Turning it up to 11 just isn’t enough for some people. Tomorrow (Saturday, July 21) at Niagara Falls’ Firemen’s Park, there will be an event designed to bring 1000 musicians together for a day of music.
The Day of 1000 Musicians is a fundraising event that will feature 250 guitarists, 250 vocalists, 250 drummer and 250 bassists performing six songs en masse.
There are two goals to this event.
(1) A jam session like never before. This could very well be the biggest gathering of musicians in Canadian history.
(2) To raise funds for local music therapy programs and Project SHARE. Project SHARE is a charity that serves individuals living in poverty in the Niagara Falls community. Proceeds will also go to Music Gives Movement charity of the Niagara Conservatory of Music as well as Progressive Music Therapy.
Created by high school buddies Paul Lemire and John Fillion, this event is inspired by Italy’s similar endeavor (remember the “Rockin’ 1000” event designed to bring the Foo Fighters to a city in Italy?) that took place in 2016.
Along with raising money for a good cause, the hope is that this event brings in all sorts of musicians. It doesn’t discriminate against skill. You just have to want to play.
Here is the lineup of songs–the setlist, if you will. As for how things will unfold for the day:
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
Admission is 100% free, although any donations to the cause are welcome. Expect food trucks, a beer and wine garden and some after-parties.