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Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.) wants to make sure your Thursday evenings extend well past the waterfront's curfew. The newly relocated Cobblestone hot spot has will be hosting the "official" Canalside Afterparty beginning June 9. The weekly concert series starts at 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug 25. Cover is $5. Co-presented by Sunbeam Entertainment, the …

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Dave Chappelle will be delivering a rather last-minute performance at 7 p.m. May 22 in Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.). The performer rose to fame in the early 2000s with his popular yet short lived sketch comedy show "Chappelle’s Show." Following his sudden retirement from the show just three seasons later, the comedian would make a number of unannounced app…

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When country music superstar Dolly Parton opens the Artpark summer season on June 12, concertgoers will be the first to see the venue’s new ticketing plan that includes seating for what it is calling a “special event concert.” And it comes with a price tag that will range from $22 for people who bring their own chairs to almost $1,900 for an experience that will include a…

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One of Buffalo's newer traditions is coming back this spring as the Buffalo Porchfest, presented by the Elmwood Village Association, has announced its return on May 7. Since debuting in the fall of 2013, the biannual festival has given village residents, spanning from Allentown to the West Side to nearly SUNY at Buffalo State, an opportunity to roam the neighborhood and c…

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It wouldn't be summer without the Vans Warped Tour. The multistage music extravaganza is returning to the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center for a show on July 14. New Found Glory, Less Than Jake, Yellowcard, Tonight Alive and We the Kings are among the fan favorites who will be back as part of 22nd edition of the tour. Also on the bill are Sleeping With Sirens, Four Year…

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Joe Jackson, an artist whose work as a songwriter and performer places him in league with the likes of post-punk peers Elvis Costello, Paul Weller and Squeeze, will make a rare regional appearance when he and his band perform July 8 in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts. Dubbed the “Fast Forward Tour” in honor of Jackson’s latest album, the jaunt will find Jack…

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Bassist Stu Hamm - whose resume includes names like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Michael Schenker, Alan Holdsworth, Joan Baez and Mick Jagger, among many others - will perform June 8 in the Sportsmen's Tavern (326 Amherst St.) as part of his "Solo Bass Songs & Stories 2016" tour. Fans of serious rock, jazz and fusion music, take note - Hamm, who last performed in Buffalo …

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Surging after a massive 2015, comedian Amy Schumer has announced her spring tour, which includes a stop on May 7 in the First Niagara Center. Tickets range from $39 to $99 and will be available for purchase at 10 a.m. March 18 at LiveNation.com, Tickets.com, the First Niagara Center box office or by phone at 1-888-223-6000. Schumer starred in "Trainwreck," which earned a…

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The Taste of Chaos tour, featuring Dashboard Confessional and Taking Back Sunday, will visit Lewiston this summer. The emo headliners are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. June 8 at the Artpark Mainstage Theater (450 S. 4th St., Lewiston), with openers Saosin, Early November and Anthony Green. Tickets range from $30 to $60.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. March 18 at LiveNation.com, T…

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British rock star Noel Gallagher  is among the new acts announced for Artpark's summer concert series. Gallagher's High Flying Birds will perform July 6 at Artpark as part of the Coors Light Wednesday series. A show by Ray LaMontagne also has been announced for the Wednesday series on June 29. Newly announced for the First Niagara Presents Tuesday in the Park series are …

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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 …

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Actor Kiefer Sutherland will show another part of his creative side when he performs a concert at 8 p.m. May 16 in Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.). At the concert, expect to hear material from his soon-to-be released album "Down In A Hole," which features 11 songs Sutherland has said are "the closest thing I've ever had to a journal or diary." "All of these songs ar…

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It’s being called the “One Hell of Night Tour”: Bad Company and Joe Walsh are co-headling a concert at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Steve Rogers opens. In this case, "co-headlining" means they will rotate the headlining spot for each show. "I had always hoped that we would do something together and so here we are 30 years later finally touring…

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Disney stars Laura Marano and Sabrina Carpenter, YouTube sensation Jacob Whitesides and "Fight Song" star Rachel Platten are part of the new lineup of free in-park concerts planned for Darien Lake in 2016. The concerts are included for free with paid admission to Darien Lake which is available now. Season tickets are $64.99 through Memorial Day, $69.99 from May 31 to June…

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Zac Brown Band's return to the area falls during a major summer holiday weekend. The country artist will perform at 7 p.m. July 3 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (9993 Allegheny Road, Darien). Drake White & the Big Fire open. Tickets are $42.50 to $78.50 reserved, $32.50 lawn and $98 for a lawn four-pack and go on sale at 10 a.m. March 4 through LiveNation.com, …