ShazamFest presents in-person and digital performances from July 25 to September 5

Québec's quirkiest outdoor arts fest to provide live entertainment this summer

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BARNSTON WEST – During the COVID-affected summer, live happenings have been in pretty short supply BUT behind the scenes, the organizers at Shazam—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 opens its country carnival gates to 50 fans at a time onsite at their main stage from July 25 to September 5. The series features 10 live acts over 6 uniquely-themed weekly performances, simultaneously streamed online in partnership with Musique Indépendante QC at

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As part of our longstanding community-building efforts in the region, we’re pleased to continue to support local artists who have been particularly hit hard by the pandemic. We’re lucky enough during these tough times to be able to offer them a platform to perform and to offer the public a more than ever one-of-a-kind experience this year,” stated Ziv Przytyk, Shazam’s Founder/Director.


July 25 | Knockdown the Lockdown!
Daniel Cowman presents “Too Much Medicine

August 8 | Folk Focus
Brett Nelson
Nikolai Kush

August 15 | Psych-Rock Spectacular

August 22 | Burlesque & Basslines
Les Burlesqueries de Miss Eva
Charley Cliff Trio

August 29 | Brass Euphoria
Ze Radcliffe Fanfare

September 5 | Rockabilly Soul Series Finale
Bloodshot Bill
Perfect Strangers

**Gates open at 6 p.m. EDT / Shows start at 7 p.m. EDT**

The newly socially-distanced setup at the Shazam main stage – with allocated safe dancing spaces!

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 food or drink being sold on-site (meaning it’s BYOB, folks!) 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 at
Shows start at 7 p.m. EDT

$20 (July 25, Aug 8, Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29) / $25 (Sep 5)
Gates open at 6 p.m. EDT / Shows start at 7 p.m. EDT
Tickets in advance only at or (819) 580-4118
2722 Way’s Mills, Ayer’s Cliff, QC, Canada J0B 1C0

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With the exception of this year’s special series, ShazamFest is a 4-day outdoor summer extravaganza featuring live music, circus, burlesque, dance, and other performance arts, as well as wrestling, skateboarding, activities for kids, an artisan market, and locally-sourced food vendors, with free on-site camping on a pristine multi-generational organic family farm about an hour-and-a-half away from Montreal in Quebec’s picturesque Eastern Townships.

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