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Halestorm's just-announced batch of tour dates will include a local stop at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Artpark Mainstage Theater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston). The popular post-grunge act will have new material ready to road test when it hits town. A follow up to 2015's chart-topping "Into the Wild Life" should be released later this year, according to the band. Joining Ha…

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Cult indie duo Ween will perform at 7 p.m. July 28 in the Artpark Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston) as part of the venue's Coors Light Concerts at Artpark series. Since emerging in the early 1990s, the odd-ball pair of Gene and Deen Ween steadily released a string of genre-spanning records through the mid-2000s. After initially coming to an end in 2012, the lon…

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Jeff Beck is the latest name added to Artpark's ever-growing Tuesdays in the Park series. The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame musician will perform at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Artpark Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston). Joining Beck will be Ann Wilson of the classic rock arena act Heart. Named one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine, t…

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Another day, another new show joins Artpark's ever-growing summer schedule. This time it's Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers added to the venue's Tuesdays in the Park series at 5 p.m. June 19 in Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater (450 S. 4th St., Lewiston). The veteran songwriter will be performing with his backing band the Noisemakers, a more experimental outfit than his b…

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A solo tour from Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and the return of Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd are the two newest concerts announced by Artpark. Tyler will perform Aerosmith hits plus songs from his 2016 solo debut "We're All Somebody From Somewhere" in a show June 12 at the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater. Opening is the Loving Mary Band. Tickets are $77 for res…

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Contemporary violinist Lindsey Stirling will return to Western New York to perform at 7 p.m. Aug 9 in Artpark's Mainstage Theater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston). The genre-blending elfin musician and dancer first emerged back in 2007 with a collection of choreographed performances on her viral YouTube channel and would later go on to compete on the 2010 installment of "A…

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I've got my own criteria for what makes a strong summer concert season. I need a solid arena-style or outdoor amphitheater to kick things off. I need tantalizing club shows peppered throughout the summer . I need our outdoor soft-ticket and free gig roster to offer diverse programming that covers a broad array of genres. I need to plan a few road-trip gigs, for the sake…

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The summer concert calendar is filling up at Artpark in Lewiston with 12 shows announced and more to come. Here's a look at what's been announced with links to more information. Also see artpark.net. Coors Light Concerts at Artpark (in the outdoor amphitheater) May 23: Primus and Mastodon June 2: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats plus the Head and the Hea…

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Lewiston is making a pretty strong case to be the concert destination of the summer as Fleet Foxes has now been added to its stacked summer season. The show will be at 5 p.m. July 27 in Artpark's Outdoor Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston). The harmony rich Seattle folk outfit returned last June from a lengthy hiatus with the release of its third proper LP, the c…

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Artpark's "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series will be taken over by the Big Easy as the just-announced Voodoo Threauxdown will go off at 4:45 p.m. Aug. 14 in Artpark's Outdoor Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston). After previous gigs at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts and KeyBank Center (opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers), New Orleans jazz arti…

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Rock band O.A.R. has been a hit in its annual Buffalo-area stop for years, and the Maryland group has planned another summer visit. O.A.R. and Matt Nathanson are slated to perform at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 as part of Artpark's Coors Light Concerts, in the outdoor amphitheater (450 S. 4th St., Lewiston). Tickets go on sale at noon Feb. 16 at tickets.com and artpark.net, by ph…

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Actress and singer Vanessa Williams returns to Buffalo for a special performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Williams and her band will perform 8 p.m. July 19 at the Artpark Mainstage Theatre in Lewiston. Stefan Sanders will lead the BPO as Williams sings her hits including "Save the Best for Last," "Dreamin" and "Love Is." It's a homecoming of sorts for…

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Artpark's "Tuesdays in the Park" summer series has added a Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton double bill to its summer schedule. The show will take place at 7 p.m. July 3 at Arpark's Outdoor Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston). The two long-running acts are returning to the road together after a sold-out summer itinerary in 2017. The San Francisco-bred Mill…

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Portugal. The Man, one of the better music stories of 2017, will continue to ride its new success into Lewiston this summer with a performance at 5 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater (450 S. 4th St., Lewiston). The Alaska-based experimental pop outfit has been paying its dues since sharing the debut album "Waiter: "You Vultures!" back in 2006. Last year,…

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Primus and Mastodon are teaming up for an intriguing double bill scheduled for 5 p.m. May 23 at Artpark's Outdoor Ampitheatre (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston) Les Claypool's oddball prog-funk group will be making its latest appearance in the area, this time in support of its eccentric, concept album "The Desaturating Seven," which the band shared last September. The Atl…