Hedley and Walk Off The Earth headline Performance in the Park 2017

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Performance in the Park | June 9 & 10, 2017
Cascade Gardens, Parks Canada Administration Building
Adult single day: $35 
*Children under 2 years are admitted free without a ticket
Banff Centre Box Office: +1.800.413.8368 or +1.403.762.6301

BANFF, AB, February 23, 2017 – Celebrate Canada 150 and the arrival of summer with highly-anticipated performances from two of Canada’s top contemporary music acts at Performance in the Park in Banff National Park June 9 and 10, 2017. Featuring Hedley (June 9) and Walk Off The Earth (June 10), Performance in the Park takes place in the stunning Cascade Gardens in Banff, set against the backdrop of the spectacular Rocky Mountains. The lineup also features Ria Mae, Amistad, and the winner of CBC Music’s Searchlight 2017 Contest. Tickets are on sale Wednesday, March 8 at 12 p.m. at banffcentre.ca 

Friday, June 9 | 6:30 p.m. (Gates open 5:30 p.m.)
In order of appearance: 

Ria Mae was touted as a 2016 “Next Big Thing” at CBC Music and “2016 Spotlight Artist” at Spotify Canada. Ria’s “Clothes Off” has also been nominated for “Single Of The Year” at the 2016 JUNO Awards alongside Drake’s “Hotline Bling”, The Weeknd’s “I Can’t Feel My Face” and Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean”. 

With six studio albums selling a combined million-plus alongside four million singles, Hedley has been making arena-ready, fist-pumping pop hits for over a decade. Add to their accolades and accomplishments a pair of JUNOs, 11 MuchMusic Video Awards, three SOCAN Awards, 17 #1 Much videos, and 60 million online video views, and their place in the Canadian cultural landscape is firmly cemented.

Walk Off The Earth 
Saturday, June 10 | 3 p.m. (Gates open 2 p.m.) 
In order of appearance: 

The winner of CBC Music’s Searchlight 2017 Contest will open Performance in the Park on June 10.

Amistad is an alternative 5-piece band from Vernon B.C. Canada who continues to shake heads with their epic sounds and impressive songwriting chops. Unsatisfied to churn out simple three-minute rock standards, they continue to challenge their craft by hiking to new songwriting heights and attacking each new live show with the relentless energy of a band on the verge.

Walk Off The Earth is an unconventional, multi-talented five-piece musical phenomena. Since the debut of their brilliant 5-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” exploded on Youtube, the band has taken the world by storm. New fans from around the world immediately fell in love with their organic, independent, sincere and honest original songwriting, cover interpretations and beautifully filmed videos. Their independent spirit, unstoppable work ethic and awe-inspiring creativity has catapulted Walk Off The Earth into new and uncharted waters with only bigger and better things on the horizon.

Performance in the Park goes rain or shine, so dress for the weather. Tickets are on sale Wednesday, March 8 at 12 p.m. at a rate of $35 per adult. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Banff Centre Box Office. 

Performance in the Park is presented in partnership with Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Parks Canada, and Banff & Lake Louise Tourism, with support from Alberta Foundation for the Arts. It was developed in 2010 to celebrate Canadian musical talent, mountain heritage, and the importance of protected places in Canada.

For more information about Performance in the Park, visit banffcentre.ca 

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. www.banffcentre.ca 

About Parks Canada: Parks Canada manages a Canada-wide family of 46 national parks, 4 national marine conservation areas and 167 national historic sites on behalf of Canadians. Parks Canada offers a myriad of opportunities to discover, enjoy and learn about Canada’s natural wonders and about the places, persons and events that left their mark on our country’s landscape, architecture, culture, economy, population and lifestyle. www.pc.gc.ca/banff

About Banff & Lake Louise Tourism: Banff & Lake Louise Tourism is a destination marketing organization for the Town of Banff, Community of Lake Louise, and Banff National Park. Supporting over 800 businesses, our mission is to engage visitors in unrivalled, remarkable experiences through our membership. www.banfflakelouise.com