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Summer Events at the Banff Centre

Rita Taylor

Summer Events at the Banff Centre

June, July & August 

Broaden your horizons by exploring the summer events at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. A world renowned arts and cultural hub, the Banff Centre hosts many exhibitions, performances, outdoor concerts, and engaging workshops from June through to September. Whether you’re a local or a visitor from around the world, be sure to check the Banff Centre’s events calendar for a comprehensive schedule of events being offered. 


The Banff Centre puts on a series of musical and theatre performances throughout the summer. Outdoor concerts at Banff Centre's Shaw Amphitheatre are a highlight of summer with music and incredible mountain views.

The first show to take the stage is Xavier Rudd, Australian singer-songwriter, on June 16. On June 23 Des Canyon aux Etoiles will fill the amphitheater with a twelve-movement orchestral performance. Celebrate Canada Day long-weekend on June 30 with the Canadian Roots Celebration featuring Deep Dark Woods, Barney Bentall, Good for Grapes, and Elk Run & Riot. Shortly thereafter, one of Canada's most beloved bands, Blue Rodeo, will undoubtedly please fans of all ages, July 6. Toronto-based Serena Ryder, best known for her hit "What I Wouldn't Do," brings her musical stylings to Banff on June 14. 

Grab your festival chair or blanket and set up shop on the beautiful grassy hill at the amphitheatre and enjoy the comic operetta Candide on July 15 or trumpet player, Jens Lindemann on July 22. You do not want to miss A Tribe Called Red on July 29; this Canadian electronic group combine instrumental hip hop, reggae, moombahton, and dubstep music to make a unique sound. Along with their elements of First Nations music, vocal chanting, and drumming make them stand out of the crowd amongst rising DJ's impacting the global electronic scene. 

Round out your summer with a performance by The Sheepdogs on August 4, Saskatoon's very own rock an roll band. Dear Rouge finshes off the summer season on August 11 with a Juno award-winning performance that combines electronic and rock music. 

The Summer Music Series is an exceptional collection of performances from talented musicians participating in the Banff Centre's summer music programs. From program directors, to other faculty members and program participants, performances start from $10 for children, and start from $25 for adults, they are offered throughout June, July, and August. Attend 3 or more selected events through the Arts Lover Package and save $5 per ticket.

If an evening of exploring innovative jazz musicians appeals more, Saturday Night Jazz performances are offered August 11, 18, and 25. 


Exclusively committed to the production, presentation, collection, and analysis of contemporary art, the exhibitions at the Walter Phillips Gallery are great to explore before enjoying a concert, performance, or meal on the Banff Centre campus. 

For more information about all of the summer highlights at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, click here