Spotlight on Meetings and Conventions
Our top entertainment picks for your events
There is no shortage of entertainment options in Québec City for a cocktail reception or entire soiree after a day at a conference, convention or tradeshow.
The Québec City Convention Centre sat down with Stéfane Ratté, General Manager of QVC – Inscript, a full-scale destination management company with extensive experience in booking world-class entertain-ment and offering facilitation services for all types of events, for his suggestions on what extraordinary acts planners should book for their upcoming events in Québec City.
The Famille Painchaud is comprised of local artists that put on a highly unusual and incomparable performance that blends Québec folklore with amazing music—and surprising musical acrobatics. “You can’t peg the Famille Painchaud into one specific entertainment category,” explains Ratté. “This show is in a class of its own.”
Masques et Bergamasques
This accessible opera production has been dazzling spectators for over 15 years. This high-quality show features enchanting melodies from a tenor and soprano, a captivating décor and lavish costumes. The opera singers literally draw the crowd into the scene. “Spectators nearly fall off their chairs in amazement during this high-quality performance,” Ratté says.
With two Guinness World Records with human ﬂag feats, a golden buzzer on France’s Got Talent and over 70 TV appearances, including on the Ellen Degeneres show, Dominique Lacasse’s performances defy gratify, captivate the mind and leave onlookers simply breathless. The artists combine nearly supernatural acrobatics, humour, dance and a spectacle of lights. “This is not your ordinary circus show,” Ratté points out.
As a master illusionist, Jean-Sébastien Lepage brings spectators on a journey to a fantasy world they have never seen before. Various performances bring together different combinations of magic, music, circus acts, laser and other special effects, interactivity and mesmerizing choreography. “MysterAct offers multi-sensory shows that simply cannot be found anywhere else,” says Ratté.
“Québec City’s local entertainment is on par with major international productions,” Ratté says. His ﬁnal world of advice? Think about the type of event you want to hold. Sit-down meal or a cocktail reception? Music or not? Historical discoveries or modern-day vibes? “Québec has limitless entertainment options to choose from that fully represent its cultural fabric and creative mindset.”
This article was first published in Québec Centre, the exclusive magazine of the Québec City Convention Centre.