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In 1987, Buffalo Place and Fountain Plaza hosted the first "Thursday at the Park" concert. Within a year, the after-work happy hour concerts outgrew the space and were moved to Lafayette Square, becoming the popular "Thursday at the Square" weekly concert series. Now, the newly renamed "Thursday & Main" concert series (formerly Queen City Social) hearkens back to th…

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Paying tribute to the work of legendary musicians is a taxing endeavor. It takes incredible skill and coordination, a commitment to exact replication, and the unwavering aspiration of awaking the artistic brilliance of a cherished act for its legions of adoring, sentimental fans. But until about past decade or so, this work often saddled the expertly trained artists inv…

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Though ominous skies might have reduced the audience size at the second installment of the Rockin’ on the River concert series, North Tonawanda’s Gratwick Riverside Park still welcomed a crowd of thousands Friday night for four spirited sets of music headlined by SOJA – the hottest reggae band in America. As SOJA discovered, most in the crowd seemed to be from Buffalo – a …

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The newly announced Live at Larkin free weekly concert series showcases a distinct array of musical styles from returning favorites and newcomers. The 14-week series features 35 local acts performing throughout the series, held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays from June 17 to Sept. 16 at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.Two of the concerts will spotlight album release events by …

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It’s not just an announcement, it’s a party. The schedule for the Live at Larkin summer concert series will be announced with a happy hour party from 5 to 7 p.m. May 4 in Larkin Square.The party will feature the announcement of the 14-week concert series at 5:30 p.m. followed by live music from Jony James and Zac Ward. Food from the Whole Hog truck and a cash bar will be a…