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Saturday, June 22, 2024
Day of 1000 Musicians to take over Firemens Park

Firemens Park in Niagara Falls should be filled with 1,000 musicians all playing together in sync on July 21.

At least that’s the goal of a group organizing what they’re calling Day of 1000 Musicians.

The project/event was inspired by a viral video in which a field full of musicians played Learn to Fly by Foo Fighters. 

The video received so much attention the Foo Fighters saw it and came to the town and played a free concert — and that’s more or less what Day of 1000 Musicians hopes to accomplish, according to event volunteer Paul Brockwell, who gave a presentation to city council Tuesday.

“It’s just going to be a fun day. There’s going to vendors, there’s going to be other groups playing throughout the day.”

“What better place than Firemens Park?”

He said all levels of musicians are welcome.

Event organizer John Fillion said there are six songs participants will rehearse. One song is by AC/DC while the other five are by Canadian artists.

Fillion said he thinks the event could draw as many as 10,000 people to the park, considering family members of musicians and public that wants to watch the performance.

The city will research ways to help combat the lack of parking at Firemens Park.

Mayor Jim Diodati said he's looking forward to finding out more details about the event, “especially the songs, so we can all practice our harmonicas and our spoons, so we'll all be ready for it when it happens.”

The charity event will be in support of local charities including music therapy programs.

Here is a video of the original Foo Fighters cover.

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