July 24-28 2019

Grand Joliette, Quebec







Sim's Irish Pub

Main Stage - Parc des Champs Élysées

Le CA Resto Traiteur


Brûlerie du Roy

Main Stage - Place Bourget

Sim's Irish Pub



Gilles-Cantin Stage







Gilles-Cantin Stage







Gilles-Cantin Stage








Reduced rates by phone only. Free for 15 years old and under.

Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 12:00 to 17:00.

We are located at 1251, rue Notre-Dame, Lavaltrie, J5T 1R7

Pre-sale-until May 20

Weekend passports
15 years and under Free
Student Fee (ages 16 to 23) * $60.00
Regular $70.00

Regular-from May 21st

Weekend passports Friday Saturday Sunday
15 years and under Free Free Free Free
Student Fee (ages 16 to 23) * $80.00 $30.00 $40.00 $30.00
Regular $85.00 $40.00 $55.00 $45.00
One Night tickets $40.00 $30.00
(Taxes and service charges included)

* by phone only: 450 752-6798

For your weekend passport, it is here: necessary to have a campground!

For your campground, it’s this way: 

Site Map

Festival Guide


The Festival starts on a Wednesday with a free outdoor concert in Notre-Dame-des-Prairies and 2 indoor concerts in Downtown Joliette. It continues Thursday with another free outdoor concerts and 2 indoor concerts in Downtown Joliette.

Throughout the weekend, activities are held in Bosco Park of Saint-Charles-Borromée, close to Joliette. This large hilly meadow on the edge of the L’Assomption River also contributes to the success of the Festival by offering a country-friendly site where your can listen, watch, and meet the traditions of now and long ago.

See the map above to find out more about the location of the concert venues and programming schedule.

We are sorry, but only service animals are allowed on the festival site or in the campsite.
It is forbidden to make a campfire on the festival site or in the campsite.

In order to enjoy the site all weekend, festival-goers camping in tents, in trailers or in recreational vehicles will be able to stay at Camping Maria-Goretti. There are four categories:

  • Tent: $25/weekend
  • Small RV and trailer (less than 20′): $30/weekend
  • Recreational Vehicle (20′ to 30′): $35/weekend
  • Wholesale Recreational Vehicle (over 30′): $45/weekend

An arrival schedule will be sent to campers during the confirmation email, you must reserve your space in the ticketing section above. You will be given a location when you arrive. The campsite is without services – one water point is available for the entire site.

Information: 450 752-6798 info@memoireracines.org

You are not allowed to park your car in the Camping area.


The Festival Mémoire et Racines is held during the last full weekend of July. It starts on Friday at 5.30 pm and ends in the evening on Sunday. More than 150 artists participate in each edition.

Road Directions
  • Highway 40 (from Montreal or Quebec City), exit 122 (Joliette)
  • Take Highway 31 North
  • At the end of Highway 31, enter Joliette (Rue Dollard)
  • Cross the bridge after the stop
  • Keep Right to rue Saint-Charles-Borromée
  • Continue until the sixth traffic light
  • Turn right on the Golf road
  • Continue to the end: Here you are at the Parc Bosco, site of the Festival memory and roots!
A free shuttle service is available between the Super C of Saint-Charles-Borromée and the Parc Bosco.  There are 6 stops planned:

1. Super C (Visitation)
2. Dollarama (Visitation)
3. Visitation/Chemin du Golf East
4. Chemin du Golf East/Rue de Blois
5. Chemin du Golf East/Jean Bosco Road

Friday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 11pm. Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday : no shuttle bus.


Cars : $7 per day/$15 week-end. The payment is made upon your arrival.

Opening hours : Friday 4pm/ Saturday 11am/ Sunday 10h.

Closing : All vehicles must leave the parking lot no later than 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning. Towing at your expense.


The Festival offers a wide range of catering services on site of Bosco Park. Under L’abri-bouffe you will find tasty breakfast to start the day (from 7am), as well as snacks to refresh yourself throughout the hot hours. Various caterers are there to serve you.

The Festival bars offer beer, wine and other beverages. It is forbidden to bring your own drinks to the Festival. Identification may be required at the bar. No glass containers.

Instrument Deposit
Free for the Festival’s invited artists
$5/2 pieces for the weekend
Youth Area

The Festival Mémoire et Racines offers a multitude of activities for young and old alike. Look for the programming of the “Ziguezon” stage!


During the day on Saturday and Sunday, the Festival Mémoire et Racines presents acoustic concerts and thematic workshops under tents. Everything is done without amplification and takes place in an intimate atmosphere that allows the public to be in close contact with the artists and to better appreciate the quality of their work and the richness of their traditional repertoire. In the evening, the action moves on to the amplified Gilles-Cantin stage. This stage can accommodate an audience of more than 3000 people.

Festival Shop
Listen to the festival’s artists year-round by buying CDs and other merchandise and the festival T-shirts in the store.

The Rina-Lasnier library presents My Reading Tent

Take a reading break and dive into the heart of the pages of one of the 300 books for youth proposed by my reading tent. Independent reading, intimate story told by a moderator or reading a tale aloud, all these formulas are offered to you under the marquee of my tent to read. Offered to festival goers from 3 to 12 years: Saturday from 12pm to 8pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.


It is strictly forbidden to record or film the shows.