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Buffalo/ Niagara Falls, NY Music Festivals

Outer Harbor Concert Series
Bringing some of the major concerts to Buffalo, the Outer Harbor Concert Series knows how to rock! Last years line up included: The Tragically Hip, Guns n Roses, The Black Keys, Floggin Molly, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson among others.  Were sure 2014 will be just as good if not better.  The Outer Harbor Concert Series takes place right on the water with a view of the skyline of Buffalo, what is better on a summer night!

2014 Line Up:
June 9th - Vampire Weekend With Special Guests
July 11th - City & Colour, Young the Giant, Tokyo Police Club and Clear Plastic Masks

Location: Buffalo Outer Harbor
Dates: Various Dates Through The Summer
Cost: Varies By Artist
Bar: Beer & Wine
Food: Concessions
Website:outerharborconcerts.com


Kerfuffle
Kerfuffle
The newest festival to hit Buffalo, Kerfuffle, sponsored by Alternative Buffalo 107.7. Putting on a really good line up for the alternative music fan.

2014 Line Up:
Cage The Elephant
Bear Hands
Big Data
Bleachers
Brick & Mortar
Kongos
Semi Precious Weapons
The Crystal Method (Guest Appearance)

Location: Canalside Concerts
Dates: July 26th 2014
Cost: $25, $45 VIP $150
Bar: Beer
Food: Concessions
Website: http://www.alternativebuffalo.com/


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Canalside Concerts
Long time running concert series set in Downtown Buffalo.  Every Thursday will see some type of music from 80's pop to current alternative.

2014 Line Up:
June 6th (Friday) 5:00PM - Ticketed - Kiss The Summer Hello 2014
June 8th (Sunday) 3:00PM - Battle of the Blues Bands
June 12th (Thursday) 6:00PM - Free - Shaggy with Soul Rebels and DJ Milk
June 19th (Thursday) 6:00PM - Free - Moe. with Conehead Buddha and The Albrights
June 21st (Saturday) 6:00PM - Ticketed - Tedeschi Trucks Band
June 26th (Thursday) 6:00PM - Free - Sam Roberts Band with July Talk
June 27th (Friday) 6:00PM - Ticketed - George Thorogood & The Destroyers
July 3rd (Thursday) 6:00PM - Free - Gord Downie, The Sadies & The Conquering Sun with Hey Rosetta! and Boy Bear
July 6th (Sunday) 3:00PM - Battle of the American Bands
July 10th (Thursday) - 6:00PM - Free - Fitz & the Tantrums
July 13th (Sunday) 3:00PM - Battle of the Jazz/ R&B Bands
July 17th (Thursday) 6:00PM - Free - Lake Street Dive with Oh Hellos
July 20th (Sunday) 3:00PM - Battle of the Alternative Bands
July 24th (Thursday) 6:00PM - Free - Extreme
July 26th (Saturday) 2:30PM - Ticketed - Kerfuffle presented by Alternative Buffalo 107.7
July 27th (Sunday) 3:00PM - Battle of the Girl Bands
July 31st (Thursday) 6:00PM - Free - Sheila E
August 3rd (Sunday) 3:00PM - Gospel Showcase
August 7th (Thursday) 6:00PM - Free - BPO Rock Show: Earth, Wind, & Fire and Michael Jackson
August 8th (Friday) 6:00PM - Ticketed - Girl Talk
August 14th (Thursday) 6:00PM - Free - TBA

Location: Erie Canal Harbor Central Warf
Dates: Thursdays through the summer
Cost: Free
Bar: Beer
Food: Concessions
Website: http://www.canalsidebuffalo.com/"


Artpark - First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park
The Classic Rock section of the concert series at Art Park. Hosted on Tuesdays through the summer some of the best classic rock stops to visit Art Park.

2014 Line Up:
June 10th - Daryl Hall & John Oates
June 17th - Widespread Panic
June 24th - Ringo Starr and His All Star Band
July 1st - Blue Rodeo with Special Guests 54-40
July 8th - Boston
July 15th - Megadeth
July 22nd - Aretha Franklin
July 29th - Sammy Hagar
August 5th - Heart
August 12th - Greg Allman
August 19th - Styx
August 26th - Michael McDonald + Toto

Location: Lewiston
Dates: Tuesdays Throughout the Summer
Cost: Varies by Artist
Bar: Beer & Wine
Food: Concessions
Website: www.artpark.net


Artpark - Coors Light Wednesdays
The other concert series hosted at Art Park over the summer, this series features newer music than the Tuesday night series and varies over the summer.

2014 Line Up:
June 18th - Arctic Monkeys
June 25th - Ziggy Marley & Steel Pulse
July 2nd - O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips
July 9th - Sublime with Rome
July 16th - Sara Bareilles
July 23rd - 3 Doors Down

Location: Lewiston
Dates: Wednesdays Throughout the Summer
Bar: Beer & Wine
Food: Concessions
Website: www.artpark.net


Lockport Concert Series
Hosted for 6 years by the city of Lockport they have decided not to endorse the free series in 2014.  The concert series will not be happening in 2014 but they hope to have it back in 2015

Location: Lockport
Dates: TBA
Bar: Beer & Wine
Food: Concessions
Website: TBA


Vans Warped Tour
Vans Warped Tour
The main festival for Alternative Music, the Vans Warped Tour travels around the country bringing some of the top bands in the Alternative spectrum.  The bands range from mild alternative, ska, heavy alternative and metal - a little bit of something for everyone!  The closest stop to the upstate NY area is at Darien Lake along with stopping in Toronto.  Some bands don't play all dates so if your looking for your favorite make sure to pay attention to the dates for each band.

2014 Line Up
Air Dubai
ACIDIC
A Lot Like Birds (June 14 - July 11)
Alive Like Me
American Pin-Up
Anberlin (6/14-7/6, 7/16-8/3)
Antiserum
Attila
Bad Rabbits
Bayside
Beartooth
Beebs and Her Money Makers
Born of Osiris
Bowling For Soup
Breathe Carolina
Chelsea Grin
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
The City ShakeUp
The Color Morale
Courage My Love
Crizzly
Crown The Empire
Cursed Sails(6/13-6/29)
Cute Is What We Aim For
Dangerkids
Dayshell
DJ Nicola Bear
DJ Scout
The Devil Wears Prada
Echosmith
Enter Shikari (7/9-8/3)
Every Time I Die
Falling In Reverse
Finch(6/13-7/6)
Fit For A King
For All Those Sleeping
For Today
Four Year Strong
Get Scared
The Ghost Inside
Ghost Town(6/13-7/8,7/12,13)
Heart To Heart
I Fight Dragons
I The Mighty (July 12 - August 3)
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Icon For Hire
Issues
K.Flay
Lionize
Less Than Jake
The Lost Boys
Lost In Society
The Maine
Mayday Parade
Marmozets(7/4-8/3)
MC Chris
Mixtapes
Mod Sun
Motionless In White
Naked Walrus(6/20-6/26)
Neck Deep
NiT GriT
Of Mice & Men(7/8-8/3)
One OK Rock
Pacific Dub
Parkway Drive
Plague Vendor
The Protomen
Pvris
The Ready Set
Real Friends
Saves The Day
Scare Don't Fear
Secrets
A Skylit Drive
Shot In The Dark(6/20)
Sleeper Agent
State Champs
The Story So Far
Stray From The Path
The Summer Set
Survive This!
Tear Out The Heart
Teenage Bottlerocket
Terror
This Wild Life
To The Wind (July 15 - August 3)
Unlocking The Truth(7/11-7/15)
Vanna
Volumes
Watsky
Wax
We Are The In Crowd
We The Kings
The Word Alive
Yellowcard

2014 Acoustic Basement Artists
Elder Brother
Anthony Raneri(Bayside)
Brian Marquis
Allison Weiss(7/20-8/3)
Front Porch Step
Mike Herrera (MXPX) (6/28, 6/29, 7/6-7/19)
Nick Santino(A Rocket To The Moon)
Buttons(6/20-6/25)
Better Off(7/22-7/29)
I The Mighty(7/12-8/3)
Bad Rabbits
PJ Bond(7/6-7/19)
Tess Dunn(6/21)
Young Statues(6/13-7/6)
Light Years
That's Not My Baby(6/20-6/25)
Young Statues
Divided Heaven(7/20, 7/30-8/3)
Rob Lynch(6/13-7/6)

Location: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Dates: July 8th, 2014
Cost: Pricing has a tiered structure starting at $30
Bar: Beer & Wine
Food: Consessions
Website: vanswarpedtour.com


Rockstar Mayhem Festival
Rockstar Mayhem Festival
The national touring concert festival catering to the main stream hard rock/ metal music. 

2014 Line Up:
Avenged Sevenfold
Korn
Asking Alexandria
Trivium
Body Count featuring Ice-T
Miss May I
Mushroomhead
Cannibal Corpse
Suicide Silence
Emmure
Veil of Maya
Upon A Burning Body
Texas Hippie Coalition
Darkest Hour
Ill Nino
Wretched
Islander
King 810
Erimha

Location: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Dates: July 29th 2014
Cost: $29 to $79
Bar: Beer & Wine
Food: Concessions
Website: rockstarmayhemfest.com


Uproar Festival
The national touring concert festival focusing on hard rock/ alternative music.

Location: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Date: TBA
Cost: TBA
Bar: Beer & Wine
Food: Concessions
Website:www.rockstaruproar.com


Kingdom Bound
A Christian festival with a strong emphasis on music.  Believe it or not you can find some mainstream music amongst the line up including past bands like The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus & Skillet.

2014 Headliners
10th Avenue North
Skillet
Michael W. Smith
Steven Curtis Chapman
Toby Mac
1 Girl Nation
Andy Mineo
BJ Putnam
Blues Counsel
The Brothers McClurg
Capital Kings
DJ Promote
Everfound
For King and Country
Gauge
Je'kob
Kathryn Scott
Kurtis Parks
Love & The Outcome
Laura Story
Lybecker
Mandisa
Mike Failla
Paul Baloche
Project 86
Random Hero
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Rend Collective Experiment
Robin Mark
Silverline
Slave
The City Harmonic
Wolves at the Gate

Location: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Dates: August 3 - 6 2014
Cost: Varies based on options and date purchased starting at $48 per day
Bar: Beer & Wine in the park
Website: kingdombound.org


Latitude 43 Music Festival
June 13, 14, and 15 | Artpark Amphitheater |Free Parking 14 Bands 3 Days 1 Great Cause

One of Lewiston's biggest charity festivals moves to Artpark! Enjoy live music, food, drinks, art activities for kids, and more! Latitude 43 Music Festival proceeds benefit the Variety Club Kids Telethon, Lewiston Fire #1 & The NY State Parks Department.

Blues: FRIDAY June 13 | 6pm-11pm Gates open @ 5pm
Maria Aurigema : Joe Louis Walker : Kelley Hunt

Rock: SATURDAY June 14 | 2pm-11pm gates open @ 1pm
Doyle Brothers with Vinnie DeRosa : Cue The Sun : Whiskey Reverb : Mikanecho : Clyde : Strictly Hip : The Machine performs Pink Floyd

Country: SUNDAY June 15 | 1pm-8pm gates open @ Noon
90 West : The Heritage : Lyndsey Highlander : Eric Paslay

Location: Artpark - Lewiston, NY
Dates: June 13th - 15th, 2014
Cost: Daily - General Admission $7 Advance/$10 Week of Festival
         Weekend Pass: $15 (All 3 days)
         Front of Stage - $20 per day / $50 Weekend Pass (all 3 days)
         Reserved Bowl Seating: $20 per day/ $50 Weekend Pass (all 3 days)
         Other VIP options available also
Bar: Beer
Website: http://www.artpark.net/artpark-special-events-latitude-43-music-festival


Buffalove Music Festival
The 2nd Annual "Buffalove Music Festival" is a 3 Night Camping, Music & Art Festival, taking place Thursday June 19th - Saturday June 21st 2014 at Willow Creek Winery in Silver Creek, NY. Featuring 27 Bands, Camping, Art Installations, Kid's activities, Campfire Late-Night Jams, Food & Craft Vendors, Fireworks and more!

2014 Line Up:
Jimkata | Aqueous (2 Sets!) | Funktional Flow (2 Sets!) | Formula 5 (2 Sets!) | Mister F (2 Sets!) | Smackdab | Lazlo Hollyfeld | Whiskey Reverb | Slip Madigan (2 Sets!) | Broccoli Samurai (2 Sets!) | Kid Splendor & The Royal Fortune | The Buffalove Superjam | Blue Rootz | Universe Shark | Imperial Brown | Little Mountain Band | Wonder Crayon | Groove Force | Luanjie | JeffRepeater | Grace Stumberg Band | Aliver Hall | Tropidelic | Rod Horning Project | Intrepid Travelers | Relics (WNY’s Tribute to Pink Floyd)

Location: Willow Creek Winery | Buffalo, NY
Dates: June 19th - 21st
Cost: $50 advance $65 Doors includes 3 nights of camping
Bar: Beer & Wine
Food: Consessions Website: http://www.buffalovemusicfest.com/

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