Friday, August 20, 2010

PNE opens 100th anniversary with Bryan Adams and The Beach Boys

Who knew that the PNE (Pacific Northwest Exhibition) was turning 100 this year? To celebrate the 17-day fair, they are holding a parade on Friday, August 20, the night before the fair opens.

The one-time only event will travel along Beach Avenue in English Bay, starting in Stanley Park and ending up at Sunset Beach. With giant balloons, ala the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, more than 2,000 performers will pay tribute to the Fair's ten decades of history. It begins at 7 PM.

A special Opening Day Concert on Saturday, August 21 at 1 PM features hometown boy Bryan Adams at the newly constructed Empire Field Stadium. Joining Adams will be the signature summertime band, The Beach Boys.

Tickets to the opening concert are $30/$40 and include gate admission to the Fair at the PNE. Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster Canada.

The Summer Night Concerts at the Fair series includes Kevin Costner & Modern West, Terri Clark, Michael Bolton, Loverboy, Huey Lewis and the News, The Wayne Newton Show, Joan Jett and the Breakhearts, Marianas Trench, Spirit of the West, John Hiatt & The Combo and Los Lobos, Annual Evening with Elvis/with Red Robinson, Jesse Cook, Little River Band, Cyndi Lauper, Steven Page, The Road Hammers and Trooper.

The PNE runs August 21 through September 16, 2010.

Pictured above: Bryan Adams

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