If you love the great outdoors and the sweet sound of music, Firemen’s Park is the place to be today in Niagara Falls.
Day of 1000 Musicians promises to make music history today by having one thousand musicians – from basement to garage to bar circuit to pro gather in one outdoor venue, simultaneously performing six songs, five of which are Canadian (including the Humboldt version of Tom Cochrane’s “Big League”).
Organizers say it could be the largest gathering of Canadian musicians ever. Perhaps even in North America. Inspired by Italy’s “Rockin’ 1000,” this ambitious, not-for-profit Niagara endeavour will also raise money for local charities including the Niagara Conservatory of Music’s Music Gives Movement, Progressive Music Therapy and ProjectShare.
(A scene from another Days of 1000 Musicians Event, below)
Giant FM’s Pat Porter and author/performer/ex veejay Kim Clarke Champniss share emcee duties throughout the day, and don’t be surprised if you catch sight…or sound…of some very recognizable Canadian musicians throughout the day. Local crooner David McKinty will sing our National Anthem a cappella, and sound for the big event is being handled by Canada’s premiere sound company, Westbury National.
Artistic Director Roger McLaughlin is also offering ½-hour seminars onsite for vocals, drums and guitar, prior to the grand finale.
Organizer Paul Lemire (of VideoSign Inc.), “Talk about a show! I…got word that a family from Winnipeg is going to come and play in the show! We also have (registrants) from Ohio, New York, Barrie, Windsor, Ottawa, Hamilton and surrounding areas. I am totally amazed – it is going to be something to see. You have to come out and play – you have to come out to watch. This is a first in North America. You do not want to miss it! We anticipate large crowds – get here early to claim your spot on the field. Bring a lawn chair – there is limited seating available. This is going to be an amazing ride of a day!”
Why not come out and support this incredible event today!
• Free admission!
• Live Bands
• Food Trucks
• Beer & Wine Garden (Waterloo Brewing)
• Commemorative Tees & Glasses
• Preferred Parking Onsite or Free Parking/Shuttle
• 1,000 musicians!
• After parties at local night clubs
• And more…
All the details are available at www.dayof1000musicians.com.
DAY OF 1,000 MUSICIANS – Firemen’s Park, Niagara Falls
11:45 AM – Doors open for general admission
12:15 – 12:45 – The Basement Rockers
12:45 – 1:00 – Opening Ceremonies
1:15 – 1:45 – MESH
2:00 – 2:45 – Hydroplane
3:00 – 4:00 – Classic Rock Band
4:15 – 5:30 – FanZZango – ZZ Top Tribute
6:00 – 7:00 – Day of 1000 Musicians
7:00 – 8:30 – Feature Band – Rose Cora Perry and The Truth Untold
8:30 – 8:45 – Closing Ceremonies
About Day of 1000 Musicians:
This will be Niagara Region’s version of Rockin’ 1000 – an ambitious attempt to gather 1000 musicians to perform simultaneously for the largest Canadian rock show ever. At Firemen’s Park,2275 Dorchester Rd, Niagara Falls, ON Canada,Saturday, July 21, 2018,Noon to 9:00pm EST.Rain Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Bringing amateur and professional musicians together for a day of music culminating with 1,000 musicians performing 6 songs in one big production. Our goal is to raise money for local charities including music for therapy programs in the region.
Raising Money For Charity:
Major Progressions Music Therapy
“Through the use of singing/vocalization, song-writing, music listening, movement, song discussion, instrument playing and improvisation we seek to improve the mental and physical well being of our clients.”
Music Gives Movement
“Here at the Niagara Conservatory of Music, we are working to foster a sense of community and empowerment for children, assisting to provide music lessons to children from across the Niagara region.”
“Provides emergency food to an average of 100 families per day who are living below the poverty line in Niagara Falls.”
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