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Frampton comes alive at Artpark
Wed, Jun 22nd 2011 10:35 am
In one of the most anticipated concerts of the summer, Peter Frampton returns to Artpark on June 28 with his "Frampton Comes Alive 35 Tour." The crowd at "First Niagara presents Tuesday at the Park" will experience an evening with the one and only beginning at 6:30 p.m. (no opening act). Oh, and it's a free show.
Lots of fans, lots of hit songs when CCR comes to town
Mon, Jun 20th 2011 12:40 pm
When it comes to Creedence Clearwater Revival, it's hard to say which numbers are more impressive: the band's 12 Billboard Top 10 singles amassed over a three-year span, or its four generations of fans over a 44-year (and counting) career.
Shared services at work
Sat, Jun 11th 2011 04:05 am
The Town and the Village of Lewiston have been working together on the new Seneca Street on-ramp that is intended to relieve traffic snarls that typically occur on Center Street after the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series at Artpark.
Artpark launches huge free concert season
Sat, Jun 11th 2011 03:15 am
Another electrifying season of Western New York's favorite free outdoor concert series is finally here. The award-winning "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" starts Tuesday, June 14, with heavy-metal pioneers Blue Oyster Cult taking the Amphitheater stage.
Village of Lewiston works to ensure concert safety
Sat, Jun 11th 2011 01:10 am
Village of Lewiston officials met Wednesday to discuss recent changes in municipal law. Parking is now limited on Tuesday nights so as to not obstruct private lots. Traffic will be redirected so as to better accommodate patrons exiting the "Tuesday in the Park" series at Artpark.
Sam Roberts returns to Artpark
Tue, Jun 7th 2011 09:20 pm
On the eve of the summer concert season, Artpark has announced one more special event for 2011. Canada's The Sam Roberts Band will hit the Mainstage Theater for a headlining performance on Friday, Sept. 2. Tickets ($40 and $30) go on sale Saturday, June 11, at 10 a.m.
Fairy House Festival packs 'em in at Artpark
Mon, Jun 6th 2011 07:00 pm
Hundreds of families and scores of kids visited Artpark on Sunday to partake of the debut "Fairy House Festival." The event was created to reunite video game-playing children with nature through the creation of miniature houses. Buildings, made of sticks, moss, shells and other natural materials, adorned the trees and sat in the fields at the Lewiston performing arts venue.
Artpark's Fairy House Festival a hit with kids
Fri, Jun 3rd 2011 06:30 pm
Generally speaking, it's adults who can't wait to visit Artpark for a concert or special event. But not this Sunday. It's then that children from across Western New York will descend into the Village of Lewiston for the first "Fairy House Festival."
Free Henry! ready to 'Rock the Park'
Fri, Jun 3rd 2011 04:30 pm
Free Henry! headlines Artpark's official summer concert kick off Monday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Outdoor Amphitheater. The free "Rock the Park" concert will also feature Aqueous and The Little Mountain Band as openers. Free Henry! nabbed the No. 1 spot in Artpark's "Rock the Park" local band contest that was held on the venue's website for the duration of summer 2010.
Artpark exit ramp construction under way
Fri, Jun 3rd 2011 04:20 pm
On schedule to be up and running for the opening "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" concert June 14 is the new Seneca Street exit ramp onto the Robert Moses Parkway.
Cheers to 37 magical years at Artpark
Sat, May 28th 2011 07:00 am
Artpark & Co.'s "Black & White Ball" was held on stage on Saturday, May 21, and celebrated the venue's 37th anniversary.
Cake shows no compassion at Artpark
Tue, May 24th 2011 06:50 pm
It wasn't immediately obvious what John McCrea was getting at.
Artpark introduces 'Fairy House Festival'
Tue, May 24th 2011 05:00 pm
Artpark has planted the seeds for a new family festival. The "Fairy House Festival" will be held from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. This unique, outdoor, family-friendly festival features an afternoon in scenic Artpark and is filled with creative art activities, storytelling, games, a "Magical Maze" to wander through, a book signing by children's book author Tracy Kane, and a "Fairy House" tour throughout the woods and gardens of the park.
Artpark 'Black & White Ball' a success
Mon, May 23rd 2011 10:15 am
Supporters enjoyed an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing on the legendary Artpark stage at the "Black & White Ball" on Saturday. The event benefited Artpark & Company's summer-long programming.
Popovich comedy pet theater brilliant family fun
Fri, May 20th 2011 11:55 pm
From flaming lips to laser lights, tower-climbing rockers to Elvis impersonators, Artpark has offered a vast assortment of entertainment options in recent years. But the Lewiston performing arts venue has never had a cat on its hind legs pushing a dog across the stage in a stroller. ... Until now.
Cake opens concert season at Artpark
Thu, May 19th 2011 01:00 pm
Funtime Presents welcomes Cake to Artpark on Friday, May 20. The California rockers hit the stage at 8:15 p.m.
Artpark season begins today with comedy pet theater
Tue, May 17th 2011 10:00 am
Weather notwithstanding, Artpark & Co.'s summer season kicks off today with the World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater.
Keillor and company back on the bus for 'Summer Love Tour'
Tue, May 10th 2011 05:00 pm
Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion Summer Love Tour" makes a stop at the Artpark Mainstage Theater in Lewiston on Sunday, Aug. 21. The show begins at 7 p.m. with tickets $55 for prime seating, $46.50 in sections A, B, C and $27.50 for lawn seating.
Ceretto: Let the shows begin
Fri, May 6th 2011 03:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto is pleased to announce that upcoming construction of a Seneca Street entrance ramp onto the Robert Moses Parkway is scheduled for completion prior to the season opening at Earl W. Brydges Artpark. The ramp will be used to mitigate traffic congestion following performances at the Artpark in the Village of Lewiston.
Artpark offers grandiose 37th season
Thu, May 5th 2011 10:45 am
Wowy-kazowy. So said an onlooker peeking into the press kit detailing Artpark & Co.'s summer lineup. Over the course of almost five months, the performing arts venue will offer hitmaker after hitmaker after hitmaker, with headlining gigs by stars including Peter Frampton, Pat Benatar, Cheap Trick, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Ted Nugent, The Black Keys and O.A.R.
Wiz Khalifa at Artpark
Tue, Apr 12th 2011 02:15 pm
Wiz Khalifa brings his world tour to Artpark on Thursday, Aug. 4. Big Sean and Chevy Woods are in support.
Bright Eyes to perform at Artpark
Wed, Apr 6th 2011 12:15 pm
Proving that the 2011 summer season lineup will be bigger than ever this year, Artpark confirms Bright Eyes for a free concert as part of the venue's "Coors Light Wednesday" series at 6:30 p.m. on July 27.
Activists debate Artpark expansion
Sat, Mar 19th 2011 12:35 am
Proposals to modernize Artpark's outdoor amphitheater were muted by a handful of residents who say the performing arts venue is more trouble than it's worth.
Super Updated: Artpark continues expansion talks
Sat, Mar 19th 2011 12:30 am
Artpark has outgrown its space, and it's time to expand.
Falls Elks Lodge No. 346 Citizen of the Year award presented to Artpark president
Wed, Mar 16th 2011 11:25 am
Daniel Bodenstein, right, exalted ruler of Niagara Falls Elks Lodge No. 346, presents to Artpark President George Osborne the lodge's Citizen of the Year Award at the annual awards dinner on Feb. 26.
Artpark and Co. seeks to upgrade outdoor facilities
Tue, Mar 15th 2011 06:05 pm
Artpark has outgrown its space, and it's time to expand.
Lewiston's Free Henry! wins Hard Rock Café Battle of the Bands
Fri, Mar 11th 2011 09:00 am
Fresh from taking Artpark's "Rock the Park" contest and a headlining slot at the venue this summer, Lewiston's Free Henry! was crowned winner of the Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls' Battle of the Bands on Thursday.
Artpark binational programs supported by Niagara Falls Bridge Commission
Thu, Mar 3rd 2011 12:45 pm
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Chairman Patrick Brown presents Artpark President George Osborne with a contribution, continuing the commission's support of Artpark's binational programming and Canadian marketing efforts. Artpark & Company, a non-profit cultural organization, programs and markets all the summer shows, concerts and family activities presented at the Earl W. Brydges Artpark. Artpark draws an annual attendance of more than 300,000 from the U.S. and Canada.
Artpark offers ' "Fame - The Musical" Theater Camp'
Thu, Mar 3rd 2011 11:20 am
Artpark's "Theater Camp" returns (Aug. 15-19; $250) to offer young theater buffs an exclusive experience with professional cast members from Artpark's upcoming production of the original high school musical, "Fame." Camp Director Candice Kogut guides "Theater Camp" attendees through the principles of acting, singing, dancing, storytelling and more. As an added bonus, all "Theater Camp" enrollees will be treated to the Aug. 18 matinee presentation of Artpark's production of "Fame - The Musical." The camp culminates with a backstage theater tour and camper-created Mainstage performance on the final day.
Artpark's 'Black & White Ball - On Stage' May 21
Fri, Feb 11th 2011 03:00 pm
For more than 37 years, Artpark has presented creative inspiration, artistic discovery and award-winning programming that has provided immeasurable benefits to the Western New York region as a premier visual and performing arts destination. Artpark supporters and patrons are invited to an evening as only Artpark can create - a "Black & White Ball - On Stage" at Artpark's Mainstage Theater on Saturday, May 21.
LCTV supports the arts in Lewiston
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 02:00 pm
Jerry Wolfgang, host of LCTV's "Happening in Niagara," recently interviewed Maureen Kellick, marketing director at Artpark (, and Eva Nicklas, artistic director of Lewiston Council on the Arts ( They talked about some of the upcoming events that are being planned for the 2011 season of entertainment and family-friendly activities in Lewiston.
Artpark invites schools, scouts, artists, to create fairy houses
Sat, Jan 15th 2011 07:00 am
Artpark is seeking local schools, Scout groups, regional artists, and families to create fairy houses for display at Artpark's new "Fairy House Festival" on June 5. The "Fairy House Festival" will feature a tour of fairy houses throughout the woods and gardens of the park, a book signing by children's book author Tracy Kane, art activities and other "natural" fun for families to enjoy. Tickets for the festival are $5 and can be purchased in advance at or by calling 754-4375.
Artpark reinstates musical theater apprenticeship program
Fri, Jan 7th 2011 11:00 pm
The highly successful musical theater apprenticeship program instituted last summer will be extended for Artpark's August production of "Fame - The Musical" this summer. The apprenticeship program provides an opportunity for up to eight high school music theater students of exceptional talent to participate in the company's Broadway musical production. Artpark will present the high energy musical that appropriately focuses on the hopes and aspirations of a group of students attending New York City's High School of Performing Arts, in the Mainstage Theater Aug. 12-18 for eight performances.
'Fame - The Musical' explodes on Artpark stage in 2011
Fri, Dec 31st 2010 12:00 pm
Calling all "Gleeks": The original high school musical that rocked theater audiences around the world returns to Artpark when "Fame - The Musical" hits the stage Aug. 12-18, 2011. A gritty urban drama drenched with passion, "Fame - The Musical" takes the audience to the pinnacle of desire and revives memories of youth, love, energy and risk.
Artpark Children's Theater presents World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Sat, Nov 13th 2010 12:00 pm
Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, step right up for the World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater at Artpark. Award-winning Russian circus entertainer Gregory Popovich and his entourage of furry four-legged performers take over Artpark's Mainstage Theater on May 17, 2011. Two hilarious performances will be presented at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. with tickets at just $6 ($5 before Feb. 1).
Artpark announces 'Edges II' sculpture competition
Tue, Nov 2nd 2010 01:00 pm
Artpark is immediately placing a national call for entries for its second outdoor sculpture competition, entitled "Edges II." Up to seven works will be selected for a summer-long exhibition (May 30-Sept. 17, 2011) on the grounds of Artpark in Lewiston.
Artpark hosts Octoberfest to celebrate record-breaking season
Sat, Sep 18th 2010 05:00 pm
Artpark's 2010 season lineup of "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" concert series brought back some classic performers as well as several other blockbuster acts that made their debut on the amphitheater stage.
A little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll
Sat, Aug 28th 2010 03:05 pm
Amanda Nagurney and Sara Evans entertain Artpark's "Tuesday in the Park" patrons as The Trews rip the lid of "Coors Light Wednesdays"
'Hey You': Artpark ends summer season with The Machine
Thu, Aug 26th 2010 12:00 pm
All in all, The Machine is not just another brick in the wall -- or just another cover act trying to put some different spin on the music of Pink Floyd.