For the seventh consecutive year, on Feb. 12-20, 2021, Le Phoque OFF will be held in Québec City, albeit virtually. Though the event started as a single after-party, Le Phoque OFF has become a genuine hub for the province’s alternative scene. Its mission is to introduce tomorrow’s artists to the various players in today’s performing arts market.

In addition to the musical showcases – featuring, among others, Ariane Roy, Alexiane, Kanen, LaFièvre, Narcisse, Pastel Barbo, Pure Carrière, and Quitte La Ville – Le Phoque OFF also presents a Pro component this year. On the menu: the return of Messe Basse—, with topics and issues of interest to all players in the cultural sector; panels on exporting your music, presented by SOCAN (February 17, 18 and 19); conferences presented by Mallette and SMAQ I(Les Scènes de musique alternatives du Québec); virtual reality networking; and more.

This year’s edition of Le Phoque OFF will take place on the Fanslab platform. Pro accreditation (at a cost of $20) grant access to all programming. Along with an accreditation, attendees can also purchase a virtual booth to promote their organization and/or artists, at a cost of $60. If you have any questions about exhibitor booths, contact

The public is also invited to take advantage of musical showcases via the distribution platform. An all-access pass for the shows is on sale at a cost of $12.

SOCAN wishes you a great Phoque OFF!