Country at the Casino!

Published on August 2 2016

Put on your hat and cowboy boots ‘cause this week, Gatineau’s going country! The 24th Festival country de Gatineau is coming to Casino du Lac Leamy and this year again, the program is sure to please even the most hardcore country fans. The festival will mostly be held outside under the big top but at the end of the day, Bar 7 will becom e the saloon where you’ll want to dance the night away.

On August 3 at 10 :30 pm, meet sympathetic Pierre « Salut » Poirirer as he mixes humour and country music with four up-and-coming country artists from the Outaouais.

The next day, August 4, try your hand (and feet!) at line dancing! Starting at 1pm, Michèle C. Pinette and Alain Roussel will show you how it’s done so you can dazzle everyone with the new steps you’ve just learned.


The same day at 11pm, country legend from Gaspésie and the Festival’s Honorary President Irvin Blais will go through his impressive repertoire to entertain you welle into the wee hours of the morning. Local band Xception will also perform on that night.


On August 7 at 10pm, we are paying tribute to a great lady of country in Québec who is celebrating her 50 years in the industry, Julie Daraîche. Her daughter Dani and many others will go through her many hits, inviting Julie herself to joint hem for several songs. A performance of French Cancan is guaranteed to thrill you as the opening act.


All these shows are free so there’s a no reason not to reconnect with the cowboy in you! At the end of the week, we’re pretty sure “Heee haaa!” will be part of your vocabulary!

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