Joel Plaskett Emergency and K-OS to Headline at 2015 'Performance in the Park'

May 05, 2015
by Banff Lake Louise Tourism

Banff National Park is set to be where it’s at for music lovers June 19 and 20, 2015, with a stellar line up of artists at this year’s annual Performance in the Park, headlined by rock veterans Joel Plaskett Emergency and Canadian rapper K-OS.
 
A highlight of Banff National Park’s summer events season, this is the 6th annual Performance in the Park, and like last year will offer twice the music over two days of feel-good concerts in the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Set in Banff’s stunning Cascade Gardens, the event will also feature performances from Matt Anderson & The Mellotones, The Rural Alberta Advantage and Hannah Georgas.
 
“With its perfect harmony of vibrant music in a spectacular, open-air setting and with the artists each year selected to offer something for everyone, Performance in the Park has become known as Banff National Park’s must-attend, summer music event,” says Nancy DaDalt, Director, In Resort Services, of Banff Lake Louise Tourism. “This year’s talented and diverse line-up offers the perfect opportunity for music fans to come out and enjoy some fantastic performances and experience summer in the Rockies.”
 
Friday, June 19 will see Joel Plaskett Emergency hit the stage. The band’s music draws from an eclectic range of genres ranging from blues, reggae, and folk to hard rock, country, and pop – resulting in an array of awards over the course of their career, including ECMA Rock Recording of the Year and a Polaris Music Prize short list. On his most recent album, Park Avenue Sobriety Test, Joel Plaskett returns with one of the most diverse and fan-pleasing albums of his career.
 
Friday’s concert will also feature music from Matt Anderson & The Mellotones. With over 2 million views on YouTube, independent sales of over 30,000 albums, a 2013 European Blues Award, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, Matt Andersen is a powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence. Now with Weightless, his debut album for True North Records, Matt Anderson’s music has been captured on record as never before.
 
That’s just half the fun. Saturday, June 20 is headlined by groundbreaking Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and producer K-OS. With a musical style featuring influences from rap, funk, rock and reggae, K-OS is known for the positive messages in his records and for his musical versatility, playing drums, guitar and bass both during live performances and in the studio. His most recent album, 'BLack on BLonde', was a two-disc release - one of rock tunes and the other of old-school hip-hop jams – featuring exciting collaborations from an array of guests.
 
Things will take an indie turn on Saturday night with a performance from rockers The Rural Alberta Advantage. Their most recent album, Mended with Gold takes the plaintive lyrics and creative arrangements that have helped define the band since the start of their career in Toronto in 2006, and combined their successes, losses, adventures, and heartbreaks over the past few years, and forged them together into an unforgettably powerful work of beauty.
 
Sharing the stage on the Saturday will be singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas, who marries the acoustic leanings of her early work to elaborate studio soundscapes with a distinctly playful vibe.
 
Tickets are currently available for both dates, at a rate of $35 per adult each night, or $52.50 for both days. There are 500 tickets available for children under 12 each day at a cost of $12.50 for each concert. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in-person at The Banff Centre Box Office.
 
Performance in the Park is produced in partnership with Parks Canada, The Banff Centre and Banff Lake Louise Tourism and was introduced in 2010 to celebrate mountain heritage and the importance of protected places in Canada.
 
Performance in the Park - Friday June 19, 2015 - featuring Joel Plaskett Emergency with Matt Anderson & The Mellotones
Gates open 5:30 p.m. Show starts 6:30 p.m. Cascade Gardens • Parks Canada Administration Building • Banff  Adult $35 | Child $12.50 Banff Centre Box Office: www.banffcentre.ca/events
 
Performance in the Park – Saturday June 20, 2015 - featuring k-os with The Rural Alberta Advantage and Hannah Georgas
Gates open 2 p.m. Show starts 3 p.m. Cascade Gardens • Parks Canada Administration Building • Banff 
Adult $35 | Child $12.50 Banff Centre Box Office: www.banffcentre.ca/events
 
Purchase tickets for both concerts
Adult $52.50 | Child $25 Banff Centre Box Office: www.banffcentre.ca/events
 
For more information about this exciting event, please visit: www.banfflakelouise.com/performanceinthepark
 

Media Contacts
 
Banff Lake Louise Tourism Media Team                                                                                           
Kymberley Hill or Helena Cox
KHill@BanffLakeLouise.com   403-762-0290
HCox@BanffLakeLouise.com   403-762-0276
           
 
About The Banff Centre 
The Banff Centre is the largest arts incubator on the planet.  Our mission is inspiring creativity.  Over 8,000 artists, leaders and researchers from across Canada and around the world participate in programs every year.  At the Centre they find the tools and support they need to create, to develop solutions and to make the impossible possible.  www.banffcentre.ca
 
About Parks Canada 
Parks Canada manages a Canada-wide family of 44 national parks, 4 national marine conservation areas and 167 national historic sites on behalf of Canadians. Parks Canada offers 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
 
About 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 through our membership. www.banfflakelouise.com
 
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