Rhonda’s Best Of The West – July 2016


Some fun things to do this July. Don’t forget your portable chairs!!

Mondays this summer in Dorval…..

As part of the Novartis Concert Series, there will be a free outdoor concert tonight July 11. BUZZ CUIVRES – the brass quintet is a musical phenomenon, having performed in the US, Europe and across Canada.

JULY 11: BUZZ CUIVRES (jazz) @ 7:30 pm The electrifying stage presence of this quintet combines an astonishing originality with an extraordinary quality of interpretation. Full of humour without being off-key.

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Buzz Cuivres

JULY 18: CANAILLES (folk) @ 7:30 pm Canailles is a special and amazingly authentic mix of folk, Cajun, and blues music. Their incredible album Ronds-points was nominated at the 2014 ADISQ Gala in the Country Album of the Year category.

JULY 25: THE CATS IN THE KITCHEN  (Celtic) @ 7:30 pm Their music, a blend of traditional sounds from Ireland, Scotland, England, and Cape Breton, will take you on a breath-taking tour of this fascinating Celtic world.

For more information about the special evenings planned for you this summer in Dorval, pick up the “Culture at Your Door” brochure in all Dorval Municipal buildings, call 514 633-4170, or visit www.ville.dorval.qc.ca/leisure.


Tuesdays this summer in Beaconsfield…..

Each year the City of Beaconsfield puts on a series of Sunset Concerts that are fun for the whole family. The dance floor is often busting over with happy dancers that enjoy the tunes. The venue is also stunning as the concerts are nestled at Centennial Park on the water’s edge

Martin Levac
Martin Levac

JULY 12: BUZZ BEAT Centennial Park @ 7:30pm

JULY 19: MARTIN LEVAC – 1985 Centennial Park Tribute to Phil Collins @ 7:30pm

EXCEPTIONALLY: Sunday, JULY 24, 2016 3:00 pm SUMMER SERENADE Centennial Park

JULY 26: WE Love JT Centennial Park@ 7:30pm

AUGUST 02: POCKETFUL OF SOUL – Centennial Park @7:30pm

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Vintage Wine

AUGUST 09: VINTAGE WINE -Centennial Park @ 7:30pm


Wednesdays this summer in St Anne’s

Wednesdays on the Boardwalk start at 7:30 each week in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. Families can enjoy an ice cream, live music and incredible views.

Wednesday Concerts on the Boardwalk 


Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Bobby Stagg is proud to release his first solo album “Mean Business”. Bobby is heading down a rootsy road of Americana music with a healthy dose of signature Stagg humor thrown into the mix. Catch Bobby with his rockin’ little combo featuring RD Harris on drums, Stuart Patterson on bass, and guest vocalist, Barb Harris.

JULY 20: *2 shows  Johnny Owen And Who’s Driving     starts@ 7:30pm


A storyteller and song builder. A Troubadour by nature, his soul wanders to the musical frontier towns built by the pioneers of Delta and Country Blues, Folk, Ragtime, and old-time Country. With his guitar, harmonica and slide, he promises a unique and energising evening of down-home, roots music.

Johnny Owen
Johnny Owen


A Band best described as a diverse blues rooted Band with music ranging from Country cross over to Dirty Rock. With velvety vocals, intricately woven guitar lines and a heaping helping of swing we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the incredible energy the band stirs up when they play live.

JULY 27: TANGARA  @ 7:30 pm

Their music evokes movement/dance. A soulful bass line, a jazzy chord change, a percussive groove, all means are fair game to inspire their compositions. The paradox of the forest lounge is that of a rather urban music rooted in the hills of the southern Quebec jungle. Human beings exist as part of a sacred living world deserving our respect!


Every 3rd Friday of the month – @7 pm to 9 pm

JULY 15th

salsa under the stars
Salsa Under The Stars

AUGUST 19th Location: The Canal boardwalk | In case of rain: Centre Harpell, 60, Rue St-Pierre in St. Anne de Bellevue

Information: 514-457-1605

Enjoy an evening of Salsa dancing under the stars with BAILA PRODUCTIONS.

The evening will start with a short introduction to Salsa Workshop (30-45 minutes), followed by an open salsa dance sessions for participants of all levels. A chance to practice your moves and dance the night away under the stars.




Several West Island shows to choose from in Kirkland, Dorval, Beaconsfield and Pierrefonds.

Check for your favourite date at http://repercussiontheatre.com/current-production/the-tour/

shakespeare in the park
Shakespeare In The Park

I always like to head out to the Beaconsfield one as the venue is on the water’s edge……. that show will be on

JULY 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Centennial Park, Beaconsfield *In case of rain, the event will be moved to Beaconsfield High School, 250 Beaurepaire, Beaconsfield.

JULY 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

in Kirkland at Ecclestone Park Rue de Granada, Kirkland, QC H9H 5J5 Snacks and drinks will be sold on location Bring a chair or rent a lawn chair for $5 Non-perishable food items will be collected for local area food banks

Repercussion Theatre presents an all-female production of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.

This political drama investigates the fine line between personal ambition and the general good, and explores the relationship between gender and power. The production includes a high level of stage combat, live drumming, and (as always) a strong aesthetic style.

The rule of Rome and the protection of the general good are at stake when Julius Caesar returns from civil war to a hero’s welcome. The people abandon their work and rejoice, decorating even the image of Caesar – much to the chagrin of Rome’s Tribunes and the distress of the most Republican-minded members of Caesar’s entourage. Political opinions clash, as the people call for Caesar to be crowned, and Cassius coordinates a conspiracy bent on putting an end to Caesar’s ambition. Tensions mount, and blades are kept close at hand, as the best interests of the people, and the future of Rome herself, stand on the edge of chaos.


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