Summer special: Épinal Bouge from July 5 to August 16

Summer special: Épinal Bouge from July 5 to August 16
Summer special: Épinal Bouge from July 5 to August 16

June 24, 2024 by Francoise Fontanelle

Fred Chapellier

© DR

For 22 years, the City of Épinal has offered free concerts and shows for children, in the heart of the city, which brighten up the summer for thousands of spectators – residents and tourists. A festival that gives pride of place to performing artists and companies with established or emerging talents.

Fridays at 9 p.m.* there’s a free concert at Place des Vosges!

A true Spinal institution, every summer, the Friday concerts transform the Place des Vosges into an open-air concert hall. Here everyone knows that the evening will be friendly, festive and that the sound will be good!
The proof, Fatals Picards, Mes Souliers Sont Rouges, Pigalle and Ange, among others, have graced this stage, just like Fred Chapellier who returns to close the 2024 edition in style. Here is the program !

July 5: The Grôs Tour
Festive songs. Ten artists from Lorraine, from different groups, mix their worlds. A collective… explosive!

July 12: Slava Ukraini
At 8:30 p.m., at the Louvière auditorium, two hours of show around folklore, traditional dances and acrobatic exploits of 50 young Ukrainian artists. Donations collected will be donated to support victims of the war in Ukraine.

July 12: Lazuli – “Tour 11”
Between rock, song, electro, world music and texts that travel between Jacques Prévert and Tim Burton, Lazuli questions the evils of present times.

July 26: Les Grandes Bouches “Balacoustik”
Vocal and civic group: songs to listen to, but also to dance and sing.

August 2: O my darling
This sparkling and intoxicating jazz sextet covers standards, French songs and Cuban rhythms.

Red Benas Pepper Sauce ©DR

August 9: Red Beans & Pepper Sauce
Five musicians with Zepplenian influences and a punchy, saturated, bluesy and soulful repertoire.

August 18: Fred Chapellier Octet
Accompanied by a beautiful brass section, Fred Chapelier shares the swaying and elegant tracks from his latest album, Straight To The Point.

Wednesdays at 3 p.m.* there’s a free show at the castle!

In a green setting, next to the castle garden pavilion, show companies for children and families meet, between nap time and snack time, to share emotions and bursts of laughter.

Le 10 juillet: Eguap Circus – «Rolling in the bag»
Street performance with acrobatic accents and a good dose of humor. For all.

July 17: Cie Deux à la Tâche – “Crack up’”
An egocentric magician and a clumsy and rebellious assistant for the best and for laughs! For all.

Le 24 juillet : Clown Doisberto – « Boidesto Street Schow »
With his child’s soul in an adult’s body, Doisberto launches into high-risk acts. For all

Cie La Trappe à Ressorts ©Lilian Ginet

July 31: Cie La Trappe à Ressorts – “Edgar’s tent”
Between unidentified public object and cabinet of curiosities, the tent of Edgar, the scammer, plays with magic. From 6 years old.

August 7: Cie Les Lutiks – “Les Loustics”
Club balls, diabolo, American roller, the magic of the juggler works. But how can you resist the pressure of an unscrupulous ambiancer? For all.

Co. One of these 4 ©Fabrice Mertens

August 14: Cie One of these 4 – “The insubmersibles, duo for two castaways”
Welcome drink, deep sea rescue course, final gala, embark on a circus cruise!

* In the event of bad weather, a retreat to the Auditorium de la Louvière (rue de la Louvière) is planned. Please note, the room accommodates a limited number of people (550).

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Even more ideas for outings and activities in our Summer 2024 Guide Special Edition, to consult HERE.

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