August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick
Emmanuelle LeBlancOpening Day – August 10, 2019
Abram-Village, PEI

Prince Edward Island will host the Congrès mondial acadien for the first time in 2019, and it all gets under way on August 10 in Abram-Village! The day will take on a folk festival atmosphere, with a big show in the evening on the Acadian Festival site in Abram-Village.

As the day’s artistic director, Emmanuelle LeBlanc, explained, “Opening day will give people an opportunity to discover some great musical groups and meet with artists from all disciplines, including musicians, cooks, and craftspeople. It will truly be a day of discovery.”

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY

6 a.m.:
Breakfast & musical entertainment, Borden
Starring: Monique Poirier - Patricia Richard - Corde à vents

10 a.m.:
Community fair, Mont-Carmel
Starring: Les Paloudes - DOC - Cajun Country Reviva
Exposition agricole & Festival acadien Site
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2 p.m.:
Folk Festival on the opening site of CMA 2019
Folk workshops with violin masters, with a mix of traditional Acadian music and contemporary music. Many artists will share their songs and discuss around the Acadian music.
Starring: L’enchantement des abeilles - Marcella Richard - Menoncle Jason - Carnaval en Promenade - Backyard Devils
Hosted by: Ryan Doucette

6 p.m.:
Official opening ceremony

7 p.m.:
Opening show
Starring: Barachois - The East Pointers - Arthur Comeau - La Famille Savoy - Lennie Gallant - Vishtèn - Les Hay Babies - Acadie Danse - Suroît - Cajun Country Revival
Credit Union Stage, Abram-Village


Commemoration Day – August 14, 2019
Miscouche, PEI

In 2019, Miscouche will light up like never before. The day of August 14, 2019, will not only be a celebration of the second Acadian National Convention, held in Miscouche in 1884, but also an opportunity to recognize the importance of the steps that were taken at that time, which were so significant for Acadians.

“The 1884 National Convention had a significant impact on the development of the Acadian identity and the very foundation of what was to become modern Acadie,” said Emmanuelle LeBlanc, artistic director of Commemoration Day. “The Miscouche Convention is a big part of Acadian history; it was then that Acadians adopted a flag and a national anthem and celebrated their national day for the first time.”

To design the celebrations, the artist was inspired by a combination of past and present elements. She is planning several activities in partnership with the Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island in Miscouche, a big show with Acadian artists from various disciplines, and a modern square dance. The highlight of the evening will no doubt be a sound and light show projected on the Miscouche church at nightfall.

lisa leBlancNational Acadian Day – August 15, 2019
Dieppe, NB

National Acadian Day will be one of the biggest celebrations of the CMA 2019. The party will start in Miscouche in Prince Edward Island and will end in Dieppe, New Brunswick !

“We’re preparing a huge show for August 15 in Dieppe,” said Lisa LeBlanc, who’s in charge of the National Acadian Day celebrations. “The veterans will be there, those popular artists we already love, along with lots of incredible emerging artists. It’s really going to be a mixture of many elements, mirroring what’s going on in Acadie today.”

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY

11 a.m.:
  Unveiling of National Historic Site plaque
Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral of Moncton

12 p.m.:
 Le début de la fête at Place 1604 in Dieppe
Don’t miss the 15th finale of Accros de la chanson, a contest organized by the Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick.
During the afternoon: Caroline Savoie - Thomé Young

5 p.m.:
Official ceremony, National Acadian Day
Place 1604

5:55 p.m.:
Le Grand Tintamarre
Departure at Place 1604 in Dieppe
Presented by: Eastlink


7 p.m.:
National Acadian Day Show
MusiquArt site, Dieppe
Uni Coopération Financière Stage
Starring: Radio Radio, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Comté de Clare, Jeremy Dutcher, Marc à Paul à Jos, Pierre Kwenders, Roddie Romero, Joseph Edgar, Les Hay Babies, Zachary Richard, Vishtèn, Maggie Savoie, Lisa LeBlanc, Edith Butler et le Greater Moncton Girls + Rock, 1755, Bois Joli

George BelliveauClosing Day – August 24, 2019
Shediac, NB

A high-energy show will wrap up the CMA 2019 in Shediac, New Brunswick. The artistic vision for the show will explore Acadie’s popular, country, and traditional roots.

“It’s going to be one big party of an evening,” explained George Belliveau, artistic director of the closing event. “We want to look back on what’s happened during the past 25 years of music, namely, since the very first Congrès mondial acadien in 1994. The night will have people singing, dancing, laughing and crying.”

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY

1 p.m.:
Vers le CMA 2024,
Pascal-Poirier Park, Shediac

6 p.m.:
Official closing ceremonies
In front of the Giant Lobster site, Shediac

7p.m.:
Closing show
Shediac Arena Site
Starring: Cayouche, Salebarbes, Patricia Richard, Danny Boudreau, Laurie LeBlanc, Dominique Dupuis, Troiselle, Hert LeBlanc, Marcella Richard, Zachary Richard, Lina Boudreau, les Jeunes Chanteurs d’Acadie, Izabelle Ouellet, Wilfred LeBouthillier, Comté de Clare.

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cma map calendrier EN Tignish Saint-Louis-de-Kent Rogersville Richibucto Bouctouche Saint-Antoine Cocagne Shédiac Cap-Pelé Beaubassin-Est Dieppe Moncton Memramcook Abram-Village Wellington Miscouche Summerside Charlottetown Souris North Rustico Rogersville Tignish Abram-Village Saint-Louis-de-Kent Richibucto Bouctouche Saint-Antoine Cocagne Shédiac Beaubassin-Est Cap-Pelé Moncton Dieppe Memramcook Wellington Miscouche Summerside North Rustico Charlottetown Souris Abram-Village Tignish Wellington Souris Charlottetown North Rustico Summerside Miscouche Miscouche Dieppe Moncton Bouctouche Rogersville Beaubassin-Est Saint-Louis-de-Kent Richibucto Saint-Antoine Cocagne Memramcook Cap-Pelé Shédiac