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Buffalo River Fest Park 2019 Summer Concert Series Lineup Set

Free music on the waterfront every Wednesday evening beginning May 29th

Buffalo River Fest Park has unveiled the 2019 Buffalo River Fest Park summer concert schedule. This popular and family-friendly waterfront music series presents its ninth season of Wednesday evening performances from 6:30pm until 10pm, beginning May 29th and running through September 4th.

“The weekly concerts are an affordable, family-friendly way to enjoy the many developments happening on our waterfront. We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of Western New York residents and visitors to our park for another season of the concert series.” said concert organizer Peg Overdorf.

New this year will be a built in rain date policy.  In the event of a Wednesday night cancellation due to weather, the concert will be held the following night on Thursday at the same time.

The concert series kicks-off with versatile band “The Kensingtons” on May 29th, followed by concert series newcomers “Stoneflower” on June 5th.  “Super Charger” performs on June 12th while “Breakaway”, who play both current and classic hits, appears on June 19th.  One of the area’s premier live oldies band, “Crash Cadillac”, hits the stage on June 26th to close out the month.

Versatile rock band “Joe & The Shmoes” make their Buffalo River Fest Park debut on July 10th while ‘70’s band “Disco Duck” are set to perform on July 17th. “The Buffalo 5” take to the stage on July 24th and “Breakaway” makes their second appearance of the season on July 31st.

“Wide Right” takes to the stage on August 7th and local country music favorite “West of the Mark” are scheduled for a performance on August 14th.  Classic rock band “Back To The Bars” makes their Buffalo River Fest Park debut on August 21st and “Joyryde & The Hitmen Horns” also perform for the first time at the park on August 28th.

The concert series will conclude on September 4th with the perennial favorite – Hit N Run.

The annual Independence Day Eve celebration fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, July 3rd and will feature “The Kensingtons” from 7pm-11pm.

The full concert schedule is listed below:

Wednesday Night Concert Series (Buffalo River Fest Park) – 6:30pm-10pm

May 29th – The Kensingtons

June 5th – Stoneflower

June 12th – Super Charger

June 19th – Breakaway

June 26th – Crash Cadillac

July 3rd – The Kensingtons

July 10th – Joe & The Shmoes

July 17th – Disco Duck

July 24th – The Buffalo 5

July 31st – Breakaway

August 7th – Wide Right

August 14th – West of the Mark

August 21st – Back To The Bars

August 28th – Joyryde & The Hitmen Horns

September 4th – Hit N Run

Buffalo River Fest Park is located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY 14204.  Parking is free and widely available.  No personal coolers are allowed at the park; however, refreshments are available for purchase, with proceeds supporting park maintenance and other riverfront development efforts.  Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended.

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