As a world-renowned festival, the Montreal International Jazz Festival is one of the most exciting yearly music and cultural festival. Attended by locals and fans across the globe, it unites people of various backgrounds under the large umbrella of music.
For its 40th anniversary, they’re expanding within the city and have a new site in Verdun. This exciting development allows it to increase its presence and to meet citizens where they live. In relation with the new Cultural Policy of the City of Montréal and the new Tourisme Montréal Development Strategy, the Festival will promote the discovery of the cultural wealth of the various neighbourhoods by anchoring itself in several of them. In addition to continuing to occupy its central site in the Quartier des Spectacles with large-scale gatherings, indoor shows and family activities, they’ll reach a wider local audience with the creation of new festival hubs.
Verdun will host original experiences created especially for the borough and the communities that live there, in collaboration with community organizations, merchants and citizens. It’s free and will offer the same artistic quality as the rest of the Festival, in addition to respecting sustainable development and eco-responsibility principles.
By reaching new communities and inviting visitors to experience a new neighbourhood with which they are less familiar, the new site will foster citizen meetings and generate new benefits for the borough, in a spirit of inclusion and integration.
“Tourisme Montréal is very proud to be participating in the Jazz Hub project, which we believe holds a lot of promise for our destination. We hope it will encourage tourists to venture into the city’s different neighbourhoods, explore our diverse arts and culture scene, and come away with a truly authentic Montréal experience. This initiative supports our strategic vision to promote tourism in neighbourhoods across the city. It’s also a concrete example of how tourism can benefit the entire community,” said Yves Lalumière, President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal.
The Festival runs from June 26 - July 6, 2019