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River Fest Park Live Music Series

There’s exciting news on the live music front. Every Wednesday evening in July and August there will be bands* playing at River Fest Park (6pm-10pm). The venue was made for this type of performance schedule, as there is a bandshell, 2.5 acre lawn, a vista onto the Buffalo River and I would imagine that there will be plenty of food being dished out by our fleet of food trucks.

With all of the new amenities such as the boardwalk, accessibility by bike and boat as well as close proximity to the Inner Harbor, this concert series should be a lot of fun and easy to access. I got a chance to see The Diva Show Band (image) perform during River Fest and it really was the perfect venue for live music – nice and relaxed with the sun setting over the industrial grain elevators. Bring your picnic blanket and just chill out (no coolers allowed because refreshments will be available for purchase).

*Hosted by the Valley Community Association. Buffalo River Fest Park at 249 Ohio Street.  The first band featured on July 13, 2011 will be Crikwater from 6 pm until 10 pm.  The band consists of Liam Caufield on mandolin, guitar and vocals, Bill Fulton on base, Bill Lewis on guitar and vocals and Peter Zolacha on banjo and mandolin.  These South Buffalo boys play a blend of Irish folk and traditional songs intermixing Pink Floyd and similar tunes here and there. The series throughout the summer will feature bands such as Bleeding Hearts, Urban Renewal, Only Humen, Crash Cadillac and The Town Pants.  

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, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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