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    Music is in the air this summer – at least in Montreal. From June 28 all the way to July 7, 2018, music lovers will enjoy a plethora of music goodness. Next year’s festival dates for Montreal Jazz Festival 2019 – the festival’s 40th anniversary – have been announced as June 27, 2019 to July 6, 2019.

    Montreal Jazz Festival agglomerates some of the most electrifying and superb jazz musicians and places them all in one location. Music lovers, jazz enthusiasts, and performers will have the chance to see their favorite jazz players up, close and personal. If you are a die-hard, hardcore jazz lover, or you’re simply looking for an unforgettable summer concert experience, then the Montreal Jazz Festival might be just for you.

    Planetary Group has created this article to bring you closer to the Jazz Festival’s details, including info about times, dates, and ticket prices. Keep reading to learn more about one of Canada’s longest-running and most spectacular music events.

    Montreal Jazz Festival Information (2018, 2019)

    Below, you’ll find information about festival dates, venues, and more. Be sure to check back for updates – and keep an eye on the festival’s website for official event announcements.

    Montreal Jazz Festival Dates

    The 39th edition of the Jazz Fest will take place from Thursday, June 28 until Saturday, July 7, 2018. Next year, the 40th edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival will run from June 27 to July 6. You will have more than two full weeks of pure musical joy.

    Event Venues

    Locations for the different music events are divided between indoor and outdoor venues. Listed below are just a few of the places where music events take place:


    • Bistro à Jojo
    • Gesú
    • L’Astral (Maison du Festival)
    • Bateau – Mouche
    • Upstairs Jazz Bar and Grill
    • Cinquième Salle, Place des Arts
    • House of Jazz
    • Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
    • Monument-National
    • Théatre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts


    • Complexe Desjardins’ Grande-Place
    • Rio Tinto Stage
    • Place Heineken
    • Spectacle Déambulatorie CBC/Radio-Canada
    • TD Stage
    • Club Jazz Casino de Montréal à la place SNC-Lavalin
    • M2
    • Monde Stage
    • Hyundai / CBC / Radio-Canada

    As you can see, there are a lot of places where different bands will be performing at every moment during the festival. To make sure you are well-informed and don’t miss your favorite acts, make sure to take a look at the festival’s official schedule.

    Montreal Jazz Festival Tickets and Lineup

    Consult the festival’s schedule to choose and buy tickets for specific events at the festival. Some bands and artists will be performing for free, while other events charge for attendance. Make sure you jump on your favorite artist’s event before tickets sell out.

    Artists Performing for Free:

    • Nomadic Massive
    • Afrikana Soul Sister
    • Dune
    • Barbara Lica
    • Delgres
    • Min Rager Quartet
    • Vica’s Big Band
    • And more

    Artists Requiring Ticket Purchase:

    • Herbie Hancock / Thundercat
    • Boz Scags
    • Chris Botti
    • Christine Jensen

    The artist lineup for 2019 has yet to be announced. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

    Montreal Jazz Festival Travel and Accommodations

    People attending the festival can select from different travel and accommodation options. Depending on location and other factors, hotel prices can range dramatically – anywhere from around $40 to over $200. Some of the places you can book your stay in include but are not limited to the following:

    • ApartHotel Montréal
    • Hotel Quartier des Spectacles
    • Delta Hotels by Marriot Montreal
    • Hotel Villa
    • Hotel Place D’Armes
    • The Celebrities Hotel

    Apart from selecting your ideal spot to stay and enjoy the fest, you can also choose to buy a package called the “Jazz Passport Package,” which includes goodies and hotel stays for three nights. Additionally, the festival will also offer many different activities for all in attendance. If you like to relax at the sound of Jazz, or if you love the busy nightlife, the festival will offer something for everyone. From fast-paced intricate musical joy to mellow soulful jazz notes, music lovers will enjoy each and every note.

    Can You Sign up to Perform?

    At this point, the Jazz Festival is not accepting more entries to participate in the 39th fest. However, you can always send a message to the organizers for the 40th anniversary. Make sure you keep a lookout for the registration date during fall.

    Event Security

    At major music events, bags are usually checked and searched. Therefore, it is a good idea to carry only the things you need for the festival and avoid carrying anything that may get you into trouble. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather and stay hydrated throughout your trip.

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