Around Town: September 14-16, 2018

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from September 14-16, 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 Around Town is made possible thanks to Le Balcon d'Art (650 Notre-Dame, St. Lambert).


Backyard Sessions
September 14+16, 2018 @ Blanc de Blanc (248 Villeneuve West)
Doors 6:30pm, Show 7pm, $5-$10 donation

Enjoy a live, intimate concert in the backyard of this Plateau café. Friday night's bill includes sets by Corey Gulkin, Isaac Vallentin, and Karolan Boily. Sunday night's bill includes sets by Mael, Helena Dardelet, and Genevieve Racette.

Shane Murphy Band
September 14, 2018 @ Calistoga Grill (235 St. Jean, Pointe Claire)
9pm, $8.70

Montreal music scene mainstay, Shane Murphy brings his smooth vocals and cool attitude to the West Island this Friday night. Expect a mix of rock, blues, soul, funk, and reggae-inspired tunes!

Claude Rajotte (DJ Set)
September 14, 2018 @ Bar Idole (6388 St. Hubert)

Former CHOM DJ and Musique Plus VJ, Claude Rajotte, takes over the turntables this Friday night at this Petite Patrie bar.

Punk Police Rock & Roll Train Wreck
September 14, 2018 @ North Star Pinball (3908 St. Laurent)
10pm-3am, No cover!

DJs Hot Carl and Atom Quilty will be spinning 100% vinyl as they pay tribute to some of the biggest hits from the 80s including punk, power pop, glam, and soul favourites.

Hudson Porchfest
September 15, 2018 @ Various locations in Hudson
Noon-5pm, Free

Musicians will takeover porches and front lawns around Hudson for the 2nd edition of Hudson Porchfest! Everything is within walking distance. Find out more and check out the line-up here.

Dead Messenger + The Mercy Now + The In & Outs
September 15, 2018 @ Barfly (4062A St. Laurent)
10pm, $10

It's a good ol' rock 'n' roll party with some of Montreal and Toronto's most infectious rockers!

September 16, 2018 @ Metropolis (59 Ste. Catherine East)
7:30pm, $32.50-$36.50 (tickets here)
Hardcore punk rockers, Beartooth, come to Montreal this Sunday night.


YUL Eat Festival
Until September 16, 2018 @ Quartier des Spectacles
It's all about food! A grand tasting experience, culinary workshops, presentations by local producers and artisans, and more! Full schedule here

BLVD Street Fair
September 13-16, 2018 @ St-Laurent Boulevard (between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal)
The Main is closed for a 2nd time this summer to make way for another street fair. Merchants will be out on the streets along with terrasses from local restaurants and bars. Also on top, free activities for whole family including giant inflatables games, hamster ball, volley pong, sumo battle, face painting, and a relaxation zone. On Saturday between 7PM and 9PM, Dime will be hosting a FREE block party at 3529 boul. St-Laurent.

Le Grand Ribfest
September 13-16, 2018 @ Jacques-Cartier Pier, Old Port of Montreal
Various hours, Free admission

Ribbers from Texas, Alabama, New Mexico, Florida, and Tennessee, will be setting up shop this weekend in the Old Port. More here

Pizzafest Montreal
September 11-24, 2018 @ Various locations
40 pizzerias are participating in this year's edition of Pizzafest. The whole idea is to have Montrealers discover new spots to savour some of Montreal's best pizzas! More here

Le Grand Poutine Fest
Spetember 14-16, 2018 @ Casimir Dessaulles Park, St. Hyacinthe
Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-10pm, Free admission

Some of Quebec's best food trucks are coming together to serve up their spin on poutine! More here

Closing Weekend at Au Pied-du-Courant
September 14-15, 2018 @ Au Pied-du-Courant (2100 Notre Dame East)
Friday 5pm-midnight, Saturday 4pm-midnight, Free admission

Montreal's summer collective space, Au Pied-du-Courant is calling it a season! Pop in for some live music, food trucks, bar, hammocks, games for the family, petanque, basketball, a reading corner, astronomy station, and more.

Annual Pointe St. Charles Petanque Tournament
September 15, 2018 @ Hibernia Park (2362 Grand Trunk)
Noon-6pm, $50 per player

Now in its 3rd edition, the Pointe St. Charles petanque tournament is looking to raise money for Familles en Action, a local family-oriented organization. More info here

Supercross Montreal
September 15, 2018 @ Olympic Stadium (4545 Pierre de Coubertin)
2pm-10pm, $29.75-$109.75 (tickets here)

Some of the top motocross riders from Europe and North America will take over the Big O this Saturday! A must for motocross enthusiasts. More here.

Snout & About
September 16, 2018 @ Mount Royal Park (1260 Remembrance Road)

Join fellow dog lovers for a walk in Mount Royal Park to raise money for Montreal's SPCA. 

Listings for Around Town are made possible thanks to Le Balcon d'Art (650 Notre-Dame, St. Lambert) and 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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