Live Shows

Canada Showcase

Canada Showcase

Daily at 12, 2 & 5pm
Festival Park
FREE with admission

Canada Showcase presents a cultural mosaic of dynamic dancers, exhilarating music and special guests, delighting fairgoers of all ages with a showcase of Canadian talent!

Dueling Pianos

Dueling Pianos Daily at 7 & 9:45pm
Plaza Beer Garden
FREE with admission

Ladies and gentlemen, back by popular demand, it’s Dueling Pianos! Every night, two piano players go head to head and raise the roof with great music. Request your favourite tune, sing-a-long, raise a glass and hit the dance floor - it’s a stompin’ good time every night at the Plaza Beer Garden!

Festival Park Music Acts

Nightly at 7pm
Festival Park
FREE with admission

ABRA Cadabra August 19
ABRA Cadabra

‘ABRA Cadabra’ has been touring the world for over 13 years, helping audiences of all ages to re-live and celebrate the timeless and uplifting music of ABBA! This high-energy stage show keeps the music of ABBA alive in a fresh, respectful and classy way. The cast has had the honour of traveling to many corners of the world performing shows for the Malaysian Royal Family, International Shoe Designer Jimmy Choo, the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore, Woodstock Plaza in Monterrey, Mexico and Universal Studios in Orlando Florida. ABRA CADABRA takes you on a magical journey through all of your favorite ABBA songs & memories. It is a fantastic show that you will not want to miss!

www.iloveabba.com

THE TICKET August 20, 22, 23 & 24
THE TICKET

Based in Vancouver, THE TICKET plays hits new and old in a wide range of styles. It’s not often you find a six piece band with five lead singers and one occasional rapper! THE TICKET features Sara Ramsay and Saffron Henderson front and center, with energetic vocals that will take you through the decades and all over the map. Alex Whittaker is a powerhouse who brings diverse (and wicked) guitar stylings and lead vocals. Mark Olexson offers amazing keyboards, guitar, and more great lead vocals. Joel Fountain holds the band together with his solid drums and, yes, fabulous lead vocals. Then there’s masterful bass player Scott Tucker, who works with Joel to create the funky ‘basement’ that keeps the crowd on their feet. The PNE crowd will find their energy to be irresistibly contagious!

www.vanhattanent.com/the-ticket

Vancouver’s Legendary R&B Allstars August 25, 26, 27 & 29
Vancouver’s Legendary R&B Allstars

The Vancouver-based R&B Allstars, after a10 year recuperation from groove fatigue, reformed mid-2013. The original band, with signature white tuxedos, first opened for Long John Baldry at Ohara's. The group includes many of the original members joined by some of Vancouver’s finest musicians. Powerful vocals include Dave Steele (new) and Joani Bye. The original rhythm section of Rick Hill (drums), Russ Marsland (guitar) Al Davidson (keys) are now joined with Billy Mendoza (bass). The original horn section of Colin Weinmaster (trombone), John Pearson (baritone sax), Al Lynch (trumpet) have added the talents of Steve Hilliam on reeds and Peter Juric on trumpet. Still covering a few of the classics along with original arrangements of contemporary R&B guarantees a full dance floor whenever RBA takes the stage. They always look forward to reconnecting with people that proclaim to have missed them!

rbalive.com

Dr. Strangelove August 30 & 31 and September 1 & 2
Dr. Strangelove
“Vancouver’s House Band: Celebrating 20 Years of Spreading Joy.....One Party Song At A Time."

Known as “Vancouver’s house-band” after 14 years at The Roxy, first call band to the Canucks and the ability to play at any event big or small, Dr. Strangelove always makes you feel like you are part of the show.

Dr. Strangelove is a highly entertaining, high energy and extremely versatile dance band with 5 talented lead vocalists who can cover everything from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga to ACDC. One of the few bands in the city who can confidently take requests all night long, while keeping the dance floor packed, people engaged...and all with a sense of humour!

With many years of experience, this band of friends continues to light up the stages of Vancouver and beyond as the city’s musical ambassadors.

www.drstrangeloveband.com

Bobby Bruce’s Nearly Neil and the Solitary Band September 3 & 4
Bobby Bruce’s Nearly Neil and the Solitary Band

Bobby Bruce grew up on stage; appearing in film and television as a child, in musical theatre and rock revues in his youth, he has invested more than a quarter of a century honing his triple-threat set of entertainment skills. For over twenty years Bobby has been astounding appreciative audiences around the globe with his dynamic and passionate musical tribute to Neil Diamond. “Neil Diamond had better be wary he ever comes to town. Bobby Bruce is a hard act to follow. The Canadian impersonator not only mimics the great Neil Diamond to a tee but also implants some of his own pizzazz and style, a combination so clever and disarming that it brought the house down.” Samela Harris, Adelaide Advertiser, Australia 1996 on his first national tour of Australia, the press dubbed him “Nearly Neil” and the name stuck. His travels stretch from Kota Kinabalu on the island of Borneo to the Cayman Islands; aboard luxury liners at sea, on national tours stretching tens of thousands of miles, to audiences as large as 30,000 - Bobby continues to impress. Featured in MOCKSTARS, a million-dollar feature length documentary about Canadian tribute artists released on television in 2002, Bobby’s star continued to climb. In 2006, Bobby was very pleased to receive the “Entertainer of the Year Award” from the Pacific National Exhibition and we are very excited have this consummate performer back at the PNE!

www.nearlyneil.com

Glowing Hearts Circus

Glowing Hearts Circus Daily at 1:30, 3:30 & 6pm
Celebration Plaza
FREE with admission

Visit Celebration Plaza for a dynamic and heartfelt circus exploration of the true north! A showcase of circus artists celebrating Canada’s 'Glowing Hearts’. CircusWest, BC's Circus leader in training, workshops, classes and performances, is excited to be back at this years PNE!

Kaleidoscope on Parade

Kaleidoscope on Parade

Daily at 1, 3 & 6pm
Festival Park
FREE with admission

A daily on-site parade celebrating Canada 150! Kaleidoscope on Parade is Canadian, whimsical fun, sure to delight the whole family as we dive into a world Kaleidoscope on Paradeof imagination, where the colours of Canada bloom!

Northern Light Sky

Nightly at 10:15pm
Festival Park
FREE with admission

As a nightly finale, the skies above the Fair at the PNE will come to life through innovative drone technology! Join us in Festival Park nightly at 10:15pm as we present Northern Light Sky - the electric experience invites guests to look up to the sky and celebrate Canada’s northern lights!

Princess Jubilation

Princess Jubilation Daily at 12pm, 3:30 & 5:30pm
ToonCity
FREE with Admission

You are invited to a grand royal Coronation! Bring your little Princess to this fun-loving, family musical stage show. Come celebrate as a charming cast discovers what it really means to be a Princess! Princess Jubilation is filled with delightful characters, live dance numbers and music that will have you singing along in true Princess fashion. You’ve got Princess Power!

www.princessjubilation.com

Safari Adventure with Action Austin

Safari Adventure with Action Austin Daily at 1:30, 4:30 & 6:30pm
ToonCity
FREE with Admission

Are you ready for a safari adventure?! Join Action Austin, together with the help of his friends, on a deep safari in search of the missing pink star diamond! This musical stage show is perfect for the whole family – if you’re ready for an adventure, come sing along, join the fun and help Action Austin find the missing gem. Say, “Hey! Hey!” –a safari adventure awaits!

Summer Night Concerts

Summer Night Concerts Nightly at 8:30pm
PNE Amphitheatre
FREE with admission or reserve seats.*

Don’t miss a summer full of the best music, every night at the PNE Amphitheatre! Spend an evening with The B-52s, Colin James and country superstar Billy Currington! Take in the sounds of legendary Chicago and sing along with The Doobie Brothers. Don’t miss iconic ZZ TOP and Canada’s-own High Valley and Mother Mother! Tom Cochrane with Red Rider is set to take the stage; plus, be sure to take in the music of multi-talented Rick Springfield! Sing along with the Gipsy Kings then dance the night away with The Pointer Sisters! And you won’t want to miss Huey Lewis and The News! Don’t miss it - great music every night at the Fair at the PNE!

New this year, reserve a private party suite for the nightly concert! More Info

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*iHeart Radio is a two-day ticketed event happening from 4-10pm on Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4 in the PNE Amphitheatre. iHeart Radio concert-goers must purchase Fair Gate admission in addition to concert tickets to gain entrance to the PNE Amphitheatre. The concert will not be free with Fair Gate admission. Tickets not yet on sale. Lineup to be announced soon.

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The President's Choice® SuperDogs

The President's Choice® SuperDogs Daily at 12:30pm, 2:30pm & 5pm
Pacific Coliseum
FREE with admission

The President's Choice SuperDogs are back! They’re throwing a birthday party for Canada and everyone's invited! An all-Canadian cast, all-Canadian music and even some Canadian breeds come together for this fun SuperDogsand furry celebration that will have you laughing and cheering on the world's most amazing dogs! Catch them celebrating their home and native land in this brand new show, CanaDogs!

Trans-Canada Hits

Trans-Canada Hits

Daily at 2:30, 4:30 and 7:30pm
Celebration Plaza
FREE with admission

Start your evening with a nightly show that celebrates iconic Canadian music and the fun spirit of summertime in Canada! Grab your friends and get ready as we crank up the tunes and celebrate from sea to sea to sea!

Trans-Canada Hits

UNBELIEVABLE: A Magical Experience

UNBELIEVABLE: A Magical Experience

Back by popular demand featuring a brand new lineup of illusionists!

Returning by popular demand

Nightly at 7:30pm
Pacific Coliseum
FREE with admission or reserve premium seats.

A world-class magical showcase not to be missed! Watch in amazement and witness grand illusions. Come and be thrilled as we present champions of magic featuring Chipper Lowell; Canada’s Master Illusionists Murray Hatfield and Teresa; Danny Cole; and Shawn Farquhar, World Champion of Magic! UNBELIEVABLE magic, comedy and breathtaking illusions.

Reserve a premium seat to a magical experience you will simply describe as UNBELIEVABLE. $12 per person or $40 per family of four.

Reserve Online or at the Pacific Coliseum box office during The Fair.

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