Around Town: August 9-11, 2019

Around town

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from August 9-11, 2019. 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
Until August 11, 2019 @ Various venues in Hudson
Now in its 13th year, the Hudson Music Festival will feature performances from The Damn Truth's Lee La and Tom, Dawne Dixon, a tribute to The Tragically Hip, and more. Full program and more here.  

Rockfest pour la Santé Mentale
August 8-11, 2019 @ 1 Beram (L'Epiphanie)
Rock out to live performances from Sebastien Plante (The Respectables) and Jim Zeller along with tribute to Metallica, Live, The Hip, and more while raising awareness and funds for mental health initiatives. More here.

The Bouncing Souls
August 9, 2019 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
Doors 6pm, Show 7pm, $30-$33 (tickets here

The Bouncing Souls bring their 30th anniversary tour to Montreal this weekend. The Bronx, Swingin' Utters, and The Bar Stool Preachers open.

Friday I'm In Love dance night
August 9, 2019 @ Cabaret Berlin (1661 Ste. Catherine East)
9pm-3am, $5 or free before midnight

DJ Roxy Moron and DJ Davide spin post punk, rock, alternative, new wave, and more.  

Punk Police Rock & Roll Train Wreck
August 9, 2019 @ North Star Pinball (3908 St. Laurent)
10pm-3am, No cover!

DJs Hot Carl and Atom Quilty will be spinning 100% vinyl and pay tribute to punk, power pop, glam, and soul.  

Tribute to The Cranberries
August 10, 2019 @ La P'tite Grenouille (3435 St. Laurent)
Doors 5pm, Show 8:30pm, $13.09-$19.06 (tickets here

The Blueberries pay tribute to The Cranberries and Woodstock 1994.

Hank Von Hell + Spiders + The Sick Things
August 11, 2019 @ Bar Le Ritz (179 Jean Talon West)
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, $27-$30 (tickets here

It's a night of indie hard rock. Hank Von Hell (formerly of Turbonegro) perform with Spiders and Montreal's The Sick Things.


Through The Echoes
Until September 29, 2019 @ Old Port Clock Tower (1 Clock Tower Quay)
Various times, $28.50-$43.50 (tickets here

Cirque du Soleil's Guy Laliberté has concocted a new multimedia show with lasers, 360 degree projections, kinetic aerial design elemental, special effects, and over-the-top lighting... All of this, inside a giant pyramid. 

Le Grand Poutinefest
Until August 14, 2019 @ Jacques Cartier Quay (Old Port)
11:30am-10pm, Free admission

The Great Poutinefest comes to Montreal's Old Port. A dozen food trucks will be serving their take on poutine and more. Also on site: local microbrewers, live music, entertainers, professional makeup artists, and inflatable games.  

Montreal Pride
August 8-18, 2019 @ Various venues
Attracting more than 2 million patrons, Montreal Pride celebrates sexual and gender diversity. Expect free shows, panels, and a parade. Full line-up here

Bedford Fair
August 8-18, 2019 @ Bedford Arena (16 Philippe Côté, Bedford)
Various hours, $10-$15

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

Montreal's Italian Week
August 9-18, 2019 @ Various venues
Montreal's Italian Week celebrates everything inspired by Italy. Food, fashion, music, cars, film, art, and more round out this celebration with events in Little Italy, Montreal North, NDG, Laval, Lasalle, St. Leonard, and RDP. Full schedule and more here

Soir 2019
August 9-10, 2019 @ Various venues in Rosemont borough
The Soir festival takes over Montreal's Rosemont borough with over 30 artists including musicians, visual artists, living art, filmmakers, and poets. Full programming here.   

500,000th Holland America Cruise passenger
August 10, 2019 @ Grand Quai de Montreal (200 de la Commune West)
11am-4pm, Free

The Holland America Line will be celebrating their 500,000 passenger with free activities at the Old Port including makeup for kids, free popsicles, games, marine knotting workshop, a jazz trio, water cannon show, and more.

Jerk Food Festival
August 10, 2019 @ Agora Chateauguay (75 Maple, Chateauguay)
Noon-6pm, Free admission

Enjoy jerk food along with activities for the family and kids.

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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