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Artpark hosts Lynyrd Skynyrd next Tuesday
Wed, Jul 20th 2011 07:30 pm
Beyond the tragedy, the history, the raging guitars and the killer songs, ultimately, Lynyrd Skynyrd is about an indomitable will.
Artpark suspends children's art activities for upcoming Tuesday concerts
Wed, Jul 20th 2011 12:15 pm
Organizers are anticipating huge crowds for the upcoming "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" concerts with Lynyrd Skynyrd (July 26) and ZZ Top (Aug. 2), and will thus suspend the free children's art activities that are normally held during the free outdoor concert series.
Castellani Art Museum to host showcase and reception for Artpark's 'Fairy House Festival'
Tue, Jul 19th 2011 12:20 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is inviting the public to a reception from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, to showcase the winners of Artpark's "Fairy House Festival." Castellani Art Museum Director Kate Koperski and CAM Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Michael J. Beam judged the competition.
The Black Keys impress at Artpark
Mon, Jul 18th 2011 02:00 pm
Last Wednesday evening, The Black Keys jammed to a packed, sold-out house and lawn at Artpark. If you were lucky enough to be in attendance, then you know you were seeing one of the hottest young bands in the U.S. right now.
Artpark's summer camps are ready to rock
Fri, Jul 15th 2011 05:10 pm
Artpark's highly successful "Rock Camp" (July 25-30; $250) returns to bring out the inner rock star in young guitarists, bassists and keyboardists. Former executive director for the Music School of Niagara, Randy Andropolis will take the lead once again as "Rock Camp" director, urging campers to develop their musicianship skills.
Cheap Trick wants you to want them
Wed, Jul 13th 2011 12:40 pm
Cheap Trick may be one of the most covered bands of all time. Since the '70s members have blended elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender," and the late 1980s lighter-waving favorite, "The Flame," Cheap Trick is a musical institution.
38 Special headlines next 'Tuesday in the Park'
Thu, Jul 7th 2011 12:35 pm
After more than three decades together, 38 Special continues to bring their signature blast of southern rock to more than 100 cities a year. And at each and every show, thousands of audience members are blindsided by the explosive power of the band's performance.
Helping those in need
Sat, Jul 2nd 2011 07:30 pm
Sister Beth Brosmer of Heart & Soul, and Don Luce of Community Missions, both of Niagara Falls, review the latest reports from the food cash collection drives, ongoing at Artpark entrances on Artpark Tuesdays.
The Trews take over Artpark
Sat, Jul 2nd 2011 05:30 am
One of the only U.S. stops on their tour, The Trews roll into Artpark to perform at the free "Coors Light Wednesdays" series on July 6.
Nolf opens for Benatar at Artpark
Fri, Jul 1st 2011 07:00 pm
Grand Island's David Nolf, a talented, up-and-coming singer, will open the July 5 "Tuesday in the Park" concert at Artpark at 6:30 p.m. The headliner is 1980s pop-rock star Pat Benatar and her husband, Neil Giraldo.
Artpark 'Wednesdays' begins tonight
Wed, Jun 29th 2011 10:45 am
"Coors Light [email protected]" kicks off its 2011 season tonight with Umphrey's McGee. The band takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. (no opening act).
Benatar hits Artpark with her best shot on July 5
Tue, Jun 28th 2011 02:20 pm
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo top off the Fourth of July holiday weekend by headlining "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" at Artpark on July 5. The free concert kicks off with the Niagara Falls Air Base special opening ceremony, which will include a color guard, the national anthem, and a special flyover of the air base's C130 aircraft at 6 p.m.
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.

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