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Summer concert scene by venue, special event

Looking for what shows will be at your favorite summer concert venue? We've put together the list for you for the 2019 season.


June 4: Sammy Hagar’s Full Circle Jam Tour with Michael Anthony, Vic Johnson, Jason Bonham

June 8: Live on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie

June 9: Fairy House Festival featuring music by DakhaBrakha

June 11: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone, Miss Velvet and The Blue Wolf

June 15: Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin

June 18: The O’Jays and Average White Band

June 22: Strawberry Moon Festival with Sam Roberts Band, Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea, A Tribe Called Red and Thunderhand Joe & the Medicine Show

June 25: The Royal Affair Tour with YES, Asia, John Lodge, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

July 2: Burton Cummings and Andre-Philippe Gagnon

July 3: Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World, Ra Ra Riot

July 9: Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra and Emerson Hart of Tonic

July 13: Bordercrash with The Headstones, Lowest of the Low, the Trews, Steven Page

July 16: Earth, Wind & Fire

July 23: “Weird Al” Yankovic

July 27: The Flaming Lips, Claypool Lennon Delirium with Particle Kid

July 28: Jojo Siwa, 7 p.m.

July 30: Chris Isaak and Marc Broussard

July 31: Sarah McLachlan and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Aug. 6: Thievery Corporation

Aug. 13: Rick Springfield's "Best of Show" with Loverboy and Tommy Tutone

Aug. 20: Bad Company with Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke

Aug. 22: Plasticiens Volants, The Machine

Aug. 27: Foreigner

Batavia Downs

June 15: Throwdown at the Downs 2.0

June 21: Survivor

June 28: Queensrÿche

July 5: Kim Mitchell

July 12: Steve Augeri

July 19: Gin Blossoms

July 20: Bataviastock

July 26: Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Aug. 2: Tanya Tucker

Aug. 9: Theory of a Deadman


June 28: Twiddle and Ripe

June 29: T.I.

July 12: Get the Led Out

July 18: Psychedelic Furs and James

July 25: The Struts and Glorious Sons

Aug. 1: Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, Long Beach Dub All Stars

Aug. 2: Arkells and the Dirty Nil

Aug. 6: Incubus

Aug. 10: Nelly

Aug. 27: Social Distortion and Flogging Molly

Aug. 30: Nas

Darien Lake

May 24: Chris Young

May 29: The 1975

June 15: Zac Brown Band

July 7: Kidz Bob

July 17: Blink-182 and Lil Wayne

July 19: Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch

July 20: 311, Dirty Heads

July 21: Wiz Khalifa

July 26: Heart, Joan Jett

Aug. 1: Dierks Bentley

Aug. 2: Korn, Alice in Chains

Aug. 4: Breaking Benjamin

Aug. 9: Bryan Adams, Billy Idol

Aug. 10: Smashing Pumpkins, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Aug. 13: Beck, Cage the Elephant

Aug. 23: Kiss

Aug. 24: Florida Georgia Line, Dan + Shay

Aug. 25: Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira, Behemoth

Aug. 30: Brantley Gilbert, Michael Ray, Lindsay Ell

Sept. 13: Rascal Flatts, Jordan Davis, Morgan Evans

Erie County Fair

Aug. 7: Darci Lynne Farmer

Aug. 8: Foghat*

Aug. 9: The Pettybreakers*

Aug. 12: Kane Brown

Aug. 14: Happy Together Tour with The Turtles, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills

Aug. 15: Diamond Rio

Aug. 16: Australian Pink Floyd Show

* Free concerts

KeyBank Center

June 1: Twenty One Pilots

June 21: New Kids on the Block, Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, Naughty By Nature

Aug. 13: Iron Maiden, The Raven Age

Aug. 27: Jonas Brothers

Special events/festivals

Taste of Country, June 14 at Sahlen’s Field

Rockin’ at the Knox, June 16 Albright-Knox Art Gallery (outside) with Death Cab for Cutie, Tank and the Bangas, Phosphorescent

Kiss the Summer Hello, June 20 at Canalside

Kerfuffle, June 21 at Canalside with Walk the Moon, the Head and the Heart, Bishop Briggs, Catfish and the Bottlemen

Starry Night in the Garden with Andy Grammer, Shaed and Flora Cash, June 26 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Jam in the Valley, July 11-13 at Buffalo Hill Village Campground, Varysburg

Pappy Martin-Masten Jazz Festival, July 21 and 28 at the Buffalo Museum of Science (outdoors)

Cobblestone Live!, Aug. 2 and 3 in the Cobblestone District

Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation’s Americana Music Festival, Sept. 14 at Sportsmen’s Park

Borderland Music Festival, Sept. 21 and 22 at Knox Farm State Park

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