Montreal’s Jazz Festival unveils part of its outdoor free lineup

Yesterday, The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto, unveiled the lineup and configuration of its new site in Verdun!

As announced last year as part of its ambitious development plan, the Festival hopes to increase its presence throughout the Montréal territory by adding regular programming in new festival hubs. The goals: fostering the discovery of the cultural riches of various neighbourhoods, meeting their citizens, and encouraging the population and tourists to visit these places with which they might be less familiar.

The very first satellite site is located in the Verdun borough. It will focus on the iconic Wellington Street, between De L’Église and Gordon streets, in front of the De L’Église metro station. It will feature the Loto-Québec stage, on the north side of Wellington, and entertainment in the garden and on the steps of the Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs church.

Jacques-André Dupont, the Chief Executive Officer of the Festival, says:

“It’s with much enthusiasm that we are unveiling the lineup of the first Festival international de Jazz de Verdun today!” He adds that his team and him “thank Verdun citizens, store owners, and artisans for their involvement in this project. It’s a rendezvous not to be missed!”

The Loto-Québec stage will present concerts from major names and emerging artists every night, at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Here is the full lineup:

June 27
5 p.m. – Susie Arioli
7 p.m. – Clay & Friends
9 p.m. – The Brooks

June 28
5 p.m. – Thomas de Pourquery, Supersonic
7 p.m. – Blick Bassy
9 p.m. – Soran

June 29
5 p.m. – Yaron Herman trio
7 p.m.– Forest BOYS
9 p.m. – Boulevards

June 30
5 p.m. – Linda May Han Oh Quintet
7 p.m. – Misses Satchmo
9 p.m. – Jireh Gospel Choir, directed by Carol Bernard

July 1st
5 p.m.– Webster & 5 for Trio
7 p.m. – Devon Gilfillian
9 p.m. – SUUNS

July 2
5 p.m. – LoFi Octet
7 p.m. – Klaus
9 p.m. – Cha Wa

July 3
5 p.m. – Silibrina
7 p.m. – Newen Afrobeat
9 p.m. – U.S. Girls

July 4
5 p.m. – Gentiane MG trio
7 p.m. – Wesli
9 p.m. – BEYRIES

July 5
5 p.m. – Sweet Crude
7 p.m. – Black Pumas
9 p.m. – Muthoni Drummer Queen

July 6
5 p.m. – Simon Denizart, Darkside
7 p.m.  – Mdou Moctar
9 p.m. – Golden Dawn Arkestra


The outdoor lineup in the Quartier des Spectacles will begin on June 26, and will be unveiled on June 4, so stay tuned! Montreal’s International Jazz Festival will be taking place from June 27th to July 6th. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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