Around Town: July 5-7, 2019

Around town

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from July 5-7, 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 


Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Until 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 weekend:

  • Urban Science Brass Band
    Until July 6, 2019 @ Quartier des spectacles (starting at de Maisonneuve/St. Urbain)
    5pm, Free
  • Peter Frampton
    July 5, 2019 @ Place des Arts (175 Ste. Catherine West)
    7:30pm, $88.40-$119.60 (tickets here)
  • Courtney Barnett
    July 5, 2019 @ Metropolis (59 Ste. Catherine East)
    8:30pm, $54 (tickets here)
  • Alex Henry Foster
    July 5, 2019 @ Club Soda (1225 St. Laurent)
    9pm, Sold Out
  • Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire)
    Until July 6 @ SAT (1201 St. Laurent)
    Various times, $22.25-$41.75 (tickets here)
  • Matt Holubowski
    July 6, 2019 @ TD Stage
    9:30pm, Free

Music on paper 9
July 4-18, 2019 @ Station 16 Gallery (3523 St. Laurent)
Various hours

It's all about printed concert posters. This exhibit will feature works related to live music by various visual artists. Some prints will also be available for purchase.

Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne
July 5, 2019 2 La P'tite Grenouille (3435 St. Laurent)
Doors 5pm, Show 8:30pm, $13.09-$19.06 (tickets here

Ozzy So Crazy pays tribute to Ozzy Osbourne.

A Devil's Din + Loon Choir
July 6, 2019 @ L'Escogriffe (4461 St. Denis)
8:30pm, $10-$15 (tickets here)

Psychedelic rock will be the order of the night as Montreal's A Devil's Din plays this intimate Plateau venue.


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.

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.

Montreal Comiccon
July 5-7, 2019 @ Palais des congres (1001 pl. Jean Paul Riopelle)
Fri. 1-8pm, Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun. 10am-5pm, $69-$229 (tickets here

It's all about comics, costumes, and pop culture. Montreal's Comiccon will feature over 100 panels, discussions, and workshops, a gaming zone, celebrity meet-and-greets, and vendors.

Regates des Valleyfield
July 5-6 + 11-14, 2019 @ Maison des Regates de Valleyfield (395 Victoria, Salaberry de Valleyfield)
Various hours, $10-$40 (tickets here)

It's all about boating competitions and related sports along with family-friendly activities, and live music! Full programming here

First Fridays (Les Premiers Vendredis)
July 5, 2019 @ Montreal Olympic Park Esplanade (4549 Pierre de Coubertin)
4pm-11pm, No cover

Hop from food truck to food truck as more than 40 mobile restaurateurs set up shop at the southwestern base of the Big O for this monthly food truck gathering.  

Expo Rock 'N Rods
July 6, 2019 @ 1 rue McBain, Ormstown
8am-11pm, $5

Antique cars, modified cars, live bands, a flea market, and more make up this hotrod-themed event in Ormstown.

Goal MTL
July 6, 2019 @ Percival Molson Memorial Stadium (475 des Pins West)
10am-6pm, Free admission

Goal MTL has become an annual tradition. This soccer tournament promotes community and healthy living while giving back to local charities in need. Find out more here.

July 6, 2019 @ Rene-Levesque between Fort and Bleury
10am-4pm, Free

Celebrate Caribbean culture with this colourful, over-the-top parade showcasing culture, food, costumes, art, music, and more!

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec: Italy
July 6, 2019 @ La Ronde (22 ch. Macdonald, Parc Jean Drapeau)
10pm, $56.99 for on-site access (tickets here)

Inspired by Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon, Italy's Parente Fireworks Company will be putting together a pyrotechnics show that pays tribute to those who dared to dream big. According to organizers, the show will be set to music like "Ode to Joy of Beethoven, the Clair de Lune of Debussy to stellar songs like Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin, Space Oddity by David Bowie and Don’t stop me now by Queen, to contemporary hits by Lady Gaga and Coldplay".

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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