Montreal Jazz Fest, June 26-July 6 Woody Allen, Aretha Franklin to Headline Summer Festival

Woody Allen, Aretha Franklin to Headline Summer Festival

Eleven days of music and entertainment gets under way June 26 with the 29th annual Montreal Jazz Fest.

Woody Allen and Aretha Franklin

Woody Allen and Aretha Franklin will headline the Montreal Jazz Fest this summer.

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The celebration starts at noon each day and runs until midnight, ending July 6. Several city blocks are closed to traffic for the event. An art gallery, street performers and a musical park for children are all part of the program, along with a multitude of performances from jazz and related genres, including the blues, and Latin, African, reggae and other types of music from around the world.

Among the headliners scheduled to attend this year are Aretha Franklin, Woody Allen, Leonard Cohen, Return To Forever, Abbey Lincoln, Dianne Reeves, James Taylor, Lee "Scratch" Perry, The Wailers, David Murray, Michel Donato, Guy Nadon, Ravi Coltrane, Coral Egan, Steely Dan, Katie Melua, Yael Naim and a double program with Al Green and Lizz Wright.

Tickets and details at http://www.montrealjazzfest.com.