Amélie Carrier, Special Engagement
The Nashville en Beauce Festival was in full swing in Saint-Prosper yesterday, Saturday, July 30, as part of the third day of its 13th edition. For the event, many musical and family gatherings were included in the program offered on the site .
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During the first 48 hours of the event, aimed at young and old, attendees were treated to a Shania Twain tribute under the big top on Thursday, July 28, as well as a Patrick Norman show at the Desjardins Entertainment Center on Friday, July 29. of dance and a hot-dog dinner served at regular prices completed the start of the festivities this year.
The first famous Saturday
The afternoon of July 30 began with a parade of vintage cars on 20th Avenue. Starting at 1:00 p.m., dozens of car enthusiasts lined the streets of the municipality to see a variety of cars that were popular over fifty years ago. Among other things, they were able to admire a 1947 Buick Super, a 1957 Buick Roadmaster, a 1962 Pontiac Parisienne, a 1965 Ford Mustang, a 1973 Volkswagen Sports Bug, as well as a bright yellow Mini Austin.
Meanwhile, the children lined up to get their animal or hero’s face painted and had fun surfing the colorful games on the site. The adults, meanwhile, had gathered in the tent to move to the sound of such songs I see the country and American artist Ian Munsick, Take me home and Canadian singer Jess Moskaluke, as well sold out and American interpreter John Michael Montgomery. Dressed in their cowboy hats and boots, the dancers were led by Sylvie Roy, a local waitress.
After everyone was able to access their account on their own, young and old could join the family to see live and natural insect exhibits presented by La Bibitte Mobile, a company founded by entomologist Pierre-Olivier Ouellet. Brave not only had the opportunity to handle the royal beetle from West Africa, white larvae and centipede, but also to examine several other insects, arachnids and reptiles from all kinds.
Guests were happy to be a part of
When asked about the highlights of this annual summer meeting, the president of the event first emphasized the warm atmosphere that has prevailed there since the beginning of the 2022 edition, last Thursday.
“It is going very well so far. We are happy. People seem happy to meet again after all these years and play with each other because they are swing actually under the tent. In addition, the temperature is on our side,” says Suzanne Lantagne.
The main participants testified to us about the enthusiasm shared by everyone about the accessibility of the festival. “Although our big shows are charged, like that of Sylvain Cossette in the stadium last night, for example, the entrance to most of our activities does not require any entrance fee. It is something that remains silent and is always appreciated by the public,” he adds.
A second weekend full of highlights
Since Nashville en Beauce will continue today, Sunday, July 31, and next weekend, August 4 to 7, Madame Lantagne finally wanted to remind you of some of the must-sees that will appear to come to country lovers in the area. and environment.
“Among the highlights is the August 4 Elvis Presley concert at 8 p.m., followed by a lighted horse and carriage parade at 9 p.m. I would also like to invite people to attend the performances of Roch Voisine and the Boogie Wonder Band on the evening of August 5 and 6. Finally, I hope that everyone will participate in the closing day of the festival, August 7, when the long-awaited parade of horses and floats will take place from 12:30 pm, “concludes the president.
Note that it is possible to visit the site www.nashvilleenbeauce.com to know the entire program planned for the second half of this successful festival.