Around Town: June 8-10, 2018

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from June 8-10, 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 2nd Front Yard Party of 2018
June 8, 2018 @ Rockhill Crescent (Beaconsfield)
5:30am-10am, Free

This Friday is CHOM and STIHL's 2nd Front Yard Party of 2018. Terry DiMonte will be broadcasting live from Erin Loudouns's front yard on Rockhill Crescent between Beaurepaire and Lakeview) in Beaconsfield. 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
June 7-17, 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
June 8-17, 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

Thirty Seconds to Mars
June 8, 2018 @ Place Bell Laval (1950 Claude-Gagné, Laval)
Doors 5pm, Show 6pm, $68.50-$121.50 (tickets here

Catch Jared Leto and the boys as they take to the stage in Laval this Friday night.

Po Lazarus + Flowers For Daniel
June 8, 2018 @ Quai des Brumes (4481 St. Denis)
9pm, $10

Montreal rockers Po Lazarus share the stage with Flowers For Daniel for a night of heavy indie rock hooks.

Frisky Kids + All Day Breakfast + Okies
June 8, 2018 @ L'Escogriffe (4461 St. Denis)
9pm, $10

The Frisky Kids crank it up garage rock style, All Day Breakfast brings the bluegrass sound, and Okies drop the folk rock.

Street Dogs
June 9, 2018 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm, $20-$22 (tickets here)

Street Dogs bring their punk sounds to Foufs this Saturday. The band was formed in 2002 by former Dropkick Murphys vocalist, Mike McColgan.

Canailles + guests
June 9, 2018 @ Club Soda (1225 St. Laurent)
Doors 6pm, Show 7pm, $26.75 (tickets here

Canailles brings their cajun and blues-inspired sounds to Club Soda this Saturday. Part of this year's edition of Les FrancoFolies.

The Record Breakers, "Bigger Plans" album launch
June 9, 2018 @ Crowley Arts Center (5325 Crowley)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $12-$15 (tickets here

These Montreal-based folk rockers recently opened for Bon Jovi's 1st night at the Bell Center and are now launching their new album, Bigger Plans.

Black Pistol Fire + Thunderpussy
June 9, 2018 @ Theatre Fairmount (5240 du Parc)
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8:30pm, $19.25-$23.25 (tickets here

Texan rockers by way of Toronto, Black Pistol Fire, bring the noise to Theatre Fairmount this Saturday!

Nevermore: A Night To Die For
June 9, 2018 @ Katacombes (1635 St. Laurent)
9pm-3am, $6-$8

Put your darkest garb on for a dance night featuring nothing but 80s new wave, goth, and industrial music.

Éric Lapointe
June 9, 2018 @ Place des Festivals
9pm, Free

Quebec rock icon, Éric Lapointe puts on a free concert at the main outdoor stage in Place des Festivals this Saturday as part of Les FrancoFolies.

Rockalypse 3: Ultimate Rock Band Showdown
June 10, 2018 @ Leonardo Da Vinci Center (8370 Lacordaire, St. Leonard)
6pm, $15-$25 (tickets here

5 local bands face off in this battle of the bands style showdown. Our own Bilal Butt will be on the judging panel along with The Franklin Electric's Adam Passalacqua.

Jurassic Park Concert
June 10, 2018 @ Salle Marguerite-Bourgeoys (1750 Sauriol East)
7pm, $10-$30 (tickets here)

The Orchestre à Vents de Musiques de Film (brass band) will be playing music from the Jurassic Park soundtrack.

Chris Connelly + RadioVoid + Special Guests
June 10, 2018 @ La Vitrola (4602 St. Laurent)
Doors 9:30pm, Show 10pm, $10-$13 (tickets here)

Alternative singer-songwriter, Chris Connelly (formerly involved in RevCo and Ministry), plays La Vitrola this Sunday night as part of Suoni Per Il Popolo.


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

Mondial de la Bière
June 6-9, 2018 @ Palais des congrès (1001 place Jean Paul Riopelle)
Noon-11pm, No cover 

Founded in 1994, the Mondial de La Bière has become one of the most-recognized beer tasting events around the world! Beer enthusiasts will be able to taste local and international brews while taking part in conferences, and more. Admission is free with the option to buy tickets which can be exchanged for various sampling amounts. You can find out more here

Mural Fest
June 7-17, 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

Canadian Grand Prix
June 8-10, 2018 @ Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve (Parc Jean-Drapeau)
$70-$410 (tickets here

Racing fans, this is your weekend! Take in the sights and sounds of the Canadian Grand Prix. Can't afford to head out to the actual track? You can enjoy racing-themed activities, live music, and more at Dorchester Square, along Crescent Street and Peel Street in Downtown Montreal.

Eureka Festival
June 8-10, 2018 @ Old Port of Montreal
Various hours

Celebrate everything to do with science! Over 100 free, outdoor, family-friendly activities are lined up this weekend. More here

Jardineries Grand Opening
June 8, 2018 @ Esplanade Financière Sun Life (4115 Pierre de Coubertin)
4pm-11pm, No cover

Circus acts, rock music, flowers, beer, pizza from a wood burning oven... Just some of what you'll be able to find at the season launch of Les Jardineries, a collective space promoting culture, agriculture, and microbrews located at the southwestern tip of the Big O!

Dance Side of the Moon
June 8, 2018 @ The Freestanding Room (4324 St. Laurent, #300)
5pm + 9pm, $10 (tickets here)

What might Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon look like if it became the soundtrack to a surrealist dance performance? Here's your chance to find out. Part of the Montreal Fringe Festival.

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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