With all the exciting events going on year-round, you'll never run out of things to do in Buffalo! From the Taste of Buffalo, Allentown Art Festival, Garden Walk Buffalo and the National Buffalo Wing Festival to free outdoor music concerts and ethnic food festivals of every stripe, our special events and festivals bring in visitors from all over the world.

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Live at Larkin Music Series

Wednesday, Jun. 20th - Wednesday, Sep. 5th
Free; From: 05:00 PM to 08:30 PM

KeyBank Live at Larkin Wednesday evening concerts are the signature night for music in Larkinville, featuring at least two bands playing local and original music. Food trucks, beer and wine are also available for purchase.  Live at Larkin is the perfect way to get over the mid-week hump, with hula-hooping, dancing, socializing, and enjoying a fun and relaxing night in Larkinville!  Plenty of free parking available!  No concert July 4th.

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Buffalo Riverfest Park Wednesday Night Concert Series

Wednesday, Jun. 20th - Wednesday, Sep. 5th
From: 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM

This summer concert series is a perfect way to enjoy the waterfront with family and friends. The Old First Ward is heating up with new breweries, bars, restaurants and  distilleries. There’s plenty of ways to get to the concerts (including bike or kayak).  Free parking is nearby and refreshments are available for purchase.  Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on (no coolers) and enjoy local musicians while taking in the sites. Line-up on website.  No concert 7/4/18.

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Queen City Social

Thursday, Jun. 21st - Thursday, Aug. 9th
Free Admission; 5-8:00PM

The Queen City Social is a free admission happy hour featuring all things local.  Local music, local craft beer, and of course local food!  This event held during the peak of summer, features a different (local) live band each week.  Show your love for the city, and party with the best, along Main Street in this beautiful public space – the perfect outdoor setting to celebrate Buffalo!

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Friday, Jun. 22nd - Sunday, Jun. 24th
$30; Fri & Sat 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:30 PM

Little orphan Annie is taken from her orphanage, and the clutches of evil Miss Hannigan, to stay at billionaire Oliver Warbucks’ mansion for the holidays. Meanwhile, Miss Hannigan, in partnership with her brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily, attempt to make some money out of this unique situation. Can Annie’s Depression-era optimism triumph over greed and circumstance?

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Food Truck Fridays

Friday, Jun. 22nd - Friday, Sep. 28th
Free; From: 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Come on out to the Buffalo Marriott Niagara for a fun filled Friday night!  This weekly summer event, features Food Trucks on location, LIVE music from 5:30 – 8:30, and family friendly activities for the kids.  The event will be in the front hotel lot, facing Millersport Hwy. Rain or shine!

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Ron Hawkins w/ Moscow Apartment

Friday, Jun. 22nd - Saturday, Jun. 23rd
$25; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Ron Hawkins (Lowest of the Low) has long been revered as one of Canada’s greatest contemporary singer-songwriters. Prolific as he is, Ron followed up his Feb. 2015 release of Garden Songs, with SPIT SPUTTER & SPARKLE, continuing to exemplify his skills with a word, a hook, a riff and a melody to display some of his finest work to date. In 2016 he released a new album featuring 11 new originals, including the first single, Beautiful Girl.

Moscow Apartment – Chosen as the Young Performers of the Year at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards and Best Young Songwriters at the 2017 Toronto Independent Music Awards, Moscow Apartment is driven by a mixture of sweet harmonies and belted refrains, acoustic shimmer and electric crunch, and the clever wordplay of multi-instrumentalists and versatile vocalists Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla.



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Zac Brown Band

Sunday, Jun. 24th
$35 - $100; 7:00 PM

Catch the Zac Brown Band as their summer tour, Down the Rabbit Hole Live! rolls through.  Ticket purchase includes complimentary same day admission to the Darien Lake Theme Park.

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Dave Matthews Band

Wednesday, Jun. 27th
$45 - $115; 8:00 PM

Dave Matthews Band returns to the Darien Lake Amphitheater for their 2018 Summer Tour.  Each ticket purchase includes complimentary same day admission to the theme park.

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Rhiannon Giddens Live at Asbury Hall

Wednesday, Jun. 27th
$00 - $40.00; 8pm

The elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit of Rhiannon Giddens, co-founder of the GRAMMY award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, is abundantly evident on her critically acclaimed solo debut, the Grammy nominated album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. This effort masterfully blends American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues, and country, showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess. 

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Chris Stapleton

Thursday, Jun. 28th
$34 - $89; 7:00 PM

The All American Road Show comes to Darien Lake, featuring Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart, and Brent Cobb.  Same day admission to Darien Lake Theme Park is included with concert ticket purchase.

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