If you don’t already know about it and did not seen this week’s edition of Montreal Monday’s, then you have no idea that Comiccon is going down in Montreal this weekend! But now that you know, follow @MtlComiccon to stay updated with all that’s good regarding, who’s here for photo opts and all the top secret news you need to know about for this weekend’s festivities. The show is expected to be very unique one taking place in a unique setting mixing the English and French fantasy fiction universes.
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Here’s something many of us have most likely not heard of before! Elektra, a Digital Arts festival with a magnificent showcase of local, national and international digital culture that presents artists and works which combine up beat and deep electronic music and creativity stemming from technology like animation and robotics. Taking place from May 1st – May 6th, I encourage you to check out www.elektramontreal.ca for more info on events, tickets and venues as it will be taking place at various locations in the city.
The 2011 Black & Blue Festival is back and still here for one more night! This year the Black & Blue starts another decade of events with its 21st Black & Blue entitled “BlackJack-21”. The event, which attracts the international gay community and its friends from all continents has been in going on since October 5th and has featured some of the planet’s best DJ and producers. The event is a must for all house and trance music lovers, and for anyone who is looking to have a good time in an all inclusive festive atmosphere. Enjoy the Closing Party on the last night at the olympic stadium on October 11th.
This year, the Montreal International Reggae Festival organizers promised some of the most recognizable artistes in the raggae and dancehall industry with headliners such as popular entertainers: Mavado, the legendary Beres Hammond, Sharon Tucker, Wayne Wonder and Third World. But it was international artist of the year: Gyptian, who stole the show with his hits “Hold Yuh”, “Ready Right Now” and “Nah Let Go” to highlight the night! Each performer took the stage at the Old Port during the two-day festival that took place this past weekend. Seems like the success of this 8th edition of the Montreal International Reggae Festival is creating an even bigger tradition for reggae music supporters all around the world and across the city of Montreal! So be sure to tune in next summer if you missed out this year.
While Kid Cudi was a no show, Eminem stole the big ticket on the first night of three for this weekend’s upbeat and cultural music festival! Osheaga brought thousands and thousands of loyal fans to Parc Jean Drapeau to see their favourite’s such as: Lupe Fiasco, Cypress Hill, Death Cab for Cutie, Elvis Costello, Janelle Monae and Eminem to name a few headliners. However, at the same time, this weekend seemed to be all about some of the top canadian musicians. The three day’s were packed with canadian favourites such as City and Colour, Bran Van 3000, The Tragically Hip, and Sam Roberts who put on a fantastic performances The City of Montreal has been blessed with some incredible festivals like these and if you missed out this year be sure to check out http://www.osheaga.com for the 2012 dates because bigger things are expected for next year!
Montreal is host to July’s biggest comedy fest! The Just For Laughs festival is back and is on until July 31st! So if you are stuck trying to find something to do from now until then, be sure to visit http://www.hahaha.com to find a place to go check out for a good laugh. Every comedy club, theatre venue, auditorium and some other special locations in Montreal will have something going on. Names like Russell Peters, Daniel Tosh, Eddie Izzard and Jimmy Carr are in town! If you havent heard of them, I suggest you look up some of their videos on YouTube, im sure you will have a good laugh!
If your a big twitter person like myself and want some updates on all shows and festival follow them at: @Just_For_Laughs
It’s back again! Having started this past Saturday the 25th until July 4, Montreal is host to the International Jazz Festival. For the next 10 days, the International Jazz Fest will have people dancing and singing all over the streets of Montreal to the comforting horns and fun drum patterns that originated in southern USA. At the same time I think it’s fair to say that the festival is not only about jazz either, or at least not any typical definition of it. For instance: big names in the industry like pop music god: Prince will be doing a two-night performance for beloved fans! And other likes acoustic/alternative artist Ben Harper and Diana Krall are also in town! Lets not forget Montreal native Nikki Yanofsky will be performing on July 2nd!
For more information on the 32nd edition of the Montreal Jazz Fest visit: