Kiss The Summer Hello Kicks Off Concert Season At Canalside

Concert Review
Kiss The Summer Hello 2019
Canalside
Buffalo, NY
Bazzi
Why Don’t We
Jake Miller
Ava Max
Ally Brooke
FLETCHER
Drax Project

Kiss The Summer Hello, the concert that kicks off the Buffalo concert season so-to-speak did exactly that Thursday evening at Canalside. While rain in the early part of the day and clouds covering much of the afternoon, the crowd appeared a little thin. For those who decided to brave the elements they were rewarded as a light rain did not arrive until around 8 pm during Why Don’t We’s set. Continue reading

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YES The Royal Affair Tour Touches Down At Artpark June 25

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Yes
The Royal Affair Tour
Asia
John Lodge of The Moody Blues
Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Tuesday June 25, 2019
Artpark
Outdoor Amphitheater

Tuesday June 25, 2019 there will be a huge celebration at Artpark featuring YES, “The Royal Affair” tour. YES will be headlining the event as they bring together some of the best loved British rock bands. On the bill will be Asia, John Lodge from the Moody Blues and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (with guest vocals by Arthur Brown). This is a once in a lifetime show that you do not want to miss. Continue reading

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Hagar & Company Kick Off Artpark Season With A Bang

Concert Review
Sammy Hagar & The Circle
Night Ranger

Tuesday in the Park
Artpark Outdoor Stage
Lewiston, NY
Tuesday June 4, 2019
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

There is nothing like the first Tuesday in the Park of the season. It gives everyone a chance to check out all the changes Artpark made no matter how subtle they are. This is one dedicated group of people who really have taken the reins and turned Artpark into one of the top venues around in just a short period of time. Having Sammy Hagar & The Circle kick off the season with special guest Night Ranger was pure genius. Continue reading

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Yngwie Malmsteen Leaves Fans Yearning More

Concert Review
Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Bear’s Den
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Niagara Falls, NY
Saturday June 1, 2019
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

It’s not every day that you walk into a concert and the venue is recommending you take a pack of earplugs. Of course, this was no ordinary concert as Yngwie J. Malmsteen is no ordinary performer. The Maestro came out all guns blazing with a rip-roaring version of “Rising Force”, a track culled from his Odyssey album which remains his best-selling US album to date. Continue reading

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Artpark To Kick Off 2019 Series With Sammy Hagar’s Full Circle Jam Tour

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Sammy Hagar’s Full Circe Jam Tour
W/ Night Ranger
Tuesday June 4, 2019
6:30 PM
Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater
Lewiston, NY

Artpark has one of the area’s best weekly concert series with its Tuesday In The Park Series. They have always done a great job providing some fantastic lineups and they are going all out with this season’s opener. Sammy Hagar is bringing his Full Circle Jam Tour which includes his longtime guitarist Vic Johnson, former Van Halen bandmate and bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Jason Bonham. As an added bonus Night Ranger will be opening the affair.

Hagar and his band are no strangers to Artpark, having played here in 2014. The band has just released their debut full-length album called Space Between on May 10. Strong sales helped land the album at number 4 on the Billboard charts. Expect to hear a good portion of Space Between along with such Hagar solo gems like “There’s Only One Way To Rock” and “Eagles Fly”. For the Van Halen fans in attendance don’t worry as Uncle Sammy will be taking care of you with a fair amount of his hits from that segment of his career as well. Continue reading

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Whitesnake Slides Into Agora, Slithers On Out

Concert Review
Whitesnake
Flesh & Blood Tour
The Agora Theatre
Cleveland, OH
Wednesday May 15, 2019
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The Cleveland Agora has come a long way since the first time I set foot inside of the historic building back in 1999. Wednesday night Whitesnake played the venue to a packed house. While the band has played the Cleveland area many times over their 40-plus year career, this show marked the first time they graced the stage at 5000 Euclid Avenue. Touring in support of their brand spanking new album Flesh & Blood, the band mixed in some of the new songs alongside some of their biggest hits to deliver a very satisfying show. Continue reading

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