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Raising of the Acadian Flag and Launch of Acadie Rock Festival

August 7, 2014

Raising of the Acadian Flag and Launch of Acadie Rock Festival
Free show at City Hall starting at noon on August 15

MONCTON – To celebrate the launch of the Acadie Rock Festival, the City of Moncton, in partnership with the Aberdeen Cultural Centre, is proud to present a free show during the raising of the Acadian flag. The show, featuring violinist Dominique Dupuis, will take place at City Hall (655 Main Street) at noon on Friday, August 15.

"The Acadie Rock Festival, now in its third year, has made it to the top of the list of not-to-miss summer events, and the City of Moncton wants to thank the organizing committee and the many dedicated festival volunteers for making it such a great success," says Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc. "This August 15, whether you live here or are just visiting, come join us to discover and celebrate the Acadian spirit!"

"The third annual Acadie Rock Festival is the biggest yet, and we can expect great things in the future. Everyone is welcome to come celebrate National Acadian Day, help kick off the Acadie Rock Festival at the noon show, and take part in the festival's various activities," says René Légère, General Director of the Aberdeen Cultural Centre.

The show is presented as part of Midi-Musicaux, an initiative led by Downtown Moncton Centre-ville Inc. and the Capitol Theatre, with the support of the Acadie Rock Festival courtesy of Caisse populaire Beauséjour.

Other Acadie Rock Festival activities

You can also take part in the traditional Tintamarre (noise parade) and close out August 15 at the evening concert. Led by the percussion trio Triolet d'Nord, the noise parade will begin at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre at 7:00 p.m. and make its way to the Riverfront Parking Lot, where the party will continue right through to midnight with a lineup including Bing, Les Jeunes d’Asteure, Caroline Savoie, The Motorleague, Dominique Dupuis, Sweet Crude (from Louisiana!), Les Hôtesse d'Hilaire and Louis-Jean Cormier.

To view the full Acadie Rock Festival schedule, visit: https://www.facebook.com/festivalacadierock-

Details: Noise parade and street closures

From 6:45 p.m. until approximately 7:45 p.m., progressive closure of the following parade route:
· Leave Aberdeen Cultural Centre Park using southeast corner of park onto Botsford Street (at St. George Street intersection);
· Down Botsford Street;
· Turn right onto Main Street;
· Turn left onto Westmorland Street;
· At very end of Westmorland, enter Riverfront Parking Lot (location of event).
· The street will be reopened gradually as the parade progresses.

From 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Friday, August 15, Assomption Boulevard will be closed from Westmorland to Mechanic for the concert at Moncton's Riverfront. However, the intersections of Assomption/Westmorland and Assomption/Mechanic will be left open to traffic.

Also note that a Noise By-Law exemption has been granted from 11:00 p.m. to midnight on Friday, August 15 at the Moncton Riverfront.



Éric Cormier
Acadie Rock Festival
857-9597 / campagneaberdeen@gmail.com

Nicole O. Melanson
Communications, City of Moncton
506-853-6214 / nicole.melanson@moncton.ca