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'Party on the Portico' summer series announcement

by jmaloni
Mon, Jun 4th 2012 05:00 pm

The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society will kick off its seventh annual "Party on the Portico" summer happy hour series on Friday, June 15, at 5:30 p.m. at its museum building, located at 25 Nottingham Court at Elmwood Avenue.

At each "Party on the Portico" event, guests enjoy upbeat live music, free appetizers, a cash bar (wine/beer, $4; water/soft drinks, $1), a free 15-minute mini-tours of the History Museum, a 50/50 split drawing, and great views of Mirror Lake, Delaware Park and the Japanese Garden - all from the portico and steps of the museum.

The series, which runs through the summer for three Friday evenings, features some of Western New York's most popular musical acts.

Band lineup/ schedule:

June 15 - The Stamp Lickers (lively dance and cover favorites)

July 20 - A Potter's Field (indie, pop, rock) and Marvelous Sauce (power-pop, soul-alternative)

Aug. 17 - The Albrights (pop, rock) and The Steam Donkeys (honky tonk, Americana, "rock-a-billy")

Admission for each "Party on the Portico" event is $10 for the general public and $5 for Historical Society members. The series runs rain or shine, and is exclusively for guests ages 21 and over.

Tickets are available in advance at the museum during opening hours. All proceeds benefit the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society. For more information, the public may call 716-873-9644 or visit www.buffalohistory.org.

The "Party on the Portico" series is supported by M&T Bank, WGRZ "2 on Your Side" and Artvoice.


The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society is one of Western New York's premier historical organizations, serving since its founding in 1862 to collect, research, interpret and share the Niagara Frontier's rich history. Its collections include more than 100,000 artifacts, 200,000 photographs and 20,000 books. BECHS annually presents a wide array of programs, exhibits, tours, outdoor events and activities for all ages.

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