10 free or low-cost shows in the Montreal region

Do you want a little cultural outing without breaking the bank this weekend? The newspaper has found for you 10 low-cost shows in Montreal and its surrounding areas for the weekend of May 24.

1. Mile End in celebration

Mile End in celebration (Lanuit)

Photo provided by SDC Laurier

The big Mile End neighborhood party is back, for a weekend of food, discoveries of local artisans, historical stories, mural creations and music. Lanuit performance (Saturday evening) and DJ on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Locations: two headquarters: the first car wash on Laurier Avenue and the Ubisoft parking lot on Saint-Laurent Boulevard in the Mile End district of Montreal
  • When: May 25 and 26, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Price: Free

2. World Beer

For his 30e edition, the Mondial de la verre invites you to discover more than 400 products, 107 breweries and microbreweries from here and elsewhere, 74 breweries outside Quebec and 33 breweries from Quebec. Every evening, a show is also presented and DJ Pat The Brat takes care of the atmosphere on the site all day long.

  • Locations: Windsor Station and Rio Tinto Court, 1100, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, Montreal
  • When: May 24-26, 11 a.m. until show at 8 p.m. each evening
  • Price: free admission, paid coupons for beer.

3. Flavia Nascimento


Flavia Nascimento

Photo provided by Club Balattou

Why not discover this sensual and moving artist who presents her original compositions inspired by Afro and popular Brazilian music?

  • Location: Club Balattou, 4372, boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal
  • When: May 24, 9:30 p.m.
  • Price: $11.28

4. View of La Relève – day 4

A wonderful concert evening of musical discoveries awaits you at the Ministry. On the program for day 4: the poetic synth pop of Fleur de Peau, the French alt-country of Frais Dispo and the folk-pop universe on the piano of the winner of the 27th edition of Francouvertes, Jeanne Côté.

  • Location: The Ministry, 4521, boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal
  • When: May 25, 7:30 p.m.
  • Price: $16.82

5. Thomas Ariell and Patrick Bourdon

A beautiful musical evening in sight with Patrick Bourdon skillfully waltzing between country, rock and folk and Thomas Ariell, an artist from Abitibi who offers his own compositions with folk and American rock influences.

  • Location: Le Verre Bouteille, 2112, avenue du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
  • When: May 25, 8:30 p.m.
  • Price: $20

6. Long live Zouk

Get ready to dance the evening away to intoxicating Zouk music with emerging artists from the Montreal Zouk, Kompa, Afrobeat and Reggae-Dancehall scenes.

  • Location: Ausgang Plaza, 6524, rue St-Hubert, Montreal
  • When: May 25, from 10 p.m.
  • Price: $30

7. Blaise La Bamba

Blaise La Bamba is fond of Congolese rumba and soukous, styles that he helped to make better known during his hundreds of concerts. You have to go see the man many call “the master of Congolese dance” on stage.

  • Location: Club Balattou, 4372, boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal
  • When: May 25, 9:30 p.m.
  • Price: $11.28

8. Daniel Champagne

The Australian virtuoso has been described by some as “the best guitar player of his generation”, nothing less. He comes to charm Quebecers with his acoustic music during his Canadian tour this Sunday at Verre Bouteille.

  • Location: Le Verre Bouteille, 2112, avenue du Mont-Royal, Montreal
  • When: May 26, 8:30 p.m.
  • Price: $30

9. Ties

Sundays are synonymous with improvisation for Les Cravates, who have 30 years of experience behind… the tie!

  • Location: Théâtre La Comédie de Montréal, 1113, boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, Montreal
  • When: May 26, 8 p.m.
  • Price: $11.59

10. Tiffany. P


Tiffany P.

Photo taken from Facebook @tiffanyp

Singer-songwriter Tiffany. P charms with his soft and warm voice and his jazzy pop and soul universe. We say yes to a sweet musical evening, at a low price.

  • Location: Club Balattou, 4372, boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal
  • When: May 26, 9:30 p.m.
  • Price: $11.28
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