I decided to make a master list of summer shows at as many of the local venues that I could come up with. I will add to it as more get released. If you would like something added to this list, drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll make sure it gets up.
If you only have time for one or two concerts this summer, I highly suggest getting down to one of the Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor concerts. They have a tremendous atmosphere with a gorgeous view of Buffalo.
In no particular order, here is my list of summer concerts (click on the links to be directed to the full schedule):
Thursday In The Square - my top pick is Matthew Nathanson on August 23rd, but there is no way I'll be waiting that long to get down there.
Buffalo Place Rocks The Harbor - I kind of had a thing for LL Cool J in high school. While I can't remember the last time I dusted off my CD and played selections from G.O.A.T., I think this concert will be a fun way to close out the summer (Sept 1). Local band moe. is a great bet too (June 30th)!
Artpark Tuesdays in the Park - While they added a fee for these shows this year, you really can't beat $5 presale, $10 at the door.
Wednesdays at Artpark - Last summer O.A.R. played while I was on my road trip down south with three of my best friends. I was really excited to see they will be back again this year for another FREE show on August 1st. Counting down the days!
Darien Lake - While these concerts may be out of your summer price range, they offer a great selection (heavy on country). I'll be there to see one of my favorites Dave Matthews on July 3rd!
Hard Rock Concert Series, Niagara Falls - I went to see Our Lady Peace last summer, and while it was a pretty crazy experience, it was free, and it made for a lot of stories to tell with my boyfriend.
Labatt Canal Concert Series, Lockport - While I've never checked out a summer concert at this venue, I've heard good things, and if anything, it's a good excuse to go to Lake Effect Icecream! The summer schedule includes Tea Party, Eddie Money, Theory of a Dead Man, and more!
M & T Plaza Event Series - These concerts are great if you work downtown. Enjoy music on your lunch hour from 12-1pm.
Get outside this summer and enjoy one of the many perks of living in Buffalo!!
Two shots from summer concerts I went to last year:
Hard Rock Niagara Falls featuring Our Lady Peace, July 2011 (right) and
Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor featuring Great Big Sea, August 2011
Last update 5/26/12