Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace has released the full schedule for the 2018 "Music Mania Mondays" free concert events.
"This will be the most entertaining summer concert schedule to date," Wallace said. "The combination of great opening local bands and the outstanding national and regional tribute bands should make this most successful 'Music Mania Mondays' season to date."
The concerts will be held each Monday at Veterans Memorial Community Park on Lockport Road. The full schedule is as follows:
- Opener: Seventh Sign
- Headliner: Fleetwood Mania
- Storm Watch
- The Wholigans
- The Vehicle
- Bruce In The USA
- Frank Grizanti Trio
- Absolute Journey
- Chicago Authority
- McCartney Yesterday and Today
- Keep the Faith
- Killer Queen
- White Chocolate
- The Legend Continues
- The Strangers
- Night Fever
- Double Take
- Floyd Concept
- NY Rockin Revue
- Nerds Gone Wild
All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. with intermission at 7:30 p.m., followed by the headline band.
"Music Mania Mondays" concerts will again feature popular local food vendors, a beer and wine tent manned by Niagara Active Hose volunteers and grilled summer treats and soft drinks sold by the Town of Niagara Lions Club.
"Our summer concert series has become a great source of revenue for Niagara Active Hose, the Lions Club and local not-for-profit who sell 50/50 tickets at all events," Wallace said. "We have had a tremendous increase in sponsor support this year, which is very gratifying."
Special events are the July 7 "Pride in the Park" Independence Day celebration with a firework display, and the classic car show on Aug. 6. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. No alcoholic drinks are permitted. Pets are not welcome - only certified service dogs will be allowed on the grounds. Veterans Memorial Community Park also is a smoke-free zone.
"This concert series began as an entertainment event, but now it is so much more," Wallace said. "It has become a gathering place on a Monday night for residents young and old and it is so gratifying to see the outpouring of support."
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