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Music and Food Go Hand in Hand 

Welcome to another exciting week in Montreal, where music and food harmonize to create unforgettable experiences. As we dive into Week 28, we’re highlighting some must-see events and a must-try restaurant that encapsulates the vibrant spirit of this city. is your go-to for a fabulous night out in Montreal. They’ll sort you out with a table at a great restaurant, and if you’re up for drinks after your concert, they’ve got connections with the most excellent clubs and bars in town. Are you coming from out of town? No sweat; they’ll also hook you up with sweet hotel spots and travel deals. Just give them a ring or shoot a text at 438-995-6496 and get ready for a fantastic night in Montreal!

Restaurant Rita in Verdun, our must-try restaurant of the week

Located at 3681 Wellington Street in Verdun, Montreal, Restaurant Rita has become a beloved dining destination since its opening in 2018. Founded by chef François Nadon and his partner Catherine Métivier, the restaurant embodies a warm, familial atmosphere inspired by Nadon’s grandmother, Rita. With a focus on refined yet unpretentious Italian cuisine, Rita offers a menu that celebrates the essence of Italian culinary traditions through the use of only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients.

The menu highlights include creamy burrata with heirloom tomatoes, handmade gnocchi alla Sorrentina, and a delicate branzino al limone. Each dish is crafted with care, reflecting Nadon’s extensive culinary background and dedication to authenticity. Whether you’re enjoying a comforting plate of tagliatelle al ragù or ending your meal with a classic tiramisu, Restaurant Rita provides a delightful and memorable dining experience in the heart of Montreal.

Thursday July 11th 

Steve Earle

Join Steve Earle for his Alone Again 2024 Tour at MTELUS on Thursday, July 11, 2024. Known for his profound songwriting and distinctive voice, Earle will deliver an intimate performance featuring beloved hits like “Guitar Town,” “Copperhead Road,” and “Galway Girl,” along with new material. The evening starts with doors opening at 7 PM, and the show begins at 8 PM. Special guest Leeroy Stagger will also perform, adding to the night’s musical delight. For more details and tickets, visit Evenko.

Friday, July 12th 

Nuits Bazart at New City Gas 

Get ready for an electrifying night at Bazart (New City Gas) on July 12, 2024, as Bazart and Produkt present Massianello and The Neighbors, with an opening set by Mekki. Known for his dynamic and energetic sets, Massianello seamlessly blends house, techno, and electronic beats, ensuring the dance floor stays alive. The Neighbors, a talented DJ duo, bring their unique style and infectious energy, making every performance a memorable experience. Mekki will set the tone with his eclectic mixes. Doors open at 10 PM, with the last entry at 2:15 AM.  For more details and tickets, visit the event page.

Ben Howard 

Experience the soulful melodies of Ben Howard at MTELUS on Friday, July 12, 2024. Known for his introspective lyrics and rich acoustic sound, Howard will captivate the audience with hits like “Keep Your Head Up,” “Only Love,” and “The Fear.” The evening promises an intimate and memorable performance, with doors opening at 6:30 PM and the show beginning at 8 PM. Special guest John Francis Flynn will also perform, adding to the night’s allure. For more details and tickets, visit Evenko.

Shane Murphy 

Prepare for an electrifying evening as Shane Murphy brings his dynamic blues and rock sound to Le Studio TD on Friday, July 12, 2024. Renowned for his powerful voice and masterful guitar work, Murphy will deliver an unforgettable performance featuring hits like “When I Rise,” “Forever and a Day,” and “Lowdown.” The night starts with doors opening at 7 PM and the show beginning at 8 PM, ensuring a night full of soul-stirring music. For more details and tickets, visit Evenko.

Saturday, July 13th 

Taste of the Caribbean

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Caribbean Live Music, Arts, Food, and Culture Festival at the Old Port of Montreal from July 11-14, 2024. Enjoy free entry from 12 PM to 11 PM daily with no tickets required. Experience over 30 live acts, dance and percussion workshops by Saya Percussion, and a “Bob Marley: One Love” screening on Sunday at 9 PM. Explore the SKYDECK Rum Zone, VIP experiences, and special Ufrost frozen rum zone. Indulge in Caribbean cuisine, beach volleyball, karaoke contests, and more. Don’t miss the honorary surprise guest! For more details, visit the event page.

Sunday, July 14th 


Prepare for an exhilarating night as Flavour brings his African Royalty Tour to Beanfield Theatre on Sunday, July 14, 2024. Renowned for his infectious Afrobeat rhythms and captivating performances, Flavour will light up the stage with hits like “Ada Ada,” “Nwa Baby,” and “Golibe.” Doors open at 6 PM, and the show starts at 7 PM, promising a vibrant and unforgettable evening of music and dance. For more details and tickets, visit Evenko.

Piknic Electronik

Join the vibrant Piknic Électronik on Sunday, July 14, 2024, at Jardin Le Petit Prince in Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, from 4 PM to 9:30 PM. This edition features an incredible lineup with performances by MCR-T, MRD, UMRU, Syana, San Farafina, NIABI, and SASOUN across the FIZZ Stage and the National Bank Stage. Experience an eclectic mix of electronic music in a lively outdoor setting, perfect for dancing and socializing. For more details and tickets, visit the Piknic Électronik event page.