Tragically Hip show to be screened live at Yellowknife's Somba K'e park
Aug. 20 concert broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Tragically Hip's last concert of the summer will be a civic affair in Yellowknife.
The City of Yellowknife will set up speakers and a giant screen in Sombe K'e park Aug. 20 so fans can come together to watch the CBC's live broadcast of "The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration."
"We think it's a great opportunity for the community of all ages to come bring a blanket or lawn chair and hang out and listen and view the concert," said Holly Ferris, the city's events co-ordinator.
Yellowknife is one of dozens of communities around the country to create a public event around the broadcast. So far, the city is the only northern community on the list.
"It was an obvious 'Let's do this,'" Ferris said. "It makes sense."
A large format screen — about six metres by four metres — will be erected in the amphitheatre.
The event is free, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
In the event of rain, the show will be moved to the Fieldhouse.
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