NO HAY BANDA is a Montreal-based non-profit organization committed to the production, performance, and promotion of live musical events rooted in exploratory and avant-garde practices. NO HAY BANDA organizes a series of concerts throughout the year in Montreal, aiming to provide a space for artists working on the fringes of established genres to realize projects that would not take place otherwise. Presented with the support of Suoni Per Il Popolo, programs are designed to broaden and challenge the musical experience of the audience, showcasing the work of the young avant-garde that takes its roots in pop/rock, DIY culture and post-war experimentation.

NO HAY BANDA seeks to promote music born of a generation that sees no barriers between musical genres, theatre, performative arts and contemporary culture. We view the concert space not as a museum for the reproduction of historical works, but rather as a space full of potential to be exploited, shaped, and transformed to serve the presentation of new and stimulating artistic ventures.

In addition to programming a diverse range of Canadian and international artists, NO HAY BANDA hosts and commissions composers to create new works in close collaboration with a core group of Montreal-based musicians associated with the organization. These works can then be toured and performed by the group outside of Montreal, promoting and contributing to the reciprocal exchange that is so important within the international artistic community.

NO HAY BANDA was founded in 2016 by three Montreal-based musicians: Daniel Áñez, Noam Bierstone, and Geneviève Liboiron. Concerts are generally held Monday evenings at La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), a beautiful room located in a historic Montreal building.