WBFO's Mike Desmond

Expect some changes for this summer's concert series on Buffalo's waterfront: a $5 entry fee and a new name.

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Six companies have agreed to pay nearly $4.2 million to New York State to settle allegations that they illegally sold tickets to concerts and other events.

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A huge crowd showed up for the Canalside concert on Thursday night.

'The Boss' rocks sold out First Niagara Center

Feb 26, 2016
Nick Lippa

"The Boss" was back, and the sold-out crowd at First Niagara Center couldn't have been more pleased that a four-decade-long music tradition continued Thursday night.

Disappointed McCartney fans fail to snare tickets

Aug 31, 2015
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Fans converged on First Niagara Center hoping that with a little luck, they would snare some of the hottest tickets in town.

Concerts returning to Ralph Wilson Stadium

Oct 23, 2014
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For the first time since 2001, concerts are coming back to Ralph Wilson Stadium. The pop group One Direction will play The Ralph next November, it was announced Thursday.

It's going to be another hot and entertaining summer on Buffalo's Waterfront, with the newly re-named Thursday at Canalside and Buffalo Place Rocks Canalside.

NFTA commissioners have tentatively agreed to terms for hosting a series of summer concerts at the former Shooters restaurant site.

A proposal by Funtime After Dark, a local promoter, was panned last week, but commissioners re-opened negotiations after facing criticism for their decision. According to the Buffalo News, the proposal would bring at least four big name concerts to the waterfront locale, with anticipated audiences of between 5,000 and 10,000 people.

The NFTA would receive $20,000 to rent the land for the events.

Artpark now charging for Tuesday concerts

Mar 20, 2012

For years, thousands of music lovers have enjoyed popular bands and free admission Tuesday summer nights at Artpark in Lewiston.  Too many people, according to some residents who have complained for years about overcrowding. 

So now, in an effort to control crowds while also continuing to attract national acts, Artpark will begin charging an admission fee of $5 to $15 dollars for the Tuesday in the Park series.  The shows, which run from June to September, have been free for years.  Wednesday nights concerts will still be free.