A Montreal 375th Special Edition!
The 27th annual edition of the Black & Blue Festival in Montreal will be presented from October 5 to 9 under the LUMINOCITY theme. This year, festival participants will celebrate Montreal’s diversity under the effects of lights —an homage to the city’s 375th Anniversary festivities.
The founding president of the BBCM Foundation, Robert J. Vezina, has organized the festival for 27 years to support organizations providing direct assistance to people with HIV/AIDS. The BBCM Foundation has already awarded more than $1.5 million in financial donations, as well as contributions such as free tickets for community organizations, products and services to the community, health promotion, etc. Black & Blue is also a tourism-related event. Since its conception, hundreds of thousands of tourists have converged in Montreal during the Canadian Thanksgiving & American Columbus Day Weekend and produced millions of dollars in economic benefits. Tourism Quebec and Tourism Montreal, two organizations that perceived the importance of the Festival and its evolution through the years, also fund it.
LUMINOCITY 2017 BLACK & BLUE: Montreal shines bright!
From October 5 to 9, Montreal will move to the beat of the Black & Blue Festival. The main event will be held overnight in the spectacular Pierre-Charbonneau Amphitheater (located in the Olympic Park at 3000 Viau Street, Viau subway station) on Sunday, October 8th from 10 pm to 10 am the following morning.
The internationally renowned gay DJ Erez Ben Ishay (Israel, Miami) has already been confirmed on the list of DJs as well as DJ Kev-J of Montreal, the new popular young gay DJ of the local scene. More announcements will follow in August regarding the musical programming.
Shows will be presented all-night, in an immersive dance floor with cutting edge lighting technology, in a unique and totally festive ambiance.
Some key events during the five-day festival:
- Presidents’ Cocktail – Montreal 375th Special Edition (Thursday, October 5)
- Leather Ball ‘375 Degrees’ at Bain Mathieu (Friday, October 6)
- Twinkle ‘Diverse-City’ Party (Saturday, October 7), a 2017 novelty for the younger crowd & its friends
- LUMINO CITY, Black & Blue Main Event (Sunday, October 8, to Monday, October 9)
Several other activities will be offered at various locations in the Village and elsewhere on the fringes of the Festival. Detailed programming will be made public later this summer.
Information, Tickets and VIP Passes
Tickets for the Main Event and Festival VIP passes (including several activities) are already on sale AT A REDUCED PRICE IN LIMITED QUANTITY UNTIL AUGUST 18.
Information available on the BBCM web site: www.bbcm.org