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Sam Roberts Band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and moe. announced for Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor concert series

by jmaloni
Tue, Apr 24th 2012 01:20 pm

Shows take place from 6 until 11 p.m. at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf

Sam Roberts Band and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals will kick off the 14th annual Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor Concert Series presented by M&T Bank and produced by Buffalo Place Inc. in downtown Buffalo at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf on Friday, June 29. Saturday, June 30, moe., with special guest Conspirator, will take the stage at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf.

The six-time Juno Award winning Sam Roberts Band will kick off the 2012 Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor season on Friday, June 29. The band holds the title of bestselling independent release in Canadian music history with its 2001 debut release "The Inhuman Condition." In addition, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals make their return after a knockout performance last year in Lafayette Square. A modern-day version of Tina Turner fronting the Rolling Stones, Potter and her Nocturnals will be touring in support of the new album out on June 12, "The Lion The Beast The Beat."

Buffalo's hometown jam heroes, moe. will take the stage with special guest Conspirator on Saturday, June 30. Since forming in 1991 at University at Buffalo, the fivesome has released countless albums, garnered four stars in Rolling Stone magazine and presented the festivals moe.down, snoe.down and moe.cruise. Conspirator, featuring Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits' keyboardist and bass player), New York producer DJ Omen, virtuoso guitarist Chris Michetti and stalwart drummers Darren Shearer (the New Deal) and Mike Greenfield (Lotus), will open this evening of performance.

Tickets for each show will go on sale Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m. for $10 each day in advance and $20 on the day of each show. Tickets are available at www.tickets.com. To charge by phone, call 1-888-223-6000. Tickets for these shows will also be available at Buffalo Place Inc., beginning Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m.

Buffalo Place Inc. is headquartered at 671 Main St., Buffalo. It will sell tickets Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (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. and The Tragically Hip, 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 the 14th consecutive year, M&T Bank is the presenting sponsor of the summer concert series. Once again, Labatt Blue Light is the featured act sponsor. Supporting act sponsors include Try-It Distributing, Coca-Cola and The Buffalo News - Gusto. Wardynski's, BW's Barbecue and Just Pizza, Yellow Tail and Hob Nob Wines are the warm-up act sponsors. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation serves as the official site sponsor.

For more information on the Buffalo Place summer concert series, visit www.buffaloplace.com.

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