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Prepare for an avalanche of local music across two days in Buffalo's Cobblestone District. The third annual Cobblestone Live Music and Arts Festival, slated for Aug. 2 and 3, has announced the first 29 bands that will perform across four stages - two outdoor and two indoor - with much of the outdoor action on Illinois and Columbia streets. Buffalo Iron Works, Lockhou…

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1) Ludacris, 5 p.m. July 28 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). General admission tickets are $15 and may be purchased here; VIP tickets run for $40. Commentary: Luda! The late addition to the Canalside Live! lineup is the second Saturday show of the series, following Vanilla Ice's unusual appearance earlier in July. Known for "Roll Out," "What's Your Fantasy?" and other ti…

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Cobblestone Live! is back in action for year two. The two-day live music returns on Friday and Saturday with more than 30 bands and artists performing on five stages - outdoors and inside - throughout downtown's Cobblestone district. This is something to celebrate for many reasons. Music. Local and national acts. Indie rock, psychedelic rock, blues rock, funk, jam bands…

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Fleet Foxes, 6:30 p.m. July 27, Artpark Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston), $41-$46. Seattle's lush and harmony-rich indie-folk act Fleet Foxes will make its much-anticipated return to the area with an engagement at Artpark, the band's first area performance since 2008. Following the release of its triumphant second album, the 2012 Grammy nominated "Helplessn…

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After a successful freshman debut, the Cobblestone Live! Music & Arts Festival is returning for year two on July 27 and 28 in Buffalo's historic Cobblestone District. Like last year's inaugural run, musical performances will take place at three locations: Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.) and the main outdoor stag…