Published May 12, 2009All-out musical legend Stevie Wonder has been roped in to play this year's Montreal International Jazz Festival, and he'll be playing for free.
On June 20, the 59-year-old soul pop artist will give a free outdoor performance at the 30th annual edition of the fest, performing the inaugural concert at new festival site La Place des festivals.
The cost of the concert will be partly covered by a three-million-dollar grant from the federal government, as well as funding from other levels of government and private sponsors, CBC reports.
Other acts confirmed for the Montreal International Jazz Festival include Tony Bennett, Ornette Coleman, Dave Brubeck, Jeff Beck, Joe Cocker, Jackson Browne, Al Jarreau, Molly Johnson and the Newport All Stars. For a full list of the performers at this year's event, which runs from June 30 to July 12, and ticket information, you can click here to check the official website.