Montreal Jazz Fest announces free outdoor show lineup for 2019

Jun 5 2019, 12:18 pm

The 40th edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival is starting to take shape as a slew of free shows have been added to this summer’s lineup.

This year’s Jazz Fest, the world’s biggest jazz music festival, runs from June 26 to July 6 and will host over 150 shows, including a collection of free outdoor concerts.

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The festival takes place at over 20 different venues, both indoor and outdoor, located around the Quartier des Spectacles and is expected to welcome more than two million spectators.

For its 40th anniversary, Jazz Fest is expanding into Verdun this summer for the first time ever.

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Fittingly, the 40th edition of the musical bash is lead by free performances by a bunch of local artists and musicians.

Charlotte Cardin, the 24-year-old singer who turned heads on TVA’s La Voix in 2013, will start the party on June 27 as her hypnotic voice and electric stage presence takes over Place des Festivals at 9:30 pm.

Here’s how a bundle of other free outdoor shows lineup for this year’s festival:

  • June 27: Susie Arioli, 5 pm – Loto-QuĂ©bec Scene, Verdun
  • June 27: Clay and Friends, 7 pm – Loto-QuĂ©bec Scene, Verdun
  • June 27, 28: The Shed, 12 am – M2, Place des Festivals
  • June 27, 28: Funkxie Groove, 4 pm – Club Jazz Ă  la place Heineken
  • June 28: ERIK TRUFFAZ QUARTET Ft. NYA, 9:30 pm – TD Stage, Place des Festivals
  • June 28: Thomas de Pourquery, 5 pm – Loto-QuĂ©bec Scene, Verdun
  • June 28: Blick Bassy, 7 pm – Loto-QuĂ©bec Scene, Verdun
  • June 29: The War and Treaty, 9:30 pm – TD Stage, Place des Festivals
  • June 29: Forest BOYS, 7 pm – Loto-QuĂ©bec Scene, Verdun
  • June 30: LowDown Brass Band, 9:30 pm  – TD Stage, Place des Festivals
  • June 30: Linda May Han Oh Quintet, 5 pm – Loto-QuĂ©bec Scene, Verdun
  • July 1: Cha Wa, 9:30 pm – TD Stage, Place des Festivals
  • July 2: Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, 9:30 pm – TD Stage, Place des Festivals
  • July 2: Baritone Madness, 5 pm – Club Jazz Ă  la place Heineken
  • July 3 – 6: Streetnix, 6 pm – Animation – Perron de l’Église, Verdun
  • July 3: Plena Libre, 9:30 pm – TD Stage, Place des Festivals
  • July 4: Molly Johnson, 9:30 pm – TD Stage, Place des Festivals
  • July 4: Ensemble Jazz de MontrĂ©al, 3 pm – Rio Tinto Stage, Place des Festivals
  • July 5: Jordan Officer Full Band, 9:30 pm – TD Stage, Place des Festivals
  • July 6: Matt Holubowski, 9:30 pm – TD Stage, Place des Festivals
  • July 6: Marie-JosĂ© Frigon, 5 pm – Club Jazz Ă  la place Heineken

Be sure to check out the festival’s website for a full list of free outdoor shows as well as ticketed performances.