6 On The Square will continue its free outdoor concerts at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, with Montreal-based trio Bon Débarras.
The musicians are known for their fusion of Quebecois folk music, traditional step-dancing and global influences, for a show full of fun and inventive energy. Dominic Desrochers, Jean-François Dumas and Véronique Plasse perform on guitar, banjo, violin and harmonica to explore the intersection of American and Canadian styles.
“Bon Débarras has two meanings,” Dumas said in a media release. “One is ‘good riddance’ and good riddance is about getting rid of sorrow, anger and all negative energy. We let it go when we play music. We let it out. Also in French, débarras is a place to keep old stuff you don’t want to get rid of. We are like a storage closet where we can go and find traditional influences and inspiration.”
Bon Débarras has released three albums in the past decade: 2009’s self-titled debut, 2013’s “Errance” and 2017’s “En Panne de Silence.”
Those attending Sunday’s concert at Lafayette Park in Oxford should bring a lawn chair or blanket.
In the event of rain, the performance will move inside to 6OTS.
Raffle tickets to benefit 6OTS are on sale at $10 each to support 6OTS’s music programming. The prize will be two tickets for all shows this fall (except for fundraisers). The winner will be drawn at the July 21 show with the Brothers Blue at Lafayette Park.
Coming up this fall at 6OTS are: Searson on Sept. 13; a benefit concert for 6OTS with Garnet Rogers on Sept. 22; a fundraiser for PEO with Kerri Powers on Sept. 28; House of Hamill on Oct. 5; Joe Jencks on Oct. 11; Crys Matthews on Oct. 19; Pesky J. Nixon on Oct. 26; Karyn Oliver and Kristen Graves on Nov. 2; Ellis Paul on Nov. 16; Tracy Grammer on Nov. 23; Wynotte Sisters on Dec. 8; and “A Very Slambovian Christmas” with the Slambovian Underground on Dec. 15.
6 On The Square is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based acoustic music listening room and arts venue at 6 Lafayette Park in downtown Oxford.