To become a premier international music festival that elevates the creative spirit of both artist and audience
To transform communities through the power of music
To present the world's finest Canadian and international artists in innovative, inspiring multi-sensory concert experiences in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the surrounding Niagara wine country
Photos by Alex Heidbuechel - Flashbox Photography
About Bravo Niagara!
Founded in 2014, Bravo Niagara! is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to presenting the world’s leading Canadian and international musicians in extraordinary concert experiences throughout Niagara-on-the-Lake and the surrounding Niagara region. Bravo Niagara! also utilizes the arts to commemorate and celebrate the Niagara region's historic riches, as well as foster intercultural dialogue. For more information on Bravo Niagara!'s Voices of Freedom Festival (formerly the North Star Festival), click here.
Since its founding, Bravo Niagara! has gained a prominent role in the cultural landscape of the Niagara region by creating a niche for exceptional festivals and concert experiences of the highest quality, particularly during the shoulder and off-seasons. We recognize the potential of the arts to stimulate cultural and economic vitality throughout the Niagara region. Bravo Niagara! has positioned itself to complement full year cultural opportunities throughout the Region.
Our programming spans a wide range of musical genres from classical to jazz, R&B to pop. Past artists range from Canadian jazz icon Molly Johnson to 11-time JUNO winning violinist James Ehnes. See all past Bravo Niagara! artists here.
Bravo Niagara! has enriched the quality of life for thousands of local Niagara residents, as well as national and international tourists, and has demonstrated that in just three seasons it is recognized as a burgeoning international festival. We offer once-in-a-lifetime concert experiences and create a symphony of the senses by featuring some of the world’s finest musicians while showcasing the spectacular wines, local culinary experiences, natural beauty, and historic riches of the Niagara region.
Bravo Niagara! specializes in performances that are innovative, passionate and profound, and appeal to a wide demographic audience. Performances are offered in traditional concert halls and non-traditional venues that range from intimate wineries to heritage buildings unique to Niagara. In this way both seasoned and new concertgoers can experience the art and music in all its power, bringing new energy to the conventional concert experience and ensuring the longevity of live music for future generations.
With the support of our corporate partners, funding at all levels of government, and strong network of community supporters, Bravo Niagara! continues to strive towards its vision of becoming a premier international music festival that elevates the creative spirit of both artist and audience.
I am convinced that Bravo Niagara! possesses all of the essential components to create a successful event: a market niche, a desirable destination, a clear narrative, natural partners in the community and an abundant supply of top-quality programming possibilities. Within a few years, Bravo Niagara! could become one of the most important arts and lifestyles festivals in Canada.
-Charles Letourneau, Executive Producer of Festival Napa Valley