Mile End’s Marché des Possibles is back

Two months of weekend programming by POP Montreal & friends brings music, art, food, drink & physical activity to the uptown green space. See details here.

Marché des Possibles 2014. Photo by Lisa Sproull (full gallery here)
The outdoor weekend Mile End market in the park, Marché des Possibles, is back for another season with a brand new line-up of festivities announced this morning. A project of POP Montreal, you can expect some must-see musical performances throughout the summer to go along with food trucks, yoga and dance classes, art installations, an artisan market and bar. The Marché des Possibles is located at St-Dominique and Bernard, next to the St-Louis Arena. Check it out Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.–7 p.m., starting this weekend and running until Aug. 9.

Things kick off this Friday, June 19 with food trucks including Winneburger and Landry & Filles, over 30 vendors including Alice in Montréal, Blue Moon Soap and Paper Dog Press, plus performances beginning at 6 p.m. by Henri-Pierre Noël, Dead Man Get Up, Country and DJ Hvad.

We can’t wait to check out the announced ongoing public art installation by Atomic3, the multimedia group who’s produced some spectacular interactive public installations around the world over the past 10 years. Some of the programming highlights we’re most excited about include live broadcasts from the Music’s Mitosis podcast (June 21 and June 26), OldWIG Vintage setting up shop on the weekend of July 3–5, that same weekend’s music programming provided by Kalmunity Jazz Project via Résonance Café on July 3 and Oh Hi Collective on July 4 with Camp Fortune, Bantam Wing and Smokes. The following weekend, July 10–11, will see music programming provided by CKUT and Passovah.

Heavy Trip presents KenLo Craqnuques on July 17 and Mutek is on board for July 25 with Patti Schmidt and Vincent Lemieux. Come early that day for an all-ages Hip Hop Workshop by Maria Simone.

Art Not Love will be on deck July 31 with the Marquis, Pomegranate Tea and Hua Li, and August 1 will see a series of film screenings presented by Spectrum Productions and Main Film.

The Marché des Possibles will close out with a bang, with the final weekend (Aug. 7–9) stacked with a Friday night music program by Duckstock with six bands on the roster including Antoine Corriveau, Pony Girl and a reunited Bananafish.
Come back Saturday for a special Bike-In film screening by Film POP, and a closing party Sunday night. ■
Check out the full schedule on the POP Montreal website here.

See our photo gallery from Marché des Possibles 2014 here.