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Celebrating Canada 150: A Look at the Artists Who Have Played Budweiser Gardens

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Canada just celebrated its 150th birthday, and Budweiser Gardens considers it its duty to look back at and celebrate all of the Canadian artists that have played the venue over the years.

Budweiser Gardens has been lucky enough to see some of Canada’s most influential performers take the stage over its near 15 year history. Canadian musicians have made an unimaginable impact on the music industry in all genres and continue to influence a new generation of artists. Just look at the top artists on the billboard hot 100 and you are sure to see a few familiar names.

A few of the biggest Canadian acts to take Budweiser Gardens’ stage include The Tragically Hip, Justin Bieber, Bryan Adams, Shania Twain and many more!

Top 5 Canadian Artists who have played Budweiser Gardens (Based on Gross Ticket Sales):

1. Shania Twain – 2015 – Night 1
2. Shania Twain – 2015 – Night 2
3. The Tragically Hip – 2016
4. Neil Young – 2009
5. Michael Buble – 2011

Here are some of the amazing Canadian artists that have performed at Budweiser Gardens over the years:

  • Alexisonfire – 2006, 2007 – 1 Juno Award
  • Anne Murray – 2005, 2008 – 24 Juno Awards, 4 Grammy Awards
  • Avril Lavigne – 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011 – 7 Juno Awards
  • BachmanCummings – 2006
  • Barenaked Ladies – 2005, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015 – 8 Juno Awards
  • Billy Talent – 2007, 2010 2013, 2017 - 7 Juno Awards
  • Blue Rodeo – 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 - 12 Juno Awards
  • Bryan Adams – 2004, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2015 - 20 Juno Awards, 1 Grammy Award

  • Burton Cummings – 2011 - 5 Juno Awards
  • Carolyn Dawn Johnson – 2003, 2005 - 1 Juno Award
  • CCMA Awards Show – 2016 – Performances by: Brett Kissel, Gord Bamford, High Valley, Jess Moskaluke, Dean Brody
  • Dean Brody – 2015, 2017 - 2 Juno Awards
  • Diana Krall – 2004, 2009, 2013, 2015 - 8 Juno Awards, 3 Grammy Awards
  • Finger11 – 2007 - 1 Juno Award
  • Gordon Lightfoot – 2010, 2014 - 14 Juno Awards
  • Great Big Sea – 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013
  • Hedley – 2010, 2014, 2016 - 2 Juno Awards
  • I Mother Earth – 2016 1 Juno Award
  • Jann Arden – 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2014 - 9 Juno Awards
  • Johnny Reid – 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 – 5 Juno Awards
  • Justin Bieber – 2010 - 7 Juno Awards, 1 Grammy Award
  • Leonard Cohen – 2009 - 9 Juno Awards, 3 Grammy Awards
  • Marianas Trench – 2012, 2016 - 1 Juno Award
  • Metric – 2012, 2014, 2016 - 3 Juno Awards
  • Michael Buble – 2005, 2008, 2010 - 12 Juno Awards, 4 Grammy Awards

  • Neil Young – 2009 – 9 Juno Awards, 4 Grammy Awards
  • Nickelback – 2004, 2010, 2015 - 13 Juno Awards
  • Our Lady Peace – 2002, 2006, 2016 - 4 Juno Awards
  • Paul Brandt – 2015 - 8 Juno Awards
  • Sarah McLachlan – 2005, 2011, 2014 - 12 Juno Awards, 3 Grammy Awards
  • Shania Twain – 2004, 2015 - 12 Juno Awards, 5 Grammy Awards
  • Simple Plan – 2005, 2008, 2012 - 2 Juno Awards
  • Sum41 – 2005 - 2 Juno Awards
  • Three Days Grace – 2006, 2009
  • Tim Hicks - 2017
  • Tom Cochrane – 2015 - 7 Juno Awards
  • Tragically hip – 2004, 2007, 2015, 2016 -  16 Juno Awards

Music has brought London and Southwestern Ontario together at Budweiser Gardens for many years. Nothing is more exciting than getting together with friends and family for a night full of loud music, roaring fans, being a few feet away from your music idol and making memories to last a lifetime!

Many Canadian artists have changed the lives of fans, inspired local musicians and transformed the music industry.

Who are some of the Canadian acts you’d like to see at Budweiser Gardens?

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