The 27th annual edition of the Black & Blue Festival in Montreal will be presented from October 5 to 9 under the LUMINOCITY theme. This year, festival participants will celebrate Montreal’s diversity under the effects of lights —an homage to the city’s 375th Anniversary festivities.
The founding president of the BBCM Foundation, Robert J. Vezina, has organized the festival for 27 years to support organizations providing direct assistance to people with HIV/AIDS. The BBCM Foundation has already awarded more than $2 million in financial donations, as well as contributions such as free tickets for community organizations, products and services to the community, health promotion, etc. Black & Blue is also a tourism-related event. Since its conception, hundreds of thousands of tourists have converged in Montreal during the Canadian Thanksgiving & American Columbus Day Weekend with millions of dollars in economic benefits. Tourism Quebec and Tourism Montreal, two organizations that perceived the importance of the Festival and its evolution through the years, also fund it.
LUMINOCITY 2017 BLACK & BLUE: Montreal shines bright!
From October 5 to 9, Montreal will move to the beat of the Black & Blue Festival. The main event will be held overnight in the spectacular Pierre-Charbonneau Center (located in the Olympic Park at 3000 Viau Street, Viau subway station) on Sunday, October 8th from 10 pm to 10 am the following morning.
Renowned DJs include KEV-J (Montréal), Erez Ben Ishay (Tel Avivi), ROGER SANCHEZ (New York) and VICTOR CALDERONE (New York). It is very rare to have both Roger Sanchez and Victor Calderone, two incredible DJs, perform at the same event! Shows will also be presented all-night, in an immersive dance floor with cutting edge lighting technology, in a unique and totally festive ambiance.
Some other key events during the five-day festival:
- Presidents’ Cocktail – Montreal 375th Special Edition/Launch Party
Thursday, October 5 @ Écomusée du Fier Monde 6PM – Midnight
DJ ÉRIC VALLÉE (Montreal) & CHRIS DE LA COSTA (Montreal)
- Leather Ball ‘375 Degrees’
Friday, October 6 @ BAIN MATHIEU 10PM – 3AM
DJ MARC PAQUET (Montreal) & MORABITO (New York)
- Twinkle ‘Diverse-City’ Party, a 2017 novelty for the younger crowd & its friends
Saturday, October 7, @ Theatre Berri/Quartier Room 9PM – 3AM
DJ DAN YUL (Montreal) & DJ KITTY GLITTER (Australia)
Information, Tickets and VIP Passes
Tickets for the Main Event and Festival VIP passes (including several activities) are on sale
VIP PASSES – TICKETS www.bbcm.org/tickets
OTHER TICKET OUTLETS : Garçons Sculpteurs, Boutique Armada, The Men’s Room Toronto, Priape, G.I.Joe
Special Thanks To:
Grant Partners: Tourisme Québec, Tourisme Montreal
Grand Partners: Edge Media Network USA, My Gay Toronto, Inspired Media The Buzz Magazine Toronto, Boutique Armada Men’s Room, LSM Audio Visual, Fugues Magazine, Pink Banana, A&U Magazine USA
Major Partners: Fierté Montreal, Garçons Sculpteurs, Wire Magazine Miami, MOJO, Nexus Radio, Air Canada, Gay Calgary Magazine
Associate Partners : Le Château, Dansaycool Video, Bagage Communication, Intercontinental Hotel Montreal, The Gay Guide Network Toronto, Priape, NAYA, GURU, Les Tubbies
Simple Partners: Club La Cité, le Délit McGill, McGill Daily, Sauna Centre-Ville, Sauna Oasis, VIA Rail Canada, Sauna G.I. JOE, Publicité Sauvage, THE SAINT at Large of New York, Winter Party Festival Miami
Friend Partners: Philadelphia Gay News, MRB Assurance, Get Out Magazine New YorK, PUMP
Sociocultural and Sports Partner: McCord Museum, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Équipe Montréal, Armada Montréal RFC, Centaur Theatre Company
Official Site Partners : Pierre-Charbonneau Centre, Bain Mathieu, Berri Theater, Écomusée du Fier Monde, le Saloon, Black Eagle Bar, District Video Lounge, Vendredis Branchés@Cabaret Mado