Canadian alt-rock icon Matthew Good will close the 15th annual "Buffalo Place Rocks Canalside" concert series presented by M&T Bank and produced by Buffalo Place Inc. in downtown Buffalo on Saturday, Aug. 31. The show begins at 6 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 30, will feature Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and special guest Eric Burdon.
Good was discovered at an open mic night at Simon Fraser University. His early career in music began as the lead singer for a folk band Rodchester Kings. With unique lyrics and Good's instantly recognizable voice, the Matthew Good Band created one of the most successful independent records in Canadian history, 1995's "Last Of The Ghetto Astronauts." In the following years, hit singles, "Hello Time Bomb," "Everything is Automatic" and "Load Me Up" gave the band cross-border success and a cult following in Canada.
In 1998, Matthew Good Band won a Juno Award for Best New Group. After that, Matthew Good Band released four albums and then went on hiatus. Good has gone on to record six studio albums, including the popular "Vancouver," which earned him a Juno Award for 2011 Rock Album of the Year.
Tickets for Matthew Good are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the show.
Tickets for Pat Benatar on Friday, Aug. 30, are also $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. Tickets will be available at www.tickets.com on Friday, July 26, at 10 a.m. To charge by phone, call 1-888-223-6000. Tickets for the shows are also available at Buffalo Place Inc., located at 671 Main St. (no service charges in person at Buffalo Place).
No coolers or alcoholic beverages will be allowed onto the concert grounds. Food, beer, wine coolers and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Originally launched in 1998 as a celebration of Buffalo's Inner Harbor Redevelopment Project, past performers such as Violent Femmes, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Hootie & The Blowfish, Herbie Hancock, The Black Crowes, Bruce Hornsby, O.A.R., The Tragically Hip, LL Cool J and The J. Geils Band have rocked the harbor as part of the Buffalo Place summer concert series. These events draw record crowds into downtown Buffalo and create spin-off business for bars, restaurants and dance clubs.
For more information on the Buffalo Place summer concert series, visit www.buffaloplace.com.