10 concerts happening in and around Montreal this July

Jun 28 2017, 1:51 pm

Montreal’s music scene is one fire!

This month sees some of the biggest acts in the biz (Ed Sheeran, Metallica, and Queen) performing in our fair city, not to mention a number of music festivals taking over the province.

Check out 10 concerts happening in and around Montreal this July.

Woodstock en Beauce

Centred on peace and fun, Saint-Ephrem-de-Beauce’s annual Woodstock en Beauce music festival evokes the spirit of the original Woodstock Festival in 1969. In the past headliners have included The Tragically Hip, The Offspring, Sum 41, Cheap Trick, and more, this year’s headliners are none other than Kevin Parent, Rymz, Angel Forrest, Rick Hughes, Alacair Ensemble, and Michel Pagliaro.
When: June 28-July 2, 2017
Where: Saint-Ephrem-de-Beauce, Quebec

Joey Badass

Joey Badass, the American rapper from Brooklyn, is performing at Metropolis. Hot on the heels of a TV appearance on Mr. Robot and the release of his second studio album, All-Amerikkkan Badda$$, we can’t wait to see the 22-year-old take the stage come July 5th!
When: July 5, 2017
Where: Metropolis

Pitbull & Enrique Iglesias

Get ready to dance, as two of our favourite artists, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, are headed to the 514 this summer. Grammy Award-winning sensation Enrique Iglesias and American rapper Pitbull reunite in a North American tour that stops by the Bell Centre on July 5th. Montreal is just one of two Canadian stops (the other being Toronto), and one of only 16 stops in total on their 2017 tour. The Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias Live! With CNCO tour kicks off June 3rd in Chicago and wraps up on July 6th in Toronto.
When: July 5, 2017
Where: Bell Centre

The Strumbellas

The Canadian rock band from Lindsay, Ontario is making their way to Montreal for one night only this July. Perform tracks from last year’s studio album, Hope, as well as their recently-released single, “Young & Wild,” you won’t want to miss seeing this alternative country band perform live!
When: July 6, 2017
Where: Metropolis

International Jazz Festival

The International Jazz Festival returns to our fair city this June. Taking place over the course of two weeks, hundreds of jazz musicians will flock to Montreal to perform in both outdoor and indoor venues across the city. 2017 headliners include Squarepusher, Matt Holubowski, Bob Dylan, Her, and Andrea Lindsay.
When: June 28-July 8, 2017
Where: Various locations

Quebec Summer Festival

Quebec’s massive summer music festival returns with a killer lineup! 2017 headliners include Kendrick Lamar, P!nk, Nick Jonas, Backstreet Boys, Lady Antebellum, Metallica, Muse, and The Who, so be sure to buy your passes and book your trip to Quebec City ASAP!
When: July 6-16, 2017
Where: Quebec City, Quebec

Queen and Adam Lambert

The British rockers and American singer are back together for another collaboration tour, and they’re coming to the Bell Centre on July 17. What began in 2011, Queen + Adam Lambert have turned into quite the combo touring across North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Their 2017 North American tour kicks off on June 23 in Phoenix, Arizona and will see Brian May, Roger Taylor, and Adam Lambert debuting a new show specially designed and created for this tour, bringing Queen favourites like “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” and “We Are The Champions.”
When: July 17, 2017
Where: Bell Centre


Though they won’t be here until July 19, 2017, the hit heavy metal band, Metallica, has confirmed they will be coming to Montreal on their WorldWired Tour. Even better? All of this is going down at at Parc Jean Drapeau, giving us the ultimate outdoor concert. Their first international tour in six years, Metallic will be joined by fellow metal bands, Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, and Gojira, and will be performing songs from their latest album, Hardwired…To Self Destruct. Other Canadian cities that made the cut on the final leg of the WorldWired stadium tour? Quebec City, Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton. Metallica will visit Quebec City and Toronto just before heading to Montreal on July 19th, while the band will arrive in Vancouver and Edmonton towards the middle of August, making Canada the final stop on the entire tour.
When: July 19, 2017
Where: Parc Jean Drapeau

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has announced he’s touring North America, and he’s coming to Montreal this summer to… sing! The 26-year-old British singer-songwriter made the announcement via Twitter early Wednesday morning, setting up a 48-date tour of the continent, including seven stops in Canada.
When: July 19, 2017
Where: Bell Centre

Spoon and The New Pornographers

American rock band, Spoon, returns to Montreal to perform tracks from their latest album, Hot Thoughts. Canadian indie rock band, The New Pornographers will be opening for them, making it well worth the $38 ticket fee!
When: July 23, 2017
Where: Metropolis