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Stray Cats photo by Suzie Kaplan // provided by Artpark & Company
Stray Cats photo by Suzie Kaplan // provided by Artpark & Company

Stray Cats to strut into Artpark Aug. 13


Tue, Mar 26th 2024 10:45 am

Tickets on sale this Friday

Artpark & Company Press Release

As part of Artpark & Company’s 50th anniversary season, Stray Cats will perform in the Artpark Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, with special guests The Midnight Cowgirls.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, and cost $79 for reserved seats, $69 for front of stage (standing only), and $25 for general admission (carry-in chairs and blankets permitted). Purchase online at ticketmaster.com or over the phone by calling the box office at 716-754-4375.

The upper box office will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. It is located off the Portage Road entrance, in the information center next to the upper amphitheater entrance gate. The lower (main) Artpark box office, located off South Fourth Street, is currently closed for in-person purchases due to construction on the venue grounds.

This concert is presented by Artpark & Company. Visit artpark.net for more information. 

More on Stray Cats

Stray Cats, the band that put rockabilly music back on the record charts in the early

1980s, scored several big hits on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to a striking, visual, 1950s style brought “up to date” with exaggerated pompadours and colorful tattoos – as well as genuine musical chops that evoked the best players of rockabilly’s original heyday. Formed by guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer, upright bass player Lee Rocker and drummer Slim Jim

Phantom in the Long Island town of Massapequa in 1979, the trio shared a love for rockabilly music. After banging around New York for a few months, in the summer of 1980 – and seeing a pompadoured kid on the cover of UK magazine NME – they hopped a plane to London where a rockabilly revival movement was just beginning to emerge. Their massive hits and videos include “Runaway Boys,” “ Rock This Town,” “Stray Cat Strut,” “(She’s) Sexy + 17” and “I Won’t Stand in Your Way.”

The Midnight Cowgirls press photo provided by Artpark & Company


More on The Midnight Cowgirls

Introducing The Midnight Cowgirls, a dynamic band set to revolutionize music with their electrifying blend of country, new wave, post-punk and rockabilly. Led by charismatic vocalist and rhythm guitarist Kandle Osborne, backed by powerhouse rhythm section Jennie Vee and Leah Bluestein (of Eagles of Death Metal), and lead guitarist Rex Elle (known for performances with Stray Cats' drummer Slim Jim Phantom), their fresh sound defies genre conventions – blending twangy guitars with pulsating bass lines and driving rhythms. Join them on a captivating journey through uncharted musical territory as they pioneer a new frontier. Get ready to saddle up and ride into the night with The Midnight Cowgirls.

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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