Around Town: February 28-March 1, 2020

Around town

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from February 28-March 1, 2020. 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 


Devin Townsend
February 28, 2020 @ Corona Theatre (2490 Notre Dame West)
Doors 6pm, Show 7pm, Sold Out

Multi-instrumentalist and founding member of Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend plays to a sold out Corona Theatre.

Theory of a Deadman 
February 28, 2020 @ Metropolis (59 Ste. Catherine East)
Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm, $41

Theory of a Deadman brings their Say Nothing tour to Montreal.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in Concert
February 28-March 1, 2020 @ Place des Arts (175 Ste. Catherine West)
Fri. + Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm, $99.95-$163.97 

A live orchestra plays the soundtrack to The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers while the movie plays on a giant screen.

Pearl Jam tribute
February 28, 2020 @ La P'tite Grenouille (3435 St. Laurent)
Doors 5pm, Show 8:30pm, $19.06 

Vitalogy pays tribute Pearl Jam

Motel Raphael + Flara K + Favours
February 28, 2020 @ Turbo Haus (2040 St. Denis)
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, $12 

Montreal indie pop favourites, Motel Raphael are back along with Montreal R&B-infused Flara K and Toronto synth rockers Favours.

Eagles tribute
February 28, 2020 @ The Wheel Club (3373 Cavendish)
8:30pm, $20-$25 

One of These Nights pays tribute to the music of the Eagles.

Black Lips + Warish + Hood Rats
February 28, 2020 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine Est)
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8:30pm, $29.25 

Garage rockers Black Lips hit Foufs this weekend along with grunge-infused Warish and Montreal punk rockers, Hood Rats.

Mardi Gras After Party: Celebrating Dr. John
February 28, 2020 @ Bootlegger L'Authentique (3481 St. Laurent)
9pm, No cover

The Rocket 88s and The Fat Tuesday Horns tip their hats to the musical history of New Orleans and the legacy of Dr. John with a 7-piece band.

Green Day tribute
February 28, 2020 @ Billy Buck (3135 St. Laurent)
10pm, No cover

Gazon Diurne pays tribute to Green Day. The Motown Hookers open with some 90s punk.

​February 29, 2020 @ Corona Theatre (2490 Notre Dame West)
Doors 1pm, Show 2:30pm, Sold Out

Los Angeles-based Wallows bring their indie rock sound to Corona Theatre this Saturday.

Shake Your Bones: Satan Is Her Name
February 29, 2020 @ Turbo Haus (2040 St. Denis)
5pm-6am, No cover

A handful of DJs will be spinning punk, ska, psychobilly, rockabilly, and more... And since it's Nuit Blanche, the tunes will keep playing til 6am!

Green Day tribute
February 29, 2020 @ La P'tite Grenouille (3435 St. Laurent)
Doors 5pm, Show 8:30pm, $19.06 

American Minority pays tribute to Green Day.

Royal Tusk + BRKN love + Sights & Sounds
February 29, 2020 @ Bar Le Ritz (179 Jean Talon West)
Doors 6:45pm, Show 7pm, $18.50 

It's a night of Canadian rock with some of the freshest bands out there: Royal Tusk, BRKN love, and Sights & Sounds.

February 29, 2020 @ Le National (1220 Ste. Catherine East)
7:15pm, Sold Out

Burlington, Ontario's Silverstein bring their 20th anniversary tour to Le National this Saturday.

Kiwi Jr. + Loel Campbell (Wintersleep)
February 29, 2020 @ Casa del Popolo (4873 St. Laurent)
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, $10

Toronto indie pop rockers play Casa this Saturday. The band's sound has been described by Now Toronto as "full of 80s college rock and 90s indie rock feel-goodness". Wintersleep Loel Campbell opens.

Daylite Vampires
February 29, 2020 @ Chateau du Lac (460 Main Rd., Hudson)
9pm, $10

The Daylite Vampires pay tribute to rock bands from the 70s to today.

24 Hours of Vinyl
February 29, 2020 @ Edifice Wilder: Espace danse (1435 de Bleury)
9pm-9pm, Free admission

Live DJs and a vinyl fair round out this 24 hours of vinyl.  Part of Montréal En Lumière.

We Are Wolves
February 29, 2020 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
9pm, $15-$18

Montreal indie rockers We Are Wolves play Foufs this Saturday.

Emo Night + Official Silverstein Afterparty
February 29, 2020 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
10pm-3am, $5-$10 (free with a Silverstein concert ticket) 

Emo DJ nights are back at Foufs.

Urban Science Brass Band
February 29, 2020 @ Cabaret Lion d'Or (1676 Ontario East)
10pm-3am, Free admission

What would soul and hip hop sound like when played by a full brass band? Urban Science Brass Band!  Part of Montréal En Lumière.

London Calling: Indie Rock Punk New Wave Dance Party
February 29, 2020 @ Bar Le Ritz (179 Jean Talon West)
11pm-3am, $10 

Hit the dance floor to everything from rock to new wave to punk to soul, and more!

Summer Salt
March 1, 2020 @ L'Astral (305 Ste. Catherine West)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $24.50

Austin-based indie rockers Summer Salt bring their bossa nova/oldies-influenced sound to L'Astral.

Artist Radio

Listen to some of the bands you'll be able to see live in Montreal this weekend


Les Jardineries
Weekends until March 8, 2020 @ Esplanade du Parc Olympique (4115 Pierre de Coubertin)
10:30am-4:30pm, Free

This community space will play host to a fire pit, a chalet, warm beverages, churros, winter lawn bowling, and more family-friendly activities.  

Montréal en Lumière
Until March 1, 2020 @ Various locations 
A mainstay in Montreal, Montréal en Lumière is a celebration of performing arts, gastronomy, and outdoor activities! Highlights of this year's edition include the popular Nuit Blanche all nighter (February 29), free activities in the Quartier des spectacles, and numerous musical performances. Full programming available here.  

Montreal Motorcycle Show
February 28-March 1, 2020 @ Palais des congrès (1001 Place Jean Paul Riopelle)
Various hours, $11-$42

Whether you're a current rider, future rider, or just an enthusiast, this is the place to be for everything to do with motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides! 

La Cuvée 2020
February 27-29, 2020 @ Le Salon Richmond (550 Richmond)
Thurs. 5pm-midnight, Fri. 6pm-1am, Sat. 4pm-1am, $13-$58 

Discover local microbrewers and distillers along with live performances and board games. Part of Montréal En Lumière.

Mondial des Cidres SAQ
February 28-March 1, 2020 @ Complexe Desjardins (150 Ste. Catherine West)
Various hours, $7-$57

Quebec cider producers will be on hand with samples, products to purchase, and more. Part of Montréal En Lumière. 

Salon des Reptiles
February 29-March 1, 2020 @ College Maisonneuve (3800 Sherbrooke East)
Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm, $8-$32

This reptile exhibit is an annual tradition during spring break and features over 100 different reptiles including lizards, turtles, snakes, alligators, and scorpions. More info here.   

Disco Skate at NDG Park
February 29, 2020 @ Girouard Park (Girouard at Sherbrooke West)
4pm-8pm, Free admission

A handful of DJs will provide the soundtrack for those hitting the ice at Girouard Park this Saturday.

Art Matters Festival
February 29-March 23, 2020 @ Various locations
Art Matters is a non-profit festival that allows art students to display their work in public spaces. Be it film, music, new media, theatre, dance, sculpture, or design; there's something for everyone. Find the full schedule here