Louis Bellavance has been working in the music industry for over twenty-five years. Since 2011, he has been programming director of the Festival d’Été de Québec and is today VP Content and Artistic Direction of Bleufeu, the organization behind the FEQ and the St-Roch XP and Toboggan events as well as the music venues Imperial Bell and Grizzly Fuzz. Recognized as one of the major events in North America, the FEQ, whose programming budget exceeds $14 million, attracts more than one million festivalgoers each year.
An amateur musician and composer since his youth, he began to work actively in the music industry by taking over the programming of the FestiJazz in Rimouski, his hometown. He then continued his journey by programming in turn the Festival Nuits d’Afrique de Montréal, the Francofolies de Montréal and the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in addition to working for the Evenko Group, promoter of the Osheaga Festival and the Bell Centre. He has also been very active in the field of artist management and show production, in addition to working for Stingray Digital as director of content.
He has served on several boards of directors and still sits on the the Canadian Live Music Association board. He is a member of the ADISQ Academy, a judge for the Juno Awards and has sat on many important musical juries during his career.