Live music in Montréal from February 28 to March 5, 2020

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

Let loose at a rock concert, take in a symphony orchestra or spend the night dancing this week with all kinds of live music in Montréal.

On Friday, February 28

Han-Na Chang conducts Shostakovich with the Orchestre Métropolitain at Maison symphonique de Montréal. Theory of a Deadman rocks out at MTELUS, Black Lips get heavy at Foufounes Électriques, Malian singer Djely Tapa moves from Sahelian ambiances to electro at Cabaret Lion D’or, and Québécois singer-songwriter Pierre Lapointe performs at Usine C from February 25 to 29. 

On Saturday, February 29

The Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal performs RnB classics with singer Marie-Christine Depestre at Place des Arts. L.A. indie-rock band Wallows plays Corona Theatre. Singer-songwriter Frazey Ford performs at Petit Campus. Edmonton rockers Royal Tusk play Ritz P.D.B. Rapper Cam'ron comes to Théâtre Fairmount, while German producer Ben Böhmer follows with a late show. French producer Tchami gets crowds dancing at MTELUS while Dutch house duo Lucas & Steve rule the dancefloor at New City Gas. Also check out Worldwild Soundsystem at Le Ministère and La nuit groove at Le Balcon.

On Sunday and Monday

See NYC multi-instrumentalist songwriter Elliot Moss at Le Ministère and breezy indie-pop band Summer Salt at L’Astral on Sunday, March 1. Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy comes to Place des Arts on Monday, March 2, while Swedish post-metal band Cult Of Luna gets epic at Corona Theatre.

From Tuesday to Thursday

Catch Québec singer-songwriter Matt Holubowski and Dan Mangan on March 4 at MTELUS. The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal presents Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, According to Valery Gergiev at Maison symphonique on March 4 and 5. Vancouver artist Destroyer is at Théâtre Fairmount on March 5. Counter-culture event Not Your Babe Fest hosts shows from March 5 to 7.

For more, check out where to hear live music in Montréal, 10 great places to see indie bands, Montréal's best jazz and blues clubs and our guide to electronic music in Montréal. Sing at Montréal's best karaoke bars and go record shopping at Montréal's excellent vinyl stores.

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Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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