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Festivals are coming together to meet the challenges posed by the pandemic. As it has changed our industry, we are rolling up our sleeves to uncover new initiatives. So, we are pleased with the announcement of an investment of $ 440,000 for REFRAIN by the Quebec Ministry of Economy and Innovation. This major investment for the sector was announced on November 18, 2020 in the middle of the social economy month.

The REFRAIN project will offer festivals to support each other as well as marketing, promotion and accounting services as well as interacting with other members in our region. Already, the idea of ​​making a festival route where tourists can meet several dates on their journey is being expressed. This is a 700000$ project. It may play a role in economic recovery or even, after the crisis, in inviting international tourists.

Concerts aux Îles du Bic is a member of this REgroupement des Festivals Régionaux Artistiques INdépendants au Québec that was born spontaneously at the start of the crisis. Alan Côté, from the Petite-Vallée song festival, is one of the instigators. We will continue to collaborate with the Festi Jazz international de Rimouski or other members of REFRAIN. In Bas-Saint-Laurent, we are happy to work together to face the music. It can still resonate and do good to heart and soul next summer!