Press Releases

18-09-2018
Montréal, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 —The Jazz All-Year Round series presented by the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and TD Bank Group, welcomes brilliant Icelandic singer-songwriter Ólafur Arnalds to its 2018/2019 program. Tickets for this concert go on sale … Continue reading
10-09-2018
Montréal, Tuesday, September 10, 2018 —The Jazz All-Year Round series presented by the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and TD Bank Group boosts its 2018 / 2019 program with a pair of new additions, Swedish folk singer/guitarist José González … Continue reading
21-08-2018
Montréal, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 — Jazz All Year Round, presented by TD Bank Group, enhances an already splendid program with Canadian-American singer-songwriters Rufus and Martha Wainwright and their concert Noël Nights en famille, as well as Canadian pianist and … Continue reading
10-07-2018
Montréal, Saturday, July 7, 2018 — Following the controversy and cancellation of performances of SLĀV, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal believes it is important to explain its position and its resulting decision. As a presenter, the Festival purchases … Continue reading
07-07-2018
Montréal, Saturday, July 7, 2018 — Once again, hundreds of thousands of people assembled at the doorstep of the Quartier des Spectacles to join in the 39th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank … Continue reading
05-07-2018
FREE CONCERTS Rio Tinto Grand Closing Event: The War On Drugs Saturday, July 7, 9:30 p.m. — TD Stage In peak form after winning the Grammy for Best Rock Album with their excellent release A Deeper Understanding, Philly quartet The … Continue reading
04-07-2018
Montreal, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto presents this year’s Antonio Carlos Jobim Award to Zakir Hussain. The trophy will be presented to him … Continue reading
04-07-2018
Montreal, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto presents this year’s Oscar Peterson Award to Renee Rosnes. The trophy will be presented to her by … Continue reading
03-07-2018
Montreal, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto is pleased to present the 37th TD Grand Jazz Award to SHPIK, which was deemed best of five … Continue reading
02-07-2018
FREE CONCERTS Delgres Monday, July 2, 7 p.m.— Hyundai / CBC/Radio-Canada Stage From blues to Créole – that’s guitarist Pascal Danae’s latest wild project. Before opening for Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, the former member of group Rivière Noire — … Continue reading
02-07-2018
Montreal, Monday, July 2, 2018 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto presents this year’s Ella Fitzgerald Award to Ben Harper. The trophy will be presented to him today … Continue reading
01-07-2018
Montreal, Sunday, July 1, 2018 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto presents this year’s B.B.-King Award to George Thorogood. The trophy will be presented to him by André Ménard, … Continue reading
01-07-2018
Montreal, Sunday, July 3, 2016 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto presents this year’s Miles Davis Award to Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. The trophy will be presented … Continue reading
30-06-2018
Montreal, Saturday, June 30, 2018 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto are pleased to be present The Stingray Rising Star Award for best composition to the Trio Jonathan Turgeon … Continue reading
29-06-2018
Recipient of the Montreal Jazz Festival Spirit Award Montreal, Friday, June 29, 2018 — This year, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto is proud to give the Montreal Jazz … Continue reading
28-06-2018
FREE CONCERTS Banda Magda Thursday, June 28, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. — Rio Tinto Stage Samba rhythms invite you to dance barefoot on the warm sand of a beach in Brazil: that’s the promise of Banda Magda and their … Continue reading
26-06-2018
Montréal, Monday, June 25, 2018 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto, is also for the kids! Every day during the event, you’ll find everything for the family, everywhere … Continue reading
26-06-2018
FREE CONCERTS Banda Magda Thursday, June 28, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. — Rio Tinto Stage Samba rhythms invite you to dance barefoot on the warm sand of a beach in Brazil: that’s the promise of Banda Magda and their … Continue reading
06-06-2018
The War on Drugs, Jessie Reyez, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Ani DiFranco, Metronomy, Nomadic Massive, Jean-Michel Blais, Wilsen, Pierre Kwenders, Boulevards, The Suffers, Ludovico Einaudi, Geoffroy, Moses Sumney, M. Ward, Jesse Mac Cormack, Jain, My Brightest Diamond, Julie Doiron Montreal, Wednesday, June … Continue reading
30-05-2018
Free outdoor program of the 39th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Tuesday, May 30, 2018 — As the 39th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio … Continue reading
23-05-2018
30th edition of Les Francos Montréal, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 — Well, we had to offer a memorable party for the 30th anniversary of the Francos… and here it is! From June 8 to 17, we’ve organized 150 free shows to … Continue reading
17-05-2018
Francos de Montréal and Bell announce a landmark agreement to support the world’s biggest French music festival Bell enhances its financial and technological support with renewed partnership for the next decade Two special shows to cap off the 30th anniversary … Continue reading
17-05-2018
Francos de Montréal and Bell announce a landmark agreement to support the world’s biggest French music festival Bell enhances its financial and technological support with renewed partnership for the next decade Two special shows to cap off the 30th anniversary … Continue reading
04-04-2018
Indoor program for the 30th edition of the Francos de Montréal Montréal, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 — Turning thirty? The perfect age for a party! And from June 8 to 17, we’ll prove it with an anniversary edition that promises nothing … Continue reading
28-03-2018
Presents for our fans to mark the 30th anniversary of the Francos Montréal, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 — What better moment than a birthday to share happiness and spread joy? So here’s the good news: for our 30th edition, the … Continue reading
05-03-2018
Wrap-up of the 19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE Montréal, Monday, March 5, 2018 — And the curtain comes down on the 19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE! Presented in collaboration with Bell from February 22 to March 4, this edition … Continue reading
01-03-2018
Spotlight on MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE Fourth edition Activity suggestions for March 1 to 4  Music Isabelle Boulay After a thrilling tribute to Serge Reggiani, Isabelle Boulay makes her passionate return to the stage with magnificent original songs written by some … Continue reading
26-02-2018
Spotlight on MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE Third edition Activity suggestions for February 27 to March 1   Music Marie-Josée Lord and Orchestre Symphonique de Laval Charismatic singer Marie-Josée Lord has a warm, moving voice that conjures the great female opera singers … Continue reading
22-02-2018
Address by Jacques-André Dupont, CEO, and Michel Leblanc, Chairman of the Board Montréal, Thursday, February 22, 2018 — We are delighted to officially launch this 19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE presented in collaboration with Bell, which will run until March 4. … Continue reading
22-02-2018
Opening of the 19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE Spotlight – Second edition Music Ala.Ni The voice of a siren, an otherworldly presence and a musical universe as gorgeous as it is delicate… Immediately registering as one of the most fascinating … Continue reading
20-02-2018
19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE Montréal, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 — As its 2nd edition approaches, Illuminart is proud to participate in the I.A.rt Colloquium: artificial intelligence at the service of creation in public space, presented by the Quartier … Continue reading
19-02-2018
Spotlight on MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE First edition Activity suggestions for February 19 to 24 Music Vieux Farka Touré Following in the footsteps of his illustrious father, the great Ali Farka Touré, Vieux innovates while carving a path all his own … Continue reading
15-02-2018
Montréal, Thursday, February 15, 2018 — Organizers of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, presented in collaboration with Bell, were deeply saddened to learn of the passing this past January 20 of the illustrious Paul Bocuse, a giant of global gastronomy and symbol of French culinary … Continue reading
12-02-2018
March 3, 2018 — 15th edition of the Nuit blanche à Montréal Montréal, Monday, February 12, 2018 — Fifteen years of wild creativity—that calls for a celebration! As the Nuit blanche à Montréal gets set to kick of its 15th edition, … Continue reading
07-02-2018
MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE free outdoor site Montréal, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 — Cold… What cold? There’s no reason for the February blahs when MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE is ready to raise the curtain on its reconceived, revamped outdoor site! For its … Continue reading
14-12-2017
19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE Montréal, Thursday, December 14, 2017 — MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE and the Maison d’Haïti proudly announce a special benefit recital starring internationally renowned piano virtuoso Alain Lefèvre, preceded by talented Haitian-born pianist David Bontemps. This … Continue reading
04-12-2017
Montréal, Monday, December 4, 2017 — Montreal’s greatest winter celebration is approaching! Presented in collaboration with Bell, the 19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE features dozens of fine dining activities revolving around an inspiring and unifying theme: the sharing of … Continue reading
25-10-2017
19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE   Montreal, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 — With the 19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, presented in collaboration with Bell from February 22 to March 4, 2018, getting ever closer, here’s yet another opportunity … Continue reading
27-09-2017
19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE  Montreal, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 — As we await the kick-off to the 19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, presented in collaboration with Bell from February 22 to March 4, 2018, fans can bolster … Continue reading
27-06-2017
A major celebration thanks to Canada 150 Montreal, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 — The Celebrating Our Diversity! Event—presented by Les FrancoFolies de Montréal and Canada 150 in collaboration with Radio-Canada—will take place today, Tuesday, June 27, from 2 p.m. on the Parterre symphonique. Aside … Continue reading
19-06-2017
Wrap-up of the 29th edition of Les FrancoFolies de Montréal Montréal, Saturday June 17, 2017 Nobody partied! Young people just don’t dig francophone music. Creativity and daring reached a new low. Where did all the diversity go? Just not wild … Continue reading
16-05-2017
Montreal, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 — The years roll by, but the joy remains the same… 29 years after launching, Les Francos are more radiant than ever, bursting with diversity, passion and ruddy good health! With 150 outdoor concerts added … Continue reading
11-05-2017
Les Francos celebrate diversity! Montreal, Thursday, May 11, 2017 — In this year of celebrations around Canada 150, the FrancoFolies de Montreal proudly present the event Fêtons notre diversité (Celebrate Our Diversity)! On June 27, 2017, Canadian Multiculturalism Day, festival fans … Continue reading
11-04-2017
Indoor program for the 29th edition of Les FrancoFolies de Montréal Tickets go on sale this Thursday at noon Exclusive presale for Spectra Newsletter subscribers: tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.! Montreal, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 — The Francos are about to … Continue reading
13-03-2017
Wrap-up of the 18th edition Montreal, Monday, March 13, 2017 — The 18th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, presented from February 23 to March 11, 2017 by RBC in collaboration with Bell, was heralded as a superlative special edition to offer the proper … Continue reading
06-03-2017
 The 14th Nuit blanche à Montréal Montréal, Monday, March 6, 2017 — The 14th edition of the Nuit blanche à Montréal—an event included in the official program of the 375th anniversary of Montreal—presented as part of the 18th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, wound … Continue reading
28-02-2017
Délice, the network of gourmet cities, and Illuminart present their convention    Montreal, Tuesday, February 28, 2017 — The 18th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, presented by RBC in collaboration with Bell, is just days away, and Montreal is ready … Continue reading
24-02-2017
Opening of the 18th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE Montréal, Thursday, February 23, 2017 — We are delighted today to welcome you to the launch of this 18th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, presented by RBC in collaboration with Bell. We are … Continue reading
21-02-2017
Normand Laprise, Joseph Viola, Sébastien Bouillet and Roland Del Monte hosting four exclusive gourmet encounters! Montreal, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 — Presented for the first time ever in North America, Atelier Nespresso, which is held on March 11 and 12, … Continue reading
13-02-2017
Saturday, March 4 to Sunday, March 5 Montreal, Monday, February 13, 2017 — Just imagine: turning the wildest night of the year into a magical immersion in the most futuristic moment of our past? As one of the most remarkable eras … Continue reading
20-06-2016
Wrap-up of the 28th edition of the FrancoFolies de Montréal Montreal, Saturday, June 18, 2016 — As we wrap up the 28th edition of the FrancoFolies de Montréal presented by Bell in collaboration with Ford of Canada, we can already enjoy … Continue reading
26-05-2016
Montreal, Thursday, May 26, 2016 — It’s time to unveil the outdoor program of the 28th edition of the FrancoFolies de Montréal—and it’s going to be wild! Widely regarded as the world’s biggest event dedicated to francophone music, the FrancoFolies … Continue reading
06-04-2016
A bouquet of musical summer fun! Tickets on sale Friday at noon Exclusive pre-sale for Spectra Newsletter subscribers: starts tomorrow morning, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.! (free subscription at infolettrespectra.ca) Montreal, Wednesday, April 6, 2016 — The snow has barely … Continue reading
20-06-2015
Wrap-up of the 27th edition of Les FrancoFolies de Montréal Montréal, Saturday, June 20, 2015 — Mais oui—pleasure was the watchword for this 27th edition of Les FrancoFolies de Montréal presented by Bell in collaboration with Ford of Canada! We witnessed … Continue reading
26-05-2015
27th edition of Les FrancoFolies de Montréal Montréal, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 — Finally—here’s the full program of this 27th edition of Les FrancoFolies de Montréal, presented by Bell in collaboration with Ford of Canada! With 150 free outdoor shows announced today, every … Continue reading
15-04-2015
27th EDITION MONTREAL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015 Good news: only two months remain until the opening notes of the 27th edition of Les FrancoFolies de Montréal presented by Bell in collaboration with Ford of Canada! Better yet, fans can already … Continue reading
23-06-2014
Wrap-up of the 26th edition of Les FrancoFolies de Montréal http://youtu.be/AcANfqBEdCo Montreal, Sunday, June 22, 2014 — Mission accomplished! Those two words sum up this magnificent 26th edition of Les FrancoFolies de Montréal! The world’s largest celebration of francophone musical expression, … Continue reading
27-05-2014
26th edition of Les FrancoFolies de Montréal Montréal, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 — In this 26th edition, the FrancoFolies de Montréal, presented by Bell in collaboration with Ford of Canada, finally launch our long-awaited summer season! From June 12 to 22, the … Continue reading
27-05-2014
A free special event every night! Montreal, Tuesday, Mai 27, 2014 — For this 26th edition, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal gild their summer outdoor program with 11 majestic events—in other words, one every night! From hip-hop to rock, new discoveries to straight-up stars, … Continue reading
15-04-2014
Indoor program of the 26th edition Tickets go on sale Thursday at noon Exclusive pre-sale for Infolettre Spectra subscribers starts tomorrow morning! (free subscription at infolettrespectra.ca) Montreal, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — To mark this 26th edition, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal presented by … Continue reading

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