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It's time to dig out your Birkenstocks. Dave Matthews Band returns for a concert at 8 p.m. June 27 in the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (9993 Alleghany Road, Darien Center). After taking a year off, the long-time road warriors will be returning to the stage with a string of dates in support of the group's untitled new album, set to be released sometime this summer.…

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With tickets for the 23rd edition of the Vans Warped Tour now on sale, it was only right to next find who you are paying to see. Notable acts joining the annual area pit stop, which will kick off its long day of music at 11 a.m. July 13 on the grounds of the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (9993 Allegheny Road, Darien), include the politically driven Steel City punks…

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The Buffalo summer concert schedule is quickly becoming overwhelming. With recent and frequent concert announcements by the major venues, and much more to follow down the pipeline, it's easy to lose track of all of the great shows set to be presented this summer season, so we thought a refresher course may be in order. Western New York's go-to summer music hotspot Darie…

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The summer concert season in Western New York continues to flesh out as Train will ride it's "Play That Song" tour into town at 7 p.m. June 20 in Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (9993 Alleghany Road, Darien Center). On hand for support is an eclectic batch of opening acts: O.A.R. and Natsha Bedingfield. Best known for chart-topping hit singles like "Drops of Jupiter"…

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Country superstar Miranda Lambert will bring her "Keeper of the Flame" summer tour to town for a show at 7:30 p.m. June 23 in Darien Lake's Performing Arts Center (9993 Alleghany Road, Darien Center). After taking the tour across the Atlantic for select dates in Europe, the bad-girl, Texas singer-songwriter (and former coach on NBC's "The Voice") has been racking up plent…

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Classic rockers ZZ Top and Gregg Allman will join forces on Aug. 23 for a performance at Darien Lake Performing Arts (9993 Alleghany Road, Darien Center). After forming nearly 50 years ago in Houston, Texas, the facially clad trio has not slowed down. The group's most recent record "La Futura," its 15th studio album, dropped back in 2012, and since then, ZZ Top has contin…

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The family friendly juggernaut Kidz Bop Kids will bring its "Life of the Party" tour to Western New York on Aug. 28 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (9993 Alleghany Road, Darien Center). The group (you can meet the whole crew here) will be on the road in support of the 31st installment of the long-running "Kidz Bop" series, which re-imagines today's biggest hits into…

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Country star Brantley Gilbert will "Take It Outside" literally when he brings his newest tour to the area for an outdoor show July 8 at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Justin Moore and Colt Ford will open. One of four country acts to have consecutive platinum albums, Gilbert has hit No. 1 with songs like "Country Must Be Country Wide" and "You Don't Know Her Like …