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Rockin' fun at the PNE

Vancouver's Pacific National Exhibition has released its entertainment lineup for this summer's fair, and it's heavy on nostalgia.

The annual PNE fair runs from Aug. 18 to Sept 3.

“A cornerstone of summer in British Columbia, the Fair at the PNE is one of the province’s most highly anticipated and beloved family events,” says exhibition president Mike McDaniel.

This year's Summer Night Concerts span pop, rock, country, and R&B as well as throwback '80s and '90s artists. Better yet, they're all free and included with admission.

  • Saturday, Aug. 18  Boyz II Men
  • Sunday, Aug. 19  Air Supply
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21 Dean Brody
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22  Goo Goo Dolls
  • Thursday, Aug. 23  I LOVE THE 90’s TOUR, featuring Salt-N-Pepa with Spinderella, All-4-One, Color Me Badd, and Young MC
  • Friday, Aug. 24  Wilson Phillips
  • Saturday, Aug. 25 Marianas Trench
  • Sunday, Aug. 26  LOST 80’s LIVE featuring A Flock of Seagulls, Men Without Hats, Wang Chung, Farrington & Mann, Animotion and Nu Shooz
  • Tuesday, Aug. 28 112 featuring Slim
  • Wednesday, Aug. 29  Kool & the Gang
  • Thursday, Aug. 30  Jann Arden
  • Friday, Aug. 31  Burton Cummings and Band
  • Saturday, Sept. 1 Chicago
  • Sunday, Sept. 2  Village People
  • Monday, Sept. 3  Cyndi Lauper

New entertainment and attractions this year include the Action Sports World Tour, daily, at Pacific Coliseum, featuring top pro skateboarders and BMX riders, and Knights of Valour at the Agrodome. Prepare yourself for full contact live jousting in this show of horsemanship, bravery and chivalry.
Visit the POPnology popular culture display, Street of Dreams car show and nightly festival performers including dancers, Vancouver’s Legendary R&B Allstars, and the futuristic light show NOVA: The Emergence of Light.
While you're there, enter to win the PNE Prize Home, worth $1.8million and which will be relocated to the Okanagan.

Gate prices are $18 for adults, $9 for seniors. Kids with an adult are free.

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