Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Jun 28 - Jul 07, 2012
Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival in the Guinness World Records, for the past 30 years the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music. Every year for 10 days, the French-speaking metropolis of North America becomes the venue where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of jazz in its purest form. The Festival hosts some 30 countries, 3,000 musicians and public entertainers, 1000 concerts and activities—two-third of which are free—, close to 15 concert halls, 7 outdoor stages and welcomes more than 2 million visitors, from noon to midnignt! All on a unique site designed to meet festival-goers’ every need, right downtown in an area off-limits to car traffic! Montreal is without a doubt the true heartbeat of Planet Jazz!
Set in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles in downtown Montréal, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal site occupies the quadrilateral area bordered by St. Laurent Boulevard and De Bleury Street from east to west, and Ste. Catherine Street
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