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Live at Larkin announces 14-week free concert series

The newly announced Live at Larkin free weekly concert series showcases a distinct array of musical styles from returning favorites and newcomers. The 14-week series features 35 local acts performing throughout the series, held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays from June 17 to Sept. 16 at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.

Two of the concerts will spotlight album release events by David Michael Miller on July 1 and Vinnie DeRosa on July 22. Additionally, multiple homecomings are planned from such acts as the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys with Amherst High School grad James Marotta on June 24 and the Ragbirds on July 15.

This season, Live at Larkin will feature more food carts, trucks and vendors, plus the return of the hula hoops and theme nights including the new East Side Night on Sept. 2 with Unity Band.

Here’s the full lineup.

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 & 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;

Aug. 5: West Side Bazaar Night with Outer Circle Orchestra with Drea D’Nur;

Aug. 12: Caitlin Koch with Lady Lush & the Vinyls;

Aug. 19: Eric Starr Group with Gruvology;

Aug. 26: South Buffalo Night with Brian Higgins & the Exchange Street Band, South Buffalo All-Stars, Crikwater and John Higgins;

Sept. 2: East Side Night with Unity Band, Buffalo All-Star Band and Buffalo Touch;

Sept. 9: Buffalo Heritage Night with Twang Gang, Sabu Adeyola & Friends, Lynne Fredericks Band featuring Hayden Fogle, Cosmic Kat featuring Eric Crittenden, 12/8 Path Band and Slyboots Drum Ensemble;

Sept. 16: Dive House Union with Jony James Band.

Also announced was the Lunchtime Live at Larkin lineup, held from noon to 1:30 p.m., with Lancaster Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra, June 25; Joey Giambra Big Band, July 23; and City Fiddle featuring Community Music School Students, Aug. 20.

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