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Here's an early Christmas gift for Buffalo music fans. Star 102.5 FM announced a Deck the Hall Ball starring Buffalo's beloved Goo Goo Dolls and Rob Thomas, slated for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). Tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 4, cost $59.50 and will be available at Ticketmaster.com and MyStar1025.com. The show is open to all …

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An open date on the Raconteurs' tour schedule has created a rare opportunity for regional fans of the indie-rock supergroup. The band has added a show on Friday, Aug. 16 at the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls) to its highly touted summer tour. “Unfortunately, The Raconteurs will no longer be playing Woodstock 50,” reads a press release from the band's manag…

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Post Malone's just-announced "Runaway Tour" will include a stop in downtown Buffalo at 8 p.m. Oct. 6 in the KeyBank Center (1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza). Earlier this month, the Syracuse-born rapper dropped the music video to his latest single "Goodbyes," which is just a taste of the new music he has promised to share later this year. His Grammy-nominated sophomore "Beer…

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The outdoor "Party on the Portico" has been a summertime staple at the Buffalo History Museum in recent years. But this year, the series was put on hold for a good reason: the long-awaited restoration work on the portico. On Aug. 16, the party returns in a special "Party FOR the Portico" concert by Boston, Mass.-based band The Sheila Divine, fronted by Hamburg native Aa…

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When Chris Brown sold out Darien Lake in 2015, the major reaction was just how elite of a dancer the pop/R&B artist proved to be, even approaching Michael Jackson levels. The same energy and moves will be on display when Brown returns to Buffalo, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in KeyBank Center. Tickets go on sale at noon June 14 at the KeyBank Center Box Office, Tickets.…

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Rick Springfield's just-added "Best in Show" 2019 tour dates will complete Artpark's 2019 Tuesdays in the Park series at 5 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Artpark Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston). Best known for his mega-smash single "Jessie's Girl," the chart-topping entertainer has been delivering hits and breaking hearts for over four decades. His most recent record…

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Canadian rock fans listen up. "Bordercrash" is set to invade our lands at 5 p.m July 13 in the Artpark Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston). Headlined by the hard-rocking group the Headstones, the one-day mini festival will feature sets by a handful of north-of-the-border acts near and dear to the hearts of local music fans including melodic Hamilton outfit the Tr…

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Arkells, openers for The Who on Thursday, announced a Canalside show from the KeyBank Center stage. Tickets for the Aug. 2 show, for which the Dirty Nil will open, went on sale at 10 a.m. May 10 through Eventbrite.com. VIP passes are $40, while general admission costs $10. At a later date, tickets may also be purchased at the area's 17 Consumer's Beverages locations and…

Black Rock Historical Society's "Music of the Ages" fundraiser will be presented at 2 p.m. May 5 in the Sportsmen's Tavern (326 Amherst St.). Hosted by Buffalo music historian and Buffalo Music Hall of Fame founder Rick Falkowski, the afternoon will see the dial turned back on the city's rich musical history to tell the stories of early rock musicians, radio stations an…

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Canalside is wasting no time in filling up its already busy summer schedule. Genre-blending jam band Twiddle and the Led Zeppelin tribute act Get the Led Out are the two newest concerts announced for the waterfront stage. Twiddle will perform June 29 at Canalside. The Vermont-based outfit continues to be a live music machine. In addition to a string of summer dates, …

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The reunited Jonas Brothers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug 27 in the KeyBank Center (1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza). Although often speculated over the last of couple years, the trio of siblings will officially end their six-year hiatus from the road with the massive, just-announced 40-date "Happiness Begins Tour." The long run of dates, which kick off on Aug 7 in Miami, wi…

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The Flaming Lips will be joined by the Claypool Lennon Delirium for a co-headlining engagement at 5 p.m. July 27 in the Artpark Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston). Last seen locally at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls in 2017, the seasoned Oklahoma psych-rockers will be back in the area to perform songs from the band's latest release "King's Mouth." Origin…

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Rock fans will be riled up with excitement, as Social Distortion and Flogging Molly will both perform on Aug. 27 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). VIP tickets, which run for $45, go on sale at 10 a.m. April 26 through Eventbrite.com and include access to the Honda VIP Pavilion, two complimentary drinks, private restrooms and front-of-stage access. General admission ticket…

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Fresh off new, chill content on April 20, Wiz Khalifa has announced a stop in the Buffalo area this summer. Khalifa, who broke out with Pittsburgh-repping track "Black and Yellow," will play here July 21 at Darien Lake Amphitheater (9993 Allegheny Road, Corfu). French Montana and Playboi Carti are the chief openers, with additional support from DJ Drama, Moneybagg Yo an…

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A young ventriloquist, a classic pop music tour, a comedian and rising pop star are among the varied acts scheduled to perform so far at the 180th Erie County Fair being held from Aug. 7 to 18 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Here is what has been announced for the Gusto Grandstand. Darci Lynne & Friends. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Tickets are $38 preferred track, $30 track rese…