The Festival

Santa Teresa Festival entered the Quebec cultural scene in 2017 with a unique and enticing formula: combining artists from here and abroad around a picturesque village where every venue and every concert leads to discovery. Through its programming choices and eclectic artistic associations, the festival has succeeded in creating outstanding musical moments with artists such as Hubert Lenoir, MGMT, Feist, OrelSan and Alaclair Ensemble.

From its onsite experience to its brand and communications campaigns, Santa Teresa has become a widely loved and hard-hitting brand that engages its fans by celebrating the suburban identity that defines its birthplace and its offer with bold humor and self-deprecation in a way that’s disarmingly charming.

In the name of burbs, amen.



Santa Teresa Festival will take place May 19-23, 2021.

This year, the festival will present The Holy Shows at Sainte-Thérèse-D’Avila Church ($), a series of five concert nights with 2-3 artists per show. We will also present two free content series on our social networks: 

The first, entitled SiriusXM’s Clip Champion, will feature ten new artists who, with a limited budget, have to create/present an original music video with the goal of collecting as many votes as possible to win the $5,000 prize money presented by SiriusXM. To vote, just vhotisit the series section of our site and vote for the clip that best makes you forget about the pandemic. 

Next, PELOUSE, a weekly concert series created in collaboration with Noovo, will plunge you into a suburban universe where five up-and-coming artists will deliver captivating and exclusive performances that reflect their sound and style. They will be unveiled every Sunday starting May 9th on our website as well as on the Noovo show Le Fil, on TV and on their digital platforms.  

Santa Teresa will enforce all of the measures  and recommendations put in place by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux du Québec and the CNESST to offer a safe, secure event space for its workers and concertgoers.  All effective sanitary, distanciation and disinfection measures will be in place : 

  • The concert schedule respects the 9:30pm curfew, as is correctly in effect ;
  • All must wear a procedure mask (blue 3-ply mask) when inside the venue, even when seated.  These masks will be available at the entrance ;
  • There will be multiple hand wash stations available (sanitary gel);
  • Surfaces that are touched frequently will be cleaned frequently (door knobs, seat arms, etc ;
  • Distanciation measures will be applied, such as directional arrows and floor marks to help respect distance in lineups ;
  • Tickets will be sold in pairs to guarantee the required 2m distance between seated groups in the church’s pews; Capacity is limited to 250pp ;
  • Our Welcome Staff will ask you a few questions upon your arrival to ensure that you don’t present any risks to other concertgoers, and will inform you of the latest measures to follow once inside the venue ;
  • Please do not come to the venue if you present any symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, breathing difficulties, extreme fatigue, sudden loss of smell/tatse, etc), or if you have recently been in contact with someone who has received a positive COVID-19 test result or is suspected to have COVID-19.

Santa Teresa Festival reserves the rights to refuse access to any person that does not respect the safety and sanitary measures put in place.

There are no weekend passes available this year, due to the limited number of seats available at the church.

To avoid unnecessary travel and contacts, you will receive your tickets by email.

Yes. There will be not any bar or alcohol sales in the church.

It’s not as far as you think!

By Public Transit:

  1. Take the Metro on the ORANGE LINE all the way to STATION MONTMORENCY
  2. From the Montmorency Station, take Bus Number 9 (Direction St-Jerome) all the way to Sainte Thérèse. Get off at the College Lionel Groulx bus stop in Sainte-Therese. This ride will take 18 to 20 minutes. 
  3. The church is right in front of you!


By car:

  1. Take Transcanadienne/Highway15 N at Ahuntsic-Cartierville (from QC-335 N, Lajeunesse St. and Crémazie Boulevard W
  2. Follow Transcanadienne/Highway 15 N to Rue St-Charles in Sainte-Thérèse.
  3. Take EXIT 23 Rue St-Charles in Sainte-Thérese
  4. Follow Rue St-Charles towards Rue de l’Eglise (corner Blainville Street)

The following articles are NOT ALLOWED on the various sites of the Santa Teresa festival:

  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Glass containers and cans
  • Aluminum cans
  • Illegal drugs & drug paraphernalia
  • Iceboxes / Coolers
  • Musical instruments
  • Fireworks
  • Any types of balls or balloons
  • Foldable or portable chairs
  • Pets, except for identified Service Animals
  • Large camping-style backpacks
  • Laser pointers
  • Professional audio and video recording equipment
  • Sales and solicitation is strictly forbidden
  • Firearms, guns, and any type of weapons
  • Any object that may cause injuries or cause a danger to the safety of concertgoers

The detailed concert schedule is available on the Holy Shows page.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get all of the festival’s free additional content.

Please contact [email protected] if you think you lost an item at the venue.

The Church is accessible for persons with reduced mobility and for those using wheelchairs. Please use the entrance located on the left side of the building.

No. Blainville Street and the surrounding neighbourhood include multiple banks, and ATMs are available in many of the local businesses.

Totally! Send an email to [email protected], clearly indicating that you WANNA BE A VOLUNTEER in the email’s Subject line 🙂

Sorry – our programming is complete for this year’s edition!