Around Town: August 10-12, 2018

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from August 10-12, 2018. 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


Hudson Music Festival
August 3-12, 2018 @ Various venues in Hudson
Now in its 12th year, the Hudson Music Festival will be host to 23 shows in 10 days. Acts on the festival roster include Shawn Phillips, Lee-La & Tom (The Damn Truth), Katie Moore, Shane Murphy, and Dwane Dixon. Most shows are free while others cost up to $35. Full program and more here

Rock Fest pour la Santé Mentale
August 10-12, 2018 @ Beram Park (331 Rang du Bas l'Achigan, L'Épiphanie)
1pm-10:30pm, $12-$40 (tickets here

Rock out to music from Grimskunk, We Are Monroe, The Castagnes, Angel Forrest, and more — all while raising awareness and funds for mental health initiatives. More here.

Claude Rajotte (DJ Set)
August 10, 2018 @ Bar Idole (6388 St. Hubert)

Former CHOM DJ, Claude Rajotte starts his monthly DJ residency at this Petite-Patrie bar. 

Punk Police Rock & Roll Train Wreck
August 10, 2018 @ North Star Pinball (3908 St. Laurent)
10pm-3am, No cover!

DJs Hot Carl and Atom Quilty will be spinning 100% vinyl as they pay tribute to some of the biggest hits from the 80s.  

Don't Stand Still: 70s/80s Dance Nite
August 10, 2018 @ Le Ritz PDB (179 Jean Talon West)
10PM-3AM, $5 or FREE before 11:30PM

Dance the night away to disco, new wave, synthpop, R&B, and rock from the 70s and 80s! 

Psych Fest x Pied-du-Courant
August 11, 2018 @ Village au Pied-du-Courant (2100 Notre Dame East)
4pm-Midnight, Free admission

Organizers of Distorsion Psych Fest will be taking over community space, Village Au Pied-du-Courant, with all things psychedelic: music, art, a market, and more! Of course, the regular offerings from Au Pied-du-Courant will also be part of it: a bar, hammocks, petanque, and basketball.

The Ghost of Paul Revere + Li'l Andy
August 11, 2018 @ Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur East)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $18-$21.75 (tickets here

Holler-folk/stomp meet alt-country for a fun night of live music in an intimate setting.

Toots & The Maytals
August 11, 2018 @ Corona Theatre (2490 Notre Dame West)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $45.50-$48 (tickets here)
Legendary Jamaican formation, Toots & The Maytals take over the Corona Theatre on Saturday night.

The Be Sharps (The Simpsons tribute)
August 11, 2018 @ La Vitrola (4602 St. Laurent)
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm, $12-$15 (tickets here)

These guys out of Toronto play songs that were native to The Simpsons and songs inspired by musical moments in the show.

Big Brave + Ben Shemie + Anamai
August 11, 2018 @ St. Edouard Church (425 Beaubien East)
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, $15 (tickets here

Experimental rock meets neo folk as Montreal musicians play back-to-back with colleagues from down the 401.


Montreal Italian Week
August 3-12, 2018 @ Various venues
Celebrate Italian culture in and around Montreal with special screenings, workshops, courses, live music, a street fair, and, of course, food! Find the full programming here.

Rogers Cup Montreal
August 3-12, 2018 @ IGA Stadium (285 Gary Carter)
Montreal plays host to this world-renowned Premier 5 tennis tournament. Tickets and schedule here.

Under Pressure XXIII
August 8-12, 2018 @ Various venues
Under Pressure is Montreal's graffiti festival: vernissages, street art, dance, DJ sets, and more. Full line-up here

Expo Bedford Fair
August 9-12, 2018 @ Bedford Arena (16 Philippe Cnôté, Bedford)
Various hours, $10-$100

Farm animals, live music, activities for kids, pony rides, food trucks, arts and crafts, tractor-pulling competition, demolition derby, tractor races, and more! More here

St. Denis Street Fair
August 10-12, 2018 @ St. Denis Street between Roy and Gilford
Friday 2pm-8pm, Saturday Noon-6pm, Sunday Noon-5pm

Support local merchants along St. Denis this weekend.

August 11-12, 2018 @ KSF Lasalle (7770 Lasalle Boul., Lasalle)
10am-7pm, $25-$60 (tickets here)
Experience all things "aloha lifestyle": pop-up shops, cocktails, tacos, music, surf demos, and more. 

Pincourt Firemen's Day
August 11, 2018 @ Bellevue Park (Pincourt)
11:45am-10pm, Free

Firemen's Day in Pincourt has become an annual family-friendly tradition: fire truck parade, live music, fireworks and more! More details here

Défi Douglas
August 12, 2018 @ Verdun Natatorium (6500 Lasalle Boul., Verdun)

Triathlon and duathlon paricipants will be raising awareness and funds in support of a great cause: the Douglas mental health university Institute. More here.

Nostalgie Montreal
August 12, 2018 @ Hotel Ruby Foo's (7655 Decarie)
10am-4pm, $3

Browse through an incredible selection of vintage toys, video games, comics, records, movies and more... all up for purchase.

Listings for Around Town are compiled by Mornings Rock producer, Esteban Vargas. If you'd like to submit your event or have an event suggestion for consideration, e-mail

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