Memorial Day was created as a solemn remembrance to those who have lost their lives in service to their country.  But like so many American holidays, it has become a time for celebration and parties.

Over the weekend, the city of Niagara Falls, New York held a block party that featured games, food trucks, and music.

On Sunday, May 26 the band The Rock Show had Old Falls Street jumping.  Re-uniting after many years apart, the five piece band worked the crowd into a frenzy as they rocked and sang along with the songs.

After opening with some Pat Benatar and “Promises in the Dark”, The Rock Show performed music from Styx, Journey, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty, Joan Osbourne, Alanis Morrissette, Audioslave, Four Non Blondes, Toto, Pink Floyd, Kansas, Aerosmith, and the Cranberries.

With several members sharing the vocal duties, the band is able to perform a large variety of songs.  While lead singer Maria Sebastian has quite a vocal range, keyboard player Michael McGuire does an excellent job of performing Steve Perry from Journey.

After performing nearly 30 songs including “Stop Dragging My Heart Around”, “Heartbreaker”, “Hold the Line”, “Leather and Lace”, “Dust in the Wind”, “Take it Easy”, “Any Way You Want It”, “I’m the Only One”, and “Carry on Wayward Son”; the crowd demanded a encore, which was cheerfully provided in “Stand By Me”.

The Rock Show put on an excellent show that rocked Old Falls Street and left the crowd wanting more.