From the Buffalo News:
The family-oriented free concerts on Saturday evenings in the former E. Dent Lackey Plaza are long gone, but downtown Niagara Falls soon will be rocking with a new Saturday night concert series that will be more upbeat and more modern and may appeal to a more diverse audience of active tourists and residents.
The Hard Rock Cafe announced Tuesday that it will sponsor six free outdoor concerts starting July 3 on Old Falls Street, adjacent to the cafe at 333 Prospect St. and across the street from the main entrance to Niagara Falls State Park.
Mayor Paul A. Dyster joined Hard Rock General Manager Dominic Verni in announcing that Canadian performer Gord Downie would headline the first concert at 6 p. m. July 3, with Independence Day fireworks to follow. “It will be truly an international celebration of the Independence Day weekend,” the mayor said.