Montreal Jewish Music Festival

The 3rd edition of the Montreal Jewish Music Festival – August 23-29, 2013

Downtown Montreal will once again reverberate with the sounds of klezmer, folk, rock, sephardic, hip-hop and jazz from the top local and international artists in the field of Jewish music. Visit for the full schedule!

The Montreal Jewish Music Festival  is the latest addition to Montreal’s already vibrant summer calendar and brings the best in traditional and contemporary Jewish music to the streets of Montreal. The events are primarily located in venues throughout the downtown core, and especially around St. Laurent Blvd. (Aka The Main), the street where for over one hundred years the Montreal Jewish community thrived and where Montreal’s multicultural face shines. Come and discover top local, national and international artists performing a wide variety of Jewish music ranging from hip hop and rock to traditional klezmer and Sephardic music. Enjoy!

The festival is presented by KLEZKANADA in collaboration with The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal and Federation CJA.


    “A place of learning, a place of teaching, a place of listening, of playing, of singing, of giving and receiving – that is what KlezKanada has come to mean to me. More important, it is a place of Yiddish song, poetry and humor and a place of unforced Yiddishkayt.

    KlezKanada may be only one week out of the year but one takes away from it a sense of belonging, a sense of family with a song that lasts through winter and spring.”
    — Theodore Bikel, Faculty