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An Exceptional Line Up for the 2018 Black & Blue Festival!

Thursday Sep 13, 2018
An Exceptional Line Up for the 2018 Black & Blue Festival!

The BBCM Foundation is pleased to announce the line-up of the not-to-be-missed 2018 Black & Blue Festival under a special theme.


2018 THEME: CHROME

What would be a special Black & Blue outfit without some stylish and shiny accessories? That's exactly the inspiration that guided the BBCM team to select the theme for this 28th edition of the festival, an amusing theme that offers infinite possibilities. Chrome refers to more than the sleekness and nobility of metal. It also represents a universal material that gives a sexy glam look to the top disco clubs on the planet. And it's in that spirit that our artistic and production designers will plan for blazing visual effects (including, of course, multiple mirror balls!) to please all Black & Blue party-goers, accompanied by the exhilarating beats of our guest DJs. Ready. Set. Chrome!


BACK TO THE SPECTACULAR MTELUS (CLUB METROPOLIS)

For the 28th edition of the Black & Blue, the BBCM team has decided to go back to its roots for the main event. Conveniently located on Ste-Catherine Street in very close proximity to the gay village, the MTELUS (aka Club Metropolis) is a genuine temple of music, it has hosted the biggest artists from home and abroad. Furthermore, the BBCM previously held some of its most memorable events there: Wild & Wet, Hot & Dry, Military Ball and even the main event of the Black & Blue. With its majestic architecture and state-of-the art technical facilities, partygoers will benefit from a spectacular multi-sensory experience. And with its second room, the Savoy lounge, our VIP guests will be able to discover an additional unique atmosphere. Let the party begin!

Among other things, the Black & Blue team is thrilled by the exceptional line-up of guest DJs as well as by the new approach to its MAIN EVENT which this year will be help IN TWO PARTS (and at TWO NEIGHBORING LOCATIONS):

Part 1: Sunday, October 7th, 5pm-3am, at MTELUS, 59 Sainte-Catherine St. East, with:

MAIN ROOM
• ROGER SANCHEZ (NEW YORK, USA)
• DJ ULTRA NATÉ (BALTIMORE, USA)
• ERIK VILAR (SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL)
• DJ CHAMPION (MONTREAL, CA)
• DAN YUL (MONTREAL, CA)

SHOWS & PERFORMANCES: YANICK DAIGLE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
• TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN: JOHANNE BLOUIN
• DRAG SHOW: JIMMY MOORE & HIS GUESTS
• CHROME SHOW: THE BBCM DANCERS WITH ELIZABETH BLOUIN-BRATHWAITE
• PERFORMANCE BY THE WINNER OF THE CARNAVAL DES COULEURS 2018 HOUSE MUSIC SINGING CONTEST

M2 ROOM - BREAK FOR LOVE
• JOJOFLORES (MONTREAL, CA)
• DAVE CAMPBELL (TORONTO, CA)
• YOGI (TORONTO, CA)

SPECIAL GUESTS
• TREVOR WALKER (OTTAWA, CA)
• QUICKSOUND (MONTREAL, CA)
• GIRL TAG TEAM: MAUS & MIGHTYKAT (MONTREAL, CA)

HOSTS:
• PEDRO MONDESIR
• JOSH SILVER
• CLAUDY PHILIUS
• LEACH MCFLY

Part 2: Monday, October 8th, 2am-10am, at Club Soda, 1225 Saint-Laurent blvd., with:

• ABEL AGUILERA (MIAMI, USA)
• ANGEL MORAES (BARCELONA, SPAIN)

It is worth noting that Club Soda is literally across the street from MTELUS, which will definitely help partygoers transition from one location to the other.

The BBCM Foundation is also pleased to present other key parties during the Black & Blue Festival:

THE LEATHER BALL - SOLID GOLD EDITION, PRESENTED BY SAUNA G.I. JOE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 10PM-3AM @ LION D'OR, 1676 Ontario St. East
DJ MARC PAQUET (MONTREAL, CA) & DJ TOM STEPHAN (LONDON, UK)

THE TWINKLE PARTY 'NEON GLAM'
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 10PM-3AM @ SKY CLUB, 1478 Sainte-Catherine St. East
DJ KEV-J (MONTREAL, CA) & DJ ASHLEY GAUTHIER (OTTAWA, CA)

THE KODE:CHROME PARTY (with dress code)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, 10PM-3AM @ CLUB ÖriGn, 269 de la Commune St. East
DJ LE CANTIN (MONTREAL, CA) & DJ LAURA SCAVO (MONTREAL, CA)

Many other events/activities will be held:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD
• OPENING COCKTAIL @ LOUNGE L'UN ET L'AUTRE, 1641 Amherst St.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH
• FIERTÉ LITTÉRAIRE EVENT @ BAR LE COCKTAIL, 1669 Sainte-Catherine St. East
• 'JOCK BALL' SPORTS PARTY in collaboration with Équipe Montréal @ DISTRICT VIDEO LOUNGE, 1365 Sainte-Catherine St. East

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH
• VIP COCKTAIL FOR THE NEW CARNAVAL DES COULEURS @ BAR LE COCKTAIL, 1669 Sainte-Catherine St. East
• AFFILIATED AFTER-HOURS @ CIRCUS, 917 Sainte-Catherine St. East

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH
• BRUNCH @ RESTO LE SALOON, 1333 Sainte-Catherine St. East
• DISTRICT PARTY with DJs STÉPHANE LIPPÉ, BEN BAKSON & ALAIN JACKINSKY @ HANGAR, 500 Alphonse D. Roy St.
• AFFILIATED AFTER-HOURS @ CIRCUS, 917 Sainte-Catherine St. East

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH
• BRUNCH @ RESTO LE SALOON, 1333 Sainte-Catherine St. East
• FUNDRAISING T-DANCE with DJ MIKE SAVOIE @ SKY, 1478 Sainte-Catherine St. East

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
• OFFICIAL RECOVERY PARTY with DJs KEV-J, STEPHAN GRONDIN & KRISTEN KNIGHT @ CLUB ÖriGn, 269 de la Commune St. East

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH
• CLOSING PARTY @ CABARET MADO, 1115 Sainte-Catherine St. East


OTHER ACTIVITIES WILL BE ADDED TO THE LINE-UP IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS

MULTI-EVENTS PASSES are now on sale at www.bbcm.org
WEEKEND VIP PASS $180 / FESTIVAL VIP PASS $240

TICKETS for the main event (PART 1 and 2), the Leather Ball, the Kode:Chrome Party and the Recovery Party are now on sale at www.bbcm.org as well as at the following partner stores:
• GARÇONS SCULPTEURS (Festival Welcome Center), 1335 Sainte-Catherine St. East
• ARMADA BY THE MEN'S ROOM, 1359 Sainte-Catherine St. East
• MOHAWK BARBIER, 1305 Papineau St.
• SAUNA G.I. JOE, 1166 Sainte-Catherine St. East


The BBCM Foundation wants to warmly thank the following partners and sponsors for their long-lasting support, which makes the Festival a success (as of September 11th). AND WE'RE STILL LOOKING FOR NEW PARTNERS!

GRANTING PARTNERS
Gouvernement du Québec
Tourisme Montréal
Ville de Montréal

GRAND PARTNERS
A&U Magazine (USA)
MyGayToronto.com
INspired Media (Toronto)
Pink Banana Media (USA)
GayCalgary Magazine
Fugues
EDGE MEDIA NETWORK (USA)
Air Canada
LSM

MAJOR PARTNERS
QLife Magazine (USA)
Sauna G.I. Joe
Garçons Sculpteurs
NEXUS Radio (USA)
Fierté MTL
San Diego Pix Magazine & San Diego Gay & Lesbian News (USA)

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS
Le Château
Armada by The Men's Room
Dan Saycool
Bagage Communications
Les Tubbies
Pooch Graphics
Cybersocket Media (USA)
Club La Cité
Sauna Oasis
Gay Vancouver

SIMPLE PARTNERS
Eau de source Nebbia
Sauna Centre-Ville
Via Rail
Publicité Sauvage
Winter Party Festival
L'Actuel
Wet Lubricant

FRIEND PARTNERS
Hôtel Faubourg
boiMAG
Guru
GRIP
Chambre de commerce LGBT
Electrostub

PROGRAMME PARTNERS
Musée McCord
Équipe Montréal
Centaur Theatre
Fierté Littéraire
District
KODE

OFFICIAL VENUES
MTelus
Club Soda
Complexe SKY
Le Lion d'Or
Club ÖriGn
Resto Le Saloon
Cabaret Mado
Club Circus
Bar Le Cocktail
Lounge L'Un et L'Autre
District Vidéo Lounge

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