The Fair at the PNE, a Vancouver summer highlight, offers hours of family entertainment including live shows, exhibits, attractions, great food and rides. 2013 Fair patrons will also enjoy a 20% general admission and parking reduction.
A few new entertainment options this year include:
Genghis Khan: The Exhibition – a focus on centuries-old artifacts and murals, exploring the ancient leader’s influence on warfare. With incredible, authentic artifacts and weapons to be viewed, Genghis Khan: The Exhibition will amaze you as you learn about the Mongolian culture and Genghis Khan’s inspiring warfare accomplishments. Entry into Genghis Khan: The Exhibition is $3.00 (kids 13 and under are free).
Dueling Pianos – a hit sensation from Vegas to New York. The two pianists will go head to head nightly at the 1,000-seat Plaza Beer Garden. Request your favourites and watch them go! Two shows nightly, at 7 and 10 pm.
Sportacular – gravity-defying stunts are all part of the new and intense Sportacular show that will have guests on the edge of their seats. Flip, fly, and dive a triple threat of hot tunes, cool moves, and amazing sports stunts. Imagine a half-time spectacular, tailgate party, and extreme sports extravaganza all rolled into one! Sportacular will take place at 1 and 3 pm daily in the PNE Amphitheatre.
Tribute Nights – enjoy music’s biggest hits courtesy of your favourite artists, from Johnny Cash to Fleetwood Mac. Rock out to the legendary hits of The Beatles, sing along with the music of Elton John and Billy Joel, and enjoy timeless classics from ABBA, Tina Turner, Neil Diamond and more. Tribute Nights will take place at 7 and 8:30 pm nightly on the Chevrolet Performance Stage.
This year’s Summer Night Concerts lineup has something for everyone, featuring legendary classics, electronic pop, country, rock, and indie-folk music. With their smooth harmonies and catchy lyrics, The Beach Boys found early success as “America’s Band.” After numerous hits over the years, including “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Electronic pop artist Lights will be sure to attract younger music fans while country singer Dean Brody will have the ladies swooning. Rounding out the lineup and musical genres are Great Big Sea and blues singer-songwriter, Colin James. The Summer Night Concerts will take place nightly at 8:30 pm from August 17 to September 2 (except Mondays, August 19 and 26) on the WestJet Concert Stage.
All concerts are free with gate admission but super fans looking for the best seats possible will now have the choice to purchase a limited number of reserved seats in the new WestJet Fan Zone. Reserved seats start at just $15 (including GST, excluding service charges) and can be purchased either online or on-site from the ticket booth outside the venue entrance within the fairgrounds.
Reserved seat tickets do not include fair gate admission.
Here’s the 2013 lineup:
Saturday, August 17: Melissa Etheridge Live
Sunday, August 18: The Jacksons: Unity Tour 2013
Tuesday, August 20: Dean Brody
Wednesday, August 21: Great Big Sea
Thursday, August 22: Colin James
Friday, August 23: The Beach Boys
Saturday, August 24: Sam Roberts Band
Sunday, August 25: Corb Lund & the Hurtin’ Albertans
Tuesday, August 27: Foreigner
Wednesday, August 28: The Proclaimers
Thursday, August 29: BIG WRECK
Friday, August 30: Pandora Jewelry Presents: Martina McBride One Night Tour
Saturday, August 31: REO Speedwagon
Sunday, September 1: Lights
Monday, September 2: An Evening with Loverboy
The 103rd annual Fair at the PNE runs from August 17 to September 2 (except Mondays, August 19 and 26). Visit the website for more information.