Starting on Wednesday June 18, Larkinville will once again be hosting a summer concert series featuring some of the area’s most talented musicians. All told there will be 29 bands performing at Larkin Square this summer. Last year over 2000 people attended each show, creating a social scene like no other in Buffalo. “It’s been incredibly fun and fulfilling to welcome so many Western New Yorkers each week to Live at Larkin,” said Larkin Square Director of Fun Leslie Zemsky. “With the lineup of bands refreshed and the hula hoops refurbished, we’re excited to see how our flagship event will continue to grow this summer!”
Live at Larkin showcases the talents of two bands each week. This summer an arrangement has been made with the musicians to conclude each show by performing together as a grand finale of sorts.
Live music fans can also look forward to another performance showcase this summer. Larkinville is experimenting with lunchtime concerts. Called Lunchtime Live at Larkin, four dates have been chosen where local bands will entertain the hungry crowds on select Thursdays (see monthly schedule below). I have a feeling that this could lead to even more dates in years to come. This is another way that the folks at Larkinville are creating a well-rounded experience for visitors to Larkin Square, no matter what time they choose to pay a visit to the grounds.
*All Live at Larkin concerts are free and open to the public, with plentiful free parking available in Larkin Square event lots, located off of Seneca and Exchange Streets. Food and drinks will be offered by the Larkinville Grill and select food trucks. For more information on Larkin Square as well as weekly updates on other events such as Food Truck Tuesdays and the upcoming Thursday night Larkin Market, please visit www.larkinsquare.com.
Who: 29 bands with Buffalo ties
What: 2014 concert lineup for Live at Larkin presented by First Niagara & sponsored by Independent Health
When: Wednesdays, June 18th through September 17th, 2014, 5-8:30 PM; monthly Lunchtime Live at Larkin, Thursday, June 26th through September 25th
Where: Larkin Square, 745 Seneca Street, Buffalo
Why: Celebrate summertime in Larkinville with outdoor concerts featuring local musicians
2014 Summer Live at Larkin Concert Series | Wednesdays 5 – 8 pm | June 18 – September 17
June 18 Neville Francis & the Riddim Posse + Vitamin D
June 25 The Albrights + Aircraft
July 2 The Ragbirds + The Doyle Brothers
July 9 John & Mary and the Valkyries + Michael Oliver & His Sacred Band
July 16 Dive House Union + Jony James Band
July 23 Aqueous + Jeff Miers Band
July 30 Argyle Street Band + Leroy Townes
August 6 The Steam Donkeys + Shaky Stage
August 13 Alan Evans’ Playonbrother + Forealists
August 20 South Buffalo Night!
Brian Higgins & the Exchange Street Band + The Jack Mahones +
The Charlie O’Neill Unplugged Club
August 27 Back to School Night! with WNY high school musicians & Music is Art
September 3 Mary C & the Stellars + Drea d’Nur
September 10 Peter Case + Tom Stahl & the Dangerfields
September 17 Total Request Larkin Lance Diamond & the 24 Karat Diamond Band + Caitlin Koch
Lunchtime Live at Larkin:
June 25th Lancaster Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra
July 24th Hot Club of Buffalo
August 21st Crikwater & Clann Na Cara
September 26th George Caldwell Trio