Niagara Falls Blues Festival

Exact Dates to be confirmed for 2024


In the 1970’s the seeds were planted for Blues in Niagara Falls, NY.  Our founder, Toby Rotella, created the Imperial Garage nightclub on Third Street. The ‘who’s who of Blues’ passed through the doors, and it was there that the original concept for the Niagara Falls Blues Festival was born. Toby refers to the Imperial Garage as the mother and father of the Niagara Falls Blues Festival. In June of 1984, Toby held his very first Niagara Falls Blues Festival on the grounds of the old Niagara Falls Convention Center, now the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.


In the summer of 2008, Toby and a group of friends got together with the City of Niagara Falls to present his next Niagara Falls Blues Festival. The one day event, held on Third Street, was a huge success despite an all day rainstorm. In 2009, the Niagara Festival & Entertainment Group was formed by Toby as a non-profit organization to operate the Niagara Falls Blues Festival. The stated goal of the Niagara Festival & Entertainment Group is to preserve the Blues, a true American art form, through community education and free music festivals. With community support and generous sponsorships we’ve been able to achieve this goal.

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Sep 07 2024


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