The Niagara Food Festival and its title sponsor, Niagara College, announced today that Capitol/EMI recording artists These Kids Wear Crowns will perform at Niagara College Night at the Niagara Food Festival main stage, Friday September 7 in downtown Welland.
The Canadian band will headline a Friday-night bill that will also include local independent recording artists Street Pharmacy.
The Niagara Food Festival also announced a Saturday night bill that will include popular Rolling Stones tribute act Hot Rocks, along with local favourites Sister Act and Jonesy.
“We’re thrilled to offer such an exciting and high-quality line-up of acts for this year’s festival,” said Niagara Food Festival Chair Brad Morgan. “These Kids Wear Crowns and Street Pharmacy are the perfect fit for the traditionally-younger crowd on Friday night, and our Saturday acts offer something for everyone.”
Other acts confirmed for the Festival include LMT Connection, Pauly and the Goodfellas, The Sensational Hot Rods and Orangemen.The full entertainment schedule for the 2012 Niagara Food Festival will be posted in the coming weeks on niagarafoodfestival.com.
Friday’s Niagara College Night is a key element of the partnership between NC and the Peninsula’s Tastiest Party. It replaces the on-campus afternoon concert that has traditionally been a part of Niagara College’s Orientation Week.
“We’re very excited to combine one of the signature events of our Orientation with one of Welland’s signature community events,” said Gord Hunchak, NC’s Associate Vice President, Communications and Planning. “With top-notch entertainment and delicious local food, all in a beautiful downtown setting, Niagara College Night promises to be the perfect cap-off for our Orientation Week, and a great way for our new and returning students to meet the Niagara community and kick off a successful academic year.”
For Niagara College Night, Niagara College will provide transportation to-and-from the Festival from both main campuses. To ensure a safe and successful event, the partners have also committed to providing enhanced security, as well as implementing a wrist-band policy for the sale of wine and beer at this year’s Festival.
Currently in its 19th year, the Niagara Food Festival draws tens of thousands of visitors to Downtown Welland each year. Consistently rated among Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals and Events, the Peninsula’s Tastiest Party is a three-day event that features food vendors from across southern Ontario, entertainment, a marketplace featuring local food producers, food-themed contests and top culinary talent on the Mobile Culinary Theatre. This year’s Festival runs September 7, 8 and 9. Further details are available online at www.niagarafoodfestival.com, on the Festival’s Facebook page or by following @niagarafoodfest on Twitter.