Around Town: May 18-20, 2018

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from May 18-20, 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


Pouzza Fest 8: Reel Big Fish, Face to Face, Anti-Flag, and more
May 18-21, 2018 @ Various venues in Downtown Montreal
Now in its 8th year, Montreal's punk festival is boasting one of its strongest line-ups yet including shows from Reel Big Fish, Face to Face, Anti-Flag, as well as Montreal's GrimSkunk, and We Are Wolves to name a few. Be sure to catch a handful of free outdoor shows in Quartier des spectacles at the corner of de Maisonneuve and Clark. Also, as with past editions, this year's festival includes a comedy component, a yoga session, activities for kids, and more. You can find the full line-up and tickets HERE.

Santa Teresa Festival
May 18-20, 2018 @ Various venues in Ste. Therese
Ste. Therese's music festival is back for a 2nd year. This year's line-up includes Feist, Nick Murphy, July Talk, Choses Sauvages, Klo Pelgag, Milk & Bone, and a free Friday night show by Stars. Find the full line-up and tickets HERE.

Bon Jovi
May 18, 2018 @ Bell Center (1909 Canadiens-de-Montreal)
Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm, $56.75-$586.50 (tickets HERE)

Jon and the boys make good on their original Montreal dates after falling ill in April. Travis Cormier opens for their 2nd show at the Bell Center this Friday night.

The Damn Truth + Altered By Mom
May 18, 2018 @ Corona Theatre (2490 Notre Dame West)
Doors 7pm, Show 8:30pm, $25-$28 (tickets HERE)

Montreal favourites The Damn Truth bring their classic rock-inspired sounds and harmonies back home this Friday night. As an added bonus, our own Gina K. will be opening for them with her band, Altered By Mom.

Fox Glove + Cape Cartel + Dead Monarchs
May 18, 2018 @ Mademoiselle (5171 du Parc)
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, $10

Victoria's alt-folk rockers, Fox Glove, take to the stage with Montreal indie rockers, Cape Cartel and Dead Monarchs.

Houston & The Dirty Rats + The Strawberry Chips + Rival
May 18, 2018 @ Hemisphere Gauche (221 Beaubien East)
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, $5

Punk meets metal as New Jersey's Houston & The Dirty Rats take to stage with Montreal's The Strawberry Chips and Rival.

Nevermore: Créatures de la nuit
May 18, 2018 @ La Shop (4177 St. Denis)
10pm-3am, $8

Goth meets 80s new wave at this long-running dance night. Expect to dance to the sounds of Chelsea Wolfe, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, Placebo, Switchblade Symphony, Bjork, Gary Numan, and more.

NDG Porchfest 2018
May 19-20, 2018 @ Various porches and front lawns in NDG
Hit the streets around NDG for some live outdoor music as local musicians set up on porches and front lawns across the West End borough. Find a full list of participating bands, locations, and set times HERE.

Shazam Fest En Folk
May 19, 2018 @ 2722 ch. de Ways Mills, Barnston West
As of noon, $20 for adults, $10 for teens, Free for kids 12 and under (tickets HERE)

Looking to take in live music away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Why not head out to the Eastern Townships for a day of live folk music? Bands on the roster include Excavation & Poésie, Bad Uncle, Old Time Honey, and Les Chiens de Ruelles.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
May 19, 2018 @ M Telus (Metropolis, 59 Ste. Catherine East)
Doors 6:30pm, Show 8pm, Sold Out

Nathaniel Rateliff brings his smooth, whiskey-drenched sound to Montreal this Saturday for a sold out show.

Tribute to The Beatles: Replay
May 19, 2018 @ Calistoga Grill (235 St. Jean, Pointe Claire)
9pm, $17.39

Montreal's Replay pays tribute to the Fab Four and plays crowd favourites.

Shakey Graves + And The Kids
May 20, 2017 @ Corona Theatre (2490 Notre Dame West)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, Sold Out

Blues, folk, and Americana will be the order of the night as Shakey Graves bring his haunting vocals to the Corona.


La Ronde Opening Weekend
May 19-21, 2018 @ La Ronde (22 ch. Macdonald)
Saturday and Sunday 10:30am-7pm, Monday 11am-7pm

It's the long weekend which means La Ronde Six Flags will be opening their doors for the season! Enjoy your favourite roller coasters, thrill rides, and family rides! More info on special events and passes HERE.

Brunch Retro with DJ Mathieu Beauséjour
May 19, 2018 @ Jardins Gamelin (1500 Berri)
11am-3pm, Free

Well-established local rock DJ, Mathieu Beauséjour has provided the soundtrack for multiple bars and venues across the city including Saphir, L'Escogriffe, and La Rockette. Now he brings his rock-inspired playlist to Jardins Gamelin (in Emilie Gamelin Park) for an outdoor musical brunch! This weekend's theme is Saturday Morning Fever.

Grand solde de livres de Montréal
May 19, 2018 @ Martin Brodeur Arena (5300 Robert, St. Leonard)

The "Amis de la bibliothèque de Montréal" will be selling off some of their used books for as low as $0.50. Funds raised will finance over 350 cultural activities across Montreal's network of public libraries. A few notes for those attending: bring your patience since line-ups tend to be long and bring your own bags to carry your haul!

Jupiter Night
May 19, 2018 @ Morgan Arboretum Conservation Center (150 des Pins, Ste. Anne de Bellevue)
8pm, Free

John Abbott College professor, Michael Pagano will be giving a presentation about Jupiter followed by a public observation of the 5th planet from the sun.

Southwest Record Fair
May 20, 2018 @ Bar de Courcelle (4685 Notre Dame West)
12pm-6pm, Free entrance

More than 15 sellers will be on hand with crates of records for you to browse and purchase from.

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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