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Black & Blue: Always an Exciting Festival in the Gay Village of Montreal Every Mid-October

For 29 years, Black & Blue has been a renowned event within the North American party world. Always a pillar of the house music scene for gay and gay-friendly participants, this festival represents a true cult that continues to attract Canadian, American and European fans. This year, the Black & Blue features an incredible array of the best local and international artists and DJs such as The Cube Guys from Italy, the singer Celeda performing her best remixed hits such ‘Music is the Answer’ and ‘Be Yourself’, DJ Angel Moraes, DJ Hex Hector, and Montrealers DJ Alain Jackinsky and DJ Jonny Marciano, just to name a few. One more reason to visit one of the most beautiful cities in North America, enjoy its nightlife through such a prestigious event, on the occasion of this long weekend in October (Canadian Thanksgiving an U.S. Columbus Day Weekend). For INFO, tickets and VIP passes: www.bbcm.org

The Black & Blue theme of this year is MASK!
Venetian, carnival and all kinds of masks are emblematic of the 2019 Black & Blue theme. The BBCM team was inspired for the 29th edition of the festival, to present a grandiose and theatrical ambiance. It is with this in mind that our creative team will be able to entertain you for the main event at Olympia Theatre in an opulent, warm and sensual atmosphere. Wear your most beautiful masks and “zorros” and come dance to the rhythms of the best DJ’s from Montreal and elsewhere with the renowned singer CELEDA as our headliner entertainment, thus honoring the renowned production quality of the Black & Blue Festival on the international scene. This is the first time since 1991 that BBCM Foundation is proposing a masquerade theme! It’s going to be a lot of fun. For the second part, it will be at Club Soda after-hours.

PART 1 @ OLYMPIA THEATRE
The first part of the main event will take place at the Olympia Theater in Montreal, one of the most precious jewels of Montreal’s cultural and architectural heritage. A spectacular hall that will be used for the first time by the BBCM Foundation in 29 years.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 13th – 9PM TO 3AM
Performing at this event:
DJ Jonny Marciano | Montreal
DJ Alain Jackinsky | Montreal
Celeda , signer| USA (success : ‘Music is the Answer’, ‘Be Yourself’, ‘The Underground’)
DJs The Cube Guys | Italy
Dress code: black and / or blue with masks – Note that masks are not required to access the event
Under the artistic direction of Yanick Daigle / With the BBCM dancers – shows and entertainment

PART 2 @ CLUB SODA
The second part of the main event will take place at Club Soda, an iconic hall that has received big names from the music
industry. A true Montreal institution, which has been witnessing for nearly 35 years the evolution of the Quebec and international shows.
DURING THE NIGHT OF SUNDAY OCTOBER 13 TO MONDAY OCTOBER 14 : 2AM TO 10 AM
Performing at this event: DJ Angel Moraes (USA) and DJ Hex Hector (USA)
With the BBCM dancers

OFFICIEL LAUNCHING COCKTAIL @ LOUNGE L’UN ET L’AUTRE
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9 – 6PM TO 9 PM
To kick off the festival, we are pleased to invite you to the official launch of the Black & Blue Festival accompanied by the committee, partners and community groups. Bites and wine will be offered.

KARAOKE NIGHT @ CLUB DATE
THURSDAY OCTOBER 10 – 9PM TO 3AM
The Black & Blue Karaoke Party will take place at Club Date. It offers its customers the best karaoke experience among hundreds of thousands of songs. The contribution is voluntary and there will be several draws of prizes. Evening hosted by Olivier de Maisonneuve.

VIP COCKTAIL OF CARNAVAL DES COULEURS @ BAR LE COCKTAIL
FRIDAY OCTOBER 11 – 6PM TO 9PM
As part of the 2nd edition of the Carnaval des Couleurs, the BBCM Foundation presents a VIP Cocktail, with bites and wine.
The VIP cocktail party is a gathering to thank our partners, our artists, our volunteers for the Carnaval des Couleurs and also welcome the Black & Blue VIP festival goers.

LEATHER BAL @ LION D’OR
FRIDAY OCTOBER 11 – 9PM TON 3AM
The ever popular Black & Blue Annual Leather Ball, sponsored by the main partner of the evening, Sauna G.I. JOE, will be held at the beautiful Cabaret Lion d’Or. This is one of the few cabarets of the 30s to survive in Montreal. The special theme for this evening is Sexy Polaroïd (on-site presence of a Polaroid booth).
Peforming at this event:
DJ Le Cantin | DISKOMMANDER | DJ Stéphane Lippé
Dress code: leather, latex, fetish
Danny Godbout is the host of the Leather Ball in collaboration with the Montreal Leather and Latex Club Phoenix Association.

TWINKLE PARTY @ CLUB UNITY
FRIDAY OCTOBER 11 – 10PM TO 3AM
Unity is located in the heart of the Gay Village of Montreal, known for being a place to have fun and a festive atmosphere! It is in this magical place that will take place the Black & Blue Twinkle Party also sponsored by the main partner of this evening,
Sauna G.I. JOE. A wild evening for young people.
Performing at this event :
DJ Dan YUL | DJ Lady McCoy
Hosted by Éric Beaudry-Archambault

OFFICIAL BRUNCH @ SALOON RESTAURANT
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12 OR SUNDAY OCTOBER 13
The Saloon offers a casual atmosphere where people can simply come and have a drink before an event, or spend their entire evening at the restaurant. Free access for holders Passes VIP Festival.

AFTER HOURS @SAUNA G.I. JOE
FRIDAY OCTOBER 11 – FROM 3AM
After the evening of Leather Ball and Twinkle, our official Sauna G.I. Joe partner will receive you for After Hours Party. Entrance fee at the door.

PRE BLACK & BLUE @ DISTRICT VIDEO LOUNGE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12 – 9PM TO 3AM
The District Video Lounge is a friendly and lively Village restaurant and bar featuring a unique video-on-demand concept.

NIFORM BALL @ LE MINISTÈRE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12 – 10PM TO 3AM
The Uniform Ball is back this year in the line-up of the Black & Blue Festival in the renovated hall of a heritage building on St- Laurent Boulevard.
Performing at this event: DJ KEV-J | DJ STEPHAN GRONDIN | BBCM DANCERS IN UNIFORM
DRESS CODE: Uniform, sports, military…
Host of the evening: GABRIEL ROUSSEAU

DISTRICT PARTY @ BAIN MATHIEU
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12T– 10PM TO 3AM
Discover the District Party in a venue featuring a dance floor in a former swimming pool: Le Bain Mathieu.

T DANCE @ DISTRICT VIDEO LOUNGE
SUNDAY OCTOBER 13 – 5 PM TO 9PM
Performing during this evening will be the talented DJ Lady McCoy

CLOSING FESTIVAL PARTY @ CABARET MADO
TUESDAY OCTOBER 15 – 9PM
To finish in style, the closing party will be held at Club Mado, a nightclub inspired by the 1920s with festive performances.

 

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