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On Wednesday, September 6, Buffalo River Fest Park will be host their “Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series” at the park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, New York. The concert will run from 6:30pm to 10pm and will feature the local band FlipSide.
FlipSide has been performing throughout WNY for the past twenty years to audiences of all ages. They have performed at Thursday In The Square, The Taste of Buffalo, the Erie County Fair, Canal Fest, and at various bars and night clubs. The band is comprised of Mark Christy (lead vocalist, acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards); John Lajoie (vocals, guitar); Dan Schmidt (drums); and Paul S. (guitar). Over the years FlipSide has won the Best Classic Rock Group category in the annual Buffalo Music Awards, Best Classic Rock Band award at the WNY People’s Choice Music Awards and has won Best Classic Pop Band at the Buffalo Night Life Awards in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Their song list includes songs by artists such as Van Morrison, Foreigner, Black Crowes, The Rolling Stones, The Tragically Hip, Billy Idol, REO Speedwagaon, Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, Bob Segar, Bruno Mars, and more! For more information on the band visit their website at
On Wednesday, August 30th Buffalo River Fest Park will be host their “Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series” at the park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, New York. The concert will run from 6:30pm to 10pm and will feature the local band Hit N Run.
Hit N Run – one of Buffalo’s premier party bands – is a 6-piece band that plays a wide array of material such as dance and sing-along Classic Rock, Oldies, newer Alternative, and a touch of Country, Disco and Blues – they strive to play something for everyone! Their play list includes everything from ACDC, to Neil Diamond, Bon Jovi, Boston, Bruno Mars, Styx, Rush, Frankie Valli, Kansas, REO Speedwagon, Michael Jackson, Goo Goo Dolls, Motley Crew, Poison, Cheap Trick, Van Morrison, Van Halen, Garth Brooks, Lynard Skynard, Whitesnake, Dion & the Belmonts, Pat Benatar, Prince, Queen, Def Leppard, Journey and more.
Hit N Run was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of fame in 2009 and won “Top Pop Rock Band” at the Buffalo Music Awards 9 years in a row. They are Channel 4’s reigning winner for the last few years for “Best-Of Cover Rock Band” and have won the People’s Choice award for Top Rock band. In 2011 Hit N Run was inducted into the Buffalo Night Life Hall of Achievements. The band has won over 30 awards for the group alone.
The band consists of Mark Valentino (lead vocals), Guy Nichols (Bass Guitar and Vocals), Pat Annunziata (Organ, Piano, Synthesizers and Vocals), Annette Falasa (Vocals), Chris Olivieri (Drums), and Jason Drabek (Guitar, Vocals).
Further information on the band can be found at Hit N Run
On Wednesday, August 23rd Buffalo River Fest Park will be host their “Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series” at the park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, New York. The concert will run from 6:30pm to 10pm and will feature the local band JJ Swing.
Formed in 1999 as traditional swing band, JJ Swing has evolved over the years to play a wide variety of music. The eight piece, high energy party band, entertains both young and old with their upbeat music. Their set list features songs by artists such as Chicago; Earth, Wind & Fire; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Stevie Ray Vaughn; Van Morrison; Brian Setzer Orchestra; The Blues Brothers; Bruno Mars; Rod Stewart; and more! The band is made up of: Joe Mombrea (Guitar, Vocals), C. Jerry Sampson (Bass, Vocals), Jim Linsner (Drums), Pat Georger(Keyboards, Vocals), Jim Runfola (Tenor Saxophone), Harry Fackelman (Alto/Bari. Sax), Rick Keller (Trumpet), Jeff Marsha (Trombone, Vocals).
Further information on the band can be found at JJ Swing.