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Saturday, August 3

David Francey, at the Piggery Theatre, North Hatley (QC)

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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 detailing any change.


Original Music Showcases, at Grumpy's Bar (1242 Bishop) 9:30pm–12:00

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

BBAM! Gallery (808 Atwater) 514.952.6190


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

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

Trad Irish session, at McKibbin's Irish Pub, on Bishop, 2–4:30

Trad Irish session, at McKibbin's Irish Pub, in the Plateau on St. Laurent, 5:30–8:30

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


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


Singer/Songwriter open mic, at Grumpy's Bar (1242 Bishop)

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


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


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)

Original Music Showcases, at Grumpy's Bar (1242 Bishop) 9:30pm–12:00

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 l'Escalier (552 Ste. Catherine E) 6–8pm

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

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Festivals/Camps 2024

February 17–19: Winterfolk XIX Blues and Roots Festival

March 20–April 13: Festival de la Voix (various locations)

April 25–28: Ottawa Grassroots Festival

April 25–28: MerleFest(North Carolina)

May 18–19: NDG Porchfest

June 6–9: Midwest Banjo Camp XVII (North Manchester, Indiana)

June 10–14: International Indigenous Music Summit (Toronto)

June 13–29: Northeast Heritage Music Camp (Starksboro, Vermont)

June 14–16: Montreal Festival on the Canal

June 14–16: Roots to Boots Festival (Chéticamp/Louisbourg, NS)

June 28–30: Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance (Altamont, NY)

June 27–30: Chants de Vielles (Village de Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QC)

July 3–7: Old School Bluegrass Camp (Ontario)

July 5–7: Almonte Celtfest (Almonte, Ontario)

July 7–8: Maritime Fiddle Festival (NS)

July 7–9: Mariposa Folk Festival (Orillia, Ontario)

July 11–14: Winnipeg Folk Festival (Manitoba)

July 12–14: Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival (St. John's)

July 12–14: Vancouver Island MusicFest virtual

July 18–21: Acoustic Maritime Music Festival (Kempt Shore, NS)

July 19–21: Folk on the Rocks (Yellowknife, NWT)

July 19–21: Vancouver Folk Music Festival (B.C.)

July 19–21: Islands Folk Festival (Duncan, B.C.) virtual

July 19–21: Dawson City Music Festival

July 24—28: le Festival Memoire et Racines (Joliette & St. Charles Borromée)

July 25–28: Calgary Folk Festival (Alberta)

July 25–28: The Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canso, Nova Scotia)

July 25–27: Brandon Folk, Music & Art Festival (Manitoba)

July 26–28: Mission Folk Music Festival (Mission, B.C.)

July 26–28: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Dodds Farm, Hillsdale, N.Y.)

August 2–4: Blue Skies Music Festival (Ontario) virtual

August 2–4: Blueberry Bluegrass Festival (Stony Plain, Alberta)

August 2–4: Coombs Bluegrass Festival(Coombs, B.C.)

August 3–6: Miramichi Folksong Festival (Miramichi, NB) virtual

August 8–11: Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival (Nova Scotia)

August 8–11: Edmonton Folk Music Festival (Alberta)

August 9–11: Goderich Celtic Roots Festival (Ontario)

August 9–11: The Greenway Jam (Kingsville, Ontario)

August —: Regina Folk Festival (Saskatchewan) (Aug 8–10 2025)

August 14–18: Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke

August 15–18: Peterborough Folk Festival (Peterborough, Ont)

August 16–18: Bear Creek Folk Fest (Alberta)

August 16–18: Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival (Owen Sound, Ont)

August ?: Sounds of the Valley Festival (Riverfield, QC)

August 16–18: SuperFolk Morin-Heights Festival (Morin-Heights, QC)

August 23–25: Rogersville Bluegrass Festival (Rogersville, NB)

August 24: Upper Canada Folkfest (Prescott, Ontario)

September 11–15: City Folk (Ottawa)

September 24October 1: Halifax Urban Folk Festival (Halifax, NS)

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

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