Music Niagara presents world-class, diverse music experiences in unique and intimate settings that connect the community and beyond, educate and inspire audiences and artists, and enhance Niagara-on-the-Lake’s rich heritage and culture.

In 1998, Atis Bankas came to Niagara-on-the-Lake with the dream of founding a music school and summer music festival. He had discovered the perfect location – one of Canada’s most beautiful towns on the shores of Lake Ontario at the mouth of the magnificent Niagara River, an area of great historical significance, surrounded by orchards and lush vineyards.

The festival has established itself as an annual cultural event, with a core audience and a capacity for networking with other arts, heritage and cultural organizations within the Niagara Region. The associations and partnerships that have developed amongst these organizations allow the festival to present unique and diverse artistic experiences year after year. Audiences are able to combine their enjoyment of great music with a deeper appreciation of Niagara’s rich heritage and history, its other cultural offerings and visits to wineries.

In a world of specialty festivals, Music Niagara Festival is proud to offer performances of the highest quality that span the musical spectrum—chamber music, choral, vocal, contemporary, country, folk, jazz—stimulating audiences with the diversity of its programs and artists. Music Niagara Festival is recognized as a world-class summer music event, attracting locals and tourists from across North America and around the world as well as a passionate and loyal local following.

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July in January

  • July in January 2023

    Music Niagara presents

    A look back at 2022

    Come to enjoy and to feel romantic and spiritual, contemplative and energized, jazzy and poetic – all of this in our summer season, performed for you in beautiful surroundings and intimate venues in Niagara on the Lake by great Canadian, American and European musicians.

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