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New Year's Eve in Niagara Falls

New Year's Eve in Niagara Falls!

Well, it wouldn’t be New Years in Niagara Falls, Ontario without a huge, open-air concert. Luckily for us, that’s exactly what’s happening this year on the night of December 31st!

Even though it happens every single year, it’s still always a pleasant surprise to find out which performers are gonna show up, and what the line-up looks like. So we’ll run you through it here, courtesy of the Nightmares Fear Factory—which might also be a fun place to spend part of your New Year’s Eve.

The event begins at 8pm in Queen Victoria Park, and will run until 1am—a whole hour into 2018.

There’ll be two fireworks displays, proudly launched at 9pm and midnight, launched from the Niagara Gorge and the Skylon Tower.

You should know that the outdoor area will be licensed, so there will be an adult feeling to the whole event which is rather what I would expect at a New Year’s Eve party, but you never know.

In any case, as one of the longest-running events in Niagara Falls, the New Year’s Eve open-air concert features several amazing musical guests who will be performing during the night. I’ll list them off here, and then give you a brief idea of why they’re famous and why this is a big deal.

The James Barker Band

The James Barker Band was formed in Ontario and is an up-and-coming country band. In fact, they’re so up-and-coming that they were nominated for Canada’s Favourite Up-And-Coming Band on the Canadian Beats award show recently.

One of their singles, It’s Working recently topped the SiriusXM “Most Wanted” board.

It’s a heck of an addition to the New Year’s Eve lineup at Niagara Falls, Ontario!

Jess Moskaluke

Another wonderful Canadian country operation, Jess Moskaluke is also a recent explosion into the Canadian music scene, her first record dating back only to 2014. She has a platinum single called, “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes,” which, I think we’ve all been there—and isn’t that the essence of country?

She promises to be an amazing addition to an electric New Year’s Eve night.

Simple Plan

Barely needing an introduction, Simple Plan is a band everyone who was alive in the nineties is probably aware of. Having several hits that made it to mainstream radio and being generally seen as a cornerstone of emo alternative, Simple Plan’s plan is to show up at Niagara Falls on New Year’s Eve and party like it’s 1999.

Simple Plan, of course, originated in Montreal, Quebec late in the twentieth century and has continued to play their music all over the world.

Marianas Trench

Marianas Trench completes the list of performers at the Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve open-air concert. They are a pop/punk band from Canada, becoming popular very recently. What better way to ring in 2018 than by listening to a boy band?

So again, it’s all going down at New Year’s Eve, in Queen Victoria Park at 8pm, and will last until about an hour into 2018.

Maybe give the Nightmares Fear Factory some thought while you’re there! It’s the scariest haunted house in Canada.