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BRBR the Conqueror Showcasing Raw Musical Talent in 13 Canadian Cities

Published on 14 September 2015
Groupe Média TFO’s musical talent program BRBR filming episodes in 13 cities With some of Canada’s best rising talent for new show BRBR Le Conquérant BRBR Le Conquerant Thursday, Sept 17th to Friday, November 6th - BRBR is taking music to the streets. Literally! BRBR Le Conquérant is travelling via BRBR-branded bus to 13 Canadian cities and stopping to meet some of the most talented, promising artists along the way. The episodes will begin airing on TFO January 9th, 2016 (Saturdays at 8:00 pm). Each city stop, host Melissa Hetu will meet up with local artists to visit their favourite record stores, music venues, busking spots, and more. Melissa and her tour team will be sharing all of their tour escapades on social media, with Canadian music fans encouraged to interact with them, follow along, and come out to play if they see that the bus is stopping in their city! The BRBR Le Conquérant team will be running contests and giving away awesome, free swag items to the show’s fans in each city. You just have to follow along to find out when events are happening! New music fans can keep their eyes peeled in the below cities for the roving BRBR bus and are encouraged to follow and interact with the artists along the tour’s journey through social media. Follow BRBR Le Conquérant on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope and with the hashtag #BRBRbus. Three cities (Moncton, Winnipeg and Edmonton) will have their own free tailgate parties hosted by BRBR, with locals encouraged to come out to join in the fun. Free food, drink and entertainment will be provided. Complete details, including time and location, to come in advance of each event. Please feel free to share this tour news with your audience! WHEN Thursday, Sept 17th to Friday, November 6th WHAT BRBR Le Conquerer Tour (13 Canadian cities) WHO Groupe Média TFO’s BRBR will embark on an odyssey across Canada to discover up and coming artists including Young Satan in Love, Les Synthétiques, The Eastern Belles, Shawn Jobin, Sarah Osborne, Pistol George Warren, Menoncle Jason, Karate Kids, IVAN, Bella Clava, Arthur Comeau, Ariane Mahrÿke, and Ariane Jean. Interview opportunities with all artists and with show host Melissa Hetu will be available on-site at the travelling TFO bus WHERE Fredericton (Sept 17-18) Halifax (Sept 22-23) Charlottetown (Sept 25 and 28) Moncton (Sept 29-30) *Free tailgate party for fans* Ottawa (Oct 2 and 5) Sudbury (Oct 7-8) Thunder Bay (Oct 12-13) Winnipeg (Oct 15-16) *Free tailgate party for fans* Saskatoon (Oct 20-21) Edmonton (Oct 23 and 26) *Free tailgate party for fans* Calgary (Oct 28-29) Vancouver (Nov 2-3) Victoria (Nov 5-6) Performers will be doing free live shows for local audiences. The shows will be filmed for a TV series that will air Saturdays at 8:00 pm beginning January 9, 2016. Be part of a unique, Canadian musical event and discover some of Canada’s strongest, most creative French musical performers before they hit the bigtime! About BRBR Host Melissa Hetu: Melissa has been with BRBR from the very beginning; participating in the creation of the franchise with the TFO team. Her great passion for music, her taste for adventure and her experience make her an engaging, relevant and trustworthy host. Melissa has rubbed elbows with many musicians over the years both as a journalist and a photographer. Above all, Melissa is a fantastic spotter and fan of great Canadian music. Melissa Hetu About BRBR BRBR (pronounced barbar) is Groupe Média TFO’s flagship music franchise which showcases Canada’s new music. Mandated to carve out a special place for Franco-Canadian artists, BRBR is nonetheless an inclusive space that celebrates music of all types. The concept is simple: a rich, interactive cross-media platform that brings Canadian independent music to the public. BRBR is always one to push the envelope and is Canada’s only cross-platform franchise solely dedicated to new music. Whether BRBR is broadcasting on television, YouTube or the side of Toronto City Hall, it’s always bringing cutting-edge artists to the forefront.

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For more information please contact:  Touria Karim Groupe Média TFO tkarim@tfo.org 416.453.4388