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Blues Traveler press photo by Graham Fielder // provided by Artpark & Company
Blues Traveler press photo by Graham Fielder // provided by Artpark & Company

Blues Traveler + Big Head Todd and the Monsters added to Artpark lineup


Tue, Apr 2nd 2024 12:35 pm

Tickets on sale this Friday for Aug. 16 show

Artpark & Company Press Release

As part of Artpark & Company’s 50th anniversary season, Blues Traveler and Big Head Todd and the Monsters will perform in the Artpark Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5, and cost $49 for reserved seats, $39 for front of stage (standing only), and $20 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 lower Artpark box office, located off South Fourth Street, is currently closed for in-person purchases due to construction on the grounds. Tickets are also only available online or by phone.

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

More on Blues Traveler

In 1987, the four original members of Blues Traveler – John Popper, Chandler Kinchla, Brendan Hill, and the late Bobby Sheehan – gathered in their drummer’s parent’s basement in Princeton, New Jersey to jam. From these high school sessions emerged a band that would go on to release 14 studio albums (and counting), four of which have gone Gold, three Platinum, and one six-times-Platinum – selling more than 10 million combined units worldwide.

Over an illustrious career, Blues Traveler has played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and, in “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history. The song earned Blues Traveler a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

The band’s movie credits include “Blues Brothers 2000,” “Kingpin” and “Wildflowers.” A television favorite, Blues Traveler has been featured on “Saturday Night Live,” “Austin City Limits,” VH1's “Behind the Music,” and they have the record for the most appearances of any artist on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

Their album, “Traveler’s Blues,” released in 2021, was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Traditional Blues Album, bringing a 35-year-plus journey full circle. The group’s most recent recording is “Traveler’s Soul,” released in 2023.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters press photo by Kirsten Cohen // provided by Artpark & Company


More on Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Big Head Todd and the Monsters have persisted as a rare force of nature in rock ’n’ roll. The platinum-selling Colorado quartet – Todd Park Mohr (vocals, guitar, keys, sax, harmonica), Brian Nevin (drums, percussion), Rob Squires (bass, vocals) and Jeremy Lawton (guitar, keys, vocals, steel guitar) – has consistently churned out undeniable and often uplifting anthems fueled by a hybrid of no-nonsense hard rock, simmering soul, dyed-in-the-wool blues, and a twist of country.

Their influence and imprint only widened over time, selling out even bigger venues and enrapturing new eras of fans with every passing year.

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); Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (June 22); Dispatch (June 28); Orville Peck with The War And Treaty (July 1); Norah Jones (July 6); the opera “Tosca” (July 12, 14); Jamey Johnson (July 16); 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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