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2017 Future Sounds of Buffalo

One of this city’s most prolific musicians, Eric CrittCrittenden, has set out of capture the Future Sounds of Buffalo. He’s doing this by taking some of this city’s youngest, talented musicians and getting them up on stage. After all, a dream of just about any aspiring musician is to get a chance to be under the spotlight. And that’s what Crittenden intends to do.

For years, Crittenden has worked with junior musicians, challenging them to go places. Now he will be propping many of these musically inclined kids up on stage, for a series of boardwalk shows at Canalside. The lunchtime (12-2pm) concert series starts Monday June 26, 2017.

With over 10 virtuosic performers on the roster already, the soundtrack to Buffalos clear and present renaissance is original, soulful, harmonious and in real good hands!

There couldn’t be a better local musician to take these kids under his wing. Crittenden himself has worked alongside the likes of Outer Circle Orchestra, Tiger Chung Lee, Soul Roach and Sinbad (the comedian). He has also made his way onto the stage accompanying music legends such as Bob Weir and Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead, Michael Franti, Arrested Development and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Crittenden’s background of funk, roots and jazz has provided him with a breadth of musical knowhow that allows him to produce his own acclaimed shows via Critt’s Juke Joint, while being able to share his knowledge of music with the next generation of up and coming Buffalo musicians – the Future Sounds of Buffalo.

Simply put, young artists need to perform. Period. They need to get on stage and show Main St. what theyre all about,” says Crittenden, Founder/CEO of Future Sounds of Buffalo. “Environment shapes behavior and we have a responsibility to create an engaging arts and entertainment environment for the future. I consider it an honor and a purpose that while I still have a voice musically in this city, Im bringing the youngsters along for the ride. Its show time!

2017 Future Sounds of Buffalo Schedule. All shows are on Mondays from 12pm- 2pm:

June 26 – Ryan Howz

July 31 – TBD

July 3 – Alex Mccarthur

July 17 – Declan Miers

July 24 – Harry Graser Trio

July 10 – Blaise Mercedes Miranda

August 7 – Mom Said No

August 14 – KatieAnn School

August 21 – Ali Critelli

August 28 – Nawlins’ Throwdown

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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