Niagara Falls Blues Festival in its 14th Year

World-class musicians to perform September 15-16, 2023

Niagara Falls, NY— The popular Niagara Falls Blues Festival will return for its 14th year of programming on Old Falls Street USA on Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16, 2023. The event will be held in memoriam of Toby Rotella, the founder of the festival who passed away in March. "Niagara Festival and Entertainment Group, in partnership with Old Falls Street, will continue Toby’s legacy of bringing first class blues entertainers to our Niagara Falls Blues Festival with the help of our dedicated volunteers, partners and generous donors," says Sherry Kushner, Assistant Entertainment Director for the Niagara Festival and Entertainment Group.     

With nationally known acts such as the legendary Joe Louis Walker, and award-winning electric blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland, the two-day event is sure to delight blues fans in attendance. Spencer Mackenzie, a Canadian Blues singer, will also be performing, along with many other premier singers and musicians.          

John Percy, President and CEO of Destination Niagara USA says, “The Niagara Falls Blues Festival brings thousands of people to downtown Niagara Falls, and Old Falls Street is happy to support an event that benefits local businesses in the surrounding area.” The Niagara Falls Blues Festival will run from 5:00-10:30 p.m. on Friday, September 15 and from 1:00-10:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2023. For more information, click here

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Destination Niagara USA works to ensure Niagara County is a preferred international destination for group and leisure travel. It supports its mission to expand the economic prosperity of Niagara County by generating individual and group visitation. For more information, visit

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