August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick
extreme frontiere

May 30, 2019, Moncton, N.-B. – Today, the Congrès mondial acadien announced the evening shows that will be held this summer at the Extrême frontière space, which will be located downtown Moncton, along Riverfront Park, from August 16 to August 23.

Inspired by large outdoor urban festivals featuring big stages, cultural pavilions and street artists, the Extrême frontière space presented by the city of Moncton will showcase more than fifty artists and musicians, featuring different art forms, ranging from dance and poetry, to video games and visual arts.

The ASURION stage will vibrate to the sound of musicians from Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Louisiana, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Ontario every evening of Extrême frontière, from August 16 to August 23, 2019 (see details of programming at the end of the press release). Admission to the shows announced today will require the CMA 2019 pin (see pin details at the end of the press release).

Today’s announcement was made by the Chair of the CMA 2019, Claudette Thériault, and the event’s artistic director, Joseph Edgar, during a performance of the Hôtesses d’Hilaire’s rock opera Viens avec moi. It completes the evening programming of this space, to be launched by Le Show du 25e on August 16, announced last February.

"The programming unveiled today matches the great values that the CMA 2019 organizing committee had set from the start, namely creativity, inclusion and openness”, said Claudette Thériault, Chair of the CMA 2019 organizing committee. “The Acadian culture will be very well represented by the artists who will perform on the Extrême frontière space ASURION stage. Everyone is invited to come celebrate in style!"

"The Extrême frontière programming is a reflection of the legacy left by the poet Gérald Leblanc to the Acadian people, of which we see the benefits today”, says artistic director Joseph Edgar. “Acadie is more than a place predisposed to becoming a memory or a story in a museum. It is vibrant, dynamic, modern and tenacious. It is a part of the world and the world is a part of it. That’s why we will find something for everyone at Extrême frontière.”

“The City of Moncton is proud to present the Extrême frontière space of the Congrès mondial acadien. It will be the first time Moncton’s Riverfront Park and Downing Street have hosted an event of this magnitude,” said Moncton Mayor, Dawn Arnold. “We wish to congratulate the CMA 2019 team, who is working very hard to prepare this amazing celebration. We invite all citizens and visitors to join in and be part of this incredible festive happening!”

Radio-Canada Acadie, official broadcaster of the CMA 2019, will host the evening shows. Festival Acadie Rock, a partner of the CMA 2019, will feature prominently in this festive public space. In addition to a partnership for the presentation of shows on August 17, 22 and 23, Acadie Rock will also present the West Trainz project from August 17 to August 19.

Components of the Extrême frontière programming, as well as the complete programming of Festival Acadie Rock will be announced over the next few weeks, namely the kiosk zone, for which admission will be free, that will come alive every day from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. This space will take shape thanks to several partnerships, namely with the Atlantic dance FESTIVAL danse atlantique, Radio-Canada Acadie, the Moncton Public Library, the Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, the Musée acadien de l’Université de Moncton, as well as the Conseil provincial des sociétés culturelles.

Extrême frontière
Inspired by the title of a book by the great Acadian poet, Gérald LeBlanc, this event is intended to spark the cultural imagination of the Acadian people and push the boundaries of their deepest aspirations. Open daily from August 16 to August 23, along Riverfront Park and Downing Street in Moncton, this poetic space, in which Acadie will define its cultural boundaries, will feature various art forms and will permanently showcase contemporary arts, kiosks, as well as pavilions. Over thirty pavilions and kiosks from all over are registered to date. The site is divided in two parts: the kiosk zone during the day, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. (free admission) and, in the early evening, at 8 p.m. the performance zone – featuring artists of all types, from here and elsewhere (pin required, except on August 16).

The Pin
The CMA 2019 pin, on sale for $20, gives access to the sites of major opening, closing and National Acadian Day shows, as well as to the Extrême frontière space evening shows from August 17 to August 23, 2019. Visit to find out the different purchasing options.

The 6th Congrès mondial acadien will take place from August 10 to 24, 2019, on Prince Edward Island and in Southeastern New Brunswick. The mission of the Congrès mondial acadien is to bring together Acadians and all those who are passionate about Acadian culture. For more information about programming and events, visit

Extrême frontière Programming – Major Shows

  • August 16: Show du 25e (Ticketing $25 -
  • August 17: Wayne Toups, Sweet Crude (Louisiana), Afrikana Soul Sister (Quebec), Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire (New Brunswick)
  • August 18: Maggie Savoie (New Brunswick), Menoncle Jason (New Brunswick), Émile Bilodeau (Quebec), Joey Robin Haché (New Brunswick)
  • August 19: Chloé Breault (New Brunswick), Vishtèn (Prince Edward Island), Marie-Jo Thério (New Brunswick), Yann Perreau (Quebec)
  • August 20: Les Païens (New Brunswick), Comté de Clare (Nova Scotia), Alaclair Ensemble (Quebec)
  • August 21: Cy (Nova Scotia), Caroline Savoie (New Brunswick), Patrice Michaud (Quebec)
  • August 22: Alexe (Quebec), Jacobus (Nova Scotia), Pierre Kwenders (Quebec), A Tribe Called Red (Ontario)
  • August 23: P'tit Belliveau (Nova Scotia), Édith Butler (New Brunswick), Hubert Lenoir (Quebec)

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For information or interviews:
Marc Poirier
Director of Communications and Marketing
Congrès mondial acadien 2019
506-866-0215 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.