Buffalo Place announces lineups for 'Thursday at the Square,' 'Rocks the Harbor'by jmaloni
Concert highlights include Crowded House, O.A.R., Robert Randolph
by Joshua Maloni
The schedule for the 24th annual "Thursday at the Square" concert series was unveiled at a press conference Thursday at the Labatt corporate headquarters in Buffalo. More than two-dozen national acts will perform at the weekly event and its weekend offshoot, Buffalo Place "Rocks the Harbor."
Slated to perform this summer:
June 10 - Alejandro Escovedo and The Sensitive Boys with special guest Tift Merritt
June 17 - Ingrid Michaelson
June 24 - Martin Sexton featuring Ryan Montbleau Band and Civil Twilight
July 1 - Ed Kowalczyk of Live
July 8 - Ozomatli with special guest Rebelution
July 15 - Umphrey's McGee with special guest Tea Leaf Green
July 22 - G. Love & Special Sauce with special guest Rogue Wave
July 29 - Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Aug. 5 - Los Lobos
Aug. 12 - The Fabulous Thunderbirds with special guest Hit & Run
Buffalo Place's free concert series runs from 5 until 9 p.m. at Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo.
The "Rocks the Harbor" lineup includes:
Friday, June 25 - moe. with special guest Keller Williams
Saturday, June 26 - moe. with special guest Donna The Buffalo
Friday, July 16 - Crowded House with special guest Lawrence Arabia
Saturday, July 17 - Gaelic Storm with special guest Leahy
Saturday, July 31 - O.A.R. with special guest Citizen Cope
Sunday, Aug. 1 - Slightly Stoopid and Cypress Hill with special guest Collie Buddz
Friday, Aug. 6 - Herbie Hancock and Jonny Lang
Saturday, Aug. 7 - Gov't Mule with special guest Jackie Greene
This outdoor concert series runs from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf.
"Rocks the Harbor" is a ticketed event. Admission is $10 in advance and $20 one week before each show date (via Ticketmaster).
Buffalo Place's media guide states $6.38 is returned to the local economy for every $1 spent on music events. The season-long economic impact of "Thursday at the Square" is an estimated $4,514,520.Anthony J. Colucci III, Buffalo Place president and vice chairman, said some of the busiest nights in Buffalo all year happen with "Thursday at the Square."