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Montreal International Jazz Festival

The Montreal International Jazz Festival, one of the world’s most renowned music festivals, is set to return in 2024 with an exciting lineup that promises to captivate audiences from around the globe. This festival, which has been a cornerstone of Montreal’s cultural landscape since its inception in 1980, continues to celebrate the rich legacy of jazz while embracing a diverse array of musical genres.

From June 27 to July 6, over 350 shows will rock the heart of the city, and two-thirds will be completely free. A modern, all-encompassing and diverse program that proves once again that jazz has no boundaries.

André 3000Norah JonesHiatus KaiyoteLaufeyRobert Glasper, and Orville Peck are among the headliners of the 2024 edition of the Festival, its 44th.

The festival is taking place from from June 27 to July 6 primarily in the Quartier des Spectacles sector surrounding the Place des Arts and across the street from Complexe Desjardins in downtown Montreal. There you will find a number of large outdoor stages featuring different artists throughout the day as well as supporting services selling food and drinks to the festival goers.

The Montreal International Jazz Festival is one of the major Montreal summer tourist attractions, along with the Montreal Formula 1 race, and has been a springboard for musicians from all over the world.

The team at here at loves the Montreal International Jazz Festival and has been attending for well over 30 years. It is by now a ritual to review the show schedule and plan out our visits to see various amazing artists, many at free amazing outdoor concerts.

Ranked by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest jazz festival, the Montreal International Jazz Festival has been delivering exciting and unique shows for nearly 40 years. Every year for 10 days Montreal becomes the venue where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of pure jazz.

Beyond the music, the Montreal Jazz Festival offers a rich cultural experience. The festival grounds are bustling with activity, featuring food stalls offering diverse culinary delights, artisanal markets, and interactive workshops. This creates a festive atmosphere that extends beyond the music, making it a holistic celebration of culture and community.

Visitors can also explore Montreal’s vibrant neighborhoods, with the festival providing an excellent opportunity to discover the city’s rich history and diverse cultural offerings. From the charming streets of Old Montreal to the trendy boutiques and cafes of the Plateau, there is plenty to see and do in between performances.


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