Summer in the Buffalo-Niagara region of Western New York means outdoor concerts, and lots of them. If you’re interested in heading into downtown Buffalo for a show on the waterfront, there are plenty of opportunities in the summer of 2013, with the first shows taking place the first week of June.
Thursday at Canalside: concerts are from 5 to 9 p.m. and are free.
- · June 6: The Hold Steady and Hollerado
- · June 13: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
- · June 20: Steven Page (former frontman of Barenaked Ladies)
- · June 27: Teddy Riley and Blackstreet
- · July 11: G. Love and Special Sauce and the Joy Formidable
- · July 18: Los Lonely Boys
- · July 25: The Fixx
- · August 1: Yonder Mountain String Band and Railroad Earth
- · August 8: Halestorm
- · August 15: An Evening with Todd Rundgren
- · August 22: Adam Ant and The Good, the Mad & the Lovely Posse
- · August 29: Lotus
Buffalo Place Rocks Canalside: concerts are from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets are available at the Buffalo Place box office (671 Main St.), www.tickets.com or charge by phone at 1-888-223-6000.
- · June 28: Counting Crows and the Wallflowers ($16 advance, $20 day of show)
- · June 29: KEM ($15 advance, $20 day of show)
- · July 26: The Wailers and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (free)
- · July 27: Bel Biv Devoe (free)
- · August 30: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo with Eric Burdon ($15 advance, $20 day of show)
- · August 31: to be announced at a later date
Buffalo Outer Harbor Concert Series: various days of the week, various prices. Tickets are available online at www.ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster locations in the US and Canada including Walmart Store Locations, the Town Ballroom box office (681 Main Street), the After Dark box office (630 Elmwood Avenue)and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
- · June 5: Guns N’ Roses with Monster Truck (gates at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. – tickets $48)
- · June 14: Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson (gates at 6 p.m. – tickets $20 in advance, $30 day of show)
- · July 8: The Black Keys with The Joy Formidable (gates at 6 p.m. – tickets $48)
- · July 19: The Tragically Hip with Grace Potter and The Nocturnals (gates at 6 p.m. – tickets $48)
- · July 21: Mac Miller with Earl Sweatshirt, Chance the Rapper, Vince Staples and The Internet (gates at 6 p.m. – tickets $30 in advance, $35 day of show)
- · August 2: Flogging Molly with Lowest of the Low (gates at 6 p.m. – tickets $30 in advance, $40 day of show)