Donny Parenteau to perform on Parliament Hill for Canada Day

by SaskMusic

June 7, 2012 in Artist News

Saskatchewan’s Donny Parenteau has been chosen to perform on Parliament Hill, for both the noon and evening concerts, to celebrate Canada Day on July 1, 2012. The shows are attended by tens of thousands of people in addition to being broadcast across the full CBC television and radio networks.

The noon show will be hosted by Beverley Mahood and Geneviève Borne, and will feature top performers who will stir a feeling of patriotism and pride in Canadians. In addition to Saskatchewan’s Donny Parenteau, the lineup includes:

- Simple Plan, Quebec
- Feist, Alberta
- Jully Black, Ontario
- Roch Voisine, New Brunswick
- The Drums, Crown Forces 1812, Ontario
- Neverest, Ontario

The evening show will be the largest Canada Day show in the country. Canadian artists from different regions of the country will give performances to celebrate the country’s 145th anniversary. Anne-Marie Withenshaw will host a show that will unite Canadians through performances by their favourite artists. In addition to Saskatchewan’s Donny Parenteau, the lineup is:

- Simple Plan, Quebec – rock
- Feist, Alberta – independent
- Jully Black, Ontario – R&B
- Roch Voisine, New Brunswick – pop
- Misstress Barbara, Québec – electronica
- Marie-Mai, Quebec – pop-rock

Parenteau said, “It is a great honour to have been selected from all of the talent that Canada has to offer.” He is excited to perform as, “This will be the largest crowd I’ve played to in my solo career and then on top of that, it will be broadcast nationally.”

Once these shows are complete, Parenteau will fly to Paris France to headline at a country music festival there, then return to Saskatchewan to complete his new album.