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Let the music play: M&T concert series announced

If you don't believe it's summer until the music starts playing outside M&T Plaza downtown, we have some good news: It's almost summer.

The bank Thursday announced the lineup for its 46th annual “Plaza Event Series,” beginning at noon Monday.

The free performances run from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday between June 15 and Aug. 28. Each week features a wide range of musicians, vocalists, dancers and other artists from across western New York and is supported by different sponsors from around the community.

This year’s lineup features 55 performances, including the return of many longtime favorites, such as Beatlemagic, Big Wheelie & The Hubcaps and Terry Buchwald’s Tribute to Elvis. Local food trucks will also be at the event participating each week.

Week 1 schedule 
Monday, June 15 – Only Humen
Tuesday, June 16 – Total Eclipse & The Buffalo Horns
Wednesday, June 17 – Westminster Community Charter School; Zoomobile
Thursday, June 18 – The Tommy Z Band
Friday, June 19 – Tom Stahl and The Dangerfields 

Week 2 schedule
Monday, June 22 – Old School B-Boys
Tuesday, June 23 – Creek Bend
Wednesday, June 24 – LehrerDance
Thursday, June 25 – Beatlemagic
Friday, June 26 – Breakaway

Week 3 schedule
Monday, June 29 – The David DeMarie Dancers
Tuesday, June 30 – The Lake Effect
Wednesday, July 1 – Colleen Williams & The Bobby Jones Trio
Thursday, July 2 – Jennafer Lynsey
Friday, July 3 – Sentimental Journey Band

Week 4 schedule
Monday, July 6 – JJ Swing
Tuesday, July 7 – Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 
Wednesday, July 8 – Disco Duck
Thursday, July 9 – Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra
Friday, July 10 – African American Cultural Center’s Dance & Drum Performance Company

Week 5 schedule
Monday, July 13 – The Reminders
Tuesday, July 14 – The Frankfurters
Wednesday, July 15 – Big Wheelie & The Hubcaps
Thursday, July 16 – Blood Money
Friday, July 17 – Alaina Cottrell and Friends

Week 6 schedule
Monday, July 20 – Bobby Lebel Orchestra
Tuesday, July 21 – The Stone Country Band
Wednesday, July 22 – Billy McEwen and the Soul Invaders
Thursday, July 23 – Unity Band
Friday, July 24 – McCarthyizm

Week 7 schedule
Monday, July 27 – “In Jest” Comedy Variety Show with Nels Ross
Tuesday, July 28 – Mark Mazur and “The Little Big Band”
Wednesday, July 29 – Stone Row
Thursday, July 30 – Denzel and The 24-Karat Diamond Band
Friday, July 31 – The If’s

Week 8 schedule 
Monday, Aug. 3 – Bar-room Buzzards
Tuesday, Aug. 4 – Pointless Brothers Band
Wednesday, Aug. 5 – Jim Tudini Big Band
Thursday, Aug. 6 – Caribbean Extravaganza
Friday, Aug. 7 – Dave Constantino Band

Week 9 schedule
Monday, Aug. 10 – Diva Show Band
Tuesday, Aug. 11 – Ramblin’ Lou Family Band from WXRL Radio
Wednesday, Aug. 12 – Riddim Posse with Neville Francis
Thursday, Aug. 13 – Party Squad
Friday, Aug. 14 – Terry Buchwald’s Tribute to Elvis

Week 10 Schedule
Monday, Aug. 17 – SuperCharger
Tuesday, Aug. 18 – Mike Randall & Friends; Facepainters
Wednesday, Aug. 19 – Gimme Buffett
Thursday, Aug. 20 – Rod Nickson Project
Friday, Aug. 21 – Ultraviolet

Week 11 Schedule 
Monday, Aug. 24 – David Kane’s Them Jazzbeards
Tuesday, Aug. 25 – The Henri Star Orchestra
Wednesday, Aug. 26 – Joyryde and The Hitman Horns
Thursday, Aug. 27 – Taylor Made Jazz
Friday, Aug. 28 – Boys of Summer 

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