Summertime in Buffalo brings with it countless outdoor concerts and music series. No matter where you turn it seems as if someone is organizing an event or introducing a new venue. At the same time, the city’s club music scene keeps cracking right along, offering up performances from the water’s edge to the University District.
I suppose that it’s gotta be tough for the clubs to compete with all of the free outdoor concerts. Venues such as Sportsmens Tavern must be creative in the ways they attract the crowds. Fortunately there are plenty of enthusiastic musicians and music enthusiasts who are constantly dreaming up myriad ways to get people together under one roof for a good cause. And it just so happens that a good cause has been identified, and a benefit concert is in the works.
On Thursday, August 7, a number of Buffalo musicians will be playing at Sportsmens Tavern in order to promote “Dog Days of Summer” – an event that aims to raise money for the Pet Emergency Fund. “The deluge of outdoor summer concerts contributes to some dog days at our favorite indoor venues,” says promoter Seamus Gallivan of The Good Neighborhood. “We’re gathering to give the Sportsmens a figurative shot in the arm, and dedicating the proceeds to local vets who literally give shots to pets in need.”
$5 at the door gets you into the recently renovated tavern, including a new outdoor upper deck. The line-up for the evening features Dee Adams and Her Band (first time together since the winter), Alison Pipitone, Flatbed, Geno McManus, and the duo of Jony James & David Michael Miller.
Dog Days of Summer is being co-presented by the West Side Pet Clinic. All door and raffle proceeds will go toward the Pet Emergency Fund, which helps to offset expensive vet bills for those who don’t have the funds to treat their pets.
Who: Dee Adams and Her Band, Alison Pipitone, Flatbed, Jony James & David Michael Miller, Geno McManus
What: Dog Days of Summer, benefiting Pet Emergency Fund
When: Thursday, August 7th, 7-10pm
Where: Sportsmens Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Black Rock ($5 donation at door)
Why: Support local canine-related cause with a summer concert