Musical mystery continues: vacant Niagara Falls building plays Iowa fight song on repeat

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – Neighbors in Niagara Falls say they’re hearing the Iowa fight song on repeat at night, and it’s driving them nuts. After six months, the song ended temporarily.

The song plays between 3 and 11 p.m. every evening from a vacant building. By 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the song was back on, and playing on repeat.

The building, located at 500 3rd Street, is owned by Thunderfalls LLC.

Executive Chef Kevin Robertson lives upstairs from the restaurant he works at, Wine on Third. He said like clockwork every night he hears the fight song blaring from these outdoor speakers across the street. He tells us it is like torture.

“I am the chef here, but I am a tenant above, and I pay rent. I cannot listen to the music anymore, it will make you crazy,” he said.

Marleta Stansberry, The Pastry Chef at Wine on Third said, “The fact that it’s repeating over and over again and it just doesn’t stop, it gets very annoying very quickly.”

The restaurant has reached out to Niagara Falls Police and the city, who tell them they’ve contacted the building owner. But they’ve been told playing the song during these hours and at this level doesn’t technically break city rules.

We’re told the building is owned by Thunderfalls, LLC. News 4 has reached out for comment, but haven’t heard back yet. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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