Music Events In Montreal

Upcoming Music Events, Festivals And Concerts In Montreal

Nightlife is not all parties, it is the live music shows, gigs at cafes or a kickass concert. You get to witness the best of the music events in Montreal; from live music to the tours of artists, there is a lot that the city has in store for you. For a different choice of music, there are distinct events in Montreal. For classical music lovers, they have classical music shows and concerts, while for the groovers they have concerts in Montreal to dance your heart out.

The city is never out of stock when it’s music events so get grooving already.

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Date Event Venue
27 Jun 2024 Ocean Alley (Concert) MTELUS, Montreal
26 Mar 2024 Olivia Rodrigo (Concert) Bell Centre, Montreal
19 Mar 2024 Otoboke Beaver (Concert) Beanfield Theatre, Montreal
21 Apr 2024 Oumou Sangare (Concert) MTELUS, Montreal
04 Jul 2024 Pink Martini (Concert) Place Des Arts - Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, Montreal
10 Apr 2024 PinkPantheress (Concert) Beanfield Theatre, Montreal
20 Apr 2024 Queensryche (Concert) Beanfield Theatre, Montreal
05 Apr 2024 Real Estate (Concert) Beanfield Theatre, Montreal
17 May 2024 Renaud - Dans Mes Cordes (Concert) Place Des Arts - Theatre Maisonneuve, Montreal
06 Oct 2024 Social Distortion (Concert) MTELUS, Montreal

Music In Montreal

Two large orchestras, one official opera company, and an Ivy league music school are testimonies of what integral part music is of Montreal. Montreal music festival is a huge deal. The International Jazz Festival in Montreal holds a Guinness World Record for being the largest jazz festival in the world. Montreal music scene owes a lot to the huge student population and each form of music, be it classical, hard rock, hip-hop, house, blues, and EDM, is appreciated and patronized in Montreal, equally. 

Music Venues in Montreal

The Montreal Bell Centre and MTELUS (a.k.a the Metropolis) are venues for the big-ticket Montreal concerts and musical gigs. Bell Centre can seat up to 15,000 people at the same time, making it one of the biggest venues in the city. MTELUS, though a smaller venue, is a major one and can seat an audience of up to 2300 people. Another prime location for not just musical performances is Place des Arts, which is in the heart of the entertainment district Quartier des Spectacles. A nearby venue Club Soda, provides space to new and young artists to showcase themselves to MOntreal public. For the French variety shows, there is Théâtre St. Denis, which is a two-hall venue and can seat 3000 people in total. Quite nearby to it is Théâtre Berri, which is famous for its underground hip-hop and EDM shows. A National Historic Site, Rialto Theatre on du Parc in the Mile Endis another magnificent venue with its rich decor. Another fabulous venue is the Fairmount Theatre, a few blocks from Mount Royal, which is raved for its one-of-a-kind sound system.

Live Music in Montreal

Music-themed pubs are just everywhere in Montreal. If you want to spend musical evenings while enjoying a drink or two, you’ll be spoilt for choices. Needless to say, jazz music is one of the top favorites of this city. If you want to witness how it was back in the days, the House of Jazz is a must visit. This place has been playing jazz every night of the week. With a colossal chandelier and interiors with brass detailing, this place exudes affluence. Another one of the old gems is Bistro à Jojo. Bistro is a blues bar with an intimate setting and plays live music all days of the week. Dièse Onze, Modavie, Jardin Nelson, Upstairs Jazz Club are a few more in the city that you can check out for those perfect jazz evenings. For the indie music lovers, the perfect places are Casa del Popolo and La Sala Rossa, which are sister venues, across the road from each other. Divan Orange Bar not only hosts indie music bands but is a venue for album launches, underground acts and first-timers as well. There are many more pubs and restaurants which have live music of different genres like rock, hip-hop, EDM like I Love Neon, New City Gas, Bleury Bar à Vinyle, Club Peopl, O Patro Vys, L'Escogriffe, and Quai des Brumes.

Montreal Concerts and Festivals

Montreal International Jazz Festival will always be listed on top of this list. With more than 600 performances and 2 million visitors, it can’t get bigger than this. In recent years, though, one of the most talked about festival has been indie music summer festival Osheaga. It is a three-day event which not only features the big names but also local talent alongside. There is Heavy Montreal, a heavy metal festival for the rock fans. MUTEK and POP Montreal features a lot local and touring hip-hop and indie artists. For the electronic dance crowd, there is a two-day music fest ileSoniq which should not be missed. Make sure after all this reading you do keep a finger on the pulse of music in Montreal, check out

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