Around Town: May 17-20, 2019


Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this long weekend from May 17-20, 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 


Pouzza Fest
May 17-19, 2019 @ Various venues in Downtown Montreal
Now in its 9th year, Montreal's punk festival is boasting another strong line-up with Against Me!, Andrew W.K., The Planet Smashers, PUP, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Strung Out, and more. Be sure to catch a handful of free outdoor shows in Quartier des spectacles at the corner of de Maisonneuve and Clark. You can find the full line-up and tickets here.

Santa Teresa Festival
May 17-19, 2019 @ Various venues in Ste. Therese
Ste. Therese's music festival is back for a 3rd year. This year's line-up includes MGMT, OrelSan, Koriass, Hubert Lenoir. More here

Marillion Weekend 2019
May 17-19, 2019 @ Olympia (1004 Ste. Catherine East)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $206.95 (tickets here)

Marillion takes over the Olympia for 3 night. Each night will feature a different setlist modelled after Marillion Weekend 2019 Netherlands.

Legendary Music Festivals: Newport Folk, Monterey Pop and Woodstock
May 17-18, 2019 @ Oscar Peterson Concert Hall (7141 Sherbrooke West)
Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 2pm + 7:30pm, $18-$30

Craig Morrison & The Momentz and Vintage Wine tip their hats to some legendary festivals from the 60s.

Green Day tribute
May 17, 2019 @ La P'tite Grenouille (3435 St. Laurent)
Doors 5pm, Show 8:30pm, $13.09-$19.06 (tickets here)
American Minority pays tribute to Green Day.

Mono + Emma Ruth Rundle
May 17, 2019 @ Fairmount Theatre (5240 du Parc)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $20-$23 (tickets here

Japanese instrumental rockers, Mono play Fairmount Theatre this Friday.

Don't Stand Still 70s/80s Dance Nite
May 17, 2019 @ Bar Le Ritz (179 Jean Talon West)
10pm-3am, $5 (free before 11:30pm)

DJ InYourFace spins rock, new wave, and more from the 70s and 80s.

Motorhead tribute
May 17, 2019 @ Billy Buck (3135 Masson)
10pm, No cover

Iron Fist plays Motorhead's "Ace of Spades" from front to back along with other hits made famous by Lemmy.

NDG Porchfest
May 18-19, 2019 @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. Some of the bands participating this year include The Jimmyriggers, The Sofa Kings, The Rocket 88s, Nagmeh and the Southern Shores. Find a full list of participating bands, locations, and set times here

The Musical Box
May 18, 2019 @ Place des Arts (175 Ste. Catherine West)
Doors 7:15pm, Show 8pm, $53.75 (tickets here)

One of the few Genesis tribute bands to receive permission from the original band to play their music, catch The Musical Box at Place des Arts.

80s Night
May 19, 2019 @ Bar La Shop (4177 St. Denis)
10pm-3am, $6

DJs Draris and Harshangel (formerly from Bar Passeport) spin 80s goth, new wave, and alternative.


Yoko Ono: Growing Freedom, Arising, The art of John and Yoko
Until September 15, 2019 @ Phi Centre (407 St. Pierre)
Wed.-Fri. 12pm-7pm, Sat.+Sun. 11am-6pm, Free admission

Politics, history, and artistic writing come together in this exhibit curated by Yoko Ono. More on the works and interactive aspects here.

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.

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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