Get ready to witness a spectacular blend of football, humor, and a world-renowned recording artist lighting up Niagara Falls. The Canadian Football League and the 2023 Grey Cup Festival have exciting news to share with you. Two-time GRAMMY© Award-winning reggae sensation, Shaggy, is all set to grace the CFL Awards Night with his presence and deliver a memorable performance on the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls on Thursday, November 16.
This electrifying event will be the grand finale of the CFL Awards, a ceremony that celebrates the top talents in the Canadian Football League, happening earlier on the same evening at the Avalon Theatre at Fallsview.
Exclusive Experience for Football Enthusiasts
If you’re a football fan and want to secure tickets for the CFL Awards this year, you’re in for a treat. These tickets not only grant you access to the awards show but also to the lower bowl for Shaggy’s live performance. Even more exciting is the fact that CFL Awards tickets are now available, starting at an affordable $139! For those seeking a touch of luxury, a limited number of VIP floor tickets are up for grabs. You can purchase them here.
A Shaggy Concert Just for You
For dedicated Shaggy fans eager to attend his concert exclusively, tickets will be available starting on Saturday, October 28, at 11 a.m. ET. You can purchase your concert tickets here. Additionally, presale access will be granted early to all Grey Cup Ticket holders and Tiger-Cats season seat holders. Keep an eye on your email for instructions, and make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity.
Meet Shaggy: A Dancehall Icon
Shaggy is a legendary dancehall artist, the one and only Diamond-selling artist in history, with an impressive track record of over 40 million albums sold to date. He’s credited with eight singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and seven albums on the Billboard 200, including four in the Top 40. Shaggy holds his own among the top three most-streamed reggae artists of all time on Spotify, sharing the ranks with iconic names like Bob Marley and Sean Paul.
But the excitement doesn’t stop there. The CFL Awards Night will be co-hosted by comedian K. Trevor Wilson and Kate Beirness, the host of the CFL on TSN.
Meet K. Trevor Wilson: The Comedy Legend
K. Trevor Wilson, widely recognized as the lovable Squirrely Dan on the award-winning Crave original series Letterkenny, is a seasoned figure in the Canadian comedy scene. With over two decades of experience, he’s brought countless moments of laughter to his audiences. His stand-up performances have graced stages on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Roast Battles, the Just For Laughs Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, JFL 42, and many more. His list of accolades includes the 2012 Irwin Barker Homegrown Award at Just For Laughs, the titles of the 2014 and 2015 Canadian Organization of Campus Activities Comedian of the Year, and Canada’s Best Male Stand-Up at the 2015 Canadian Comedy Awards.
The Ultimate Awards Night
This year’s CFL Awards Night promises to be exceptional, featuring a gathering of CFL and Tiger-Cats legends participating in the awards show and joining the Shaggy concert.
The CFL Awards Night and the Shaggy concert are integral parts of the 2023 Grey Cup Festival, a multi-day celebration of football, Canada, and the unifying spirit between them. Each year, the festival builds up to the Grey Cup game, the pinnacle of Canadian football. The 110th edition of the Grey Cup game will take place at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field on Sunday, November 19.
More Musical Delights Await
Shaggy’s appearance is just one part of the musical extravaganza. The lineup also includes country superstar Carrie Underwood, with the opening act by Brian Kelley, on Friday, November 17, at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre. And if you’re seeking even more musical excitement, don’t forget that punk rock legends Green Day are set to ignite the stage during the big game at the Twisted Tea Grey Cup Halftime Show.
Traveling with Ease
Thanks to a partnership between the 2023 Grey Cup Festival and the Ontario government, fans can enjoy free transportation between Hamilton and Niagara Falls, allowing you to be part of the action in both cities. For further details, visit here.
Whether you’re a music aficionado, a football fanatic, or just looking for a fantastic time, if you’re planning to stay in the Niagara region during the 2023 Grey Cup Festival, you can find more information about Niagara hotels here. Get ready for a memorable night of entertainment right here in Niagara Falls!