The Montreal International Jazz Festival is the biggest and most famous summer festival in the city. It usually happens for about 10 days at the end of June to the beginning of July. Famous musicians from all over the world come for this famous festival that has happened every summer for 30 years. There are over 350 free concerts outside on different stages around the Place des Festivals (Metro Place-des-Arts). Sainte Catherine Street is closed and the street becomes the festival site.
Thousands of people fill the streets to enjoy music from all over the world. The free outdoor shows are every afternoon and evening. There are several large outdoor shows that over 100,000 people go to. It is a lot of fun and a special atmosphere. Some special indoor shows require tickets.
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