Wanted: 250 guitarists, 250 bassists, 250 drummers, and 250 singers.
Where: Firemen’s Park, Niagara Falls.
When: July 21st.
Why? It’s a ‘big’ idea, a charitable fundraiser and ‘why not!’
Saturday, July 21, has been set as The Day of a 1,000 Musicians. The goal is to create a spectacle by gathering 250 vocalists, 250 guitarists, 250 bass players and 250 drummers in one place to perform six songs and raise money for local charities that include music for therapy programs in the region.
Co-organizer Paul Lemire, president of local ad agency VideoSign Inc., came up with the idea after watching a 2015 video of 1,000 musicians gathering in an open field in Cesana, Italy to play the Foo Fighters' “Learn to Fly” in an attempt to get the band to play their town.
It worked – four months later the Foo Fighters played a 27-song concert for many of the same musicians in the video.
Lemire and co-organizer John Fillion of Rev Publishing are hoping for a similar-sized event July 21 in Niagara Falls.