Two more outdoor Buffalo concert series have announced their schedules for summer 2010, both sponsored by Buffalo Place. Thursday at the Square, which takes place in Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo, features a ten-week schedule of free concerts running June 10th through August 12th. The concerts start at 5 p.m., and concessions are available for purchase.
The Square schedule features its usual array of musical performances from folk to rock to blues. Some concerts on the schedule are “makeup” dates for concerts that were affected by the weather last year, most notably Robert Randolph and the Family Band and Los Lobos.
Thursday at the Square
*June 10th – Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys with Tift Merritt
*June 17th – Ingrid Michaelson
*June 24th – Martin Sexton with the Ryan Montbleau Band and Civil Twilight
*July 1st – Ed Kowalczyk of Live
*July 8th – Ozomatli with Rebelution
*July 15th – Umphrey’s McGee with Tea Leaf Green
*July 22nd – G. Love and Special Sauce with Rogue Wave
*July 29th – Robert Randolph and the Family Band
*August 5th – Los Lobos
*August 12th – The Fabulous Thunderbirds with Hit N Run
A companion series, Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor, runs four weekends throughout the summer at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf. Unlike Thursday at the Square, the Harbor series is a ticketed event. Harbor concerts also start at 5 p.m.
Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor concerts feature an eclectic mix of artists: Buffalo’s own moe. will jam for two nights, while Celtic music is featured with Gaelic Storm and Leahy. Jazz legend Herbie Hancock takes the stage with Jonny Lang, and O.A.R. plays the Harbor with Citizen Cope. Tickets for these shows are $10 in advance and $20 within a week of the show; tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets and at Buffalo Place, 671 Main St. (Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor
*June 25th – moe. with Keller Williams
*June 26th – moe. with Donna the Buffalo
*July 16th – Crowded House with Lawrence Arabia
*July 17th – Gaelic Storm with Leahy
*July 31st – O.A.R. with Citizen Cope
*August 1st – Slightly Stoopid with Cypress Hill and Collie Buddz
*August 6th – Herbie Hancock with Jonny Lang
*August 7th – Gov’t Mule with Jackie Greene
For more information on these concert series and other events sponsored by Buffalo Place, visit www.buffaloplace.com.