Get Ready to Groove: SOULFEST MONTREAL Hits the Scene!

Ladies and Gentlemen get ready: Montreal’s First-Ever Open-Air Soul Music Festival starts this Thursday July 11th 2024

Get ready to groove! Montreal is set to host its inaugural open-air soul music festival, SOULFEST MONTREAL, from July 11-14, 2024, at the iconic Square Saint-James.

In partnership with American Express, Le Balcon promises to transform their front venue into a vibrant outdoor dance floor. Tickets for reserved seating and special packages are currently on sale to the public.

Organized by the non-profit Maison PRPLSN, the festival showcases the incredible talents of several local artists.

SOULFEST MONTREAL is proud to feature soul music legends like Kim Richardson, Freddie James, Michelle Sweeney, Dawn Tyler Watson, and many more!

These grand festivities highlight Le Balcon’s commitment to energizing Sainte-Catherine Street West and fostering the soul music scene in Quebec.

Discover the Full Lineup – CLICK HERE

Julien Robitaille, founder and visionary behind SOULFEST MONTREAL

After 17 years leading Le Balcon with Soul and RnB at the core of it’s annual programming , it’s finally time to present SOULFEST MONTREAL to Montrealers and the world. This festival comes from a deep desire to showcase amazing talent and bring to the forefront some of our amazing regular acts… while also enticing everyone to get up, sing and dance.

Our festival is arriving in style and won’t go unnoticed. That’s a promise from my team!”

With a soul food-themed menu and numerous surprise performances and free animation on site, attendees are encouraged to add a Diamond, Gold, or Silver package to their evening to customize their festival experience.

Gold and Silver packages include a tantalizing Soulfood 3 course menu and drink :


​- LOUISIANA CRAYFISH CASSEROLE: Hush Puppies, Sweet Corn, Potato Pearls, Cajun Sauce

– FRIED GREEN TOMATOES: Cajun Mayonnaise


​- CHICKEN AND WAFFLES: Fried Chicken, Salted Waffles, Bourbon Watermelon, Tennessee Whiskey Sauce

NEW ORLEANS STYLE BRISKET: Collard Green, Pancetta, Sweet Potato, Smoked BBQ Sauce

SHRIMP CREOLE GUMBO: Andouille, Rice, Tomato, Red Beans, Seasonal Vegetables, Creole Spices


– Bourbon Bread Pudding and Beignets

A Festival with Montreal DNA

SOULFEST MONTREAL aims to highlight the best of the soul scene by bringing together artists from Soul, Motown, RnB, Blues, and Disco. The festival promises engaging, fun, and immersive festivities complete with music, lights, and culinary art. It is set to be a standout event in Montreal’s summer calendar

About Maison PRPLSN

Maison PRPLSN’s mission is to develop SOULFEST on both local and international scales, continuing to make Montreal shine. The organization supports artists through artistic guidance, mentorship, and creative space offerings.

About Le Balcon, The Chic Cabaret

As a leading partner of SOULFEST MONTREAL, Le Balcon, established in 2005, offers a year-round soul music program at its chic cabaret within Saint-James Church.

The Le Balcon team will collaborate with Maison PRPLSN and the collective of soul artists to bring this grand event to life.

From July 11 to 14, 2024, get ready for an exceptional musical experience in the heart of Montreal.

Don’t miss this unique event where music legends come together to deliver unforgettable performances.

Reserve your tickets now for SOULFEST Montréal 2024 and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of soul music.