Move to the Beat
Sherbrooke is a musical city! Let your ears carry you around the city, the beat guide you. It offers a lively range of original events for music lovers of all kinds. Take the time to listen – you are going to love Sherbrooke’s beat!
Sherbeach was the result of an initiative by several students in the School of Management at the Université de Sherbrooke. It was the city's first electronic music festival and brings together local food, regional DJs and an incredibly festive atmosphere.
The annual Sherblues & Folk festival has been animating the streets of downtown Sherbrooke for almost 10 years. Shows are presented on three outdoor stages, in several bars and restaurants and at the Granada Theatre. The shows are free, and the party downtown is unforgettable!
LIMS (Sherbrooke’s musical improv league) brings together musicians from different genres using different instruments as part of a friendly competition where the audience has the last word. Creativity, speed and knowledge of musical stories are essential to take part in musical improv. The two teams competing have to respect constraints, such as having to play country and rock in the same song. One thing is for sure, they know how to create a beat!
This summer, LIMS will organise six competitions in different bars around the city. What better than beer and music, right?
Off to Granada
The Granada Theatre is a jewel of the Eastern Townships. It represents Sherbrooke’s history, population and art. There are only two theatres of their kind like this in North America, and one is here in Sherbrooke. The Granada's chamber represents a replica of a courtyard in Grenada, Spain. Even after 90 years, it is still a beautiful building!
During the summer, Sherbrooke sets up its outdoor urban spaces for summer living. Many shows are presented for those who want to enjoy warm summer evenings. At Parc Jacques-Cartier, the Fête du Lac des Nations presents more than thirty shows.
Downtown, the free Concerts de la Cité are presented. Whether at the Place de la Cité or the Carré-Strathcona amphitheatre, spectators can enjoy an outdoor show after a great meal in the heart of the city.