SHAZAMSERIES TO OPEN CAMPSITE!
The Next Instalment in the ShazamSeries 2020
– Psych-Rock Spectacular (Aug. 15) –
Increases Audience to 120 & Adds 40 Spots for Overnight Camping
SERIES ENJOYED ANOTHER SAFE SUCCESS AT SECOND SOIREE THAT DOUBLED ITS CAPACITY FROM 50 TO 100!
During the COVID-affected summer, live happenings have been in pretty short supply BUT behind the scenes, the organizers at ShazamFest—Quebec’s quirkiest outdoor showcase of music and performing arts—have been hard at work to offer culture-thirsty crowds a twist on their beloved summer gathering (…safely, with thoroughly-washed hands, and at the requisite social distances of course!!)
While a number of organizations have gone online with digital editions, Shazam opened its country carnival gates to the main stage on July 25, kicking off a summer series that runs until September 5 featuring 12 live acts over 6 uniquely-themed weekly performances. Shows will be streamed simultaneously online HERE.
|With the recent announcements that Quebecers can attend public gatherings in crowds of up to 250 and that festivals can resume their activities, the second instalment of the ShazamSeries 2020 on August 8 saw its live audience doubled to a 100-person capacity. The upcoming August 15 show extends it even further to 120, with spaces for overnight visitors at the famous Shazam campsite and the homecoming of a beloved local food stand!|
|ONSITE CAMPING & FOOD OPTIONS|
“Opening the campsite enables us to welcome more visitors from further afield, and with kids under 12 attending the series and camping for free, maintains our family-friendly tradition! Campers can enjoy the live shows, then stay on the site’s natural woodlands with unlimited free water sourced from Shazam’s pristine underground spring. Guests will also be thrilled by the return of local fare from the festival’s favourite food vendor Oink&Moo,” explained Ziv Przytyk, ShazamFest Founder/Director.
August 15 | Psych-Rock Spectacular
• Birthday Suit Special (an ode to psychedelia by 2/3 of The Firing Squad)
August 22 | Burlesque & Basslines
• Les Burlesqueries de Miss Eva
• Charley Cliff Trio
**Campsite opens at 4 p.m. EDT / Gates open at 6 p.m. EDT / Shows start at 7 p.m. EDT**
|In collaboration with the Estrie Public Health Department, all the necessary safety measures have been put in place including assigned socially-distanced seating & dance spots, traffic corridors, hand-sanitizing stations, and no drink being sold on-site (meaning it’s BYOB, folks!) Plus don’t forget to bring your masks. Though tweaked for everyone’s safety, this is still Shazam—so expect a micro-dose of your favourite vaudevillian carnival down in the valley come rain or shine!|
• Livestream all 6 performances for free HERE•
• Shows start at 7 p.m. EDT •
• $20 (July 25, Aug 8, Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29) / $25 (Sep 5) •
• $25 (overnight camping per person) •
• Shows + Camping free for Kids 12 and under •• Campsite opens at 4 p.m. EDT •
• Gates open at 6 p.m. EDT / Shows start at 7 p.m. EDT •
• Tickets in advance only at www.shazamfest.com or (819) 580-4118 •• 2722 Way’s Mills, Barnston West, QC, Canada J0B 1C0 •