The small towns of Tournon, Lamastre, Desaignes and St.Agrève have in recent years grown into thriving venues for music festivals and ad hoc musical events during the summer. As Les Sarziers is only a short driving distance from these places, we are spoilt for choice. Probably the most original performance space is the ex-flour mill of Lamastre, now turned into the micro-brewery “Les Chopes du Moulin”. Every Tuesday the bassist François Gallix invites other professional jazz musicians to perform there. For a “provincial” concert the quality is incredibly high and appreciated by a big crowd of regulars and holiday makers. Unfortunately today is the last concert of the season … vive l’été 2011!