to try herself at a solo career. With the help of Marc Pérusse, her rock-psychedelic vintage allure album named “ Joie de vivre” was released in 2017. Part time musicienne and part time poet, Julie has also released a collection of poems in 2016 entitled “La poétrie de l’écrivante”.
Over the past few years, Sweet Crude has managed to take the music and language of Louisiana and produce a completely fresh music that thrusts century-old traditions into the present. The six-piece band consistently delivers exciting shows featuring enough drums for a small marching band, exuberantly bellowed harmonies, and lyrics that jump from english to Louisiana French in a single verse.
This Prince Edward Island trio modernises a mix of traditional acadian songs while incorporating instruments such as the accordion, the violin and the guitar while also using the irish flute, the piano, the jig, the mandolin, the jaw harp and the bodhran.
This singer-songwriter and author from Quebec became a towering figure in the canadian francophone music scene in the 90’s. He is now composing songs and lyrics of remarquable richness and depth.
✦ 2018 edition ✦
6h17 – DANCE SHOW
Festival Danse Atlantique
Riverfront Park – FREE
Souffle de l’aube by Fleuve Espace Danse
5pm – Surprise Event!
Terrasse des Brumes du Coude – FREE
8pm – ACADIE ROCK COMEDY NIGHT
Hell’s Basement – 15$
Hosted by Mélanie Beaulieu
7:30pm – GÉRALD LEBLANC POETRY NIGHT
Salle Bernard-Leblanc – 10$
Fredric Gary Comeau
Hosted by Serge Patrice Thibodeau
☆ Tickets ☆
Most of Acadie Rock’s concerts and activities are free.
Our online ticket sales will end three hours prior to show time.
Simon Daniel – Jambinai
Acadie Rock Comedy Night
Gérald-LeBlanc poetry night
Joseph Edgar – Fuudge – Comté de Clare – Track of Rock
Closing Night – Allumette – Wangled Teb – Maud Geffray