Around Town: June 21-24, 2019

Around town

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this long weekend from June 21-24, 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 


CHOM's 3rd Front Yard Party of 2019
June 21, 2019 @ Cherrier near Lamontagne (Laval)
5:30am-10am, Free

CHOM and STIHL's 3rd Front Yard Party for 2019 is this Friday. Terry DiMonte will be broadcasting live from Bruno DiMedio's front yard on Cherrier near Lamontagne (South of Cleroux) in Laval. Stop by on your morning commute for FREE cookies 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.


10 years of Heavy Montreal: A retrospective exhibit
June 20-July 4, 2019 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
During opening hours, Free admission

Heavy Montreal turns 10! To celebrate, Foufounes will play home to a photo exhibit by local concert photographer, Susan Moss. Susan's work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Spin, and Billboard.

Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival
Ongoing until June 23, 2019 @ 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 priced accessibly 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.   

URSA micro
June 21-23, 2019 @ URSA mtl (5589 du Parc)
Various times, $20-$25

URSA mtl is Martha Wainwright's newest community space in the Mile End with a focus on music and the arts. To celebrate, URSA will play host to live music, food, workshop, and activities all this weekend. Expect performances from Martha herself, Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Brad Barr (The Barr Brothers), Little Scream, and more. Daily line-ups available here

Corey Diabo
June 21, 2019 @ Cabot Square (Atwater at Ste. Catherine West)
Show 6:15pm, Free

Guitarist Corey Diabo will be giving a free show this Friday as part of National Aboriginal Day. Festivities at Cabot Square start as of 3pm.

Guns N' Roses tribute
June 21, 2019 @ La P'tite Grenouille (3435 St. Laurent)
Doors 5pm, Show 8:30pm, $13.09-$19.06 (tickets here

Appetite For Democracy pays tribute to GNR.

The National
June 21, 2019 @ Place des Arts (175 Ste. Catherine West)
Doors 7pm, Show 7:45pm, Sold out

Matt Berninger brings his haunting vocals to Place des Arts this Friday night.

Bowie Revisited
June 21, 2019 @ Le Club Square Dix30 (9200 Leduc, #210)
8pm, $22.75 (tickets here

Bowie Revisted pays tribute to The Thin White Duke's vast discography.

Emo Night Montreal
June 21, 2019 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
10pm-3am, $5 (tickets here

Relive the era of dyed black hair, converse, and tight jeans at this emo-themed DJ night.

Tribute to The Rolling Stones
June 22, 2019 @ La P'tite Grenouille (3435 St. Laurent)
Doors 5pm, Show 8:30pm, $19.06 (tickets here

Andy Saint pays tribute to The Rolling Stones.

Whisky & Grooves
June 22, 2019 @ The Black Watch Officers' Mess (2067 Bleury)
8pm-2am, $15  (tickets here)
A handful of carefully curated records will be paired with select scotches for a one-of-a-kind listening party. The admission price includes a glass of scotch. Proceeds will be donated to Wounded Warriors Canada for the training of service dogs.

Dad Rock (cover night)
June 22, 2019 @ The Diving Bell Social Club (3956 St. Laurent)
9pm-midnight, $10-$15, Free if you bring your dad (tickets here

A handful of local musicians will be paying tribute to "those old classics that your dad always claimed were 'the real music'".

August Burns Red + Silverstein
June 23, 2019 @ Metropolis (59 Ste. Catherine East)
7pm, $32.50-$37.50 (tickets here

Metalcore rockers August Burns Red and Canadian rockers Silverstein play Montreal this Sunday.


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.

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
June 20-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.

Le Grand Poutinefest de Brossard
June 20-23, 2019 @ Quartier Dix30 (6000 de Rome, Brossard)
Thurs. 5pm-10pm, Fri.-Sun. 11am-10pm, Free admission

The Great Poutinefest comes to the South Shore. A dozen food trucks will be serving their take on poutine and more. Also on site: local microbrewers, live music, entertainers, professional makeup artists, and inflatable games.

Festival de Cirque de Vaudreuil-Dorion
June 21-24, 2019 @ Vaudreuil-Dorion Arena (9 rue Jeannotte, Vaudreuil-Dorion)
Various times

Circus acts, live music, circus workshops, fair rides, and fireworks are all part of this off-island, circus-themed festival. Full programming here

Marché des Possibles Opening Party
June 21-23, 2019 @ Marché des Possibles (5635 St. Dominique)
Fri. 6pm-midnight, Sat. 1pm-11pm, Sunday 1pm to 7pm, Free

Le Marché des Possibles turns a once ignored field in the Mile End into a community space with live music, projections, activities for the kids, a beer garden, local artisans, and restaurant pop-ups. More here.

Polski Piknik Montreal
June 22, 2019 @ Village Au Pied du Courant (2100 Notre Dame East)
11am-8pm, Free admission

Discover Polish culture through food, beer, music and dance.

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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