Montreal’s festive summer season was augmented in 2004 with the emergence of The Montreal International Reggae Festival – offering three days of “Reggae Rocking” on the Quays of The Old Port. The Festival showcases performers from Jamaica, Canada, the United States, Europe and elsewhere. As Canada’s biggest international reggae event, it features some of the biggest and hottest names in reggae music.

While originating in Jamaica, a Caribbean island with many cultural influences, Reggae has been adopted and mastered by great musicians in all corners of the world. Reggae music also evolved over the years creating wide variations of what was initially an ‘up beat one drop’ sound. Today the genre is identified by the titles, Dance Hall, Dub, Lover’s Rock and Roots/Conscious Reggae – each strongly interconnected with the other. While celebrating the unique and spirited Reggae beat, the Montreal International Reggae Festival also highlights other genres like Calypso and R&B.

Besides the incredible music, the Montreal International Reggae Festival provides a wonderful ambiance filled with activities for children, kiosks sporting merchandise of all sorts, restaurants and information booths. It entices one and all to return each year for a memorable fun-filled weekend.

Scheduled to perform:

Beres Hammond
Cocoa Tea
Lady Saw
Bitty McLean

The Manhattans
Jah Cutta
Kaisha Lee

For tickets and more information:      514-482-7921

Friday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Event location
Old Port of Montréal
Metro: Place-d’Armes

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