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“RiverWorks Rocks The Barge”

Live Music on the Buffalo River

Buffalo RiverWorks certainly keeps us guessing what’s next? Recently the venue made headlines with its poor taste in signage that was placed atop the GLF elevator (see here). Fortunately, this week, it looks as if RiverWorks is back to creating a fun waterside destination, instead of creating an eyesore on one of its buildings.

The new floating concert barge has now been “floated” into its new space, front and center facing RiverWorks’ sprawling patio along the Buffalo River. This is where the Summer 2020 Beer Garden Concert Lineup will continue, as a free RiverWorks Rocks The Barge live music concert series.

While the barge is tethered to the shore via a “band plank,” it’s still floating in the water. From the start, RiverWorks’ owner Earl Ketry always wanted a “floating live music element” such as what we are seeing now. The stage is perfectly positioned to offer unobscured sight lines for music fans seated on land at one of the full service tables (reservations are recommended). 

RiverWorks Rocks The Barge Concert Line-Up is as follows:

  • Friday, August 14: Midnight Kings 6 – 9pm
  • Saturday, August 15: Acoustified 1 – 4pm | Garrett Shea Duo  6 – 9pm
  • Sunday, August 16: The Brothers of Invention 1 – 4pm
  • Thursday, August 20: Chris Maloney  6 – 9pm
  • Friday, August 21: Josh Geercken Duo 6 – 9pm
  • Saturday, August 22: Dylan Hund Duo 1 – 4pm | XOXO Duo  6 – 9pm
  • Sunday, August 23: The Brothers of Invention 1 – 4pm
  • Thursday, August 27: Sudden Urge Duo  6 – 9
  • Friday, August 28: Tim Britt 6 – 9pm
  • Saturday, August 29: Major Thirds 1 – 4pm | XOXO Duo  6 – 9pm
  • Sunday, August 30: The Brothers of Invention 1 – 4pm
  • Thursday, September 3: Tom Schuh  6 – 9
  • Friday, September 4: Gimme Buffett unplugged 6 – 9pm
  • Saturday, September 5: Acoustified 1 – 4pm | Garrett Shea Duo  6 – 9pm
  • Sunday, September 6: The Brothers of Invention 1 – 4pm

Buffalo RiverWorks | 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo NY | (716) 342-2292

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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