Montauban. Opening of the cultural season at the Rio Grande

the essential The concert hall, which has fitted out a new outdoor space, opens its season on Thursday, as part of Student Week, and on Saturday.

For more than 25 years The Rio, committed to the development of contemporary music, is a major cultural asset of the department. This association, chaired by Georges Veyre and directed by Patrick Combalbert, is labeled SMAC (Scène de Musiques Actuelles) by the Ministry of Culture, and Structuring Pole by the Region. A must-see venue for dissemination and creation, Le Rio promotes amateur and emerging artists and headliners. Thanks to them, very diverse cultural works are widely distributed throughout the year.

The new artistic & cultural season promises to be rich in emotions. A new outdoor space with beautifully graffiti walls, an optimization of the place, a new schedule of appointments for all, so many new features to celebrate the return of the public.

Between dissemination, artistic education, support, creation, initiation, prevention, several highlights will mark this long-awaited recovery. The Rio works in synergy with other structures and associations within the framework of its “Hors-Les-Murs” actions. This season will always give pride of place to the richness and diversity of the local scene. As part of its missions of accompaniment and support for creation, Le Rio will maintain, as every year, an artistic watch on the territory to discover the artists in research and to offer them a working tool.

Who says new season says new workshops of musical and artistic practice with Music Box, intended for musicians amateurs of 10 – 18 years during school holidays (registrations at 05 63 91 19 18) and the Rio Grande choir, with a modern repertoire, which is complete with 50 amateur singers.

The Rio is also and for the third year, cultural actions of artistic education with the Vercingétorix college of Montech (Artistic & Cultural Education Course) and National Education (DSDEN 82), or 1 324 students.

26 concerts before Christmas

Song, blues, rhythm’n’blues, soul, rock, pop, reggae, rap, dub, electro, or even a show for young audiences, the Rio Grande team will welcome national and even international artists such as Asian Dub Foundation (uk), Didier Wampas, Hannah Williams (uk), Furax Barbarossa, Klone, Maikel Dinza (Cuba), Last Train, Georgio, Les Frères Casquette. The pricing policy applied makes all shows accessible.

Hannah Williams headlining Saturday

The first highlight of the season 2021 – 2022 will take place on Saturday October 9 at 21 hours with Hannah Williams & the affirmations. Soul lovers will undoubtedly appreciate the exceptional voice of English singer Hannah Williams, surrounded by a brilliant backing band from Bristol. In the second part of the evening, place at La Bedoune, a blues group which after 05 years of scene with three s’ is reformatted around the Cécile-Greg duo. They distill less electric music, without a drummer, mixing covers and their own compositions. Places at 14 € in presale, 18 € on site. Tomorrow Thursday, as part of Student Week, Rio is planning a “concert” at 19 h 14 with the group Flakes (gritter music). Free admission. During this evening will be awarded the trophies of the student rally. Doors open from 15 hours.

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