Around Town September 1-4, 2017

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this long weekend from September 1-4, 2017. Keep up-to-date with the latest happenings in Montreal with Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte, heard weekday mornings from 5:30-10am on CHOM 97.7 in Montreal, via the free iHeartRadio app or at chom.com.

 

LIVE MUSIC

John Jacob Magistery + The History of Gunpowder
September 1, 2017 @ Petit Campus (57 Prince-Arthur Est), Doors 9:30PM, Show 10PM
As heard on CHOM, John Jacob Magistery will be playing live to an intimate room as an opener for The History of Gunpowder. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased HERE.


MTL Electronique Groove (MEG) Festival
On until September 3, 2017 @ Various Venues
The 19th edition of Montreal's electronic music festival moves dates this year to close off the summer. Venues include Le Belmont, Newspeak, Fairmount Theatre, and Divan Orange. Also part of this year's festival is Montreal's Electro Parade (see below) which will run down from Mount Royal to Quartier des spectacles. Programming and ticket info for MEG HERE.


Mile Ex End Musique Montreal
September 2-3, 2017 @ Viaduc Van Horne (Van Horne at St-Laurent) as of noon
Set under the Van Horne overpass, wedged between the Mile End and the Mile Ex, the 1st edition of this music festival will feature such big names as City and Colour, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Cat Power, Patrick Watson, Suzanne Vega, Andy Shauf, Matt Holubowski, Aliocha, and more! Single day passes are $50, while two-day passes are $90. Full schedule, ticket info, and more HERE.


Dehors les musiciens
September 2-3, 2017 @ 506-522 Rose-de-Lima (near Notre-Dame)
Montreal's metro musicians emerge from the underground to perform outdoors in St. Henri over 2 days. Saturday's performances run from noon until just past 7PM and Sunday's performances run from 11AM until just after 7PM.


We Are Monroe
September 4, 2017 @ Quai de l'horloge (Old Port), 9PM
Montreal-favourite and CHOM staple, We Are Monroe play a free set as part of YUL Eat at the clock tower in the Old Port. 


FOOD & DRINK

Festival Bières et Saveurs de Chambly
September 1-4, 2017 @ Parc du Fort Chambly (2, rue de Richelieu, Chambly), $15 for 1 day, $30 for 4 days
Come and discover more than 110 exhibitors from all four corners of Quebec slinging an epic selection of beers in a beautiful outdoor setting! More information HERE.


First Fridays, September 2017 Edition
September 1, 2017 @ Esplande Financière Sun Life at Olympic Park (4545 Pierre de Coubertin), 4PM-11PM
Simply put, here's your chance to food truck hop with live music! You can't go wrong here... after all, it's FREE aside from the food you consume. 


YUL EAT Festival
September 2-4, 2017 @ Quai de l'horloge (Old Port)
Now in its 3rd year, YUL EAT celebrates everything food with pop-up restaurants, food trucks, kiosks, celebrity chefs and more. Full programming is available HERE.


Festival de la SOUPE de Vaudreuil-Soulanges
September 3, 2017 @ Pointe-du-Moulin Historical Park (Ile-Perrot), 11AM-1PM
The whole point of this festival is to bring people from the community together over soup. Organizers promise family activities and soup samples from at least 22 different cooks. For more information, click HERE.


COMEDY

Joey Elias' On The Verge
September 1-2, 2017 @ The Comedy Nest (Montreal Forum, 2313 Ste. Catherine West), 8PM + 10:30PM, $15
As you may have heard earlier this week on Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte, Just for Laughs alumni, Joey Elias takes to the stage at The Comedy Nest in the legendary Montreal Forum for a weekend of live comedy along with Abdul Butt. You can buy your tickets HERE.


VARIOUS ATTRACTIONS

La Grande Roue de Montréal Opening Day
September 1, 2017 @ Bonsecours Basin (Old Port), 4PM
After multiple delays, Montreal's giant ferris wheel is finally set to open! Boasting a height of 60 meters (the tallest ferris wheel in Canada), and featuring climate-controlled gondolas, this new attraction will be open year round. To celebrate, the first 250 people will receive a free ride. More info about this new attraction HERE.


La Grande Tournée
September 1-3, 2017 @ Parc Wilfrid-Bastien (8400 boul. Lacordaire)
Part of Montreal's 375th anniversary, La Grande Tournée has various stops across the island to celebrate individual boroughs. This weekend, the tour stops by St. Leonard in the East End. Find the full schedule of events for this weekend's stop HERE.


Brome Fair
September 1-4, 2017 @ Brome Fairgrounds (345 Chemin Stagecoach, Brome), $40
Now in it's 161st years, the Brome Fair promises live music, barn dances, truck pull and horse races as well as growing competitions, and delicacies made from local produce. More info and full schedule HERE.


Electro Parade Montreal
September 2, 2017 @ From Mount-Royal to Quartier des spectacles, 2:00-11PM
Parade floats will serve as a stage for some of Montreal's electronic music scenesters. Part of Montreal's 375th anniversary. Full map and line-up HERE.


First Caturday
September 2, 2017 @ Villeray Park (Christophe-Colomb at Jarry), 1:30-4:30PM
Not organized by any official group per se, this event invites cat owners, their cats, and fellow cat lovers to spend time together on the northern side of Villeray Park.