PNE Concerts Summer 2015

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Summer in Vancouver means a trip to the PNE with the family and no experience is complete without checking out the amazing entertainment lineup that the fair offers each year. This summer is no exception with a roster of exciting concerts announced today.

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The Summer Night Concerts will run every evening starting on Saturday August 22nd in the PNE Amphitheatre, and are FREE with admission to the Fair. For super fans, the PNE will be offering reserved seating at each of the shows with tickets going on sale starting Saturday May 23, 2015 at 10:00am.

PNE Concerts Summer 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015 Colin James
Sunday, August 23, 2015 Clint Black
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Sloan
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 The Beach Boys
Thursday, August 27, 2015 Daughtry
Friday, August 28, 2015 The New Pornographers
Saturday, August 29, 2015 Tom Cochrane with Red Rider
Sunday, August 30, 2015 Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too, Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Lee Brice
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo– 35th Anniversary Tour
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx
Thursday, September 3, 2015 Boyz II Men
Friday, September 4, 2015 Daryl Hall and John Oates
Saturday, September 5, 2015 Brett Kissel
Sunday, September 6, 2015 MAD DECENT (Ticket now required regardless). Free with admission is now Platinum Blonde
Monday, September 7, 2015 Loverboy

New 2015 PNE Entertainment and Attractions

Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby
Nightly 7:30pm, Pacific Coliseum
For the first time anywhere, all the majesty of a true Broadway show is available for fans young and old to experience- FREE with admission to the Fair.

Just Announced!
All Canadian Lineup for Mosaic Music Series

A mosaic of national, cultural and iconic acts performing nightly in the Mosaic Music Series on the Chevrolet Performance Stage.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 The Tourist Company 7pm & The Zolas 9pm
Sunday, August 23, 2015 Lee Aaron 7pm & Headpins – 35th Anniversary 9pm
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Babe Gurr 7pm & Royal Wood 9pm
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts 7pm & 9pm
Thursday, August 27, 2015 Bobby Bazini 7pm & Tyler Shaw 9pm
Friday, August 28, 2015 Old Man Canyon 7pm & Mounties 9pm
Saturday, August 29, 2015 Five Alarm Funk 7 & 9pm
Sunday, August 30, 2015 Dave Gogo 7 & 9pm
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Good for Grapes 7pm & Head of the Herd 9pm
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 The Boom Booms 7 & 9pm
Thursday, September 3, 2015 Bif Naked 7 & 9pm
Friday, September 4, 2015 Madeline Merlo 7pm & Wes Mack 9pm
Saturday, September 5, 2015 Locarno 7 & 9pm
Sunday, September 6, 2015 Platinum Blonde 7 & 9pm
Monday, September 7, 2015 The Walkervilles 7 & 9pm

Also at the Fair…

The Magical History Tour: The Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition
Daily 11am-10pm, Garden Auditorium
The Magical History Tour: The Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition will be making its world premiere on the Fair’s opening day, August 22nd, which also happens to be the 51st anniversary of the Beatles historic concert at the Fair in 1964.

Craft Beer Festival
Daily 2:00pm to 9:30pm, Miller Drive
The Fair at the PNE is excited to feature a new and exciting area, the Craft Beer Festival. This licensed area will feature 20 local craft brewers each week for guests to sample the diverse craft beers being developed in the Lower Mainland. Twenty vendors will be featured between August 22nd-30th, and a new group of 20 vendors from September 1st-7th.

Dinosaurs Alive! A Jurassic Experience
Daily 11:00am to 11:00pm, Miller Drive
This new outdoor exhibit will offer guests a spectacular and representative snapshot of thirteen different dinosaurs that roamed the Earth during the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods.

The Superhero Discovery Centre: The Hall of Heroes Exhibit
Daily 11:00am to 11:00pm, Rollerland
This interactive exhibit will thrill every Superhero fan in the family.

PNE Donut Dash
9:00am Sunday August 23, 2015, Empire Fields and PNE Fairgrounds
The inaugural PNE Donut Dash 5km presented by TRY EVENTS is Vancouver’s tastiest 5km run where runners will be re-energized with tasty Fair treats throughout the course including mini donuts, cotton candy and more! Registration includes a PNE Donut Dash t-shirt, race bib, finisher’s medal and FREE admission into The Fair at the PNE on Sunday, August 23. Entry fee: Early bird registration fee is $30 to the first 500 people to register! Regular registration fee is $35 until July 31, late registration fee is $40, August 1 to 16. Entry fees (plus service fees) are per person. More info at the PNE website.

Returning PNE Favourites

Mosaic Music Series
Nightly 7:00pm and 9:00pm, Chevrolet Performance Stage

PNE Prize Home
British Columbia’s most affordable home lottery is back for its 81st anniversary. This year’s Prize Home is a spectacular 3080 square foot contemporary home inspired by the views from the lake view lot in beautiful Naramata, British Columbia where it will be relocated after the Fair.

Dueling Pianos
Nightly 6:30pm and 9:15pm, Celebration Plaza Beer Garden
Every night at the Plaza Beer Garden, the Dueling Pianos will play all of your favourite tunes in a fun, head-to-head ‘battle’ with great music. Raise your glass, sing along, and hit the dance floor at 6:30pm and 9:15pm.

Daily 12:00pm, 2:30pm, & 4:30pm, Pacific Coliseum
The beloved Fair attraction and the World’s Most Popular Dogs are back and are loading up on star power for their brand new bling-filled, blockbuster show HOLLYWOOF!

Tooncity – Mermaid Tales- A Musical Journey Under the Ocean
Daily 12:30pm, 3:00pm and 5:30pm, ToonCity
Bring your kids or just your inner child to take a trip under the ocean and into the magical world of Mermaids! Swim with the jellyfish, snorkel through the kelp, and join the fun in this Mermaid musical celebration.

Safeway Farm Country
Daily, Livestock Barns

PNE 2015 Dates and Prices

The 2015 Fair will run from August 22nd until September 7th and will be closed on August 24 and 31. Open each day from 11:00am until late.

Fair Gate Pass (14 – 64 years) — $16.00
Fair Senior Gate Pass (65 years+) — $8.00
Fair Child Gate Pass (13 years and under) A maximum of five children aged 13 & under will be admitted free per one paying adult 21 years of age or older — Free

Fair Season Gate Pass
Online savings will go up to the gate price starting August 22, 2015 — $42.50

After Dark Gate Pass
Available only at on-site ticket booths after 9:00pm daily — $5

Summer Night Concerts Optional Reserved Seating — Starting at $20
Nightly concerts are free with Fair Gate admission. Venue has capacity and may close.

The Broadway Musical, Peter Pan, Starring Cathy Rigby Optional Reserved Seating — $20
Musical is free with Fair Gate admission. Venue has capacity and may close.

Pinwheel Deals Coupon Book
Available only at on-site ticket booths — $2

The Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition
13 years and under free. Available only at on-site venue ticket booth — $3

Craft Beer Fest — $10
Admission includes a 4oz-sampling cup and 2 drink tickets. Purchase online in advance and receive and additional drink ticket. $1.50 per additional beer token

PNE Donut Dash-5K Run — $30*
*$30 rate valid for the first 500 people to register, after this rate will increase to $35 until July 31. Late registration from August 1-16 is $40.

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4 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. mWednesday, May 20th, 2015 — 2:26pm PDT

    Mad Decent isn’t free…

  2. wayne KlattFriday, August 21st, 2015 — 10:52am PDT

    Why in your greater wisdom have you “closed” on Aug.24 & 31 ? I don’t recall this ever happening before. Is there a power struggle taking place between you and Hastings Park ?

  3. Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 Rebecca BollwittFriday, August 21st, 2015 — 10:55am PDT

    Hi Wayne,

    I believe it was a decision of the PNE a few years ago to close on Mondays in general, as a cost-savings measure.

    Here’s a story from 2013:

  4. Lil PooleyTuesday, August 25th, 2015 — 11:12am PDT

    where is the Mosaic Music Series. You Should tell us that!

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