Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Reserve seats still available for Wednesday night Blink 182 show at Darien Lake

DARIEN -- If you're looking for reserve seats for Wednesday's Blink 182 concert at Darien Lake, there's still plenty to be had.

Starting at $30 in the 500 section, all the way up to $534 in the front row (for a resale ticket), there's a surprising number of seats still available from the venue itself.

The 7 p.m. show starts with A Day To Remember and All Time Low before Blink 182 takes the stage.

Image courtesy Ticketmaster.com. Video courtesy Vevo.

Monday, August 22, 2016

HEaRD in WNY: Top shows for the week of Aug. 22 - 28

This week's featured show is the 2016 Night Lights Music Festival.

This weekend, the Green Heron Growers in Sherman lights up for this year's Night Lights Music Festival. The festival, which started many years ago, boasts some of the best national and local jam/rock/alternative bands -- alongside DJ's, art installations, a vendor village and your favorite camping activities -- like hiking and biking over 200 acres, swimming, yoga, and a KanJam tournament. Camp out all weekend at one of WNY's best annual festivals featuring some of our local musicians;  it's always a wild time. Presented by 1039 Productions and Community Beer Works

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Greg Burt is a Concert Promoter/Sound Guy/Music Supporter/Keyboardist/etc. He can be reached at Greg@FTMPEvents.com. For the full FTMP show calendar, visit www.FTMPEvents.com.

Friday, August 19, 2016

McCarthy to entertain on Friday night Harbor Queen cruises

BUFFALO -- Local musician Kevin McCarthy will entertain cruise passengers each Friday evening through September on Buffalo's new Canalside Cocktail Cruises on the Harbor Queen.

The inaugural run of the Friday night (6:30 p.m.) cruises is tonight. The $28 cruise features two hours aboard the new boat, a cash bar and live entertainment.

Reservations are encouraged as word is spreading fast, however there are tickets still available for this evening's cruise.

The 145-passenger boat sails out of Canalside and stays in the calmer water of the harbor, rain or shine. The cruises are for those 21 and up.

Tickets remain for Saturday's Goo Goo Dolls show

DARIEN -- Tickets are still available for Saturday evening's Goo Goo Dolls concert at Darien Lake.

LiveNation.com shows that a number of seats are still available direct from the venue in the 300 and 400 sections and a few scattered seats even remain in the 100 section.

Ticket pricing ranges from $20 to $85 for the 7 p.m. show with  with special guests Collective Soul and Tribe Society.

Buffalo's Goo Goo Dolls, comprised of John Rzeznik, Robby Takac, Mike Malinin, and George Tutuska, are in the midst of a summer tour and just announced a fall tour to begin in October. While that tour has no New York dates, there are a pair of shows in Pennsylvania and one in Ohio.

Photo courtesy of Goo Goo Dolls / Instagram.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

PODCAST: The ThinkSoJoe Show for Aug. 17, 2016

Hosts ThinkSoJoE and Muller feature the music of Aggressive Betty, As Summer Dies, Second Trip and more on this episode of the ThinkSoJoe Show.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra plans two December shows in Buffalo

BUFFALO — The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will perform a pair of shows on Dec. 4 at the soon-to-be-renamed First Niagara Center.

Tickets for the 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. shows are slated to go on sale to the general public on Sept. 16. Fan club members can purchase them a week earlier. Tickets purchased online will include a digital copy or the "Ghosts of Christmas Eve" album -- also the name of the 20th anniversary tour.

Image courtesy Trans-Siberian.com.

Final Tragically Hip Show on tap in Buffalo, NT

While the Tragically Hip's farewell tour did not make it to our side of the border, there are two opportunities to watch the final show live on Saturday right here in Western New York in a concert-like setting.

Western New Yorkers have long had a love affair with the Hip and the band has rewarded that loyalty over the years with several local shows in venues ranging in size from Nietzsche's to Artpark. Saturday, the 8:30 p.m. Kingston, Ontario show will be broadcast live on CBC and two local venues will air it: Larkin Square in Buffalo and the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda.

The Larkin show, sponsored by Community Beer Works (CBW), Larkin Square, The Good Neighborhood, Store716, WEDG 103.3, The Public and Garbaz Visual Productions will feature food trucks, CBW brews, a pre-show cornhole tourney, plentiful seating, and the square's covered boardwalk in case of rain. Multiple screens will be set up and sound will broadcast throughout the Square, assuring "concert-goers" won't miss a moment.

"For those of us at Community Beer Works, The Tragically Hip have been the soundtrack for some of the most beautiful moments in our lives," said Chief Operating Officer Chris Smith. "I wanted to find a way for us to celebrate what this band has meant to us and to Buffalo. I feel like bringing a few thousand people together under the stars to celebrate this man and this band is a fitting tribute."

Admission to the Larkin show is $10 and restricted to those 21 years of age and older with photo identification. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Sunnybrook Foundation's Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research. Gates open at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, across the Niagara County border, the Riviera Theatre boasts the area's only official screening location for the CBC broadcast.

Fans are invited to enjoy this "memorable, all-ages musical event in an intimate concert setting with all the amenities of a live concert experience."

Admission is free and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Riv is located at 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for the 8:30 p.m. show.