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Meet me at The Marcy.

After featuring five different bands over the last five weeks, wrapping up with a showing of Free Henry!, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy is adding two additional shows to the roster. The two following Thursdays (April 7th and 14th) will feature the All Star Band, great food and drinks by Magnolia Catering and Coles Restaurant, all set inside the historic Marcy Casino nestled right by Gala Waters (Hoyt Lake) and the Rose Garden.

The latest success of the Music at the Marcy series has prompted the organizers to reexamine The Marcy (The Boathouse) as a gathering place for people throughout the year. If people show up for these music events in March, then why not extend the season to April? To go even further, what would a music series look like during the summer months? Word has it that this two-week extension is a signal that The Marcy could unleash an extended music series that could span the entire summer. If you have not attended one of these shows, what are you waiting for? Grab your dancing shoes and a date and head on over to check out a previously unsung venue that is doing its best to make a stand when it comes to promoting local musicians.

Check out the details:

The members of the “All Star Band” have played with many reputable
artists that include but aren’t limited to Rick James, Teddy Riley, Mary
Jane Girls, Process & the Doo Rags, N’Dambi, Shirley Ceaser,
LeVert, Blue Magic, Mickey Howard, Stephanie Mills, Shanice Wilson,
Lenny Williams, and Shawnee Mac. With a broad range of influences
including Jeff Labro, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vie, Marcus
Miller, Stanley Clark, Billy Cob Ham, Michael Jackson, Charlie Wilson,
Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Rick James, the “All
Star Band” certainly lives up to their name and is sure to make these
encore performances at the Marcy Casino unforgettable!

The “All Star Band” features Wade Hawkins (Keys), Kenny Hawkins
(guitar), Flute Johnson (Drums), Rodney Appleby (Bass guitar) and John
Miller (Technician).

Music at the Marcy is an all-ages concert series of musical acts
performing in the historic Marcy Casino (199 Lincoln Parkway) in
Delaware Park. Admission is FREE for members of the Buffalo Olmsted
Parks Conservancy, $5 for general public, and $3 for college students
with valid college ID. Proceeds from the series go to benefit the
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

For more information please visit or call 716-838-1249 ext 23.

Written by Sarah Maurer

Sarah Maurer

I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

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