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Inaugural Cobblestone Live! Music Festival to feature 35 Artists/Bands

A new music festival is coming to The Cobblestone District this summer. To add to the mounting music scene in Buffalo, Sunbeam Entertainment has teamed up with Buffalo Iron Works and Lockhouse Distillery & Bar to release Cobblestone Live! This inaugural music festival will be drawing some of the hottest music acts in town, to play on three stages over the course of two days. The inaugural music festival will take place outdoors on Illinois Street, inside Buffalo Iron Works, as well as inside Lockhouse Distillery & Bar. Cobblestone Live! is set to take be held on the weekend of July 15 and 16, 2017. Proceeds from the event will benefit Planned Parenthood.

Highlights will include:

  • Three stages featuring over 35 artists/bands
  • Local food trucks and vendors  
  • VIP tickets including exclusive VIP areas, private brunch, and additional perks
  • Festival drink menu from Lockhouse Distillery & Bar and Buffalo Iron Works
  • Outdoor activities

“Buffalo is notoriously known as the city of good neighbors, it is in that spirit that we’re excited to bring Cobblestone Live! to our community. Though this event is so much more than just a music festival,” said Cory Muscato, partner at Lockhouse Distillery & Bar “It’s an opportunity to add another dimension to our city. Putting this together we have the opportunity to work with so many like minded people that share our values and ethics. To be partnered with such a valuable and prolific organization such as Planned Parenthood for this festival was really the cherry on top.”

Featuring touring acts from around the country. Headliners include Moon Taxi, Real Estate, Aqueous, Moon Hooch, The Hip Abduction, Solidisco, Wild Child, The Dig, Delicate Steve, and Funktional Flow.

CJ Cook of Sunbeam Entertainment knows the Buffalo music scene like no other, “We find that most music festivals target one specific type of music. Buffalonians have wide taste in music, so we aimed to put together an extremely eclectic line up spanning genres of rock, folk, electronic, funk, hip-hop, country, and more. This festival will grow and continue to bring new tourists down to our developing downtown region.”

The promoters and stakeholders hope to grow this festival to a national sized festival in coming years. This is great news, because as much as this city’s music scene has grown, there is still a dearth of major music festivals. This is a huge stepping stone to solve that issue. The festival gives local talents a center stage to spotlight their hometown talents, while inviting heavy hitters in the national music scene to join in on the fun.

“There’s not much Buffalo doesn’t have; from our music and art to our people, history and food. If there’s one thing Buffalo loves more than anything it’s Buffalo.” proclaimed Josh Holtzman, general manager of Buffalo Iron Works, “Many other cities have gone down a similar path and we feel the time is right to bring it to Buffalo. Looking around at all the eclectic establishments here in the Cobblestone District it only seemed natural to bring them together for such a positive event. We are a neighborhood, so why not work together as a united front to put on a music festival and raise money for such an impactful nonprofit organization. We couldn’t be happier that it’s all coming to fruition.”

Gates for the festival open at 1pm each day with acts starting at 2pm. Tickets are $45 presale for a 2 day pass, $25 advance day passes & $30 day of passes, with VIP packages available. Tickets go on sale 3/31 at noon, and can be purchased at, as well as directly at Buffalo Iron Works. For festival news and updates, follow Cobblestone Live! on FacebookInstagramand TwitterInterested vendors and sponsors should inquire at

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