Montreal Quebec, Canada is the largest city in the province of Quebec and the second largest
city in Canada (after Toronto.) The city was originally called Ville-Marie (City of Mary) and
then was named after the triple peak hill Mount Royal. French is the city’s main language with
over half the population speaking it, although visitors will find locals do speak English. It was
named North America’s number one host city for international association events.
Montreal’s Popular Music Festival
Montreal Reggae Festival began in 2004, so 2014 marks its 10 year anniversary in operation.
It attracts visitors from all around the world and it takes place over 3 days, hosting bands from
across Canada, the United States, Jamaica and Europe. It has since become the most popular
festival of its kind in Eastern North America with over 50,000 people in attendance over the
The festival takes place on a series of open air stages which are set up along the pier of the old
port of Montreal. The festival is scheduled to take place in 2014 on August 15 – August 17 (this
is an estimated date.)
International Stars Attend
The festival attracts top name Reggae stars from around the world each year; for example in
2013, the festival hosted acts like Beenie Man, Tifa, Alaine and Chris Combette, Mr. Vegas,
Hawkeye and Morgan Heritage, along with Shaggy and Dahlia. Guests coming to the 2014 show
can expect to find top acts and great music for a fun weekend.
The Montreal Reggae Festival offers free workshops for attendees too. Visitors can enjoy
learning about and taking part in music appreciation, cultural exhibits and information
sessions on topics relating to Jamaican culture, the Rasta origins of movement and much more.
Workshops do change from year to year, so it’s best to check what the festival is offering for the
Come and Embrace the Reggae Sound
Reggae lovers and music enthusiasts alike are invited to come and embrace the Reggae sound
and story. Montreal’s beautiful waterfront makes a dramatic backdrop and perfect setting to sit
back and enjoy the sounds, or get up and dance, perhaps learn a new step or two. There is no
better place in Eastern North America to enjoy the sounds of the Caribbean.
Check it out now, as hotels do book early due to the popularity of the event.
Let Those Travel Bugz Take You there