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The Real Banff / Published: Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:29

6 Great Summer Events At Banff Centre

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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity's summer line-up is official and it's a blockbuster year! 

With more than 150 events from Aussie favourite Xavier Rudd to Canadian classic Blue Rodeo, this year's line-up has something for everyone.  

For a complete listing of events, please visit Banff Centre Summer Events. 

Serena Ryder  

Thursday, June 14 | $47

Eric Harvie Theatre | Get Tickets

Serena Ryder has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with her incredible vocal range and fearless sound. This Canadian gem has succeeded in topping charts across genres with her mix of vivacious pop-like folk, roots, and country influenced songs.

Armed with her guitar and a collection of other instruments Ryder will open the Banff Centre summer concert series this June. 

Evan Barnes

L-E-V Dance Company - OCD LOVE

Friday, June 22 | $25

Eric Harvie Theatre | Get Tickets

L-E-V Dance Company, the name of which includes the Hebrew word for heart (lev), and it is matters of the heart that form the theme of the brand new L-E-V creation OCD LOVE. The work also deals with OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, which repeatedly poses challenges for love and for life. A powerful piece danced to pulsating techno beats created by DJ Ori Lichtik.

Blue Rodeo

Friday, July 6 | $55

Shaw Amphitheatre | Get Tickets

This annual favourite returns to Banff Centre this summer for what promises to be another sold-out summer bash. Don't miss the concert that gets the Bow Valley together for a rollicking good time every summer.

Blue Rodeo's legendary Canadian country rock sound has earned them a star on Canada's walk of fame, 11 Juno's, and a spot in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.


July 12 & 14 | $30

Eric Harvie Theatre | Get Tickets

Explore the gripping and timeless love story of Orpheus and Eurydice through the lens of today’s technology in this riveting re-telling.

While staying true to the original score and honouring the traditions of Baroque opera, this production pushes the boundaries of operatic presentation through digital sound augmentation, captivating choreography, video projections, and aerial artistry.

The Sheepdogs

Saturday, August 4 | $52.50

Shaw Amphitheatre | Get Tickets

Trends come and go, styles fall in and out of fashion, but The Sheepdogs remain steadfast in their commitment to rock n’ roll excellence. Since their inception, the band has always sought to play the kind of music they themselves love “pure, simple, good-time music.” 

A Tribe Called Red

Sunday, July 29 | $32.50

Shaw Amphitheatre | Get Tickets

Producing an unbelievably unique sound, A Tribe Called Red mixes traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music to celebrate their Aboriginal culture in an open, wild party. After a sold-out show last summer, don't miss their performance in the outdoor Shaw Amphitheatre!

Matt Barnes

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