The shows presented at the Amphithéâtre Cogeco as part of the Trois-Rivières en Blues festival will take place from August 25 to 26, 2022.
About Ana Popovic - Friday, August 25th | 8:15pm
The incendiary 47-year-old Serbian guitarist is putting Trois-Rivières back on her tour itinerary! Her 2013 performance on the Badeaux Street stage downtown left a strong mark on her. In 2019, she's on the Experience Hendrix tour alongside Buddy Guy and several guitar greats. Her newest album, Power, is laced with charity and compassionate blues. A breast cancer survivor in 2020, the Belgrade girl admits that her 1964 Fender Stratocaster also saved her life. Now based in Memphis, the cover girl for Vintage Guitar, Blues Music, American Blues and Blues Blast magazines is celebrating 23 years of touring this year.
About George Thorogood and the Destroyers - Friday, August 25 | 9:45 pm
To mark the 15th anniversary of Trois-Rivières en Blues, the legendary blues-rock guitarist and singer returns to where he set the amphitheater on fire in 2018. Always with the legendary Delaware Destroyers, the band that has followed him since the late 70s! On the program for this heralded take-no-prisoners party as his motto goes, fans will be thrilled to hear his classics One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer, Move It On Over, Bad To The Bone, I Drink Alone, Ride On Josephine, Madison Blues, Get A Haircut, just to name a few, in addition to songs from his 30 album discography to date. Is everything in place for a night as memorable as the one five years ago? Yes, it is!
About JP Soars' Gypsy Blue with Anne Harris - Saturday, August 26 | 7:00 pm
The 15th anniversary of the festival is also an opportunity to look back. American guitarist and singer JP Soars delighted festivalgoers on Badeaux Street in 2016, demonstrating great dexterity on his guitars, some of which were made right in his workshop from cigar boxes! Just as they were captivated by the acrobatics of Anne Harris and her indomitable violin in 2014, alongside Otis Taylor. This time they are reunited at the altar of sensation and great emotion. Soars is the winner of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2009. Inspired by Django Reinhardt and the gypsy guitar, he succeeds with the virtuoso of Chicago a communion of all the moments.
All shows at the Cogeco Amphitheatre will be accessible with a festival passport available for $68 (plus taxes). All of them give access to the 2 nights of shows and are on sale now! Passports are available at 3renblues.com or at amphitheatrecogeco.com. They are also available at the J.-Antonio-Thompson Hall box office and at 819 380-9797 or 1 866 416-9797 from Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 am to 6 pm.