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Montréal’s Black & Blue Festival was founded in 1991 by the Bad Boy Club Montréal Foundation. After drawing 800 revelers —raising $3,500 for AIDS Community Care Montréal—, the Black & Blue Main Event became one of the most successful all-night dance parties on the planet.
What started out as a mostly gay-male circuit party has also grown into a mixed event: the Black & Blue dancefloor is one of the rare places where nobody cares what your sexual orientation is.
Over the years, all-star DJs who have spun at Black & Blue have included Danny Tenaglia, Victor Calderone and Peter Rauhofer, while live performers have included pop and dance legends The Human League, Jimmy Somerville, Martha Wash and Loleatta Holloway.
Black & Blue Festival is held during the Canadian Thanksgiving and American Columbus Day weekend each year. Since its beginnings, it has raised $1.4 million for AIDS support organizations as well as LGBTQ+ community groups in Montréal.
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