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Gin Blossoms + Toad the Wet Sprocket and Vertical Horizon tour ad mat courtesy of Milestone Publicity
Gin Blossoms + Toad the Wet Sprocket and Vertical Horizon tour ad mat courtesy of Milestone Publicity

Artpark announces triple-bill with Gin Blossoms, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Vertical Horizon


Mon, Mar 11th 2024 11:25 am

Press Release

As part of Artpark & Company’s 50th anniversary season, Gin Blossoms + Toad the Wet Sprocket will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater on Sunday, Aug. 11. It’s a 6 p.m. start, with special guest Vertical Horizon.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, and start at $20 for general admission (carry-in chairs and blankets permitted). Front-of-stage (standing-room-only) tickets are $39, while reserved seats are $49. Purchase online at ticketmaster.com or over the phone by calling the Artpark box office at 716-754-4375.

The box office is closed for in-person purchases until further notice due to construction on the Artpark grounds. Tickets will not be sold in-person at the venue. They are only available online or via the phone.

This concert is presented by Artpark & Company.

Gin Blossoms are Scott Johnson, Scott Hessel, Robin Wilson, Bill Leen and Jesse Valenzuela. (Photo by David “Doc” Abbott/@davidabbottphoto // courtesy of Milestone Publicity)


More on Gin Blossoms

Gin Blossoms is an alternative rock band formed in 1987 in Tempe, Arizona. The band rose to prominence following the 1992 release of its first major label debut album, “New Miserable Experience.” The first single released from that album, "Hey Jealousy,” became a Top 25 hit and went Gold. “New Miserable Experience” eventually went quadruple-Platinum. The album produced other charting singles "Allison Road" and "Until I Fall Away.” The band's follow-up album, “Congratulations I'm Sorry (1996),” went Platinum and included the Grammy Award-nominated "As Long as It Matters" and the top 10 single “Follow You Down.”

Gin Blossoms continue to tour every year and, in recent years, have shared the stage with Collective Soul, Barenaked Ladies and Hootie & The Blowfish.

Toad the Wet Sprocket is Todd Nichols, Glen Phillips and Dean Dinning. (Photo by Chris Orwig // provided by Artpark & Company and Milestone Publicity)


More on Toad the Wet Sprocket

Toad the Wet Sprocket is still making new music and touring with the same spirit of unwavering independence that started it all over three decades ago. The band is thankful for the continued help and enthusiastic support of its fans, who serve as inspiration for the band to not only tour and play live, but to continue to make new original music together.

The band continues to support its most recent release, “Starting Now” (2021), as well as “New Constellation” (2013), and EP “The Architect of Ruin” (2015). While most will still feel the comforting familiarity of the Billboard-charting hits “Walk on the Ocean,” “All I Want,” “Something’s Always Wrong” and “Fall Down,” fans will also be well familiar with tracks with lyrics that resonate for so many life milestones, including “The Moment” “I Will Not Take These Things for Granted” and “Transient Whales.”

Vertical Horizon is Mark Pacificar, Ron LaVella, Matt Scannell and John Wesley. (Photo by Robin Thompson // photo provided by Artpark & Company and Milestone Publicity)


More on Vertical Horizon

Founded in the early 1990s as a duo, Vertical Horizon released three albums independently (“There and Back Again,” “Running on Ice” and “Live Stages”), and toured extensively. In 1999, Vertical Horizon signed with RCA and experienced meteoric success with “Everything You Want,” selling over 2 million copies. The title song captured the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 charts, and went on to become the most played single of 2000.

Artpark Event Schedule

2024 events at Artpark include: Gary Clark Jr. (May 25); Los Lonely Boys (May 31); Sarah McLachlan (June 18); Bonnie Raitt (June 21); Dispatch (June 28); Norah Jones (July 6); the opera “Tosca” (July 12, 14); Train (July 19); The Flaming Lips (July 22); Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo (July 24): Two Door Cinema Club (July 29); Slash S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival with Keb’ Mo’, ZZ Ward and Robert Randolph (July 30); Backroads Blues Festival featuring Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jimmie Vaughan, Bobby Rush, and Duane Betts & Palmetto Motel (Aug. 10); Gin Blossoms + Toad the Wet Sprocket and Vertical Horizon (Aug. 11); Stray Cats (Aug. 13); Blues Traveler with Big Head Todd & The Monsters (Aug. 16); Bush (Aug. 17); Tedeschi Trucks Band (Aug. 20); O.A.R. (Aug. 27); Cole Swindell (Aug. 29); and Cage The Elephant + Young The Giant (Sept. 7).

The new Artpark & Company season is sponsored and supported in part by: M&T Bank; Cullen Foundation; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Parks & Trails New York; Town of Lewiston; Niagara County Legislature; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; HSBC Bank; Labatt Blue Light; Bud Light; Southern Tier Brewing; Buffalocal; and Northtown Automotive Companies.


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