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Canalside Concert Event to Benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute

What if I told you that all you had to do to support the fight against cancer was attend a music festival down on the waterfront? Really!

On August 9, 2014 from 12PM until 10 PM, twelve bands will “sing out against cancer” at Canalside. The event is called Concert for a Cure, and came about when John P. McGowan lost his battle with cancer at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. “I wanted to pay tribute to my father and give back to Roswell”, explains son Corey McGowan. “My father’s wish was to one day be able to personally support Roswell Park for all that they do. Unfortunately my father never lived to see that day so this is a wish my family and I are proud to fulfill for him”.

Featured acts include Black Widow, Busted Stuff, Strictly Hip, The Informers, Route 66, The Heritage, Tom Sartori, Randle & the Late Night Scandal, Up the Ante and Leon and the Fork Lifts.

On that day ten restaurants will be on-hand to feed the hungry crowd. There will also be kids activities, an artisan market, and a beer tent. All proceeds raised will go to Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

 *For more information and to purchase tickets please visit TicketFly or General admission tickets are $10.00, VIP Reserved tickets are $40.00 and include complementary catering and cocktail service. Also see Facebook.



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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