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PNE drops 2023 Summer Nights Concerts lineup full of big names

The annual fair at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) returns later this summer and it will once again draw tens of thousands of attendees from the Lower Mainland and beyond.

As always, the fair will be held at the PNE grounds in east Vancouver and the dates this year are Aug. 19 until Sept. 4, although it will be closed on Aug. 21 and Aug. 28.

<who>Photo Credit: PNE/Playland

“The PNE Fair is thrilled to be back in full operation with an extensive entertainment offering. There is truly something unique for people of all ages,” says Shelley Frost, PNE president and CEO.

“We have an array of great new entertainment and attractions and can’t wait for everyone to experience what we have in store this summer.”

There’s plenty to do, and eat, at the PNE Fair, but arguably the biggest attraction is the Summer Nights Concerts series that brings in plenty of high-demand artists for nightly shows at the PNE Amphitheatre.

Today, the PNE dropped the 2023 Summer Nights Concerts lineup and, as always, it features a healthy mix of seasoned vets and emerging artists that span across several genres.

Here’s the full schedule for this year’s shows:

  • Saturday, Aug. 19: TLC
  • Sunday, Aug. 20: Boyz II Men
  • Tuesday, Aug. 22: Tenille Townes
  • Wednesday, Aug. 23: Boney M featuring Maizie Williams
  • Thursday, Aug. 24: Yung Gravy and bbno$
  • Friday, Aug. 25: Billy Talent
  • Saturday, Aug. 26: AQUA
  • Sunday, Aug. 27: Billy Idol
  • Tuesday, Aug. 29: Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
  • Wednesday, Aug. 30: Doug and the Slugs with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • Thursday, Aug. 31: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
  • Friday, Sept. 1: Jason Derulo
  • Saturday, Sept. 2: Stars of Drag
  • Sunday, Sept. 3: Walk off the Earth
  • Monday, Sept. 4: Blue Rodeo: 30 Years In July

Tickets for these shows will go on sale on Friday, May 26, and anyone wanting to attend will need both a PNE Fair gate pass and a paid concert ticket.

Once they’re on sale, tickets will be available here, and you can get more information on the PNE Fair here.

Thumbnail photo courtesy of the PNE/Playland.

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