Quite possibly the year’s most Canadian concert went down on Parliament Hill in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday July 1, 2017. A big crowd gathered on Parliament Hill to see their favourite recording artists perform. Knowing that not all around the world were able to see it, we took some screen captures and present them below.
Above, Walk Off the Earth kicks things off. Below, Louis-Jean Cormier performs beneath the lights.
Serena Ryder kills it (below).
Serena then joins Marie-Mai and Lisa LeBlanc to pay tribute to Gordon Lightfoot covering a couple of his songs.
Gordon Lightfoot himself then mounts the stage. Gord performed on Parliament Hill for Canada’s 100th birthday 50 years ago as well.
The incomparable Lisa LeBlanc does what she does best.
Kinnie Starr wears a tuque in July. What can be more Canadian than that?
Beautiful performance by Kelly Bado.
Kinnie Starr, Louis-Jean Cormier, and Kelly Bado perform together.
Wide shot of the proceedings:
A party wouldn’t be the same without Cirque du Soleil!
Country star Dean Brody sings “Canadian Girls”.
Marie-Mai may be wearing a #10, but she’s #1 with us.
Innovative artist Mike Tompkins turns up the wow factor.
Alessia Cara pumps up the crowd with “Scars to Your Beautiful”.
Back to the Future in Canada 150.
The all-star lineup performs Tragically Hip’s “Ahead by a Century” to close out the show.