The American Tours Festival is also renowned for the diversity of its programming. Exceptional headliners! Scorpions and The Stray Cats, but also many bands that are, whatever their style, real talents to discover, and whose only objective is to make you swing all weekend long.
MAIN STAGE CONCERTS
THE ROAD HAMMERS
Friday, July 5 - 8:00 p.m.
They are now legends, because in the history of Canadian country music, they are the group that sold the most records. They skillfully mix country music, southern rock and blues, and are inspired by what the U.S. truck drivers are listening to. They will seduce you with their passion on stage as well as their talents as musicians.
Friday, July 5 – 10:00 p.m.
It is yet another sacred monster that will be one of the stars of the American Tours Festival 2019.
This band with timeless hits like “Still Loving You” and “Wind of Change” has already sold more than 100 million albums. The immense success of their current tour “Crazy World Tour” proves that even with a 40-year career, these amazing performers have mastered a repertoire they regularly renew. They will be playing for more than 2 hours the tracks that have made their success in an outstanding show.
Saturday, July 6 – 7:45 p.m.
Knuckle Head is an explosive mix of blues, rock, and country. With great gas, Harley style roars, Knuckle Head renews one of the most universal musical styles by offering us their rock and fun universe, and eager for freedom.
Saturday, July 6 – 9:00 p.m.
Coming from Long Beach, California, this band was formed in 2009 and quickly stood out for its wild compositions and its huge classical rock sound mixing guitar riffs and heavy drum tempos. Since they brilliantly opened for AC/DC and the Rolling Stones (among others), it’s THE Rock band that’s coming up.
Saturday, July 6 – 10:30 p.m.
They brought Rockabilly back to date in the 80s and are known on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to their musical talents and their unique style.
Celebrating 40 years of existence this year, those felines will take advantage of this anniversary tour to show their claws to make their fans roar with pleasure and fulfill a long wait since they heard about the reformation of this mythical band.
Parquet Country Stage
Saturday, July 6
CANADIAN MUSIC NIGHT
Saturday, July 6
This unique event in Europe, initiated by Franck Boucheraud in 2009, allows Canadian country music artists to share their passion with the French audience. This Saturday evening promises to be a memorable one with artists who will perform exclusively in Europe on the Parquet Country Stage.
Parquet Country Stage - 9:00 p.m.
The Abrams Brothers, native of the province of Ontario, two virtuoso musicians, mixing unique country & bluegrass sounds, they are the youngest Canadian country artists to have performed on the stage of the mythical Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Exclusively in Europe.
Parquet Country Stage - 11:00 p.m.
Aaron Goodvin, originally from the province of Alberta, is an artist-songwriter and composer on his way to becoming a mega star in Canada and the United States. He is the only country artist to have received a platinum record in the last two years for "Lonely Drum". "Lonely Drum" having also been awarded Dance of the Year by the English magazine Linedancer Magazine. For the first time in Europe and in exclusivity.
Rock & Vintage Hall
Friday, July 5
Friday, July 5 - 8:30 p.m.
This band gathers all the vintage ingredients by giving it an electroacoustic signature. We find ourselves rocked to the rhythm of the various influences of American folklore, from blues to modern country, rockabilly and western swing. Big Mo, singer and leader, is at ease in many registers, whether it is Johnny Cash, Johnny Burnette, or the inevitable Elvis.
WALTER BROES & THE MERCENARIES
Friday, July 5 - 10:15 p.m.
He is the only Belgian guitarist-composer-performer to have been adopted in Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico as a singer-songwriter. A clever mix of his own songs and the best the American scene has to offer: the drive of The Cramps, the border town vibe of Los Lobos, the blues of Louis Jordan and the twang of Dwight Yoakam.
SUGAR RAY FORD
Friday, July 5 - 11:45 p.m.
Whether it's Rockabilly, Western Swing, Jumpin' Jive or Rhythm and blues, everything this man touches is transformed into quality music. This multi-instrumentalist has been a well known name since the 1980s and brings a mix of Rhythm and blues and Rock and roll, with sharp saxophones and swinging dance grooves.
Saturday, July 6
Saturday, July 6 - 2:00 p.m.
He grew up listening to Rock'n' Roll and learned to play piano at the age of only 6, as a complete self-taught. A finalist in the 2018 TV show The Voice, he brings Rock'N' Roll back to date and thrills the audience every time he tours. An immense talent that only needs to be expressed on stage.
Saturday, July 6 - 3:30 p.m.
Thanks to its vast repertoire, this versatile group offers a combination of beautiful musicality, dancing rhythm and a strong voice. An authentic music based on the late 40s, the traditional American Country-Boogie of the 50s, the Western-Swing, the Honky Tonk and the Rockabilly that make them an exceptional and internationally renowned band.
LINDA GAIL LEWIS
Saturday, July 6 - 8:15 p.m.
She is nicknamed by her fans and the media: the Queen of Rock n' Roll! First known as the duettist and musical collaborator of her brother Jerry Lee Lewis and the Irish singer Van Morrison. She then embarked on a solo career and was known throughout the world, thanks to her "Roll-a-Boogie" style and her powerful voice.
Saturday, July 6 - 0:00
Hailed as the "King Of Vintage" by The Express, his voice as powerful as Jackie Wilson's has catapulted him to the rank of a major star on the Rock & Roll scene. He is not ashamed to write tunes with this old-fashioned atmosphere that he wraps in his coat of multiple colours!
Sunday, July 7
Sunday, July 7 - 1:15 p.m.
Winner of the blues lounge radio show "band of the year 2018 award", the group brings together some of the best Swedish and Danish musicians since 2012. Take a good bucket of juke joint boogie from Mississippi, and mix it with blues. Add a touch of pop, a pinch of Hillbilly and a good dose of gospel, and you get the Kokomo Kings.
Sunday, July 7 - 2:45 p.m.
Aisha's early influences range from Elvis to Sarah Vaughan to Billy Bragg. She sings American roots music, jazz, blues and rhythm'n blues. More than 25 years of experience and an unequalled passion for music allow her to perform powerful and timeless covers with class, soul and talent.
Sunday, July 7 - 4:00 p.m.
Deke Dickerson is internationally acclaimed for his talents as a musician, singer and composer. He is also a renowned producer with his own recording studio, and also publishes several guitar magazines, including Guitar Player, Vintage Guitar, Guitar World, and The Fretboard Journal. A BIG EXCLUSIVITY for our festival, Deke Dickerson will be proposing a guitar workshop, open to musicians who want to participate.
ROCK'N ROLL REVUE
Sunday, July 7 - 5:45 p.m.
Rock'n Roll Revue is a unique combo of French and international artists for a one-shot tribute to the Rock'n Roll stars of the 50s. Let yourself be carried away by dancing and wild melodies throughout a show led by Haylen, Cora Lynn and many other exceptional voices.
Friday, July 5
Saturday, July 6
Saturday, July 6 - 6:45 p.m.
Familiar with the stage and studios (notably with FFF or Johnny Hallyday), Yarol has always wandered between various imaginary worlds in total freedom.
He never ceases to nourish his voracious need for different musical universes: Rock, Blues, Punk, Hip-hop, Afrobeat, Funk, Soul, Electro... Everything, as long as it makes you move, sweat, energizes!
Sunday, July 7
We also offer Sunday programming for the least original with Spooky Poppies, Make-Over and Red Money.
JOHNNY GALLAGHER & THE BOXTIE BAND
Sunday, July 7 - 8:00 p.m.
Recognized as one of the best guitarists on the European circuit, he has made his way through festivals, clubs and concert halls across the continent.
His show with the Boxtie Band is a powerful Rock'n Roll show, showcasing his original style, and his own vision of the greatest classics.