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See “Hit N Run” at Buffalo River Fest Park September 4

On Wednesday, September 4th Buffalo River Fest Park will close out the season of 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:

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), Chris Olivieri (Drums), and Jason Drabek (Guitar, Vocals).  Further information on the band can be found at  

About The Wednesday Night Concert Series:

The Wednesday Night Concert Series will feature some of the best local bands playing against the backdrop of the historic Buffalo River and grain elevators. For a full schedule of concerts and events visit

New this year will be a built in rain date policy.  In the event of a Wednesday night cancellation due to weather, the concert will be held the following night on Thursday at the same time.

“The weekly concerts are an affordable, 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.”- Peg Overdorf – Concert Organizer

Wednesday Night Concert Series General Info

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.

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