Free community concerts are a staple of our summer concert season and are offered nearly every day of the week. Here are a few of the free weekly concert series being offered this year.
Music Mania Mondays
6:30 to 9 p.m., Town Community Center (7105 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara)
June 22, Penelope; July 1, Hit ‘N Run; July 6, 90 West; July 13, White Chocolate Band; July 20, Thurman Brothers; July 27, Diva Show; Aug. 3, Crash Cadillac; Aug. 10, Strictly Hip.
Food Truck Tuesdays
5 to 8 p.m. Larkin Square
June 9, A Band Named Sue; June 16, the Doerfels; June 23, Verse; June 30, Workingman’s Dead; July 7, the Albrights; July 14, Hot Club of Buffalo; July 21, Freightrain; July 28, Shaky Stage; Aug. 4, Acid Funk Trio; Aug. 11, Party Squad; Aug. 18, Maria Aurigema.
Also, Aug. 25, the Rockaz; Sept. 1, Blue Stone Groove; Sept. 8, the Informers; Sept. 15, the Kensingtons; Sept. 22, Ten Cent Howl; Sept. 29, Hocus Polkas; Oct. 6, A Band Named Sue; Oct. 13, Party Squad; Oct. 20, Den of Lions; Oct. 27, Workingman’s Dead.
Tuesdays in the Parks
6 to 8 p.m., various parks, Williamsville
July 14, Mark Weber Trio (Glen Park); July 21, Williamsville Community Band (Island Park); July 28, PM Guitar Duo (Glen Park); Aug. 4, Dan & Melanie Browning (Garrison Park); Aug. 11, Zack Carr & Jonah Krull Pop (Glen Park); Aug. 18, Friends of Harmony (Island Park); Aug. 25, Pro Bono (Glen Park). In the event of rain, concerts are moved to the Meeting House, 5658 Main St.
Tuesday Night Elmwood Village Concert Series
7 to 9 p.m. June 30 to Aug. 18, Bidwell Parkway
Free weekly concert series is held on the median at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. Lineup is to be announced.
Live at Larkin
5 to 8:30 p.m. at Larkin Square
June 17, John & Mary and the Valkyries with Zak Ward; June 24, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys with Black Rock Zydeco; July 1, David Michael Miller with Miller and the Other Sinners featuring Zuri; July 8, the Tins with Applennium; July 15, the Ragbirds with Stoneflower; July 22, Vinnie DeRosa with Toney Rhodes; July 29, Alison Pipitone Band featuring Pamela Ryder with Whiskey Reverb.
Also, Aug. 5, Outer Circle Orchestra with Drea D’Nur; Aug. 12, Caitlin Koch with Lady Lush and the Vinyls; Aug. 19, Eric Starr Group with Gruvology; Aug. 26, Brian Higgins & the Exchange Street Band, South Buffalo All-Stars, Crikwater and John Higgins; Sept. 2, Unity Band, Buffalo All-Star Band, Buffalo Touch.
Buffalo Riverfest Park Concert Series
6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 2 at Riverfest Park, 249 Ohio St.
June 10, Crash Cadillac; June 17, Wide Right; June 24, West of the Mark; July 1, Buffalo Five; July 8, Screaming Pineapples; July 15, Disco Duck; July 22, Heard of Buffalo; July 29, Everett Lee and Underground Stampede; Aug. 5, TBA; Aug. 12, Five To One; Aug. 19, Breakaway; Aug. 26, Leon & the Forklifts; Sept. 2, TBA.
Thursdays Under the Tent
5 to 9:30 p.m. Buffalo Irish Center (245 Abbott Road)
July 9, West of the Mark; July 16, Gimme Buffet; July 23, Nerds Gone Wild; July 30, Back Beat ’64; Aug. 6, Diva Show Band; Aug. 13, Disco Duck; Aug. 20, Wide Right; Aug. 27, West of the Mark.
Thursday in the Tent
6 p.m., Ramada Hotel and Conference Center (2402 N. Forest Road, Getzville)
June 4, the Formula Band; June 11, Strictly Hip Acoustic; June 18, Penelope; June 25, Gimme Buffet; July 2, the Other Band; July 9, Souled Out; July 16, 90 West; July 23, Gimme Buffet; July 30, Kick Start Rumble; Aug. 6, the Honeymooners; Aug. 13, Aspire’s Universal Mind; Aug. 20, Gimme Buffet; Aug. 27, Strictly Hip.
Guinness Celtic Concert Series
2 p.m. RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.)
June 28, Town Pants with McCarthyizm; July 5, Solas with Seamus Kennedy; July 12, Jubilee Riots with Penny Whiskey; July 19, Cherish the Ladies; July 26, Glengarry Bhoys with Jack Mahone Band; Aug. 2, Frances Black Band; Aug 9, Seythian with Dady Brothers; Aug. 16, Tartan Terrors; Aug. 23, High Kings.
Jazz at the Albright-Knox
2 p.m. on the steps of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
July 12, Houston Person; July 19, Don Rice; July 26, Mike Costley; Aug. 2, Janice Mitchell; Aug. 9, Wendell Rivera.