Third-Annual 'Performance in the Park' to Take Place in Banff June 23, 2012
BANFF, AB, March 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Banff National Park's highly popular outdoor summer concert, "Performance in the Park", now in its third year, will host Montreal's Sam Roberts Band in Banff's Cascade Gardens June 23, 2012.
Performance in the Park, produced in partnership with Parks Canada, The Banff Centre and Banff Lake Louise Tourism, kicked off in 2010 to celebrate the destination's mountain heritage and the importance of protected places in Canada. Each concert has proved phenomenally successful with ticket sales consistently reaching maximum capacity.
"Performance in the Park always sells out so we encourage fans and visitors to get their tickets early if they hope to enjoy another fantastic summer day in the park with one of Canada's great bands," said Stu Back of Banff Lake Louise Tourism.
The Sam Roberts Band first came to the attention of music fans with the release of the EP "The Inhuman Condition" in 2002. The six-song album was a huge success in Canada, containing the hit tracks "Brother Down" and "Don't Walk Away Eileen." With their unique indie-urban rock sound, The Sam Roberts Band has since won numerous Juno Awards including, most recently, 2009's 'Artist of the Year' and 'Rock Album of the Year' for their third album "Love at the End of the World". Their latest album, "Collider", released in May 2011, has also been nominated for this year's 'Rock Album of the Year' Juno Award.
The band will be accompanied by folk-rock singer/songwriter Dan Mangan of British Columbia who was also recently nominated for four Juno Awards, including 'Best New Artist'.
The band's frontman, Sam Roberts, was named the first-ever Sustainability Ambassador for the Juno Awards last week, making the band's decision to play in Canada's first national park a poignant one as the Banff Stewardship Fund, which receives a portion of ticket sales, seeks to promote responsible enjoyment of the national park.
Tickets for the family-friendly concert, available through The Banff Centre Box Office and Ticketmaster, go on sale April 3, 2012 with 500 tickets set aside at a reduced price for children under the age of 12.
Previous bands that played to sold-out crowds at Performance in the Park include Great Big Sea in 2011 and Spirit of the West in 2010.
Gates open 2:30 p.m. Show starts 4:00 p.m.
Cascade Gardens • Parks Administration Building • Banff • Adult $35 | Child $12.50
Banff Centre Box Office: 1-800-413-8368 or 403-762-6301
Presented as part of the 2012 Banff Summer Arts Festival
Tickets go on sale April 3, 2012
For more information on this exciting event, please visit: www.banfflakelouise.com/performanceinthepark
About the Partners
The Banff Centre - Our mission is Inspiring Creativity. In our powerful mountain setting in the heart of Banff National Park, exceptional artists and leaders from around the world create and perform new works of art; share skills and knowledge in an interdisciplinary environment; and explore ideas and develop solutions in the arts and leadership. www.banffcentre.ca
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 with our membership. www.banfflakelouise.com
Parks Canada - Parks Canada manages a Canada-wide family of 42 national parks, 4 national marine conservation areas and 167 national historic sites on behalf of Canadians. Parks Canada offers Canadians 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
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Mary Morrison, Media Relations
Banff Lake Louise Tourism
T: 403.762.0290 or [email protected]