Festival Park Music Acts

Come to Festival Park every night at 7PM during the Fair to check out all of our incredible acts that will entertain and amaze you! All shows are FREE with your addmission to the Fair!

ABRA Cadabra

August 19
www.iloveabba.com

‘ABRA Cadabra’ has been touring the world for over 13 years, helping audiences of all ages
to re-live and celebrate the timeless and uplifting music of ABBA! This high-energy stage show keeps the music of ABBA alive in a fresh, respectful and classy way. The cast has had the honour of traveling to many corners of the world performing shows for the Malaysian Royal Family, International Shoe Designer Jimmy Choo, the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore, Woodstock Plaza in Monterrey, Mexico and Universal Studios in Orlando Florida. ABRA CADABRA takes you on a magical journey through all of your favorite ABBA songs & memories. It is a fantastic show that you will not want to miss!

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THE TICKET

August 20-24
http://www.vanhattanent.com/the-ticket

Based in Vancouver, THE TICKET plays hits new and old in a wide range of styles. It’s not often you find a six piece band with five lead singers and one occasional rapper! THE TICKET features Sara Ramsay and Saffron Henderson front and center, with energetic vocals that will take you through the decades and all over the map. Alex Whittaker is a powerhouse who brings diverse (and wicked) guitar stylings and lead vocals. Mark Olexson offers amazing keyboards, guitar, and more great lead vocals. Joel Fountain holds the band together with his solid drums and, yes, fabulous lead vocals. Then there’s masterful bass player Scott Tucker, who works with Joel to create the funky ‘basement’ that keeps the crowd on their feet. The PNE crowd will find their energy to be irresistibly contagious!

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Vancouver’s Legendary R&B Allstars

August 25-29
http://rbalive.com/

The Vancouver-based R&B Allstars, after a10 year recuperation from groove fatigue, reformed mid-2013. The original band, with signature white tuxedos, first opened for Long John Baldry at Ohara’s. The group 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 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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Dr. Strangelove “Vancouver’s House Band: Celebrating 20 Years of Spreading Joy.....One Party Song At A Time."

August 30-31, September 1-2
http://www.drstrangeloveband.com/

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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Bobby Bruce’s Nearly Neil and the Solitary Band

September 3-4
http://www.nearlyneil.com/

Bobby Bruce grew up on stage; appearing in film and television as a child, in musical theatre and rock revues in his youth, he has invested more than a quarter of a century honing his triple-threat set of entertainment skills. For over twenty years Bobby has been astounding appreciative audiences around the globe with his dynamic and passionate musical tribute to Neil Diamond. “Neil Diamond had better be wary he ever comes to town. Bobby Bruce is a hard act to follow. The Canadian impersonator not only mimics the great Neil Diamond to a tee but also implants some of his own pizzazz and style, a combination so clever and disarming that it brought the house down.” Samela Harris, Adelaide Advertiser, Australia 1996 on his first national tour of Australia, the press dubbed him “Nearly Neil” and the name stuck. His travels stretch from Kota Kinabalu on the island of Borneo to the Cayman Islands; aboard luxury liners at sea, on national tours stretching tens of thousands of miles, to audiences as large as 30,000 – Bobby continues to impress. Featured in MOCKSTARS, a million-dollar feature length documentary about Canadian tribute artists released on television in 2002, Bobby’s star continued to climb. In 2006, Bobby was very pleased to receive the “Entertainer of the Year Award” from the Pacific National Exhibition and we are very excited have this consummate performer back at the PNE!

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