Reminder: Free PNE Summer Night Concerts start this Weekend

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The Fair at the PNE is about to officially open its gates for another fun-filled year this Saturday, August 18! Not only is there crazy fair food available for eating, the eclectic mix of artists scheduled for the free summer night concerts should be enough to convince you to go!

Every evening during the Fair (Aug 18 – Sept 3), the Summer Night Concerts fill the PNE Amphitheatre with classic hits to keep you dancing all night. So, who’s playing this year at the PNE? Check out the list below:

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Saturday, August 18 –  Boyz II Men
Best known for: “I’ll make love to you”

Sunday, August 19 –  Air Supply
Best known for: “I’m all out of love”

Tuesday, August 21 –  Dean Brody
Best known for: “Bush Party”

Wednesday, August 22 –  Goo Goo Dolls
Best known for “Iris”

Thursday, August 23 –  I LOVE THE 90’s TOUR Featuring Salt-N-Pepa with Spinderella, All-4-One, Color Me Badd, and Young MC
Best known for: “Shoop

Friday, August 24 –  Wilson Phillips
Best known for: “Hold On”

Saturday, August 25 –  Marianas Trench
Best known for: “Celebrity Status”

Sunday, August 26 – LOST 80’s LIVE featuring A Flock of Seagulls, Men Without Hats, Wang Chung, Farrington & Mann (original vocalists from When in Rome UK), Animotion, and Nu Shooz
Best known for: “I ran”

Tuesday, August 28 –  112 featuring Slim
Best known for: “U already know”

Wednesday, August 29 – Kool & the Gang
Best known for: “Get down on it”

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Thursday, August 30 – Jann Arden
Best known for: “Insensitive”

Friday, August 31 – Burton Cummings and Band
Being lead singer of the Guess Who

Saturday, September 1 –  Chicago
Best known for: “Hard to say I’m sorry”

Sunday, September 2 – Village People
Best known for: “YMCA!”

Monday, September 3 –  Cyndi Lauper
Best known for: “Girls just want to have fun”

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New this year: 3,000 General Admission tickets will be available on show days beginning at 11am – FREE* at the PNE Amphitheatre Box Office, and online at a $3 service fee). It’s a good idea to grab a ticket early if you really want to see a band or for the more popular acts.

These General Admission tickets will get you into the venue but do not guarantee a seat, as demand will vary from show to show. Note: Max 2 per person.

If you’re hoping to save some money on the price of admission to the Fair, there are many promo days that’ll save you some cash. Check them out to see if any of the days work for you.


Dates & Time: Saturday, August 18 – Monday, September 3 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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