May 16

PNE Amphitheatre – Hosting Outdoor Concerts for all Music Lovers

 

Nothing says summer more than attending an outdoor concert and singing along to every song with some buddies. With summer rolling right around the corner, the PNE Amphitheatre will be hosting six outdoor concerts, offering concert-goers spectacular views of the North Shore mountains while enjoying the chill summer night vibes.

  1. Billie Eilish – WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, TOUR – June 1

We hope you got yourself some tickets to see Billie Eilish because they are sold out! Eilish recently released her highly anticipated album ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’, so be ready to sing your hearts out to her newest songs.

  1. Breakout Festival 2019 – June 15 & 16

Do you consider yourself a hip-hop head? Well, Breakout Festival returns for its second outdoor festival, bringing back Canada’s only all hip-hop music festival to Vancouver. Tickets are still available for festival-goers looking for either a one or two-day festival experience, which includes access to the concert area and Playland with over 35 rides.

  1. Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals – June 19

Popularly known as an American rapper and singer, Anderson .Paak has released four studio albums in the past five years. With recent nominations and awards from the BET Hip Hop Awards and the Grammy Awards, .Paak is set to take the PNE stage in Vancouver!

  1. Punk in Drublic 2019 Craft Beer and Music Festival – July 13

Does punk rock music and regional craft beer sound like an ideal summer night? Then this is the festival for you! Tickets include access to the music festival and beer sampling tokens to more than 50 local craft beer breweries.

  1. Beast Coast: Escape from New York Tour w/ Joey Bada$$ & Flatbush Zombies – July 25

With its new posse cut ‘Left Hand’, this up-and-coming hip-hop group consists of members from Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies and the Underachievers. For its tour, Beast Coast also partnered with PLUS1, contributing $1 from every ticket to organizations that bring dignity, equity and access to communities who need it.

  1. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats with very special guests Lucius – July 30

This group has performed at hundreds of shows, spreading their love for soul and R&B at Coachella and on late-night television on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Their music will put you in the perfect mood on a mellow summer night.

Come on out and don’t miss a summer full of music from punk to R&B to hip-hop at the PNE Amphitheatre! Visit pne.ca for additional information on upcoming events and ticket purchasing.

May 14

Make a Difference with the PNE Youth Council 2019

For the tenth year, the PNE Youth Council is looking for 16 high school students who are eager to learn how a successful business operates and interact with business leaders from the PNE and the wider community. It’s now your chance to share your ideas and make a visible difference in the community!

Learn what the PNE Youth Council is all about from one of its current members:

Serving on the PNE Youth Council has provided me with great opportunities and useful skills. When my manager at the PNE suggested the Youth Council to me, I was intrigued because I had never been part of a group like it, and I am so glad that I applied for it! The monthly meetings gave me an insight into how a successful business runs, and Youth Council also helped me develop my networking skills, which are very transferable to future jobs. In addition to these things, I also got the chance to meet new people: like-minded students and knowledgeable PNE executives. We attended events such as Fright Nights and concerts, while learning about the different departments who allow these events to happen. Overall, I had a great experience while on the PNE Youth Council and would recommend it to any teen who wants to learn more about business!

  • Kate Bourdon, Grade 11, Windsor Secondary School

 

For more information on how to apply, visit the PNE Youth Council page here.

 

Jan 31

PNE seeks new vendors for the 2019 Fair

The Pacific National Exhibition is calling for new food and product vendors to apply to be a part of the 2019 Fair.

“The Fair at the PNE is one of BC’s most beloved annual events and we are always looking for new and innovative products from vendors to meet and
exceed the expectations of our guests,” says Exhibit Space Manager, Faizzal Fatehali.

“The Fair is an icon of Vancouver’s culture and food, and product vendors are one of the most interesting and talked about aspects of the fair. We encourage this opportunity for outstanding vendors with a creative flair to apply to become a part of this year’s Fair.”

Outrageous food and more:
PNE guests consistently rank food as one of the most important aspects to their Fair experience. Along with its share of mini donuts and cotton candy
stands, the PNE prioritizes a range of healthy options including fresh fruit and salad stands, protein shake vendors and freshly grown vegetables from our
Chef’s Garden.

Did you know that in 2018, PNE Fair food concessionaires sold:
• 92,000 corn dogs
• 22,000 racks of ribs
• 7,550 samosas
• 12,240 cobs of corn
• 3,750 deep fried Mars bars
• 150 kg of fudge
• 2,000,000 mini donuts

The large number of guests at the Fair each year provides an invaluable opportunity for vendors to expand their businesses in a fun environment that
rewards culinary creativity.

“The Fair at the PNE was a unique opportunity to spread The Onion Factory’s gourmet onions this past year to many new guests who hadn’t heard of us
before,” said food truck entrepreneur Derek Collins. “Being a vendor at the PNE was a chance to demonstrate and expand our brand, showing that we sell a
quality, delicious product.”

Submissions will be evaluated on a number of criteria:
• Uniqueness of food
• Presentation and quality of food
• Level of high-volume food vending experience (restaurants welcome)
• Use of locally sourced products
• Sustainable business practices

Slicers and dicers:
Beyond food, the PNE is also seeking applications for marketplace vendors. The Fair at the PNE prioritizes vendors who are selling innovative, quality products that can enhance guest experiences.

Those wishing to submit a vendor application should visit: https://www.pne.ca/exhibiting-space/

Exhibit Space at the Fair