2013 Free and cheap western NY concerts

As promised, I’m posting a list of free and cheap ($10 or less if you plan ahead) entertainment this summer. There are options every day of the week, except for Mondays. There are local groups and internationally known groups.  I’ve got to imagine there’s something for everyone.  I hope you can make it to at least one or two of these.

In next week’s post I’ll publish a list of options in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region.

Live at Larkin (Wednesdays 5-8pm) Free

Location: Larkin Square, Buffalo



John & Mary and the Valkyries + The Ragbirds

June 19

George Caldwell Quntet + Boyd Lee Dunlop Trio

June 26

Chris Nathan + Vitamin D

July 3

Dive House Union + Jony James Band

July 10

Aqueous + Universe Shark

July 17

Around the World in 180 minutes w/Critt’s Juke Joint + Hot Club of Buffalo + Skiffle Minstrels + Slyboots Drum & Dance

July 24

Women of Robot Holiday + Flatbed

July 31

Steam Donkeys + Jim Whitford Band

August 7

Andrew J Reimers CPX + Tom Stahl & the Dangerfields

August 14

South Buffalo Night w/Stone Bridge Band, The Informers and more’

August 21

Terry Sullivan + Lazlo Hollyfeld

August 28

Son of the Sun + The Tins + Poindexter

September 4

The Albrights + Ten Cent Howl

September 11

Peter Case + Leroy Townes

September 18

Niagara River Rocks (Sundays 5pm) Free

Location: Gratwick Park, Tonawanda (parking is $5 in the park)



Primus + Beggar’s Best

June 9

Tea Part

July 14

Rusted Root + Hypnotic Clambake

August 25

Lockport Canal Concerts (Fridays 5-11pm) Free

Location: Ulrich City Courtyard, Lockport



Puddle of Mudd

June 28

Theory of a Deadman with King Foils

July 5


July 12

Pink Floyd Experience

July 19

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience

July 26

Jonny Lang

August 2

Kellie Pickler

August 9

Rik Emmett

August 16

Hard Rock Café Free Music Fridays (8pm) Free

Location: Niagara Falls, USA



Bruce Wojick + Davey O

May 17

Vincent James Explosion with Carina and the Six String Preacher

May 24

The Irving Klaws + Pine Fever

May 31

Thursday at Canalside (Thursdays 5-9:30pm) Free
Location: Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf, Downtown Buffalo



The Hold Steady with special guest Hollerado

June 6

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

June 13

Steven Page

June 20

Teddy Riley and Blackstreet featuring Dave Hollister

June 28

G. Love & Special Sauce

July 11

Los Lonely Boys

July 18

The Fixx

July 25

Yonder Mountain String Band + Railroad Earth

August 1


August 8

Todd Rundgren

August 15

Adam Ant and The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse

August 22


August 29

Buffalo Place Rocks Canalside (Friday/Saturday 6-11pm)

Free/$15 in advance ($20 day of the show)

Location: Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf, Downtown Buffalo



Counting Crows + The Wallflowers ($15)

June 28

Kem ($15)

June 29

The Wailers + Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (Free)

July 26

Bel Biv Devoe (Free)

July 27

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo + Eric Burdon ($15)

August 30


August 31

Tuesday in the Park (Tuesdays 6:30pm)

$5 Advance purchase / $10 bought Sun-Tue) ($5 parking)

**$10 Advance purchase/$15 Sun-Wed ($5 parking)

$50 Priority seating available, $97 season pass available

Location: Artpark, Lewiston, NY



Billy Idol**

June 4

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

June 11

REO Speedwagon

July 18


July 25

The Doobie Brothers**

July 9

Bad Company with Paul Rodgers**

July 16

Blue Rodeo

July 23

The Machine performs Pink Floyd

July 30

38 Special with Blue Oyster Cult

August 6

Lynyrd Skynyrd**

August 13

Gladys Knight and the O’Jays**

August 20

ZZ Top

September 27

Wednesdays at Artpark (Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm)

$5 Advance purchase/$10 Sun-Wed

**$10 Advance purchase/$15 Sun-Wed ($5 parking)

Location: Artpark, Lewiston, NY



Gov’t Mule

June 12


June 19


June 26

O.A.R. and Friends (starts @ 5pm)

July 10

The Flaming Lips

July 17


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