Around Town: June 15-17, 2018

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from June 15-17, 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


CHOM's 3rd Front Yard Party of 2018
June 15, 2018 @ Av. de Yonge Crescent (Pointe-Claire)
5:30am-10am, Free

This Friday is CHOM and STIHL's 3rd Front Yard Party of 2018. Terry DiMonte will be broadcasting live from Ryan Wilds' lawn on Av. de Yonge Crescent in Pointe-Claire between the 20 and the 40. Stop by on your morning commute for eats from Felix & Norton and a demonstration from our friends at STIHL. You can still register to have us broadcast from your front yard by clicking here.


Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival
Ongoing until June 19, 2018 @ Various venues
Now in its 18th edition, Suoni Per Il Popolo is all about discovering music from various genres that pushes traditional boundaries and which falls into the realm of experimental and avant garde. Most shows are reasonably priced at $15 or less and take place at La Sala Rossa, Casa del Popolo, La Vitrola, and a handful of satellite venues. You can find a list of participating musicians and full schedule here.  

Fringe Park
Ongoing until June 17, 2018 @ Parc des Amériques (St. Laurent corner Rachel)
Various hours, Free entry

Take in live music in the park from a multitude of local artists including Caveboy, Pope Joan, Lakes of Canada, Lil Andy, Jesse Stone, Wizaard, and more! Find a full list of bands and set times here. Part of the Montreal Fringe Festival.

Les FrancoFolies de Montréal
Ongoing until June 17, 2018 @ Various venues near Quartier des Spectacles
Montreal's celebration of French-language live music and performance art festival takes over the Quartier des Spectacles. Find the full programming here

Folk Fest sur le Canal
June 14-17, 2018 @ Various venues
This year's edition of the Folk Fest sur le Canal will feature Montreal's Plants and Animals and Jason Bajada, Josh Ritter, Mandolin Orange, Royal Wood, and more. Outdoor shows at the Esplanade du Centenaire along the Lachine Canal are free of charge. You can find a full line up here.

Montebello Rockfest
June 14-16, 2018 @ 111, Laurier Street, Montebello
This year's edition of the Montebello Rockfest features Prophets of Rage, Weezer, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Tenacious D, Lamb of God, Jimmy Eat World, Stone Temple Pilots, Sum 41, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and more! Find the full line-up and passes here.

Montreal Air Guitar Championship
June 15, 2018 @ Parc des Amériques (St. Laurent corner Rachel)
8pm, PWYC – donations go to Right To Play Canada
Now an annual event, the Canadian Air Guitar Championships stop down in Montreal this Friday night for the Quebec leg of the competition. Swing by Parc des Amériques in the Plateau to cheer on air guitar competitors or maybe even compete yourself! The chosen winner from the Montreal leg moves on to Toronto with the hopes of representing Canada at the Air Guitar World Championships in Finland. Although the event is free, donations are being accepted for Right To Play Canada.

Crackers & Jam (album launch) + Clark's Bowling Club
June 15, 2018 @ Bar Le Ritz PDB (179 Jean Talon West)
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8:30pm, $10-$15 (tickets here)

Montreal indie band, Crackers & Jam combine rock, funk, and soul in this high energy show as they launch their first full-length solo album this Friday night.

West Island Blues Festival
June 16, 2018 @ DDO Park (12,000 boul. de Salaberry, DDO)
2:30pm-11pm, Free
The West Island Blues Festival is a free outdoor gathering that celebrates blues music while raising funds for local West Island non-profits. In the past, the festival has raised money for the West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped, the West Island Black Community Association, and the West Island Women’s Shelter. This year's edition features Brian Greenway's Blues Bus, Dwane Dixon, and more. You can find the full line-up here.

Classica Festival: Queen Tribute
June 16, 2018 @ Gerry Boulet Park (Jacques Cartier St. North, St. Jean Sur Richelieu)
Doors 4pm, Show 9pm, Free

150 musicians come together for this symphonic rock tribute to Queen. Some of the artists on stage will include members of the Orchestre symphonique du Conservatoire de musique de la Montérégie (OSCM), the Opéra Bouffe du Québec choir, and singer Marc Martel. Find out more here.

Blac Rabbit + Kahli Abdu
June 17, 2018 @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, $15-$20 (tickets here)

Although the name Blac Rabbit may not ring a bell, you may have caught these twin brothers busking in the New York City subway or more likely during their recent appearance on Ellen. They've become somewhat of an internet sensation because of their countless Beatles covers and their harmonies. A must for any Beatles fan.

Hit Bargain + Stegosaurus
June 17, 2018 @ Quai des Brumes (4481 St. Denis)
Doors 8:30pm, Show 9:30pm, $7-$10 (tickets here)

Punk meets hardcore, meets performance art. These L.A. musicians land in Montreal with their music that deal with power and gender struggles and... Die Hard? Yes, Die Hard!


St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival
Ongoing until June 17, 2018 @ Various venues
Montreal's independent, repertoire, lottery-based performing arts festival is back with over 800 performance by more than 500 artists. You'll find everything from theatre to comedy to music with ticket prices capped at $10. You can consult the full Fringe Festival schedule here

Mural Fest
Ongoing until June 17, 2018
Various locations along St. Laurent boulevard

Montreal's Mural Festival celebrates all forms of urban art: live art, music, exhibitions, artist talks, and more. Find the full program here.

Westmount Victoria Village Street Fair
June 14-17, 2018 @ Victoria Village, Westmount

The Victoria Village in Westmount is throwing their street fair this weekend. Expect a sidewalk sale, live music, fashion show, activities for the kids, face painting, food trucks, an antique sale, and more!

Georgia W. Tush Classic: Roller Derby Tournament
June 15-17, 2018 @ St. Louis Arena (5633 St. Dominique)
Various times, $10-$45 (tickets here)

Four leagues from North America and England battle it out on the roller derby rink this weekend!

Cruisin' at the Boardwalk: Auto Exhibit
June 16, 2018 @ Ste. Anne de Bellevue Boardwalk (170 Ste. Anne, Ste. Anne de Bellevue) 

Over 400 classic cars, vintage cars, muscle cars, hot rods, rat rods, and more will be on display for the 9th edition of Cruisin' at the Boardwalk. Find out more here.

Kirkland Day
June 16, 2018 @ Parc des Bénévoles (18180 Elkas boul., Kirkland)
Noon-11:30pm, Free

Enjoy an afternoon loaded with activities for the whole family: inflatable games, face painting, live music (including a Bon Jovi tribute band), food and beverages, food trucks, fireworks and more! More details here.

Goal MTL
June 17, 2018 @ Percival Molson Memorial Stadium (475 des Pins West)
10am-6pm, Free entrance

Goal MTL has become an annual tradition. This soccer tournament promotes community and healthy living while giving back to local charities in need. Find out more here.

Procure Walk of Courage
June 17, 2018 @ Mount Royal Park

Lace up your running shoes and hit the mountain to raise money for and create awareness about prostate cancer. Find out how you can donate and participate here.

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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