Published Jun 29, 2017As June comes to an end and the July long weekend arrives, why not kick back, relax and head to your local concert venue to take in a show? The summer festival season is still raging on, and bands and artists are steadily touring while the weather's still road trip-worthy, so head out and support one of your favourite musicians. As we do every week, we've picked through our enormous Concert Listings sections to bring you some of the top shows coming through Canada this week, from June 29 through July 5.
This week's picks include legendary folk and rock acts, garage punk up-and-comers and a bunch of parties to ring in Canada's 150th birthday. Take a look below to see the rest of our picks for this week, then head over to our Concert Listings page for more shows.
Six decades into his career, iconic folk singer Bob Dylan is still creating masterful records, as clearly displayed on his latest album, Triplicate. If you live in Ontario and want to see the legend in action, you're in luck: This week, he'll be playing four shows, with a date in Montreal jammed in between.
06/29/2017 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
06/30/2017 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
07/02/2017 Barrie, ON – Barrie Molson Centre
07/04/2017 Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre
07/05/2017 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Canada 150 Parking Lot Party
Edmonton is celebrating Canada's 150th birthday right at The Ranch Roadhouse for another one of their magnificent parking lot parties. They've nailed down L.A. rapper Kid Ink to headline the festivities along with performances from viral internet sensation Rich Chigga, Halifax electro-pop crew Neon Dreams and more.
07/02/2017 Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
Joel Plaskett Emergency with Bill Plaskett
East Coast folk-rock mainstay Joel Plaskett and his similarly talented father Bill released their joyous collaborative album, Solidarity, earlier this year, and now's your chance to see the pair live. Joel Plaskett Emergency and Bill Plaskett will be playing a show in Iqaluit this week before Joel and Bill play a show on their own in Quebec later in the week.
06/29/2017 Iqaluit, NU – Nakasuk School Gym
07/03/2017 Wakefield, QC – Blacksheep Inn
Montreal Jazz Fest
The world's largest jazz festival is back for another round of performances from top-tier musicians of varying genres that will take over the city for ten straight days. Nearly 40 years into operation, the festival will see performances this year from the likes of Feist, Ron Sexsmith, Anderson .Paak and hundreds of other performers.
06/29-07/08/2017 Montreal, QC – Various Venues
Needles // Pins
Vancouver garage punks Needles//Pins have been gearing up for the release of their new record, Good Night, Tomorrow, which fans have already latched on to with the release of singles "Back to the Bright," "All the Same" and "Miracle." If you've been eagerly waiting to hear these new songs live, you can catch their album release show this week in their hometown.
06/30/2017 Vancouver, BC - SBC
While Freddie Mercury will forever be irreplaceable, British rock royalty Queen previously enlisted American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert in 2014 to bring their classic songs back to the stage. Now they're doing another round of shows, and Western Canadian fans can enjoy all of the legendary tunes live when they stop in Vancouver and Edmonton this week.
07/02/2017 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
07/04/2017 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
(Sandy) Alex G
Lo-fi indie rocker (Sandy) Alex G may have recently gone through a name change, but he's still pumping out the same great intoxicating, atmospheric tunes as before. Fans in Toronto and Montreal will be greeted by his enigmatic sounds this week before he heads back south of the border to wrap up his tour.
07/02/2017 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
07/04/2017 Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz PDB
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