Will February and March concerts hit the stage at Niagara Falls casino?


Published January 20, 2022 at 10:58 am

Will the 1,500-seat Avalon Theatre concert venue in Fallsview Casino and Resort remain empty in February and March as it was throughout January? They still have concerts listed but like everywhere else, it's dependent on government restrictions. (Photo: Fallsview Casino and Resort)

With its January shows canceled at the Avalon Theatre in Fallsview Casino and Resort, will February and March fare any better for the Niagara Falls casino?

That, of course, remains dependent on two things. First, will the Omicron variant be on the decline by the end of the month? And secondly, how the provincial government response to the COVID-19 situation at that time?

Premier Doug Ford is expected to announced today (January 20) what his government is planning to do towards the end of the month in terms of easing restrictions.

The venue had to cancel its slate of January shows – an 11-night run of Forever Plaid and three show run of 1970s sensation Tony Orlando – just as they were starting to ease the audiences back into the theatre.

On their website, the Avalon, which obviously does not know what the February-March situation will be, has the disclaimer: “Please note some show dates continue to remain paused. As this remains a fluid situation, please continue to visit our website and the specific artist page for updates on rescheduled performances and ticket information.”

But clearly, before Omicron came along, the casino’s entertainment centre were looking to gear the shows right back up.

The Choir Of Man, which see a stage full of singers pretended to be locked into a pub warble pop, classic rock, folk, Broadway and pub tunes, is still up on their website as running from February 9 to 13.

Pop singer Richard Marx is slated to perform February 16 while American country singer Sara Evans is scheduled for February 19. The month is supposed to close out with 1970s soul group The Fifth Dimension from February 22 to 24.

Both March and April has concerts scheduled at this point, as well, but as their disclaimer suggests, the schedule “remains a fluid situation.”

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