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 flavours.
The Doobie Brothers’ legacy has been built upon not just hit records, but also an unrivaled commitment to musical integrity and a steadfast allegiance to their enthusiastic fan base. The bands ability to evolve in a constantly changing industry and connections to generations of listening audiences is a testament to their craft.
The Doobie Brothers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, have won four GRAMMY® Awards and sold more than 48 million records worldwide (including three multi-platinum, seven platinum, and 14 gold albums). Their 1976 Best of the Doobies has sold more than 12 million copies, earning rare RIAA Diamond status. Their No. 1 gold-certified singles “Black Water” (1974) and “What a Fool Believes” (1979) lead a catalog of hits that includes “Listen to the Music,” “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “China Grove,” “Take Me In Your Arms,” Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Minute by Minute,” “You Belong to Me,” and “The Doctor.” In all, The Doobies have tallied five Top 10 singles and 16 Top 40 hits.
Continuing to record, The Doobies released World Gone Crazy in 2010, produced by Ted Templeman, and Southbound on Arista Nashville in 2014. Southbound featured new recordings of the band’s iconic hits, with country music’s biggest stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, and Toby Keith.
The ability of The Doobie Brothers’ music to connect with the essentials of people’s lives in tuneful, affecting songs has developed an audience that spans generations today. Known for their dynamic live performances, the band plays close to 100 shows a year touring worldwide, delighting concert-goers of all ages.
The mere name of the band gives one hope. And it makes you think, it makes you feel and makes you appreciate the efforts of one of America’s most dependable musical outfits. It takes you back, while also helping you look ahead.
New this year: General Admission wristbands
Wristbands will be required to access free general admission seats. Wristbands will only be available at the Revelation booth in Playland starting at 2pm on the day of the concert and will be time-stamped to ensure guests get into the venue on a first come, first in basis. Visit this page for more info about Summer Night Concert wristbands.
Reserve seats now!
Concerts are FREE with admission but a limited number of reserved seats are available for purchase starting at just $20.
Reserved seats can be purchased online or onsite during The Fair from the ticket booth located outside the venue entrance within the fairgrounds (subject to availability).
Please be advised, this concert venue has a capacity limit and, for everyone’s safety, we will need to close the venue once this capacity has been reached.
Frequently Asked Questions
Summer Nights Concerts are performed in the outdoor venue, the PNE Amphitheatre. Please be advised, this concert venue has a capacity limit and, for everyone’s safety, we will need to close the venue once this capacity has been reached. This is an outdoor venue and as such, refunds are not given due to inclement weather. The Amphitheatre will open for each concert starting at 6:30pm for those with reserved tickets or time-stamped wristbands.
Reserved seating is available at stage front and in a reserved bleacher section for select shows. Lawn Chairs are not permitted in the venue.
The Summer Night Concerts are FREE with Fair Gate admission*, but guests have the option to upgrade to a reserved seat or book a private suite.
*iHeart Radio on Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4 will not be included with Fair Gate admission. iHeart Radio concert-goers must purchase Fair Gate admission in addition to concert tickets to gain entrance to the PNE Amphitheatre.
Cameras & videos
The Fair at the PNE requires that all photographs or videos taken by guests be used for their personal enjoyment ONLY. Any use, reuse or reproduction for commercial purposes without the express written consent of the PNE is prohibited. Professional cameras and cameras with detachable lenses are not permitted. Cameras are also not permitted on rides.
PNE Amphitheatre: Amenities and Code of Conduct
Book a Private Suite for this event!
Suites are great for entertaining up to 14 clients, prospects, employees, family, and friends.
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