Festival Park Nights

Come to Festival Park every night during the Fair for sets at 7:00 – 8:00pm and 8:30 – 9:30pm. Check out all of our incredible acts that will entertain and amaze you! All shows are FREE with your admission to the Fair!

Dr. Strangelove

August 18, 19 , 21, 22

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.


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Side One

August 23, 24, 25

Side One is a dynamic and high energy, award-winning dance band. Known for covering a wide array of styles and genres seamlessly, you can expect to hear all your favourites, classic and current – from Aretha to Gaga, Sinatra to Macklemore.  Don’t count on staying in your seat and bring your dancing shoes.

In addition to playing with Side One, you’ll find the band members on stages around the world playing with such artists as Hannah Georgas, The Odds, Frazey Ford, Daniel Wesley, Wanting Qu, Kyprios, Il Divo, Vince Vaccaro, and Barney Bentall.

Side One is about the music and the audience and promises to rock the PNE!


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Vancouver’s Legendary R&B Allstars

August 26, 28, 29, 30

The Vancouver-based R&B Allstars, after a10 year recuperation from groove fatigue, reformed in mid 2013. The original band, in their signature white tuxedos, first opened for Long John Baldry at Ohara’s. At this gig, the R & B Allstars were seen by Harry Brandolini of No.5 Orange, and he had an idea that the Allstars and the “5” would be great weekend fit. Harry hired them, and the line-ups began as did the curiosity.

The group now 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 smoking 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!


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Groove & Tonic

August 31, September 1, 2, 3

Vancouver party band Groove & Tonic deliver a high energy performance of R&B, Disco, Funk, Rock and Pop with a repertoire both old school and contemporary. Always engaging, always professional, these musicians showcase their top-notch musicality and infallible grooves every time they perform. This is not just any party band – this is Vancouver’s hottest party band, and they’ll get you up and dancing!


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