Funtime AfterDark has announced a couple of preliminary Outer Harbor shows this summer that should bring the heat to the waterfront. For those who made it to a show last summer, the site at the Outer Harbor is a welcome addition to the outdoor live music scene in Buffalo, and allows the promoters to attract music acts that might not be able to come to Buffalo otherwise. I asked Donny Kutzbach of Funtime AfterDark a few questions about the mammoth stage that is set up in order to pull off the shows, and he sent along some of the impressive specs:
Stage by Mountain Productions Stage
Main Stage 64′ wide X 57′ deep
Stage Wings each side 17′ wide X 49′ deep
Overall Stage Width 98′
Stage is 5′ tall
Roof is 35′ Tall
Loading Dock for up 6 Trucks. 3 each side of platform 30′ X 14′ at dock height
Roof can handle 35,000 lbs of Sound and Lights
All Aluminum Stage Front Barricade
Now that you’ve got the lowdown on the stage setup, here’s news of two shows that are currently being promoted:
Vampire Weekend on Mon., June 9, 2014
Alternative Buffalo 107.7 presents, on Friday, July 11, 2014
The Buffalo Outer Harbor Concert Site | 325 Fuhrmann Blvd – Downtown Buffalo
Gates 6pm • General Admission Show | All Ages Admitted / 21+ w ID to drink
Tickets On sale THIS FRIDAY AT NOON ($37.00 advance / $41.00 day of show / $2.00 facility fee per ticket) available online at Ticketmaster.com and through ALL Ticketmaster locations in the US and Canada including Walmart Store Locations, the Town Ballroom box office (681 Main Street) and the After Dark box office (630 Elmwood Avenue). Call to charge by phone 800-745-3000
Frequently asked questions:
Where is the Outer Harbor?
The concert site is located where the former Pier/Shooters Restaurant used to be, right off the Fuhrmann Blvd exit of Route 5/The Skyway in Downtown Buffalo, NY.
Are there any age restrictions?
All shows are all ages.
Will you be serving beer and/or alcohol?
There will be a private beer garden at each show. 21+ admitted with valid government issued ID only.
Will you be serving food?
We will have numerous food stations set up serving some of Buffalo’s best local products for you to purchase. We will also have soda and water available throughout the site grounds for purchase.
What time do the doors open?
Each show door times and start time may be different. Please check out our concert info above for the door time of the show you want to attend.
Is this location and band lineup different than the Inner Harbor Concert series?
Yes, we are the Outer Harbor, located less then 1 mile from the Buffalo Inner Harbor concert location. Please check out www.BuffaloPlace.com for all relevant information on the concerts and events taking place at the Inner Harbor including the popular Thursday’s At Harbor free concert series and the Buffalo Place Rock’s The Harbor Concert series.
Will boat slips be available at each concert for boaters?
Unfortunately we will not have any boat slips available at these events.
What if it rains, will the show be canceled?
All shows will take place rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges will be offered unless a show is forced to shut down due to adverse weather conditions.
Can we bring our own food and beverage into the events?
No outside food or beverage will be allowed at the festival site. We will have plenty of food and drink vendors located throughout the concert site.
Can we bring blankets or chairs?
You may bring in your own blankets but chairs will not be allowed.
Do you accept credit cards inside the event for food or drink?
Currently we do not accept credit cards. All sales are cash only.
Can I purchase a seat or are all these shows standing room/general admission only?
All shows are standing room general admission events. There are no individual seats available for purchase.
Where can I park?
There is FREE parking available along Fuhrmann Blvd on a first come, first serve basis. $10 parking per car will also be provided on a first come, first serve basis at the concert Site.
Are these shows free?
No they are not. You will need to purchase a ticket to each show you wish to attend. Venue capacity is limited so we recommend purchasing a ticket in advance as some shows may sell out.
My friends uncle, who is the second cousin of the keyboard players first wife said you can get me free tickets, is this true?