One of the beauties of Buffalo's summer is the abundance of cheap live music during the week. These concert-goers have routines: Artpark on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Live at Larkin on Wednesdays, Canalside Free Thursdays, and then a gaggle of weekend options. Monday feels a little left out.
Don't overlook the Lewiston Council on the Arts' Blue Mondays, which kicks off the work week for the 20th summer in a row. The weekly blues shows run from 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday from July 14 through Aug. 18 at Hennepin Park Gazebo, 4th and Center streets, Lewiston. Admission is free.
Blues musicians perform inside a decorated gazebo, while attendees can bring lawn chairs, coolers, their kids and a book -- or choose to dance, of course.
Here's the lineup for the 2014 season with related YouTube videos (Sorry, the quality for all of these is not particularly high):
July 14: Steve Burnside and the Original Marquis
July 21: Dave Constantino Band
July 28: Chicago Blues Connection
Aug. 4: The Rod Nickson Project
Aug. 11: Marsha McWilson
Aug. 18: Tommy Z Band