EVENT Free concerts and shows are offered for three days from this Thursday in cafes and clubs in around sixty cities
A concert during the Bar-Bars festival in Nantes (illustration). — Culture Bar-Bars Collective
In big cities and some very small towns. For its 20th edition, the Culture Bar-bars festival will give the voice. The event, launched in the 1990s to promote “vitality” and “diversity” cultural” cafés-concert, celebrates its return for three days at; from this Thursday evening. In total, 600 shows and events, most often concerts, will take place in more than 200 bars in around sixty French cities, from Lille to Paris. Toulouse, Rennes, Paris, Brest or Angers.
In Nantes too, the epicenter of this popular festival, where the program will be the most extensive with nearly a hundred bars and clubs involved. Some renowned artists, such as Rubin Steiner, Matt Elliott, La Poison, Kalash or even Mc Fly & Carlito, will be part of the city. des ducs.
““An indispensable link in the musical chain”
The festival, which claims to be the second national cultural event after the Music Festival, takes place once again in a particular context since many establishments, put in difficulty by the health crisis, have been forced to lower the curtain in recent months.
“The pandemic has been a drama for a whole professional sector, for artists, intermittent workers, but also for the public, deplore the organizers of Bar-bars. Pillars of Diversity culture, the cafés cultures are an essential link in the musical chain. They offer a first stage to talents from all backgrounds, a first real audience to enjoy. conquer, who so missed to confined artists.”