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Where we live: Town of Tonawanda

Town of Tonawanda

The weekly summer Children’s Concert Series on the Kenmore Middle School lawn kicks off at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday with Rosie Flores.

They call Austin, Texas-based Flores “the Rockabilly Filly” for her dedication to the high-energy mutation of country music and rock in the 1950s. Her love for it developed in the punk and alt-country scene in Los Angeles some 30 years ago, and she’s played a major role in reviving the leading ladies of the rockabilly era – first Wanda Jackson and more recently Janis Martin, “the Female Elvis.”

Flores plays the early show in Kenmore before heading to Rochester for a late show at the Abilene Bar. She returns to Buffalo on Wednesday for a show at the Sportsmen’s Tavern.

The annual free concert series runs for five weeks and is presented by the Kenmore Village Improvement Society and sponsored by Franco’s Pizza.

Off-street parking is available across from the middle school at Kenmore United Methodist Church. Dinner, beverages and dessert will be available for purchase. Concertgoers are asked to bring a lawn chair or blankets. Each child will receive a free bandanna.

The rain location is the Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilber Avenue. Check for concert updates.

This week:

• The monthly meeting of Kenmore Village Improvement Society begins at 7 p.m. Monday in Kenmore Community Center, Wilber and Mang avenues.

• The town’s summer concert series in Lincoln Arena continues at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with outlaw country and Americana band Uncle Ben’s Remedy and Thursday with the Easy Street Big Band.

• The Ken-Ton Garden Tour kicks off at 8:30 p.m. Friday with “night lights” until 11 p.m. The tour continues Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and at night with another night lights program. Visit for a guide map of the gardens in this year’s tour.