Artpark Concert Preview: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
w/ Melissa Etheridge
Tuesday In The Park
Artpark
July 26, 2016

It has been a few years since Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo last visited the wonderful, scenic grounds of Artpark. Meanwhile Melissa Etheridge will make her second consecutive appearance after having played with Blondie in a memorable performance last year.

Benatar is currently on her annual summer run playing her usual set of classics. One thing that can be said is how powerful her voice still is. Playing along her side is her husband guitarist Neil Giraldo who coincidentally has been doing that since 1979. Continue reading

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Journey & The Doobies A Tough Bill To Top

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Journey
The Doobie Brothers

Lakeview Amphitheater
Syracuse, NY
Wednesday July 13, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The new Lakeview Amphitheater was the place to be Wednesday night in Syracuse, NY as classic rock juggernauts Journey and The Doobie Brothers took fans on a trip down memory lane. The combination of the two bands on the same bill worked out real well as The Doobie Brothers helped set the stage with a stellar set rivaling a show of theirs I had seen last year. Journey then simply came out and blew the roof off the new Amphitheater. Continue reading

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Fogerty Leaves Em’ Begging For More At Fallsview

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John Fogerty
The Avalon Theatre
At Fallsview Casino Resort
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Thursday July 14, 2016
Review: Joseph Suto

 

The Avalon Theatre was the place to be Thursday night as John Fogerty rocked the sold out crowd. The show featured many Creedence classics and some deeper cuts as well. Not only did Fogerty sound in great voice, he played his guitar with authority. He was enduring from the opening notes of “Travelin’ Band” to the evening’s final song “Proud Mary”. Continue reading

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Concert At Artpark Tomorrow Cancelled

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Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tuesday July 19, 2016
Artpark Outdoor Stage
Lewiston, NY

Lynyrd Skynyrd has cancelled their July 19 concert at the Artpark outdoor Amphitheater due to a medical issue with one of the band members.

The band released this statement on July 18:
“Lynyrd Skynyrd’s performance at Artpark in Lewiston, NY on July 19th has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule the show in the near future.
Founding member and guitar player, Gary Rossington, is seeking doctor’s evaluation in Atlanta after experiencing some chest pains. Lynyrd Skynyrd will resume their tour once Gary is cleared by medical professionals. We will advise as soon as we have additional information.”

Please stay tuned for information as it is released regarding a possible rescheduled date or ticket refund info if a rescheduled date is not reached.

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Hollywood Vampires Delve Out Solid Show

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Hollywood Vampires
Seneca Niagara Casino
Outdoor Show
Niagara Falls, NY
Saturday July 9, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The Hollywood Vampires, the band which features Alice Cooper, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and screen star Johnny Depp rolled into the Seneca Niagara Casino Saturday evening. The outdoor show was marred by a one hour delay due to not one, not two but three bands of rain. The scheduled time of 8 p.m. was pushed back as an announcement came over saying there was still one more band of rain to hit. Sure enough within five minutes it struck and lasted for close to thirty minutes. Finally at 9 p.m. the band took the stage and promptly made everyone almost forget about the rain delay. The band was on fire right from the start. Continue reading

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Gallery- The Winery Dogs

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The Winery Dogs
The Tralf Music Hall
Buffalo, NY
July 5, 2016
Photos: Joseph Suto

 
The Winery Dogs returned to Buffalo Tuesday evening as Billy Sheehan made another triumphant return home. Drummer Mike Portnoy and singer/guitarist Richie Kotzen rounded out the trio who put on another strong performance. The venue was really packed this time around perhaps a bigger venue is in store when they come back to town next time.

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