Building on the success of their first summer concert series in 2016 and the momentum of the downtown music scene, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar in the city’s cobblestone district will again host the Canalside Afterparty Summer Concert Series presented by Sunbeam Entertainment. The series follows the Canalside concert weekly schedule and even extends it into late August. Their focus this year was not only to highlight some of Buffalo’s best local bands, but to also feature national touring artists that are passing through Western New York as well.
The series kicks off the same day as Canalside’s first concert of the year on June 15th. Music goers can expect to see a variety of acts that reflect the genre of music featured at the Canalside show. Only a short walk from the waterfront destination the afterparty series allows concert goers to continue to hang out downtown and listen to great music once Canalside ends around 10:00 p.m.
Cory Muscato, partner and distiller of Lockhouse, explained this year’s line-up is aimed to expose their audience to “new genres and eclectic sounds” that will “enhance the experience of live music for Western New Yorkers – not just those attending the free Canalside concerts”
So, whether you’re heading to the free concerts on Thursdays and looking to escape the huge crowds, searching for a place to head after the show, or just want to hear something new and different, the Lockhouse Afterparty is definitely a place you’ll want to check out.
This article wouldn’t be complete without mentioning that, in their 4th year in business, Lockhouse has become a powerhouse Buffalo distillery. Their craft vodka, gin, and coffee liquor is now featured in over 250 bars and restaurants, plus 150 liquor stores throughout Erie, Niagara, and the surrounding counties. Needless to say, they’ve come a long way since going door to door slinging their wears throughout the Elmwood Village.
Here’s a complete line-up of the Lockhouse distillery and bar’s Canalside Afterparty – Summer Concert Series, CHEERS!
Cover for the Afterparty Concert Series are $5 per show with acts starting at 10:00. Lockhouse will have a special cocktail menu during the shows featuring its house made spirits and selection of packaged and draft beers! 21+ are admitted