Presented by\nAh, Montreal. A city of culture, fun, beauty... and parties! Epic parties, nonetheless.\nIt's no secret that Montrealers know how to have a good time, and the good vibes only get amplified during the summertime. There are quite literally hundreds of festivals that go down every summer in Montreal; from food to music and everything in between, there isn't anything this beautiful place won't celebrate!\nBut one of the most hype festivals in the whole city? The Montreal Jazz Festival, of course! Celebrating jazz music in the outdoor landscape of a gorgeous city, the Jazz Fest is in its 40th (!) year. Honestly, if you've never attended, now's a pretty good time to do so.\nView this post on Instagram Each year, the Montreal’s Jazz Festival is... . Around 2 million visits; 500 concerts; 3000 musicians from 30 countries; 300 accredited journalists; 20 stages; Over 60,000 litres of beer; Over 2,500 kilos of fries; Around 1000 employees . 2019 Montreal International Jazz Festival: Thursday, June 27 - Saturday, July 6 . . 👉 Let us know why do you love Jazz Fest so much? . 👉 LIKE this post & FOLLOW our account to learn more cool stuff about FIJM! . . . . #jazzfest #jazzfestival #jazzvocal #instajazz #bluesmusic #jazzmusic #soulfest #jazzday #jazzclub #jazz #blues #tromboneshorty #quartierdesspectacles #placedesfestivals #upstairsjazz #montreal #jazz #mtlfestival #jazzfestival #montrealmoments #montreality #jazzlover #jazzlovers #jazzloverclub #jazzmusician #jazzmusicians #jazzmusic A post shared by Montreal Jazz Festival (@festivaljazzmontreal) on May 16, 2019 at 10:18am PDT\nThis year, the festival features more than 500 concerts - and many are free to attend. Running from June 26 to July 6, the festival boasts world-renowned artists, great food, spectacular art installations, and fun swag. Can't forget the amazing crowds and the absolute best ambiance, either!\nAnd if you're wondering which free shows you can attend while enjoying those infectious vibes, no worries. We got you!\n1. Black Pumas\nMontreal Jazz Fest\nWhen: July 5, 7:00 PMWhere: Loto-Quebec Scene - Verdun, corner Wellington and GaltCost: Free\nSpearheaded by Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada, Black Pumas are performing live, hot off the heels of their first self-titled album. If you're in love with the soulful vibe of the 70s, then you're going to fall in love with this Texas band!\n2. Urban Science Brass Band\nMontreal Jazz Fest\nWhen: July 3-4-5-6, 5:00 PM Where: Departure, corner of De Maisonneuve Boulevard and St. Urbain StreetCost: Free\nHailing from Montreal, these musical mavens know how to get the party started. So much so, in fact, that they'll be showcasing their brass/hip-hop fusion tunes throughout the festival by way of parade, starting at 5:00 PM every night of the Jazz Festival!\n3. Sue Foley\nMontreal Jazz Fest\nWhen: June 6, 9:00 & 11:00 PM Where: Hyundai Stage Clark Esplanade, corner of Clark and De Montigny StreetsCost: Free\nBorn in Ottawa, Sue Foley has made a huge name for herself on the blues scene. A singer-songwriter with over 15 albums under her belt, Sue Foley is an actual treat to hear live, so you'll want to make sure not to miss this show!\n4. Samatha Martin & Delta Sugar\nMontreal Jazz Fest\nWhen: July 6, 8:00 PMWhere: Rio Tinto StageCost: Free\nThis Toronto singer-songwriter boasts a lively and melancholy voice. With songs of love and desire, her heart-wrenching ballads will definitely give you all the feels (in the best way possible, of course).\n5. U.S. Girls\nMontreal Jazz Fest\nWhen: July 3, 9:00 PMWhere: Corner of Wellington and Galt StreetCost: FreeA project launched by Meghan Remy in 2007, U.S. Girls combines feminist discourse with experimental pop. Currently based in Toronto, her latest album combines disco with glam. Talk about fun and sassy!\n6. Liana\nMontreal Jazz Fest\nWhen: July 6, 10:00 PM Where: Petit Parterre, corner of De Maisonneuve Blvd. and Clark St.Cost: Free\nAfter appearing on La Voix (AKA, the Quebec version of The Voice), Liana has proven herself to be one seriously smooth, soulful artist. She's releasing her first-ever album this fall, so be sure to catch her live at the Montreal Jazz Fest!\n7. The Liquor Store\nMontreal Jazz Fest\nWhen: July 2 & 3, 11:00 PMWhere: Place HeinekenCost: FreeThis group serves up some serious sounds with a mix of funk, jazz, and hip-hop. In fact, they’re pioneers in future-soul, and total experts when it comes to improvisation. Simply put: Get ready to groove, friends!\nView this post on Instagram Du bonheur partout dans les rues 🍭 #FIJM A post shared by Festival de Jazz de Montréal (@festivaljazzmtl) on Jul 1, 2018 at 4:35pm PDT\nMontreal's 2019 Jazz Festival is going down from June 26 to July 6, and honestly, it's shaping up to be the most awesome one yet. Make sure you don't miss your chance to be a part of their 40th year!\nFor more information on Montreal's Jazz Festival, check out their website, Facebook, and Instagram pages!