The Montreal Jazz Festival (Now in its 32nd year) is set in the spectacular heart of downtown Montreal. It’s the world largest jazz festival hosting 3000+ artists from over 50 counties. For over thirty years the festival has hosted incredible artists. In 1983 Ray Charles took to the stage (watch a clip HERE). And In 1985 Miles Davis graced the festival with his presence (watch a clip HERE). More recently Diana Krall, Ben Harper, and Herbie Hancock have preformed.
Yearly when they close down the streets, millions of people from Canada and around the world head to Montreal to stand like sardines in the crowded streets and love it. Other than famous jazz musicians you’ll find street performers, clowns, foodies, and travelers. No matter what you are in the mood for you’ll find something at this festival.
The festival is backed by the Canadian government with over 3 million dollars of funding each year. It falls into the “tourism” budget and frankly I’m happy as a pig in shit about it! If your out this year, you can catch these plus many more artists: B52′s, KD Lang, Ron Sexsmith and The Roots.
Get your tickets or more info at the jazz festivals website HERE