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There are going to be fewer empty seats in outdoor sports arenas and performing arts centers this summer.


There is a new Artpark on the distant horizon, with better finances and changing geography.

Bidding wars have become common for real estate purchases in the city of Buffalo over recent months. While the demand is obvious, the rising costs are startling. On WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First cites a recent example: in the month of December, the new homes in North Buffalo's Colvin Estates sold at an average cost of $395,000. 


"I'm not the star," insists Broadway's Terence Archie in THE ODYSSEY at Artpark. In a conversation with Peter Hall, co-host of Theater Talk on WBFO, Archie makes it clear that it's the huge cast of local actors and musicians, professional and amateur, that give the show its appeal.

The Park Lane restaurant is long gone, but its former location on Gates Circle is in line for new life. According to Jim Fink of Business First, Uniland Development plans to build townhouses at the site. The homes are expected to cost over $1 million.

Photo from Colin Tucker's video

An experimental sound performance will be held at Artpark on Sunday, July 16. It's the second show of its kind. A similar performance was staged at Silo City last month. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with one of the creators, composer and sound artist Colin Tucker of Buffalo. Tucker is serving as curator of the Null Point music project.  

Concert at Artpark delayed by scare

Jun 21, 2017
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A check of the stage area at Artpark in Lewiston delayed the performance of Randy Bachmann’s show Tuesday evening.


Artpark is preparing to recreate a painting hailed nearly 40 years ago as the largest in the world  by the Guiness Book of World Records.

Rich Wall

Western New York will be the setting for yet another independent film shoot. Crews will begin shooting “Morning Sun” on Tuesday.

Peter is heading south this weekend to see a diverse cast in OUR TOWN, the classic play by Thornton Wilder, presented by the Chautauqua Theater Company through July 12th at the Bratton Theater (your theater ticket is also your gate pass for the Chautauqua Institution). Anthony says that if you did OUR TOWN in high school, forgive that experience, and see the play anew.

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Artpark has named a new director of development. Carrie Veltri has been named to the post after a national search.

Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Mark Scott on Theater Talk this week, talking about the "Sound of Music" at Artpark.

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.