Niagara Parks New Years Eve Concert
Queen Victoria Park – 8pm to 12:30am
Ring in the New Year in Niagara Falls and join one of Canada’s longest running New Year’s Eve celebrations!
This year’s concert line-up will feature musical performances by James Barker Band, Jess Moskaluke, Simple Plan and Marianas Trench. This highly anticipated free show will begin at 8:00 p.m. as things kicks off in Queen Victoria Park. The outdoor celebration also features a variety of food and beverage options, as well as an outdoor licensed area.
Celebrate the arrival of the New Year with two magnificent fireworks displays, launched from the Niagara Gorge and the Skylon Tower, at 9:00 p.m. and midnight!
Just after wrapping up a two-year-long tour in support of 2011’s Get Your Heart On!, multi-platinum-selling pop-punk band Simple Plan spent another two tireless years creating a follow-up album that captures the classic Simple Plan spirit but boldly stretches the limits of their sound. “One of the reasons we’re still here today is that we’ve never done just what people expect us to—we’ve never been afraid to try something different,” says drummer Chuck Comeau, who co-founded the Montreal-bred band in 1999. “We’re proud of our pop-punk roots and we we’ll never turn our backs on them, but we also like to take chances, surprise our fans, and always keep them guessing on what we’ll do next.”
Since their 2006 debut, Fix Me, the Vancouver, BC-based four piece have had two Certified Platinum-selling records (Masterpiece Theatre, Ever After), chart topping hits including ‘Fallout,’ ‘Haven’t Had Enough,’ and ‘Stutter,’ garnered multiple SOCAN and MMVA Awards, number 1 videos on MuchMusic, and JUNO nominations, and won the 2013 JUNO Award for Group of the Year.
Over time Marianas Trench have toured relentlessly in Canada and globally; headlining tours in Australia and New Zealand, and the US. They’ve also headlined events at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, as well as in the Philippines and South Korea.
An internationally celebrated artist, Jess Moskaluke continues to dazzle the country music world with her infectious love of country music. Acclaimed as the first Canadian female country artist to have a song in the Top 5 since 2008 (Drive Me Away – #3), and the first female Canadian country artist since [her childhood idol] Shania Twain to achieve PLATINUM single status (with “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”), she has achieved not one, but three Top 10 hits with her respective singles, “Kiss Me Quiet”, “Take Me Home” and “Drive Me Away”. A multiple 2015 JUNO Award nominee and 2017 JUNO Award winner for Country Album of the Year, Moskaluke is a 2017 SOCAN Award winner and the reigning three-time consecutive CCMA Award winner for Female Artist of the Year (2014, 2015, 2016) – the first resident of Saskatchewan in the history of the awards to achieve this title. A proud small town girl, when she first posted her music online, no one could have anticipated the bright future that lay ahead. Many years later with her growing fan base, she now has over 32 million views on YouTube to date.
James Barker Band
Ontario-crafted country outfit James Barker Band formed in 2013, and consists of James Barker, Taylor Abram, Bobby Martin, and Connor Stephen. The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Award nominated band has had a whirlwind year and a half with no signs of slowing down. Their first single “Lawn Chair Lazy” became the highest charting debut single ever from a Canada artist at Country Radio. Their single “Chills” charted to #1 at Canadian country radio, making them the first band to have a number one at radio off a debut album. Their EP, Game On debuted at #2 at iTunes during release week and garnered them 5 CCMA Award nominations, including Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Rising Star Award, Video of the Year and Group or Duo of the Year. The band has played shows with the likes of Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Brothers Osborne, Kip Moore, Jon Pardi, Dean Brody, High Valley, Tim Hicks and more.
Food, Drinks and Parking
- Concert Stage – Queen Victoria Park
- Two Food & Beverage Tents (one licensed) -Queen Victoria Park
- QVP Restaurant & Tim Hortons open 5pm – 1am
- Table Rock Centre & Elements of the Falls Restaurant
- Falls Parking $20 – open until 1am
- QVP Parking $20 – open until 1am