Montreal International Jazz Festival in Montreal, Quebec on June 28 - July 7
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During the 1920s, Montreal was a hub for visitors looking for jazz and boozy hijinks. Today, Montreal International Jazz Festival is world-renown, hosting prestigious artists and musicians from all over the world. Over a period of two weeks, it showcases over 3,000 musicians and 1,000 shows -- two-third of which are free. The celebratory festival sprawls over Quartier des spectacles in downtown Montréal, in bustling clubs, cafes and the concrete streets.