Unfortunately the festival has been cancelled this year 2017. Both NFMAF & BB&B will return next year June 2018 bigger & better. The festival founder Rick Crogan has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Syndrome & a Pituitary Issue his doctors have insisted that he rest and follow the regime that has been set up for him during the primary stages of both diseases. We hope everyone understands how disappointed Rick & the Team are for this news but Rick has said that the 2018 festivals will be bigger and better with great Music ,Art & Food so please check back with us throughout the year for updates on both Rick and the Festivals. Porch Fest 2017 is still going on July 29th 2017 so check our FB page for details.

Thank you,

The Balabans Team 


Boots Brews2016 will take place in front of the Seneca Niagara Casino in the former Lackey Plaza within the heart of the tourist district in beautiful downtown Niagara Falls. Just steps from the entertainment district of 3rd Street and the Niagara Falls State Park, this location lends itself to a high volume of tourists from all over the world!

Encompassing the Seneca Niagara Casino, The Niagara Culinary Institute and the New York State Park, the premiere country, southern rock & blues festival is in the highest tourist traffic location in Niagara Falls, USA.

Visitors to the festival will be able to take advantage of plentiful free parking at the Casino, nationally recognized businesses located in downtown Niagara Falls such as the world class Seneca Niagara Casino, Sheraton at the Falls, TGIFriday’s, Rain Forest Café, Starbucks and more all while listen to the best of WNY country, southern rock & blues music, local food, retail vendors and a beer and wine tent. This year there will be a Bacon & BBQ Contest with Prizes & Trophies to the most outrageous Bacon Dish and more. There are also many hotels adjacent to the Festival’s location. The Retail and Vendor Market will open Friday September 30th from 4-8pm, Saturday October 1st 12pm – 8pm. Free parking will be available at the casino for all vendors. There will be music, beer and food vendors going full force until 11pm Friday and Saturday. Feel free to stay later and enjoy the show!

Applications for the festival are being accepted. Space is limited so please get your applications in as soon as possible.

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