Celebrate Canada Day with outdoor concerts hosted by Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

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BANFF, AB, June 12, 2018 – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity presents a weekend of musical performances outdoors in Canada’s oldest national park this Canada Day. From the sights to the sounds, celebrate Canada Day with great Canadian music in the heart of Banff National Park. 

“There is no better way to celebrate Canada Day than with the artists and musicians who have defined the contemporary Canadian music scene around the world,” said Allison Brock, Director of Presenting at Banff Centre. “Get your tickets before Banff’s busiest weekend sells out!” 

The party starts with an afternoon of Canadian roots music on Saturday, June 30. Featuring The Deep Dark Woods, Barney Bentall, Good For Grapes, and Elk Run & Riot, the Canadian Roots Music Celebration takes place in Banff Centre's sunny Shaw Amphitheatre, set against the backdrop of the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Tickets for the Canadian Roots Music Celebration are on sale now at banffcentre.ca/events. Bring the family — kids 12 and under are free!
 
Then on Sunday, July 1, artists and musicians-in-residence along with staff from Banff Centre take to Banff Avenue for the famous Canada Day parade — look for the Banff Centre float! Start time is 11:30 a.m. in downtown Banff.

Later that evening, local musicians take to the stage to fill the valley with sound at Central Park. Featuring Charlie Butler, Amelie Patterson, and Elk Run & Riot, the evening performances kick off at 7 p.m. and continue well into the night. Banff Centre is proud to be Presenting Partner of the Evening Performances at Central Park. 

Banff Centre’s Canada Day performances are part of an exciting summer season filled with 125 exciting and diverse events in honour of the Centre’s 85 anniversary. Events include the groundbreaking opera Orphée+ by Banff Centre, Opera Columbus, and Toronto’s Against the Grain Theatre; the world premiere of The Hamlet Complex by internationally acclaimed choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen; outdoor concerts featuring Canadian singer songwriters like Blue Rodeo, A Tribe Called Red, Jens Lindemann, and The Sheepdogs; and, the Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival
   
For more information about events at Banff Centre, visit banffcentre.ca/events 

About Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity: Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential and realize their unique contribution to society through cross-disciplinary learning opportunities, world-class performances, and public outreach. In 2018, Banff Centre celebrates 85 years of creative practice. banffcentre.ca