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Originally launched in 1998 as a celebration of Buffalo’s Inner Harbor Redevelopment Project, past performers such as Violent Femmes, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Hootie & The Blowfish, Herbie Hancock, The Black Crowes, Bruce Hornsby, O.A.R. and The Tragically Hip have rocked the harbor as part of the Buffalo Place Summer Concert Series. These events draw record crowds into Downtown Buffalo and create spin-off business for bars, restaurants and dance clubs.
June 29, 2012
Sam Roberts Band and Grace Potter & The NocturalsTickets are $10.00 in advance and $20.00 the day of the show - click here to purchase! The six-time Juno Award winning Sam Roberts Band will kick off the 2012 Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor season on Friday, June 29th. The band holds the title of bestselling independent release in Canadian music history with their 2001 debut release “The Inhuman Condition.” In addition, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals make their return after a knock-out performance last year in Lafayette Square. A modern-day version of Tina Turner fronting the Rolling Stones, Potter and her Nocturnals will be touring in support of the new album out on June 12th, “The Lion The Beast The Beat.” www.samrobertsband.com gracepotter.com
June 30, 2012
moe. and ConspiratorTickets are $10.00 in advance and $20.00 the day of the show - click here to purchase! Buffalo’s hometown jam heroes, moe. will take the stage with special guest Conspirator on Saturday, June 30th. Since forming in 1991 at University at Buffalo, the fivesome has released countless albums, garnered four stars in Rolling Stone magazine and presented the festivals moe.down, snoe.down and moe.cruise. Conspirator, featuring Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits’ keyboardist and bass player), virtuoso guitarist Chris Michetti and KJ Sawka (Pendulum) on drums, will open this evening of performance. moe.org www.conspiratorband.com
July 15, 2012
FeistTickets are $10.00 in advance and $20.00 the day of the show (ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 25TH AT 10AM) - click here to purchase! Eleven-time Juno Award winning Feist is a member of the indie rock group Broken Social Scene and her album "Metals" was the ranked the #1 album of 2011 in the New York Times. Her music has thunder and lightning crescendos, shivers with detail and are polished to perfection. One reviewer famously referred to Feist’s voice as a “satin bag full of crushed mirrors” and we can’t wait to experience it. listentofeist.com
Aug. 31, 2012
The J. Geils Band Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $20.00 the day of the show (ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST AT 10AM) Formed in Worcester, Massachusetts these American rockers are known as “The Bad Boys from Boston.” What began as a group of five guys singing the blues transformed into a rock and roll band opening for Aerosmith. Their hit song, “Centerfold,” lasted six weeks at the number one spot on Billboard Hot 100 and helped land them as a finalist nominee at the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. According to lead vocalist Peter Wolfe, “we’re no frills, no tricks, just hard, sweaty rock 'n roll and when we hit the stage it’s showtime!” Join The J. Geils Band as they Rock the Harbor on August 31st.
Sept. 1, 2012
LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-TripTickets are $10.00 in advance and $20.00 the day of the show (ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 25TH AT 10AM) - click here to purchase! Two-time Grammy award winner LL Cool J will bring his mix of romantic ballads and hip-hop beats to Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor on September 1st. With thirteen studio albums, nine of which went multi-platinum, there’s no doubt that the “Ladies really do Love Cool James.” Hits such as “I Can’t Live Without My Radio” and “Hey Lover” brought rap music out from the underground to the mainstream as a new school of fast beat hip-hop emerged. Hailed as one of the greatest MC’s of all time and a pioneer of the hip-hop industry this will not be a night you want to miss!