The festive return of les Jardins Gamelin: the 8th season starts on May 26 with The Brooks, DJ Sugarface Belfo, La Fanfarre Jarry and Titelaine
Montreal, May 1, 2022 – The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership is offering a preview of the exciting summer that awaits the public from May 26 to October 2, free of charge, in Place Émilie-Gamelin. Les Jardins Gamelin’s 8th season will open in style with a festive opening night for everyone on May 26, featuring music by The Brooks and other energizing musicians who reflect the city and its diversity. Don your summer gear and get your sunglasses ready, because the snack bar is back, and the large terrasse will be ready to host a rich program to usher in the summer!
LET THE PARTY BEGIN!
On Thursday, May 26, starting at 5 p.m., Les Jardins will get the evening started with the hot international beats of DJ Sugarface BelFo, setting a celebratory tone for the night. The DJ set will be followed by La Fanfare Jarry, who will wander the site starting at 6:30 p.m. to serenade diners with traditional Balkan music. At 8 p.m., the concert portion of the evening will start with the refreshing electro-pop sounds of the duo Titelaine. Finally, at 9:15 p.m., The Brooks will take the stage with their powerful and electrifying groove and funk. Mark your calendars and confirm your attendance on the Facebook event!
URBAN AGRICULTURE, MUSIC AND GAMES: THE JARDINS CLASSICS ARE BACK
Every day, Les Jardins Gamelin will present a series of free events. Urban agriculture will take centre stage in this living space, with Sentier Urbain tending to the theme gardens, greenhouse and butterfly farm, as well as offering its popular workshops. At all times of day, Radio-Canada OHdio will set the tone for the Jardins with a danceable, festive and diverse playlist highlighting francophone and world music. All summer long, in the southern portion of the Jardins, visitors will be able to explore two open-air exhibits, one organized by the Société de développement social de Ville-Marie and the other by the BAnQ. Finally, games will be in the spotlight every day with the return of the giant games and the long-term partnership with the Randolph board game cafe. Every Sunday afternoon, Randolph will be present in Les Jardins to guide you through its game and thematic quizzes as part of the T’as de beaux jeux series. Full details of the program will be announced on May 26.
THE RETURN OF THE SNACK BAR AND LES SURVENANTS
This year, the snack bar and bar on the Jardins Gamelin terrasse will welcome Les Survenants, a team of street food enthusiasts. They have designed a menu filled with classics with a Gamelin twist and have a number of culinary surprises in store for the season. This appetizing and colourful setting designed by the multidisciplinary design workshop EN TEMPS ET LIEU will be the perfect place to take a lunch break, enjoy happy hour or spend an entire hot summer day in the heart of Montreal.
Stay tuned to find out more about the activities and artistic events planned for this summer!
OPENING NIGHT OF THE JARDINS GAMELIN
Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Free and open to all!
5 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.: DJ Sugarface BelFo.
6:30 p.m.: La Fanfare Jarry
8:00 p.m.: Titelaine
9:15 p.m.: The Brooks
THE JARDINS GAMELIN
From May 26 to October 2, 2022
Place Émilie-Gamelin, Quartier des Spectacles
Open every day until 11 p.m.
All activities are free
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ABOUT LES JARDINS GAMELIN
In the spring of 2015, Place Émilie-Gamelin showed a new face to Quartier des Spectacles residents and visitors with Les Jardins Gamelin, open from May to September. A large, green and inviting civic space in the heart of downtown, Les Jardins Gamelin return every year with an original temporary layout and a versatile set of facilities. The space’s unique, accessible and human-scale programming, which has now completed five seasons, has become a part of daily life for residents and visitors, making Les Jardins Gamelin an inclusive gathering place in true Montreal style. The initiative, led by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and thanks to the support of the borough of Ville-Marie and numerous partners, including Sentier Urbain, the Société de développement social and the SPVM.
More information: jardinsgamelin.com
ABOUT QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES AND THE PARTNERSHIP
The Quartier des Spectacles is Montréal’s cultural heart, boasting North America’s most concentrated and diverse group of cultural venues as well as numerous festivals and events. The Quartier also hosts innovative urban installations involving cutting-edge lighting design and immersive environments. The Quartier des Spectacles has become an international showcase for digital public art.
The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, founded in 2003, is a non-profit organization with more than 85 members active in the district. It is responsible for animating the Quartier des Spectacles by programming cultural activities, managing and animating public spaces, providing distinctive illumination and promoting the Quartier as a must-visit cultural destination. The Partnership benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal.
More information: quartierdesspectacles.com
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
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