Venue:  The Yurt – In Partnership with FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Time: Saturday 1pm – 5pm
Category:  Music
City of Origin:  St. Catharines, ON
Price:  Pay What You Can or Festival Pass


Band on a Couch promises to pack many amazing musicians onto a tiny orange couch!


Band on a Couch is a video and live performance series featuring unplugged bands rocking out on a couch.

In 2014, an idea grew out of a few late night jams and discussions. Changes were happening in the Niagara music scene. New bands were forming and amazing new music was being made. Someone needed to showcase all this new music and all we had was a couch and some half-decent recording equipment. Since then we’ve been recording bands on that same couch, with over 100 videos recorded and counting! BOAC always strives to connect new bands to new audiences and hopes to continue to develop and foster community between Niagara musicians and beyond.

“Band On A Couch has become much more than just a cool idea and has become a vital networking system for musicians in Niagara” – Kostyn Petrunick, The Brock Press

“…a widely recognized format for bands to promote themselves” -Chris Illich, The Sound STC

“four friends, one couch and a heck of a lot of Niagara music: it’s a simple format that works”” -Steve Henschel, Niagara This Week

“In an age where social media connections define interpersonal communications and viral videos have become more popular than television, BOAC is an idea whose time has come”
-Dave DeRocco, GoBe Weekly