RIMOUSKI, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 9, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $24,300 in support for the 31st Festi Jazz international de Rimouski.

This funding, provided by the Government of Canada under the Local Festivals component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, will enrich the lineup of concerts featuring talent from Rimouski and support the event's team of volunteers.

Quick Facts

  • Festi Jazz international de Rimouski will take place from August 31 to September 4, 2016, at different public venues in Rimouski's city centre.
  • Every year, during the Labour Day weekend, Festi Jazz presents a range of jazz performances and free family programs for around 30,000 visitors.
  • Around 300 professional and amateur musicians will grace the exterior stages of the Festi Jazz and perform at different venues in Rimouski.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada is proud to support Festi Jazz de Rimouski, which invites musicians and music lovers to celebrate jazz in a charming setting in the heart of the Bas-Saint-Laurent."

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"This year, Festi Jazz has a diverse and enthusiastic lineup that will appeal to festival visitors. The whole team is looking forward to a new Festi Jazz experience full of encounters and discoveries."

- Frédéric Lagacé, Executive Director, Festi Jazz international de Rimouski

Associated Links

Festi Jazz international de Rimouski

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Local Festivals

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