PNE Summer Night Concert Series 2014

PNESummer nights at in August just got a bit hotter as the PNE unveiled the line up for the 2014 Summer Night Concerts Series. The free with admission concerts have become a highlight of summer since its debut a few seasons ago. As always 2014 features a great array of artists to appeal to every genre and generation.  From and Idol winner from 2012 to Grammy Award winners from the 70s & 80s, country artists to R&B superstars, there’s sure to be something for everyone in this year’s line-up.

Summer Night Concerts take place at 8pm on the WestJet Concert Stage in the PNE Amphitheatre throughout The Fair. Concerts are free with admission to The Fair but limited reserved seating is available for purchase in the WestJet Fan Zone (on sale May 24th)

The 2014 Summer Night Concert Series Line-up:

Saturday, August 16: Phillip Phillips

Sunday, August 17: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Tuesday, August 19:  Chilliwack

Wednesday, August 20: Air Supply

Thursday, August 21:  LeAnn Rimes

Friday, August 22: Trooper

Saturday, August 23: Gipsy Kings – 25th Anniversary Tour

Sunday, August 24: Zendaya

Tuesday, August 26: Gavin DeGraw

Wednesday, August 27: Three Days Grace

Thursday, August 28: Boyz II Men

Friday, August 29: Plain White T’s

Saturday, August 30: Dallas Smith

Sunday, August 31: The Pointer Sisters

Monday, September 1: Glass Tiger

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Colbie Caillat & Gavin Degraw – Summer Night Concerts at The PNE

Saturday night was a highly anticipated Summer Night Concert as singer/songwriters Colbie Caillat and Gavin Degraw shared the Westjet Concert Stage at The Fair At The PNE.

The “Bubbly” Colbie Caillat took the stage first, looking like the California girl she is, her casual style; loosely tied blond lock, tank top and boots, makes the audience comfortable right away.  Like she was born sitting on the beach with her guitar, her effervescent pop sound made the concert bowl a peaceful oasis in the midst of a bustling fairground. Playing songs from all three of her albums during her 40minute set the capacity audience sang and swayed along to hits like Realize and Lucky, during which she welcomed tour-mate Gavin Degraw on stage to sing the part normally sung by Jason Mraz. Finally closing out the set with Bubbly, her signature track perfectly describing her personality.

After a quick stage turnover, Gavin Degraw burst forth, centre-stage, in a blaze of light singing his hit In Love With A Girl. From there on it was hit after hit as the energetic and humourous Degraw bounded about the stage singing and regaling the audience with anecdotes about the upcoming song, or sometimes just about life. In his trademake cap,  and looking fully recovered from his 2011 attack in New York City, the singer switched from behind his piano to covering the entire stage as he endeared himself further to the fans. Over the 45 minutes on stage he played tracks from throughout his decade long career including, Soldier, Chariot, Radiation and the hit that brought him to fame I Don’t Wanna Be. The whole set was a big sing-along but that hit boosted it up even further. After a brief moment off stage he returned to close out the night with If You Asked Me Too. I’m sure many of the audience wanted to ask him to keep playing longer as everyone seemed to be enjoying the warm summer evening outdoors with some great music.

Colbie Caillat and Gavin Degraw wrap up their co-headlining tour at the end of August, the culmination of a summer festivals and fairs.
image courtesy credit:Brian Webb