Music at the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights | The Festival of Stars

Festival of Stars 2017

Featuring Neil Sedaka, Under the Streetlamp, and Mickey Gilley
December 3-4, 2017

Presented by Attila Glatz Concert Productions

Travel back to the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s for three concerts of your favourite music

Festival of Stars returns to the Niagara region for its second annual musical celebration. This year, travel back to the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, for three concerts of your favourite music. Doo-wop, Motown, country, pop, and rock and roll hits from music’s greatest decades light up The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights. Featuring multi-award-winning singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka, former Jersey Boys stars as Under the Streetlamp, and urban cowboy Mickey Gilley, don’t miss this annual star-studded festival! For more information about Festival of Stars, videos, to subscribe to receive updates, or to join a group, visit festivalofstars.ca

Mickey Gilley: The Original Urban Cowboy

Sunday, December 3 at 7:30 pm

Multi-award winner and country music superstar Mickey Gilley will bring his GRAMMY Award-winning Urban Cowboy Band and Urbanettes to the 2017 Festival of Stars for an exciting live performance. With a stream of number-one hits, including, “Roomful of Roses,” “I Overlooked an Orchid,” “City Lights,” “Talk to Me,” and “You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me,” Mickey Gilley’s music has stood the test of time for more than 40 years. In all, Mickey has achieved a remarkable 39 Top-Ten country hits, with 17 of those reaching the No. 1 spot on the country charts. He also has received awards for Entertainer of the Year, Top Male Vocalist, Song of the Year, Single of the Year and Album of the Year. The box office hit movie Urban Cowboy was set at Mickey’s honky-tonk bar and featured his remake of “Stand by Me.” When asked of his greatest achievement, he declares, “I love getting on stage and performing a good show for good people.”

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Under the Streetlamp

Monday, December 4 at 8 pm

Rock and roll is here to stay as four recent leading cast members of the Tony® Award-winning smash hit Jersey Boys deliver the sounds of the sixties in an electrifying evening of unforgettable hits. Under the Streetlamp take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers as they perform popular songs from The Drifters, Roy Orbison, Nat King Cole, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, plus a show-stopping salute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons! This modern-day Rat Pack’s harmonies and slick dance moves awaken the greatest hits of the American songbook, proving that retro never sounded so now.

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Neil Sedaka

Monday, December 4 at 2 pm

Singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka has inspired artists and audiences worldwide for more than 60 years. As one of the first teen pop sensations of the ‘50s, re-emerging as a superstar in the ‘70s to the present day, Sedaka’s catapult into stardom has been sustained with chart toppers including “Laughter In The Rain,” “Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen,” “Calendar Girl,” “Love Will Keep Us Together,” and “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”. He wrote for artists including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, and many more. His songs and iconic voice add to his legend: that of a consummate musician, an extraordinary vocalist, and an ageless songwriting talent.

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