Aug 29

Boyz II Men at The Fair

Boyz II Men put on an amazing show at The Fair on Thursday night drawing huge crowds of all ages including a large number of fans who grew up with their music in the 90’s. The R&B vocal group formed more than 20 years ago in 1988 and is still the same crowd pleaser they have always been.

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The trio began the show with a few fan favourites and then broke into an upbeat Motown medley in tribute to Motown Records the label that gave them and many other artists their first big break in the music industry. This included a classic Motown dance routine that definitely showed they’ve still got it.

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Boyz II Men showed real class by constantly praising their fans, thanking them for years of support and kept everyone moving on their feet with lots of upbeat songs. They slowed it down a little and broke into one of their most loved hit songs “I’ll Make Love to You”, and threw red roses into the crowd for the entire song. This was a huge crowd pleaser.

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Boyz II Men finished the evening with an old favourite “Motownphilly” drawing a huge applause and cheers as they left the stage. Hundreds of fans lined up after the show for a meet and a greet with the trio. The evening was definitely memorable for everyone.

Aug 27

Gipsy Kings Prove That Music is a Universal Language

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It has been twenty-five years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world’s imagination with their self-titled debut album—a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms.

The Gipsy Kings drew a sold out crowd at the WestJet Concert Stage. The audience was on their feet dancing to the flamenco guitars, bongos and drums. There were no fewer that 10 musicians on stage all playing in unison and they didn’t miss a beat. They delighted the audience by playing many of their popular songs such as Djobi Djoba, Volare and Bamboleo.

The Gipsy Kings prove that music is a universal language. You can’t keep your feet from moving, your hips from shaking and your hands from clapping!

Don’t miss upcoming Summer Night Concerts including Boyz II Men, Plain White T’s, Dallas Smith, The Pointer Sisters and Glass Tiger. For the full concert lineup visit http://www.pne.ca/thefair/live-shows/summer-night-concerts-seat-reservation.html

Aug 20

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts thrill concert goers at The Fair at the PNE

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Fans packed the WestJet Concert Stage on Sunday August 17 to see Joan Jett & The Blackhearts deliver a powerhouse rock n’ roll concert at The Fair at the PNE.

Joan Jett seemed to be having a blast onstage as she smiled and winked at the audience, while throwing in her trademark growls into her powerhouse vocal performance. And fans responded with roars and cheers!  Her raspy voice was unchanged from when she ruled the charts in 1980’s.

The show kicked off with “Bad Reputation” bringing concert goers to their feet. The set list included fan favourites like “Cherry Bomb”, “I Love Rock N’ Roll”, “Crimson and Clover”, “Do You Wanna Touch Me”, “I Hate Myself For Loving You”, “Love is Pain”, “Victim of Circumstance” and many more resulting in loud and roaring applause and multiple standing ovations.

While all the classic songs were played, Joan Jett took an opportunity to play from her latest album, Unvarnished, introducing each of her new songs with their inspiration and meaning. “Fragile” is about how fragile life can be and about one’s own mortality. “Make it Back” is about the resilience of the human spirit. She recounted how touched she was to see how neighbours came together to help each other during and in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.

The biggest highlight of the night was the massive singalong with the audience chanting “Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah” on “Do you Want to Touch”. The audience continued to chant on classic rock anthems like “I Love Rock n’ Roll” and below is a short video clip of that performance. What an amazing summer night it was!

Don’t miss upcoming Summer Night Concerts. For the full line-up visit http://www.pne.ca/thefair/live-shows/summer-night-concerts-seat-reservation.html