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Crossroads Bluesfest at New Location

The 7th Annual Crossroads Bluesfest to fight teenage homelessness, featuring some of Western New York’s hottest blues bands, will be held at a new location this year – Riverfest Park, located at 249 Ohio St., Buffalo, NY, 14204, along the Buffalo River. The event takes place on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Doors will open at 2:00 with the blues music beginning at 3:00. Legendary 97 Rock Blues Icon Anita West will play host to several rocking blues groups. Scheduled line-up for this year includes Blues Daddios, Rod Horning Project, Jony James Band, and Randal and the Late Night Scandals. The event also includes a basket raffle. Food and beverages will be available for sale.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Plymouth Crossroads in Lancaster. Plymouth Crossroads is a 501(c)(3)  transitional housing shelter which provides a safe place to call home for abused, runaway and homeless young men ages 16-20. The program is designed to not only provide shelter for these young men, but to also help them get enrolled in school or a GED program and find local employment.  Plymouth also provides extensive case management and group meetings to teach important life skills that are essential to the residents’ success in society. Since its opening in 2011 it has helped over 150 boys to not fall under the statistic of becoming homeless.

Presale tickets are available for $10 before June 7 at 12:00 noon, and may be purchased for cash only at all three Decades Psychedelic Daze locations, online at, or by calling 716-393-3906. Tickets at the door will be $15. Event is rain or shine, and guests are asked to bring a lawn chair for seating. Sponsorship opportunities are available for local businesses. Donations are also requested for the basket raffle.

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