CNE Bandshell Concerts With Tea Party, 3OH!3 and Nick Carter


The Tea Party
The Tea Party perform at the CNE August 31, 2012

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) continues in 2012 with its tradition of something for everyone at the Toronto Star Bandshell concerts. From rockers, pop stars and a little bit of everything else, the CNE bandshell concert series remains a top free attraction for fairgoers at Canada’s largest exhibition. Highlights for the 2012 series include the recently reunited Tea Party, 3OH!3, The Arkells, Canadian rock legends Trooper, Motown’s The Spinner, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and American Pie singer Don McLean.

The bandshell was built in 1936 and over the years has been host to many famous acts, including Guy Lombardo, Louis Armstrong, The Guess Who, INXS, Men At Work, Joni Mitchell and Bob Newhart. All CNE bandshell concerts are free with fair admission. The 2012 CNE runs from August 17 to September 3 with the bandshell concerts offered from August 18 to September 1.

The complete bandshell line-up is:
Saturday, August 18 – Big Sugar with Flash Lightnin’
Sunday, August 19 – Nick Carter with Andrew Allen 
Tuesday, August 21 – Boogie Wonder Band 
Wednesday, August 22 – Freddie McGregor
Thursday, August 23 – The Magic of Motown – The Spinners
Friday, August 24 – Don McLean with Dustin Bentall and Kendel Carson
Saturday, August 25 – Trooper with Poor Young Things
Sunday, August 26 – 7:30pm Last Night of the “Canadian” Proms
Tuesday, August 28 – 3OH!3 with The New Cities
Wednesday, August 29 – Arkells with The Darcys 
Thursday, August 30 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone plus Paul Revere & The Raiders 
Friday, August 31 – The Tea Party with Jordan Cook
Saturday, September 1 – Arturo Sandoval