Cheap Date Night Idea: 2016 PNE Free Summer Concert Series

PNE 2016 Concerts

Image courtesy of PNE/Playland |

The PNE opened up its gates for the festival of the summer this weekend, and we’ve already been treated to a few days of fun. One of the highlights of the PNE has got to be the free summer concerts that are held every night at 8:30pm.

It’s a unique venue and a unique opportunity to watch some of your favourite bands perform for free with fair gate admission ($17 at the gate or $13 online)! Without having to pay the cost of a concert ticket, you’ll have even more extra cash on hand to buy a couple extra bags of delicious mini donuts!

This year’s lineup for the 2016 PNE Summer Concert Series lineup includes:

Tuesday, August 23 – The Sheepdogs

Wednesday, August 24 – Steve Miller Band

Thursday, August 25 – Simple Plan

Friday, August 26 – Olivia Newton-John

Saturday, August 27 – FOREIGNER

Sunday, August 28 – Culture Club

Tuesday, August 30 – MONSTER TRUCK

Wednesday, August 31 – A Tribe Called Red

Thursday, September 1 – Dru Hill with Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz & Tao, 20th Anniversary

Friday, September 2 – Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: We Live For Love Tour

Saturday, September 3 – Tim Hicks

Sunday, September 4 – The Monkees – Good Times: The 50th Anniversary Tour

Monday, September 5 – Chris Isaak

PNE Concert Series 2016

Image courtesy of PNE/Playland

The concerts will be held every night during The Fair at the PNE (until September 5) at the outdoor amphitheatre, which opens its doors each night at 6:30pm. If there’s an act you really want to see, it’s a good idea to buy a ticket for reserved seating or line up really early, as the venue has a capacity limit.

Quick Facts

  • Dates & Time: Saturday, August 20 – Monday, September 5 every night at 8:30pm
  • Location: PNE Amphitheatre
  • Pricing: The Summer Night Concerts are FREE with Fair Gate admission, but guests have the option to upgrade to a reserved seat. Find out more.
  • Seating Options: Available on a first come, first served basis. Bleachers and standing floor options available. Reserved seating available at stage front and in a reserved bleacher section for select shows. Lawn Chairs are not permitted in the venue.
  • More information: Visit the website

Who are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comment section below!

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