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PNE Lineup: Beach Boys, Jacksons, Melissa Etheridge To Perform At Fair

06/11/2013 02:45 EDT | Updated 06/13/2013 05:32 EDT
The Beach Boys

Dust off your Hawaiian shirt and get ready for some good vibrations as The Beach Boys headline a lineup of music artists from the last six decades at this year's Pacific National Exhibition (PNE).

The hitmakers behind "Kokomo," "God Only Knows" and "Surfin' U.S.A." will hit the WestJet Concert Stage on Aug. 23 as part of the PNE's Summer Night Concerts. Other dates will see performances from Melissa Etheridge, the Sam Roberts Band and a reunion for the remaining members of the Jackson 5.

Also featuring in the series are Foreigner, the rockers behind the hit "Hot Blooded," as well as Scottish rockers The Proclaimers.

Summer Nights Concerts will run every night from August 17 to September 2, except for August 19 and 26, when the fair will be closed.

August 17: Melissa Etheridge

August 18: The Jacksons: Unity Tour 2013

August 20: Dean Brody

August 21: Great Big Sea

August 22: Colin James

August 23: The Beach Boys

August 24: Sam Roberts Band

August 25: Corb Lund and the Huntin' Albertans

August 27: Foreigner

August 28: The Proclaimers

August 29: Big Wreck

August 30: Martina McBride

August 31: REO Speedwagon

September 1: Lights

September 2: An Evening with Loverboy

But music isn't the only thing that will entertain fairgoers. This year's PNE will feature an exhibit on Genghis Khan, the 13th century Mongolian leader who became famous for both his empire and his brutality.

Other exhibits include "80s Forever," celebrating the decade that brought us leg warmers and Cyndi Lauper, "Duelling Pianos," with two players going head to head playing requests, and the new "Sportacular" show, described as "a spectacle of gravity-defying stunts".

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story showed a photo of The Beach Boys on the 50th Anniversary tour featuring Al Jardine, and did not reflect the band lineup that will perform at the PNE. That picture has been replaced to show the lineup that will perform.

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