FREE Summer Concert Series | Niagara Stage | Kobo Town
Niagara Parks presents The Niagara Stage
WHAT: Free Summer Concert Series
WHERE: Outside Queen Victoria Place Restaurant | 6345 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON
CALL: Toll-free: 1 (877) 642-7275
The Niagara Stage returns. Presented by Niagara Parks with support from Polaris Music Prize, every Saturday throughout the summer at our scenic Queen Victoria Place, the Niagara Stage Concert Series draws from the long list of diverse Canadian musical talent that has been awarded, recognized, and listed by the prestigious Canadian Polaris Music Prize across its history. Enjoy a spectrum of sounds, styles, talent, and culture as vast as Canada itself.
All concerts take place at the Polaris Music Stage outside Queen Victoria Place Restaurant 8pm-10pm.
Kobo Town | Aug 17 • 8pm
Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town’s music has been described as “an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass” and, a “unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism.”
From their home in Toronto, the JUNO-nominated group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montreal to Malaysia. At once brooding and joyous, intensely poetic and highly danceable, Gonsalves’ songs betray deep roots in Caribbean folk music, while the band delivers them with an indomitable energy that has earned them a considerable following.
The most recent record “Where the Galleon Sank”, is filled with buoyant music that stimulates both body and mind; propulsive, infectious grooves are juxtaposed with incisive lyrics that expose human folly and our tendency to repeat our mistakes.
OTHER FREE CONCERTS IN THE SERIES:
Tanya Tagaq | June 28 • 8pm
Hannah Georgas | July 1 • 8pm
Doug Paisley | July 6 • 8pm
Jennifer Castle | Jul 13 • 8pm
Elliott Brood | Jul 20 • 8pm
Tanika Charles & The Wonderfuls | Jul 27 • 8pm
Iskwē | Aug 3 • 8pm
Milk & Bone | Aug 10 • 8pm
The Fred Eaglesmith Road Show feat. Tif Ginn | Aug 24 • 8pm
Great Lake Swimmers | Aug 31 • 8pm
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