The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the Tributes Beer Garden at the Fair at the PNE
The Fair at the PNE kicks off Saturday (August 18), and each night until September 3, a different tribute band will hit the stage at the Tributes Beer Garden. With three performances nightly at 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m., be prepared to see talented bands pay homage to some of rock and pop music’s biggest acts, including Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner, and ABBA.
Kicking off the Tributes Beer Garden lineup is returning favourite Bobby Bruce’s Nearly Neil & the Solitary Band as Neil Diamond on August 18 and 19. PNE newcomer Fandangozz will channel ZZ Top on August 20, while Blaze of Glory will perform Bon Jovi classics on August 21. DRIVE, a tribute to the Cars and 1980s New Wave music, will play on August 22, and the Hip Show will be ready to entertain with songs from the Tragically Hip from August 23 to 24. Fans of Fleetwood Mac won’t want to miss Fleetwood Mix on August 25 and 26, while ABBA fans can time travel back to the disco ear with ABRA Cadabra on August 27 and 28. The Led Zeppelin Show will take the stage on August 29 and 30, and internationally acclaimed Tina Turner tribute artist Luisa Marshall will bring her talents to the Fair at the PNE on August 31 and September 1. Finally, Forever Rod starring Dave Battah will perform Rod Stewart favourites on September 2 and 3.
Tribute concerts and access to the Tributes Beer Garden is free with admission to the Fair at the PNE. Access to the beer garden is restricted, however, to people 19 years and up.