Around Town: July 6-8, 2018

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from July 6-8, 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


Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Ongoing until July 7, 2018
Montreal's Jazz Fest is here! Take in countless free outdoor shows as well as paid indoor shows in and around Place des Festivals. You can find a full list of shows here. Here are some of our top picks for the final weekend: 

  • Urban Science Brass Band
    Daily, 5pm, Starting at de Maisonneuve and St. Urbain, Free
  • Dwane Dixon
    July 6, 2018 @ Bistro à Jojo (1627 St. Denis), 5pm (tickets here
  • Raveen
    July 6 + 7, 2018 @ M2 (59 Ste. Catherine East), 7pm, $25, (tickets here)
  • Shane Murphy
    July 6, 2018 @ Bistro à Jojo (1627 St. Denis), 10:30pm, (tickets here)
  • Bobby McFerrin with David Worm, Joey Blake, and the Jireh Gospel Choir
    July 7, 2018 @ Maison symphonique (1600 St. Urbain), 7pm, $65.50-$91.10 (tickets here
  • Ian Anderson presents Jethro Tull
    July 7, 2018 @ Place des Arts (175 Ste. Catherine West), 7:30pm, $88.45-$123.45 (tickets here
  • The War On Drugs
    July 7, 2018 @ Place des Festivals, 9:30pm, Free

Festival Musical Indépendant Diapason
July 5-8, 2018 @ Berge des Baigneurs (13 Hotte, Laval)
The Diapason Festival is all about discovering independent music in an outdoor setting. Take in a handful of free shows, a musical cruise, or maybe pitch a tent and camp out. Here are some of our top concert picks for this weekend:

  • Plants and Animals
    July 6, 2018, 9:45pm, Free
  • Klô Pelgag 
    July 6, 2018, 9:30pm, Free
  • Chad VanGaalen
    July 7, 2018, 8pm, Free
  • Kandle
    July 8, 2018, 4pm, Free
  • Musical cruise with Aliocha
    July 8, 2018, 5pm, $18.39 (tickets here)

The Jem + Donkng + Ginger
July 6, 2018 @ Pool House (address will be revealed here)
8pm, $8 or PWYC

Montreal's "Loudest Acoustic Rock Band", The Jem, shares the stage with Latino Post-Punk rockers, Donkng, and Ginger.

The Sick Things (album launch) + Pale Lips + First Base
July 6, 2018 @ L'Escogriffe (4461 St. Denis)
Doors 9pm, Show 9:30pm, $8-$10 (tickets here

Indie rock rules the night. Catch The Sick Things launch their new album alongside Pale Lips and First Base. 

Claude Rajotte (DJ Set)
July 6, 2018 @ Bar Idole (6388 St. Hubert)

Former CHOM DJ, Claude Rajotte spins 5 hours of new wave, trip hop, electro, and more.

Nerdstock MTL Concert
July 7, 2018 @ Palais des Congrès, Room 710 (1001 pl. Jean Paul Riopelle)
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm, $5.75 with Comiccon pass, $17.25 without pass (tickets here

Nerdy bands take to the stage as part of Montreal Comiccon! Catch performances from Cybertronic Spree (over-the-top hair metal band made-up of Robots in Disguise that performs music from the 1986 documentary film, Transformers: The Movie), Jardin Mécanique (a musical trio that merges theatre and visual arts and inspired by Steampunk), Skieur Fluo (an amalgam of pop, punk and metal influenced by geek culture), and Billy & the Fox (a conceptual band that uses narrative to perpetuate and inspire creative song writing).

Mile End Guitar Co-op Show
July 7, 2018 @ Mile End Guitar Co-up (5333 Casgrain)

Indie folk bands Ever-Lovin' Jug Band and Noisy Locomotive team up for this intimate show in the Mile End.

Rewind Dance Night
July 7, 2018 @ Bar La Shop (4177 St. Denis)
10pm-3am, $6-$8

Hit the dance floor to the sounds of new wave, synthwave, post-punk, britpop, and alternative.

The Beatles' Yellow Submarine 50th Anniversary (screening)
July 8-12, 2018 @ certain Cineplex Theatres
Various times

Relive the bizarre psychedelic musical film that saw the Fab 4 become animated superheroes! Showtimes and tickets here.


Montreal Comiccon
July 6-8, 2018 @ Palais des Congrès (1001 pl. Jean Paul Riopelle) 
Various hours, $12-$298 (tickets here)

Comic books, toys, games, sci-fi, horror, anime, collectibles, and more! Everything your geeky heart could desire is here! More information here

First Fridays (Les Premiers Vendredis)
July 6, 2018 @ Montreal Olympic Park Esplanade (4549 Pierre de Coubertin)
4pm-11pm, No cover

Hop from food truck to food truck as 50 mobile restaurateurs set up shop at the southwestern base of the Big O for this monthly food truck gathering.

Festival of India
July 7-8, 2018 @ Jeanne Mance Park (Parc Av./Mont-Royal Av.)
Noon-7pm, Free

Celebrate Indian culture in Montreal with this 2-day festival which includes a free vegetarian feast, a parade, yoga workshops, live music, a kids' corner, and more. Find out more here

Le Vacarme Vinyl Pop Up Shop
July 7, 2018 @ EtOH Brasserie (8100 St. Denis)

Come browse through hundreds of new and used indie, alt-rock, and folk rock vinyl records at this pop-up vinyl sale. Note: cash and credit only! 

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec: Opening Night
July 7, 2018 @ La Ronde (22 ch. Macdonald, Parc Jean Drapeau)
10pm, $55.99 for on-site access (tickets here

Montreal's annual fireworks competition kicks off this Saturday night with a tribute to... ABBA?! Yeah, you read right. 

Montreal Cocktail Fest
July 8, 2018 @ Theatre St. James (265 St. Jacques)
Noon-9pm, $25-$80 (tickets here

Some of Montreal's most notable and trendy bars are gathering under one roof to sling cocktails and cook up some of their signature dishes. Participating establishments include Bird Bar, Les Enfants Terribles, Knox Taverne, Bord'Elle, Santos Tapas Bar, Bootlegger, L'Authentique, Le Royal, Mayfair, Kampai Garden, Bar le Jockey, and more.

Pied du Courant Garage Sale
July 8, 2018 @ Village au Pied du Courant (2100 Notre Dame East)
3pm-midnight, No cover

Browse through an open-air garage sale along the St. Lawrence River (just East of the Jacques Cartier Bridge) with additional perks like a bar, hammocks, a family activity area, petanque, basketball, and more.

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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