Around Town: June 28-July 1, 2019

Around town

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this long weekend from June 21-24, 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 


CHOM's 4th Front Yard Party of 2019
June 28, 2019 @ Beaconsfield (North of Fielding) in NDG
5:30am-10am, Free

CHOM and STIHL's 4th Front Yard Party for 2019 is this Friday. Terry DiMonte will be broadcasting live from Markus Munter's front yard on Beaconsfield Avenue (North of Fielding) in NDG. Stop by on your morning commute for FREE cookies from Felix & Norton and a demonstration from our friends at STIHL. 


Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
June 26-July 6, 2019
The 40th edition of Montreal's Jazz Fest is here! Take in countless free outdoor shows as well as paid indoor shows in and around Place des Festivals. Highlights this year include Bryan Adams, Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Matt Holubowski, Jordan Officer, Blue Rodeo, Buddy Guy, George Benson, Peter Frampton, Courtney Barnett, Alan Parsons, and Voivod. Here are some of our top picks for this long weekend:

  • Urban Science Brass Band
    June 27 - July 6, 2019 @ Quartier des spectacles (starting at de Maisonneuve/St. Urbain)
    5pm, Free
  • Blue Rodeo
    June 28, 2019 @ Place des Arts - Salle Wilfried Pelletier (175 Ste. Catherine West)
    7:30pm, $61.95-$76.95 (tickets here)
  • Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire)
    June 25-July 6 @ SAT (1201 St. Laurent)
    Various times, $22.25-$41.75 (tickets here)
  • La Force (BSS' Ariel Engle)
    June 29 + 30, 2019 @ M2 Metropolis (59 Ste. Catherine East)
    7pm, $28 (tickets here)
  • Voivod
    June 30, 2019 @ Club Soda (1225 St. Laurent)
    9pm, $35.25 (tickets here
  • George Benson
    July 1, 2019 @ Place des Arts - Salle Wilfried Pelletier (175 Ste. Catherine West)
    7:30pm, $78.70-$100.70 (tickets here)
    July 1, 2019 @ Loto Quebec Stage Verdun (Wellington at Galt, Verdun)
    9pm, Free
  • Dwane Dixon Band
    July 1, 2019 @ Bistro à Jojo (1627 St. Denis)
    10pm, Tickets TBA

You can find a full list of shows here

10 years of Heavy Montreal: A retrospective exhibit
Until July 4, 2019 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
During opening hours, Free admission

Heavy Montreal turns 10! To celebrate, Foufounes will play home to a photo exhibit by local concert photographer, Susan Moss. Susan's work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Spin, and Billboard.

Led Zeppelin tribute
June 28, 2019 @ La P'tite Grenouille (3435 St. Laurent)
Doors 5pm, Show 9pm, $13.09-$19.06 (tickets here)

Kashmir pays tribute to Led Zeppelin.

The Mystery Lights
June 28, 2019 @ L'Escogriffe (4461 St. Denis)
Doors 8:30pm, Show 9pm, $15-$20 (tickets here)

Synth meets pop meets punk with Brooklyn's The Mystery Lights.

The Holds (single release party)
June 29, 2019 @ Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur East)
Doors 8pm, Show 10pm, $10

Montreal soulful, blues-inspired formation, The Holds, launch a new single this Saturday. Athanase will open for them.

June 30, 2019 @ L'Escogriffe (4461 St. Denis) 
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, $15-$18 (tickets here)

Melodic hardcore rockers, Adrenalized stop in to L'Esco this Sunday.


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.

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria
Until July 21, 2019 @ Old Port of Montreal (under the big top)
Various showtimes, $76-$134.25 (tickets here)

The Cirque has reimagined and modernized one of their most popular touring shows, Alegria. Experience this generational power struggle through acrobats, musicians, and multi-disciplinary artists. 

This Light Never Goes Out: Political Cartoons by Jim Carrey
Until September 1, 2019 @ Phi Centre (407 St. Pierre)
Various hours, $12.40 (tickets here

Fans of Jim Carrey may know that aside from his comedic roles, he has been posting countless political drawings on his Twitter feed. Now you can see some of his creations in person right here in Old Montreal.

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec
June 29, 2019 @ La Ronde (22 ch. Macdonald, Parc Jean Drapeau)
10pm, $56.99 for on-site access (tickets here

Canada's Hands Fireworks company will be kicking off this season's fireworks season with a show set to music that defined 1985... David Bowie, Bryan Adams, Eurythmics, Genesis 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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