The Buffalo Zoo has announced the lineup for its third annual BuffaLoveFest, an event featuring all things Buffalo. BuffaLoveFest will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave.
In the past, BuffaLoveFest events have featured the BuffaLoveBirds All Star Band fronted by the late Lance Diamond. This year, the group will perform a tribute to the singer, including "Lancefication," a song that was co-produced by Diamond and the Goo Goo Dolls' Robby Takac. The BuffaLoveBird band lineup features popular local musicians Ali Critelli, Eric Crittenden, Vinne DeRosa, Rob Lynch and Mike Wagner.
Other performers at the event will be local favorites Blackrock Zydeco and the Albrights, with DJ sets by Camaican Sensation.
"This year's event will have 18 food trucks," said the Buffalo Zoo's senior events coordinator, Katie Jordan. "In past years, the lines for food trucks have been really long, and many of the trucks ran out of food before the end of the event. We hope that the additional food trucks this year will accommodate the large hungry crowd."
The Buffalo Zoo has partnered with local breweries to offer exclusive BuffaLoveFest brews from Flying Bison, Resurgence and Big Ditch Brewing. The zoo also has added wine from Chateau Buffalo to this year's offerings.
In addition to Buffalonians' favorite bands, food trucks and beverages, the event will include Buffalo trivia, a DRINKO tournament, and a variety of Buffalo-centric vendors, including local artisans, T-shirt printers, jewelers and more.
The event is limited to ages 21 and up. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $30 at the door, and include two drinks. To order tickets online, visit buffalozoo.org.