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

July 01, 2017

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?