Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows Cap Off Darien’s 25th Year

Concert Review
Matchbox Twenty
Counting Crows
Monday September 11, 2017
Darien Lake PAC
Darien Center, NY
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

It is hard to fathom summer is over and another season of concerts out at the Darien Lake PAC is in the books. Matchbox Twenty and The Counting Crows closed out the 25th anniversary season at the storied venue Monday night. It appeared to be a very light crowd at first but by the time the Counting Crows were halfway through their set the lawn filled in decently despite the chilly evening temp. Continue reading

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Diana Ross Is Boss At Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

Concert Review
Diana Ross
Seneca Niagara Events Center
Niagara Falls, NY
Friday September 1, 2017
Review: Joseph Suto

 

The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino welcomed Diana Ross back for yet another fantastic performance Friday evening. The queen of diva’s dazzled the filled to capacity crowd with her still powerful vocals along with her sparkly outfits as she danced from one end of the stage to the other. It is hard to believe she still has the stamina she does at 73 years old. Her show clocked in at 75-minutes and featured many of her solo hits mixed in with her Supremes’ best along with four or five outfit changes. Continue reading

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John Kay and Steppenwolf Let Their Sound Take You Away

Concert Review
John Kay & Steppenwolf
Artpark Outdoor Stage
Lewiston, NY
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

With a blink of an eye the 2017 Tuesday in the Park concert series at Artpark came to a close last night. John Kay and Steppenwolf had the honors of putting a feather in this season’s cap. A little of over 3,000 fans enjoyed the solid performance put on by the band. It also marked the smallest crowd of the season part due to the late July announcement of the show. Continue reading

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Concert Preview- Captain Beyond

Concert Preview
Captain Beyond
Bears Den Inside
Seneca Niagara Casino & Resort
Friday August 25, 2017

 

When it comes to lost albums from the seventies, there is one that comes to mind immediately. The self-titled release from Captain Beyond which many cite as the most underrated album from any era much less just the seventies. Continue reading

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Jethro Tull By Ian Anderson Gives Fans A Glimpse Into The Past

Concert Review
Jethro Tull By
Ian Anderson

Artpark
Outdoor Stage
Lewiston, NY
Tuesday August 22, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

One of the highly anticipated shows on Artpark’s 2017 schedule was the Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson show. It had been three years since Anderson’s last area appearance out at UB’s Center For The Arts. So when many fans pulled into the parking lot they were met by a steady downpour that lasted about an hour. As the scheduled 7:15 start time was drawing near the rain subsided just in time. At one point during the show Anderson noted the beautiful rainbow that appeared on the horizon. Continue reading

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Rest Assured Skynyrd Was In The House At Artpark

Concert Review
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Artpark
Outdoor Stage
Lewiston, NY
Tuesday August 15, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Lynyrd Skynyrd once again stepped foot on the outdoor stage at Artpark Tuesday evening. The band was survived a scare recently when founding member Gary Rossington had to have a medical procedure to address some blockage in the arteries to his heart. After taking a week off Rossington and the band were back at it and the band delivered a show that was simply amazing. Continue reading

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