The Summer Night Concerts at the Fair at the PNE have just been announced for 2017.
As always this year sees a varied line-up of artists this year will means there will be something for everyone’s tastes
As in previous years the concerts are free with admission to the fair, but there are a limited number of reserved seats available for $20 each.
This year there will also be a limited number suites available, so grab 12-14 of you closest friends. Prices run from $1500 – $2000, and include Gates Passes and Concert passes, food and drink service, and two parking passes per suite.
Tickets go on sale on may 31st
This years line up is as follows:
August 19th – Mother Mother
Vancouver based sensation Mother Mother are currently part way through the “No Culture” Tour of the US The band recently had 5 sell out shows at the Commodore Ballroom, and fans will now be able to enjoy this surprisingly quick return to the lower mainland that catch one of the freshest acts around. See our review of their recent show here
August 20th – Billy Currington
Georgia native, Billy Currington’s latest album Summer Forever, his sixth studio album, brings both with a collection of songs that will take the listener on a riveting musical journey and leave them breathless at the end of the ride. Since his first album on 2003 he has earned several accolades, including wins at the CMT Music Awards, as well as CMA, ACM and Grammy nominations.
August 22nd – The Pointer Sisters
Dance sensations, The Pointer Sisters, will be sure you have everyone on their feet this year. With hits such as ““I’m So Excited”, “Jump (for my love)” and “Neutron Dance” the sisters have been topping charts and winning awards worldwide since the early 70’s they show no sign of slowing down, will be an exciting addition to this year’s lineup.
August 23rd – High Valley
Alberta brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel, will bring their unique country sound to the Fair this year. The brothers are no strangers to success having 5 albums to their name, a string of accolades, including Canadian CMA Group of the year, and have had opening slots with Shania Twain and Martina McBride to add to their resume.
August 24th – ZZ Top
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top have been at this game a long time, and are perhaps one of the most instantly recognisable bands on the planet. After 45 years of touring the band continues to impress, and has a stunning back catalog that is sure to please fans. Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard (the only one who doesn’t have a beard), will be sure to draw on the massive collection of hits that have helped propel the band to superstar status, and helped them to stick together as one of the longest running rock acts which still has its original members.
August 25th – Chicago
With Top 40 albums in each of the last six decades Chicago, it is a surprise that it took until 2016 for the band to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Along with an almost endless string of hits, the band has also got an award-winning documentary to its name, as well as numerous awards including Grammys, AMA’s and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Remarkably the band has toured for every year of their existence, with this year being their 50th anniversary.
August 26th – Colin James
Local talent and 6 time Juno winner Colin James will be showing his extensive talent this year. James who has had hits in several genres, including blues, pop, and even swing continues to sell out shows across the country, and always is a huge hit with crowds in Vancouver.
August 27th – Huey Lewis and the News
With 20 million album sales, and a history of almost 40 years, Huey Lewis and News show no sign of stopping any time soon, and always put on a top performance. Many will remember their hits The Power of Love and Back in Time from the movie Back to the Future, as well as songs such as Hip to be Square and If This Is It.
August 29th – Tom Cochrane and Red Rider
Toronto native and music icon Tom Cochrane took the hard way to rock stardom. Per Cochrane his career which started in the pubs, rough neck bars and coffeehouses of the roads and highways of first Ontario and then the rest Canada, before reaching further afield over a period spanning 4 decades.
During that time, he has had to support himself with several “character building gigs” including cab driving, working at a paint factory, and on the loading dock at Sears and Canada Packers. This experience is what has helped build out his unique sound.
August 30th – The B-52’s
The Worlds Greatest Party Band have had a career spanning 40 years and more than 20 million albums, and to this day they continue to explode on every stage they take to. With hits, such as Rock Lobster and Love Shack to build on every night is party night. Bouffant wigs and boas are certainly a great choice for anyone attending this show.
August 31st – The Doobie Brothers
Born out of Northern California’s chaotic, late-1960s musical stew, The Doobie Brothers’ rugged, real and authentic approach to rock and roll made them biker bar stalwarts. But their self-titled debut album in ’71 went beyond just leather and motorcycles, revealing even more musical layers; sweet three-part harmonies and rootsy, introspective, acoustic flavors.
Since those early years the band have continued to produce music that truly connects with peoples lives and is relatable to multiple generations of fans. The four time Grammy winners are sure to perform some of their core classics including “Listen the Music” and “Jesus is Just Right”
September 1st – Rick Springfield
Over the past three decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, a Grammy winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” He’s an accomplished actor who most recently starred opposite Meryl Streep in the feature film Ricki and the Flash, gave a chameleonic performance as the creepy Dr. Pitlor in HBO’s prestige drama True Detective and is earning great reviews for his portrayal of Lucifer this season on the CW hit, Supernatural. In 2014, Springfield was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located around the corner from the first apartment he lived in when he first arrived in the U.S. from Australia in 1971.
September 2nd – The Gypsy Kings
Twenty-Five years and nine albums since the Gypsy Kings first burst onto international stage the band makes a welcome visit to Vancouver.
Over the years, the music of the Kings incorporated elements of Latin and Cuban styles, Arabic music, reggae, and jazz guitar reminiscent of the French Gypsy master Django Reinhardt. Yet, as heard on the new album, they have never lost their intense connection to the traditional flamenco of their heritage, keeping a spotlight on Tonino Baliardo’s fluid guitar work and Nicolas Reyes’s powerful vocals. This broad cultural mix has enabled the Gipsy Kings to be embraced wherever they play—from China to Brazil, New Orleans to Russia, Australia to Africa.