Autumn has hit Montreal this week. With our summer season on the way out, there are still some wicked events happening to help ease the intro to our colder months.

MRCY Festival is producing their 2nd edition of the festival on Saturday. For one day only Espace Montmorency will be turned into a bustling outdoor festival venue. Last year’s inaugural edition drew in 4,000 attendees, & MRCY Festival show’s no signs of slowing down.

Playing their first ever gig in Quebec, American rock group Alabama Shakes will be sure to pull out the music lovers with their brand of southern 70’s inspired rock. But the hype doesn’t stop there.

Mac Miller, A$AP Ferg, July Talk, Battles, Kodaline, Local Native’s, and more, all on the bill for Saturday’s festivities. Needless to say, there will be something musically appealing to all that are looking for a fun outdoor event.

“We feel that Laval needs this kind of entertainment,” said Julien Aidelbaum, who books shows with La Corporation de la Salle André-Mathieu, the promoter of the event. “It’s about bringing people together. We’re doing everything we can to get the people of Laval to join us.”

A personal pick for me on this bill is the always incomparable Angel Haze. This Detroit-native MC has been on the scene for a few years now. Offering up a very introspective, somewhat aggressive at times, but very vulnerable style of hip-hop. Angel Haze is known for her gender fluidity. Using gender-fluid terms in her verse’s & often speaking on issue’s regarding self identity as a whole. This girl brings a live set to the stage that is full of energy, brings out a wicked live band to back up her tracks. You do not want to miss her.

In addition to the wicked musical line-up MRCY is bringing you. There is also a visual arts component, with an exhibition featuring the work of installation artists Phil Allard and Dean Baldwin & much-hyped street artist Roadsworth. Of course there will be a ton of food trucks on site too! What Montreal event would be complete without some tasty delights from a big rig, right?

Getting to the festival is not too difficult either. A short ride to Montmorency metro, with event grounds right outside the metro station. Tickets are not too pricey either! $60 gets you into MRCY Festival which is nothing compared to the many other music festival’s here in Montreal.

Grab your tickets right here! BandMark will see you there out & about enjoying what is sure to be one of our last day’s enjoying the sunshine!