Free music on the waterfront every Wednesday evening beginning June 7th
Buffalo River Fest Park has unveiled the 2017 Buffalo River Fest Park summer concert schedule. This popular and family-friendly waterfront music series presents its seventh season of Wednesday evening performances from 6:30 until 10:00pm, beginning June 7th and running through September 6th.
“The weekly concerts are a family-friendly way to enjoy the many developments happening on our waterfront. We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of Western New York residents and visitors to our park for another season of the concert series.” said concert organizer Peg Overdorf.
The concert series kicks-off with South Buffalo favorite “Bill LaRusch & Friends” on June 7th, followed by versatile rockers “Diva Show Band” on June 14th. One of the area’s premier pop rock bands “Wide Right” hits the stage on June 21st and WNY favorite “Crash Cadillac” closes out the month of June on the 28th.
Electric and acoustic rock band “South City” make their Buffalo River Fest Park debut on July 5th and Buffalo’s best classic pop band “FlipSide” are set to perform on July 12th. “Reset to Vinyl”, who play both current and classic hits, perform July 19th and “Breakaway” take to the stage on July 26th.
Local country music favorite “West of the Mark” hit the stage on August 2nd and “Buffalo Five” are scheduled for a performance on August 9th. Relive the sights and sounds of the ‘70’s with “Disco Duck” on August 16th and eight-piece, multi-genre band “JJ Swing” are set to perform on August 23rd. One of the top live acts in WNY – “Hit N Run” – will take to stage on August 30th.
The concert series will conclude on September 6th with a yet to be determined musical act.
In addition to the Wednesday night schedule, the annual Independence Day celebration will be held on Monday, July 3rd and will feature “Disco Duck” from 7pm-11pm.
The Wednesday Night Concert Series (Buffalo River Fest Park) – 6:30pm-10pm – schedule is listed below:
- June 7th – Bill LaRusch & Friends
- June 14th – Diva Show Band
- June 21st – Wide Right
- June 28th – Crash Cadillac
- July 3rd – Disco Duck (*Monday event)
- July 5th – South City
- July 12th – FlipSide
- July 19th – Reset to Vinyl
- July 26th – Breakaway
- August 2nd – West of the Mark
- August 9th – Buffalo Five
- August 16th – Disco Duck
- August 23rd – JJ Swing
- August 30th – Hit N Run
- September 6th – To be announced
In addition to the Wednesday night concert series, Buffalo River Fest Park will also serve as the location for the popular “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Party” on Friday, September 8th featuring live Irish music by “Crikwater”.
Buffalo River Fest Park is located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY 14204. Parking is free and widely available. No personal coolers are allowed at the park; however, refreshments are available for purchase, with proceeds supporting park maintenance and other riverfront development efforts. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. Rain will force concert cancellations, so please check the Buffalo River Fest Park Facebook page for updates. In addition, updates will be posted on Twitter @BfloRFPark.