35 CONCERTS YOU SHOULD NOT MISS IN MONTREAL THIS SUMMER

Posted on June 18th, 2010 by .

I’m stoked! Summer has officially kicked off in Montreal with last week’s Grand Prix, and the festival season is now going full force! With it, hundreds of concerts for the music aficionados! This is my ultimate favorite time of the year and I am so happy about the quality and quantity of international artists that will be performing in Montreal within the next few months.

Here are 35 concerts you should absolutely not miss when visiting Montreal this summer!

JUNE 2010

June 18:  Bassekou Kouyate (world music) Francofolies Festival. Free

June 18:  Salif Keita (world music) at Metropolis. Buy tickets

June 21:  Rufus Wainwright (baroque pop) at Théâtre St-Denis. Buy tickets

June 25:  Gil Scott Heron (spoken word) at Club Soda for Jazz Festival. Buy tickets

June 25:  Lionel Richie and Cassandra Wilson (rnb/pop/jazz) at PdA for Jazz Festival. Buy tickets

June 27:  Herbie Hancock (jazz) at PdA for Jazz Festival. Buy tickets

June 28:  Smokey Robinson (soul) at PdA for Montreal Jazz Festival. Buy tickets

June 28:  Roy Hargrove Big Band (jazz) at PdA for Montreal Jazz Festival. Buy tickets

June 28:  Lady Gaga (pop) at the Bell Centre. Buy tickets

June 30:  The Roots (hip-hop) at Metropolis for Montreal Jazz Festival. Buy tickets

June 30:  John Forte (hip-hop) at Club Soda for  Montreal Jazz Festival. Buy tickets

JULY 2010

July 3:  Rakim (hip-hop) at Club Soda for Montreal Jazz Festival. Buy tickets

July 4:  Cyndi Lauper (pop) at Metropolis for Montreal Jazz Festival. Buy tickets

July 5:  George Clinton & Parliament (reggae) at Metropolis for Montreal Jazz Festival. Buy tickets

July 5:  Dave Brubeck Quartet (jazz) at PdA for Montreal Jazz Festival. Buy tickets

July 5:  Staff Benda Bilili (world music) at Club Soda for Montreal Jazz Festival. Buy tickets

July 7:  The Flaming Lips (rock) at Metropolis. Buy tickets

July 7:  Iron Maiden (metal) at Bell Centre. Buy tickets

July 13: Dobet Gnahoré (world music) at Cabaret du Mile End for Festival Nuits d’Afrique. Buy tickets

July 15:  Santana (rock) at the Bell Centre. Buy tickets

July 18: Drake (hip-hop) at Metropolis. Buy tickets

July 23:  Lilith Fair with Sarah McLachlan, Mary J.Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Chantal Kreviazuk, La Roux at the Bell Centre. Buy tickets

July 25:  Kassav’ (zouk) at Metropolis for Festival Nuits D’Afrique. Buy tickets

Juy 28:  Yoav (trip hop/electronic) at Club Soda. Buy tickets

July 31:  Arcade Fire (rock) at Parc Jean-Drapeau for Osheaga Festival. Buy tickets

July 31: Black Eyed Peas (pop) at Bell Centre. Buy tickets

AUGUST 2010

August 1:  Snoop Dogg (rap) at Parc Jean-Drapeau for Osheaga Festival. Buy tickets

August 1:  The Black Keys (blues-rock) at Parc Jean-Drapeau for Osheaga Festival. Buy tickets

August 1:  Weezer (rock) at Parc Jean-Drapeau for Osheaga Festival. Buy tickets

August 4:  MGMT (rock) at Metropolis. Buy tickets

August 5 & 6:  Michael Bublé (easy listening) at  Bell Centre. Buy tickets

August 7:  Rihanna (pop) at Bell Centre. Buy tickets

August 8:  Public Enemy (rap) at Club Soda. Buy tickets

August 12: Paul McCartney (rock) at Bell Centre. Buy tickets

August 21: Green Day (rock) at Jacques-Cartier Pier. Buy tickets

VENUES

Bell Centre: 1250 de la Gauchetiere W. Montreal,  H3B 2S2 , (877) 668-8269

Cabaret du Mile End: 5240 Parc Avenue, Montreal, H2V 4G7, (514) 563 1395

Club Soda: 1225 St Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, H2X 2S6, (514) 286-1010

Jacques-Cartier Pier: click on link for directions

Metropolis: 59 Sainte Catherine East, Montreal, QC H2X 1K5, (514) 844-3500

Parc Jean-Drapeau: click on link for directions

Comments

  1. Julie

    / Jun 18th

    HEY!!! HELLO??? Backstreet Boys?!? August 16th…?!? pfffffffffff!

  2. K MONT

    / Jul 2nd

    Hey! Just wanted to give a quick correction, Black Keys are not hip-hop, they are blues rock. And they definitely highlight the list… A definite must see :)

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