Canadian National Exhibition Gets Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, Tom Cochrane for 2022 Bandshell Concert Series

Hawksley Workman, Marianas Trench, Glass Tiger, Busty and the Bass and more will also perform

Photo courtesy of The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

BY Allie GregoryPublished Jul 11, 2022

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is back in action in Toronto this summer, and to celebrate its return, dozens of artists have signed on to perform the Bandshell Stage concert series, running from August 19 to September 4 at the Exhibition Place grounds.

Kicking off with a comedy night featuring Howie Mandel, Ali Hassan, Nour Hadidi, Neil Seguin and Courtney Gilmour, the Bandshell will go on to host daily free concerts for CNE attendees.

Participating artists include Bruce Cockburn, Hawksley Workman, Marianas Trench, iskwē, Monowhales, the Command Sisters, Glass Tiger, Lighthouse, Altameda, David Wilcox, Busty and the Bass, Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Cochrane and more.

The concerts are free to attend with CNE admission, with advance tickets (purchased before August 19) running for $20, and regular admission (after August 19) priced at $25.

Find more details — including Midway Stage, Casino Patio and Wine Garden performers — here, and see the full Bandshell lineup below.

2022 CNE Bandshell Stage Lineup:

08/19 Comedy Night featuring Howie Mandel, Ali Hassan, Nour Hadidi, Neil Seguin, Courtney Gilmour
08/20 Bruce Cockburn with Hawksley Workman
08/21 Marianas Trench with Jocelyn Alice
08/22 DSL Dire Straits Legacy with Jake Clemons
08/23 Iskwē and Monowhales
08/24 Third World with Jay Douglas
08/25 JJ Wilde with Command Sisters
08/26 Grandson with Elko
08/27 Johnny Reid with Five Roses
08/28 Glass Tiger with the Spoons
08/29 Lighthouse with Altameda
08/30 David Wilcox with Connor Gains
08/31 Anslem Douglas with Eddie Bullen
09/01 Bryce Vine with Shawnee Kish
09/02 Busty and the Bass
09/03 Gordon Lightfoot with the Good Brothers
09/04 Tom Cochrane with Kasador

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