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It's best to call the venues and confirm these Ongoing entries before going. I don't update these unless I receive messages with information to that effect.


Mariposa…Blues Café (live acoustic performances) 7pm–11pm (5434 Côte St. Luc Road, Villa Maria metro) 514.699.5951

Belfast Andi, Bob Cussen, at Hurley's (1225 Crescent) 3–6pm (except third Saturday of each month) 514.861.4111

BBAM! Gallery (808 Atwater) 514.952.6190


Belfast Andi and Bob Cussen host an Irish session at McKibbins downtown (1426 Bishop) from 1–4pm

Belfast Andi, Bob Cussen, and Patrick Hutchinson host an Irish session at the Main St McKibbins (3515 St. Laurent) 5–8pm

Bluegrass Night at Barfly (4062A St. Laurent). 514.284.6665

Bluegrass Sundays, at Grumpy's (1242 Bishop) 6–8pm Free

Stanbridge East Coffee House, every 4th Sunday except July & August (17 Maple, Stanbridge East) 5pm


Chick Pickin' Mondays at Grumpy's (1242 Bishop) 9:30pm 514.866.9010

Hillbilly Night at the Wheel Club (3375 Cavendish, below Sherbrooke). Free. Begins at 9pm 514.489.3322

Traditional Irish Music at Hurley's, welcoming musicians of all skill levels (1225 Crescent,) 8–11pm 514.861.4111

Lundi Trad, at l'Escalier (552 Ste. Catherine E) around 8pm


Drop the Gloves Tuesdays (open mic) at Grumpy's Bar (1242 Bishop) 514.866.9010

Open mic at the Arts Cafe (201 Fairmount/Esplanade) 514.843.6415


Colin Perry & Blind at Barfly (4062A St. Laurent) 514.284.6665

Irish sessions, at O'Regan's Irish Pub (1224 Bishop). Something for beginners and experienced musicians. 8–11pm

Traditional music jam, at Vices & Versa (6631 St. Laurent), with Pascal Gemme, Yann Falquet (Genticorum) and guests. 9pm Free 514.272.2498


Moonshine on Thursday (bluegrass & old-time jam) at Grumpy's Bar (1242 Bishop) 514.866.9010

Coeur de Village (St. Isadore)

Café Mariposa (live acoustic performances) 8:30pm–12:30am (5434 Côte St. Luc Road, Villa Maria metro) 514.699.5951

Blues Jam Night, at the Unik Bar (805 Decarie, Ville St. Laurent) 9pm–1am 514.744.5345 Bring your instruments

Open mic night, at Coop la Maison Verte, the first and third Thursdays each month (5875 Sherbrooke W) 7–10pm Free All welcome! Beginning December 4th

Swift Years, at l'Escalier (552 Ste. Catherine E) second Thursday each month 10pm


Open acoustic session, from 7–9pm, at the Pub Next Door, (5175 Sherbrooke W., corner Marlowe), hosted by Belfast Andi, Bob Cussen, and Patrick Hutchinson

Open Stage at The Yellow Door hosted by Marc Nerenberg on Friday nights. Three songs or 20 minutes, whichever comes first. Come before 8:30 and sign up. No telephone sign-ups or prior reservations — just show up. Bring friends. Admission is free. (3625 Aylmer)

Finegan's First Friday: Old time/bluegrass music circle, the first Friday of the month, at 5202 Queen Mary Road

First Friday of each month: "Popular & lively Country Western evening at beautiful Kelso Hall, a not-for–profit arts centre in a beautiful old former church, brings together performers and fans of Country & Western for live music, dancing, and refreshments. 7:30pm. For all. Free admission, donations accepted. (897 2nd Concession Rd., Elgin, Qc.)" For more info and directions or 450.264.9786

Second and fourth Friday: BluesReel, at at l'Escalier (552 Ste. Catherine E) 6–8pm

Friday Night Hootenanny, at Mainline Theater (3997 St. Laurent) 9:45pm–11:45pms

The Yellow Door

Gigzz Musique-Resto (55 Lambton St., Ormstown) 8–9:00pm. Open mic 7:00 and 9:00pm. Please call Christine/Kevin for reservations at 514.217.1465/514.800.4244. A reservation means you will be dining. Seats are not guaranteed without a reservation.

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Festivals/Camps 2020—some may be occurring online

February 21–23: Winterfolk XIV Blues and Roots Festival (Toronto)

March 6–9: Winter Folk Camp, YMCA Wanakita (Haliburton, Ont.)

March 21–April 5: Festival de la Voix (Pointe-Claire, Dorval, Beaconsfield)

April 23–26: Ottawa Grassroots Festival

April 20–23: Pete Wernick's Merlefest Bluegrass Camp (Boomer, NC)

April 23–26: MerleFest (North Carolina)

May ?–?: NDG Porchfest

June 4–7: Midwest Banjo Camp XIV (Olivet, Michigan)

June 19–21: Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal

June 18–20: Roots to Boots Festival (Chéticamp/Louisbourg, NS)

June 21–27: Northeast Heritage Music Camp (Starksboro, Vermont)

June ?–?: Pete Wernick's Silver Bay Bluegrass Camp (Lake George, NY)

June 26–28: Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance (Altamont, NY)

July 5–10: Old School Bluegrass Camp (Prince Edward County, Ontario)

July 2–5: Chants de Vielles (Village de Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QC)

July 3–5: Mariposa Folk Festival (Orillia, Ontario)

July 3–5: PEI Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival (Dundas, PEI)

July 3–5: Almonte Celtfest (Almonte, Ontario)

July 3–6: Maritime Fiddle Festival (Dartmouth, NS)

July 3–12: Tremblant International Blues Festival (QC)

July 9–12: Winnipeg Folk Festival (Manitoba)

July 10–12: Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival (St. John's)

July 10–12: Vancouver Island MusicFest

July 17–19: Folk on the Rocks (Yellowknife, NWT)

July 19–21: Tottenham Bluegrass Festival (Ontario)

July 16–19: Acoustic Maritime Music Festival (Kempt Shore, NS)

July 17–19: Dawson City Music Festival

July 17–19: Tay Creek Folk Festival (Tay Creek, NB)

July 17–19: Vancouver Folk Music Festival (B.C.)

July ?–?: Brandon Folk, Music & Art Festival (Manitoba)

July —: le Festival Memoire et Racines (Joliette & St. Charles Borromée)

July 24–26: Mission Folk Music Festival (Mission, B.C.)

July 24–26: Islands Folk Festival (Duncan, B.C.)

July 23–26: The Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canso, Nova Scotia)

July 22–23: Calgary Folk Festival (Alberta)

July 31–August 2: Blueberry Bluegrass Festival (Stony Plain, Alberta)

July 31–August 2: Coombs Bluegrass Festival(Coombs, B.C.)

July 31–August 2: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Dodds Farm, Hillsdale, N.Y.)

July 31–August 2: Blue Skies Music Festival (Ontario)

August ?–?: Teresa Doyle's Singing Camp (Rock Barra Retreat, P.E.I.)

August —: Miramichi Folksong Festival (Miramichi, NB)

August 6–9: Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival (Nova Scotia)

August 6–9: Edmonton Folk Music Festival (Alberta)

August 7–9: Kingsville Folk Music Festival (Ontario)

August 9–11: Regina Folk Festival (Saskatchewan)

August 12–16: Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke

August ?–?: Summer's End Folk Festival (Grand Manan Island, NB)

August 20–22: Red Clay Bluegrass Festival (Tignish, PEI)

August 21–23: Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival (Owen Sound, Ont)

August 21–23: Peterborough Folk Festival (Peterborough, Ont)

August 14–16: Bear Creek Folk Fest (Alberta)

August 28–30: Rogersville Bluegrass Festival (Rogersville, NB)

August 29–30: SuperFolk Morin-Heights Festival (Morin-Heights, QC)

August 30–September 6: Halifax Urban Folk Festival (Halifax, NS)

September 4–5: Inaugural Earl Scruggs Festival (Mill Spring, NC)

September 17–20: City Folk (Ottawa)

October ?–?: Les Rendez-vous ès TRAD de Québec (Québec City)

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