The KeyBank Live at Larkin concert series returns for its sixth season with 14 Wednesdays of free music.
The concerts, held from 5 to 8:30 p.m., kick off June 5 with a night of reggae, soul and blues featuring One World Tribe, Empress & the Royals, Slyboots Circus.
Theme nights are back with such new events as a "Blues 4 Vets" night marking the return of Buffalo native Peter Case, "Latin at Larkin" on July 5, a celebration of the Colored Musicians Club Centennial on July 26 and a special preview of the Music is Art festival on Aug. 30. The popular "South Buffalo Night" returns with Brian Higgins & the Exchange Street Band on Aug. 2.
And, as fitting for an event held at Larkin Square, there will be food trucks.
Here's the full music schedule:
June 7: One World Tribe, Empress & the Royals, Slyboots Circus
June 14: "Blues 4 Vets" with Peter Case and the Buffalo Blues Benefit Band featuring Dave Constantino, Grace Lougen and David Michael Miller.
June 21: John & Mary & the Valkyries, Ten Cent Howl
June 28: The Jumpers, The Irving Klaws
July 5: "Latin at Larkin" with La Krema, Wendell Rivera, Salsa by Sarah
July 12: Miller & the Other Sinners, Freightrain
July 19: "Grateful Dead Cornell ‘77 Revisited" with two sets by Workingman’s Dead
July 26: Colored Musicians Club Centennial with Buffalo Afrobeat Orchestra, Brotha Perry
Aug. 2: "South Buffalo Night" with Brian Higgins & the Exchange Street Band, Crikwater, John Higgins
Aug. 9: Twang Gang with guests (two sets)
Aug. 16: "Viva Elvis" with Party Squad, Band Named Sue
Aug. 23: Vin DeRosa and Vitamin D, Toney Rhodes
Aug. 30: "Music is Art Fest Preview" with Future Sounds of Buffalo, Hayden Fogle & the Ambassadors, DJs and dance groups
Sept. 6: Dive House Union, Jony James Band