A sizzling summer at Mont Tremblant.
The 18th annual Tremblant International Blues Festival, a 10-day music happening to be held at the slopeside village July 9-18.
About 250 musicians -including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tab Benoit, Tommy Castro, Matt Schofield and Quebec stars Carl Tremblay, Jim Zeller, Jimmy James, Paul Deslauriers and Dawn Tyler Watson -will perform roughly 12 shows daily on outdoor stages and at about eight bars and bistros. And it’s almost all free, except for a cover charge at a few bars for indoor shows. “Almost everywhere you go, there will be someone playin’ and singin’ the blues,” said Catherine Lacasse, Tremblant’s public-relations supervisor.
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Over at Le Circuit Mont Tremblant, the rubber will hit the road again, but, in September, the roar of engines will be replaced by the sound of bicycle tires.
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will lead not one, but two, fund-raisers, one a new event.
Armstrong will be the guest of honor and lead rider at the third annual Cedars Tour de Lance, a 100-kilometre benefit ride on Sept. 11 for the Cedars Cancer Institute along a 100-kilometre route through villages like Mont Tremblant, La Conception, Brebeuf, Arundel and St. Jovite.
Armstrong also will inaugurate the first edition of Tremblant’s 24h of Cycling by riding the opening lap and leading about 1,000 cyclists at Le Circuit, the motor-racing track. The new event, Sept. 10-12, uses the formula of Tremblant’s 24h of skiing, during which teams take to the slopes in all-day, all-night relays.
Car racing still dominates the summer schedule at Le Circuit.Former Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal is organizing the Legends of Motorsport, July 9-11, which will showcase vintage cars from Grand Prix and Can-Am events and cool wheels from the Fabulous ’50s. Ferrari will be the theme car of the Legends event and Gilles Villeneuve’s Formula I Ferrari will be on the track.
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