Thursday concerts will play along waterfront

May 25, 2012

Organizers made official what many thought was inevitable: the Thursday downtown summer music series will now make its home on the emerging Buffalo waterfront.

Last year, there were some concerts in the old venue on Lafayette Square and some on the Waterfront.

This year, all of the concerts will be getting new names and a permanent location down on the Central Wharf on the Inner Harbor.

Buffalo Place President and Vice Chairman Anthony Colucci III says the schedule is being released now but there may be even more concerts beyond the five when there will be a charge.

"We're excited every time I do this announcement this time of year," Colucci said.

"Our 12 Thursdays will start on June 7 this year and they will be known as Thursdays at the Harbor not Thursdays at the Square in recognition that all 12 of them will be at the Erie Canal Central Wharf this summer. One thing won't change. They'll still all be free."

Among the lead acts for the free concerts will be The Cult on June 7 and Salt-N-Pepa on August 16.

The paid ticket season closes September 1 with LL Cool J.