Sutton en Blues : great Canadian talents!
The Sutton en Blues festival is back for 4 Saturdays from October 22nd to November 12th! For the last two years, the festival has been held at Mont SUTTON because of the growing popularity of the Blues in Sutton and this 20th edition will be no exception. After two consecutive years in covid mode, the bluesmen and blueswomen will perform their music, to the delight of all, in person in the rustic and warm decor of the ski resort. Spectators will even have the opportunity to combine a delicious meal with their music evening. What better way to spend a successful evening!
For this 20th edition of the Sutton en Blues festival, the organization has put together a program of talented Canadian artists who have made their mark in the world of blues. When Jean Sicotte, founder and producer of the Sutton en Blues festival since the first edition, was asked what his process was when choosing the artists for the festival, he simply answered: “I have to like them!” He also seeks to present a diversity of sounds and wants the evenings to have their own musical particularities. Mr. Sicotte is well known in the music world and has been passionate about music since he was very young. In fact, when he was younger, he was part of a music group and his passion and tastes have been evolving ever since.
Mr. Sicotte has been touring blues shows and festivals for a long time. He does it to feed his passion for the blues, but also to spot talents who could participate in Sutton en Blues. His reputation with artists allows him to attract renowned musicians like Harrison Kennedy, but also more less known musicians. “Names like Breen Leboeuf, are more talked about, but I’m happy to be able to present to the public artists who are not as well known, but who have a remarkable talent, like Angelique Francis “, mentions the producer of the event.*
Sutton en Blues has been on for 20 years now and for those who have been attending the festival for several years, you will notice names that have already taken part in the event in past editions, such as Breen LeBoeuf and the Ben Racine Band. The festival will also feature Sandra Bouza, who represented the Toronto Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2020, as well as Michael Jerome Brown, who will accompany Harrison Kennedy, both of whom have had awards and success.
A limited number of music passports will be available for those who wish to attend all the performances and save some money.
* Please note that for reasons beyond our control, the Breen Leboeuf & the Night Bluemers show that was supposed to take place on October 15th will unfortunately not be held.