The city of Niagara Falls, New York is known as the gateway to the thundering water that gives the city its name.
But Niagara Falls also has a rich musical culture of artists who have traveled around the globe sharing their music.
To help honour some of those musicians, last year area musicians and music enthusiasts created the Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame and inducted their first class of Hall of Famers in a grand gala.
On February 21 the Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame and the City of Niagara Falls joined forces at the Hard Rock Cafe to launch a new music initiative – Niagara Falls Rocks USA – and two new websites – NFRocksUSA.com and NFMusicHOF.org – to share the rich music culture o the area.
NFMHOF member Bruce Wojick and his band The Struggle provided the musical entertainment for the night.
And when it came time to show off some of Niagara Falls music culture, it was no struggle for Bruce Wojick and The Sturggle who rocked the house filled with music fans.
After NFMHOF Vice President Lew Custode and the City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster spoke n the new project and websites, Bruce and the band took the stage for a performance of mostly original music that spanned their career including “Louder than Concord”, “Cadillac Kid”, “Grown”, “Back on Track”, “Nasty Dogs”, “All on Me”, “Keep Hangin”, “Powerlines”, “See that Light”, “Oh Well”, “Cheap Wine”, “Worried Sick”, and “In the Morning.
And it became a family affair when Bruce’s song Vito joined the band and took over the drum kit for a couple of songs and had the drum sticks flying.
Bruce Wojick and The Struggle gave the new musical project a proper rock and roll send off to keep the music going.