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Buffalo Place announces lineups for 'Thursday at the Square,' 'Rocks the Harbor'

by jmaloni

Concert highlights include Crowded House, O.A.R., Robert Randolph

Fri, May 28th 2010 09:00 pm

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."

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