Press Releases

27-03-2019
Montréal, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto, is proud to unveil its new site in Verdun! Last spring, the festival announced an ambitious development … Continue reading
25-03-2019
Blue Rodeo, Leslie Odom Jr., Dominique Fils-Aimé, Stacey Kent, Chucho Valdés, and many more! Montréal, Monday, March 25, 2019 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto, brings a little … Continue reading
20-03-2019
MONTRÉAL, QC. (March 19, 2019) – Made public this afternoon, the federal budget is very well received by le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Les Francos de Montréal and Montréal en Lumière, all proud members of FAME (Festivals et … Continue reading
20-03-2019
MONTRÉAL, QC. (March 19, 2019) – Made public this afternoon, the federal budget is very well received by le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Les Francos de Montréal and Montréal en Lumière, all proud members of FAME (Festivals et … Continue reading
20-03-2019
MONTRÉAL, QC. (March 19, 2019) – Made public this afternoon, the federal budget is very well received by le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Les Francos de Montréal and Montréal en Lumière, all proud members of FAME (Festivals et … Continue reading
04-03-2019
Wrap-up of the 20th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE Montréal, Monday, March 4, 2019 — The 20th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, presented in collaboration with Bell from February 21 to March 3, just ended, and we can only be nostalgic. … Continue reading
28-02-2019
Montréal, Tuesday, February 28, 2019 — It’s been already a week that MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, presented in collaboration with Bell, has been presenting you its crazy programming… and that’s not all! Until Sunday, March 3rd, the festival will continue to … Continue reading
26-02-2019
Montréal, Tuesday, February 25, 2019 — MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, presented in collaboration with Bell, began last Thursday, and we can already say that its 20th year is particularly stellar! Moreover, there is still time to let yourself be amazed by … Continue reading
25-02-2019
Montreal, Monday, February 25, 2019 — This morning, an open letter signed by the President & Chief Executive Officer of the festival, Mr. Jacques-André Dupont, in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, Tourisme Montréal, the Association des … Continue reading
25-02-2019
Jacques-André Dupont, President and CEO, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Francos de Montréal et MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE and 8 additional signatories*  Condominium and office towers built and planned, the massive arrival of new restaurants and stores, various construction sites: there is … Continue reading
22-02-2019
Montréal, Friday, February 22, 2019 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto, is honored to welcome Peter Frampton on July 5, 2019, at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, as part of the … Continue reading
21-02-2019
Montréal, Thursday, February 21, 2019 — MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, presented in collaboration with Bell, offers you, from February 21 to March 3, a multitude of crazy activities that will make you love the cold season again! So put on your … Continue reading
14-02-2019
Montréal, Monday, February 4, 2019 — In this freezing weather, it helps to look forward to summer and the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto, which is pleased to announce … Continue reading
13-02-2019
Montréal, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 — Now in its 20th edition, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, presented in collaboration with Bell, has proven that Montréal culinary art has nothing to envy of any other major city in the world. This year, a … Continue reading
13-02-2019
Montréal, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 — While the Nuit blanche à Montréal, in collaboration with Casino de Montréal, gets ready to launch its 16th edition presented during MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, we’re thrilled to see that it remains one of the favourite wintertime … Continue reading
13-02-2019
Montréal, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 — Don’t wait for mild weather to go outside! For its 20th edition presented in collaboration with Bell from February 21 to March 3, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE proves once again that it’s possible (and even … Continue reading
28-01-2019
Montréal, Monday, January 28, 2019 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto is proud to welcome Norah Jones on June 27th at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, part of the 40th edition … Continue reading
04-12-2018
Montréal, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 — It’s already been 20 years for Montreal’s favorite winter rendezvous! 20 years of surprising discoveries, enriching encounters and gastronomic incursions into more than 20 countries! Our city is recognized worldwide for its festive spirit, … Continue reading
27-11-2018
Montréal, Tuesday, November 27, 2018 — To celebrate its 20th anniversary, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, presented in collaboration with Bell, is proud to announce the artists that will be performing at this year’s festival, which will take place from February 21 … Continue reading
21-11-2018
Montréal, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto is pleased to announce a first wave of names for its 40th edition, which will be held … Continue reading
03-10-2018
Montréal, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto is delighted to unveil the first name from the program of its 40th edition, which will be … Continue reading
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
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
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
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

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