JOIN US FOR THE VEILLÉES FMR!Presented for free on Facebook @MemoireRacines from July 22 to 26, 2020!
Mémoire et Racines presents Les Veillées FMR!
Since the forced cancellation of the 26th edition of the Festival Mémoire et Racines last April, the FMR team has been looking for a way to accomplish its mission of spreading traditional arts in a different way.
That’s why, if they can’t get together to fully experience this year’s Festival, Trad fans from here and abroad will be able to share their passion for music and traditional arts in a virtual way, during Les Veillées FMR!
Presented for free on Facebook from July 22 to 26, Les Veillées FMR program will feature a range of 22 shows and workshops of music, storytelling and dance, for young and old!
Fans of Trad, the Festival Mémoire et Racines team will meet you virtually from July 22 to 26, 2020 live on the Facebook page @MemoireRacines!
Les Veillées FMR
Live on Facebook
Wednesday, July 22
Thursday, July 23
Friday, July 24
Saturday, July 25
Sunday, July 26
FMR “en ville” starts on Wednesday with a free outdoor concert at the Parc des Champs-Élysées in Notre-Dame-des-Prairies and continues on Thursday with another free outdoor concert in downtown Joliette. Don’t miss the intimate shows presented at different location in downtown Joliette on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
All weekend activities are held in the Bosco Park in Saint-Charles-Borromée. This large rolling meadow along the river L’Assomption contributes to the success of the FMR by offering the event a country and friendly site where it is good to take the time to listen, watch and meet the traditions of here and elsewhere. Check out the map to learn more about the location of concert venues.
We are sorry, we only accept service animals on the festival site or in the campsite.
In order to enjoy the site all weekend, festival-goers in tents, trailers or recreational vehicles can stay at the Maria-Goretti campsite.
All campgrounds will be divided and will provide 15-foot by 20-foot space. This size accommodates a medium-sized vehicle and a tent of 8 seats or less. Recreational vehicles or trailer tents that exceed this size will need to use a second adjacent lot (limit of 3 lots per customer).
- Land 15×20 feet $35/weekend
- Limit of three lots per customer
The Maria-Goretti campsite is accessible from Friday 12pm until Monday morning.
All campers must leave the site by 9am on Monday morning.
The campsite does not offer any services – a water point is available for the entire site.
Information: 450-752-6798 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The FMR in a nutshell
The Festival Mémoire et Racines will take place from July 22 to 26, 2020.
The FMR in town will offer many free activities in Notre-Dame-des-Prairies and downtown Joliette on July 22 and 23.
The paid programming will be held at the Parc Saint-Jean-Bosco in Saint-Charles-Borromée from July 24 to 26.
- 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-Borromeo
- 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 Bosco Park.
There are 6 stops planned:
1. Super C (Visitation)
2. Dollarama (Visitation)
3. Visitation / East Golf Trail
4. Golf Road East / Blois Street
5. East Golf Road / Jean Bosco Road
6. Voyer / Deschamps
Friday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight.
Sunday: no shuttle.
In order to speed up entry to the site, we ask you to buy your parking ticket online, before you arrive.
If you are able to print your ticket, you can place it on the dashboard of the vehicle.
If you are NOT able to print your ticket, you will only have to show proof of purchase on your mobile device and we will give you a physical ticket to place in the view, on the dashboard of the vehicle.
Friday – $8
Saturday – $8
Sunday – $8
Weekend – $18
Friday from 4 p.m.
Saturday from 11 a.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m.
Closing: All vehicles must leave the parking lot no later than Monday morning at 8 a.m. Towing at your own expense.
The Festival offers a wide range of catering services on the site of the Bosco Park. Under the FMR Food court, you’ll find tasty lunches to start the day (from 7am), as well as something to cool off on hot days. The FMR’s bar and mobile bar offer beer, wine and other drinks. It is forbidden to bring your own drinks to the festival site. Identification may be required at the bar. No glass containers.
For several years, the FMR has been implementing concrete actions to reduce its ecological footprint. As every gesture counts, here’s how you can contribute:
– Bring your reusable containers to water stations and bars(water bottles, ecocups, coffee cups). Beware, glass containers are forbidden!
– Properly dispose of your waste in one of our many sorting stations (composting, recycling or garbage). If in doubt, ask our Green Squadfor help!
– If possible, prioritize walking, cycling, public transport or carpooling to go to Bosco Park!
Get CDs, artist merch and other cool stuff from Festival Mémoire et Racines at the FMR store!
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