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Live at Larkin Line-Up with a Lunchtime Twist

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

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




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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