10 Awesome Concerts to See This June

City Guide, Live Music, Music & Nightlife, Music Event Roundup


Written by Brett Llenos Smith

Published on May 16, 2019

Zac Brown Band is coming to Darien Lake on June 15

After a spring that felt more like a winter hangover, summer concert season has arrived and we’re more than fired up about all the great acts coming to the area! Dig in and enjoy the best month of concerts since the holidays.

(Some of these shows may be sold out, but obviously you can still tickets on Stubhub, Facebook, MySpace possibly where the music used to be, under the rim of a Mom-sized Tim Hortons coffee, from your weird aunt Kate or on the pink stairway at Misuta Chows. Please don’t @ us.)





1) Twenty One Pilots + Bear Hands

DATE: June 1st

LOCATION: KeyBank Center

COST: $40 – $80


Is there a bigger modern rock band right now than Twenty One Pilots? We think not. Also, don’t sleep on Bear Hands.


2) Sammy Hagar + Night Ranger

DATE: June 4th

LOCATION: Artpark Amphitheater

COST: $19 – $37


Tequila pitchman and former Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar can be a bit much these days. But once upon a time, he was a baaad motor scooter (see below). Night Ranger rounds out this Dad Rock Pick of the Month.


3) Sleep + Big Business

DATE: June 6th

LOCATION: Town Ballroom

COST: $32 – $37


Metal doesn’t make a frequent appearance on our concert rundown lists, so when it does, pay attention okay? Sleep has a bit of a hipster following so expect some long beards at this one.


4)  Hanson (w/ the BPO)

DATE: June 7th

LOCATION: Kleinhans Music Hall

COST: $29 – $75


Remember Hanson? They’re back and this time, it’s symphonic. If you like posh 90s nostalgia served with a side of hunkiness, this is a can’t miss concert event.





5) George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic + Fishbone, Galactic

DATE: June 11th

LOCATION: Artpark Amphitheater

COST: $19 – $38


Before there was Snoop Dogg, before there was Andre 3000, there was George Clinton. Don’t believe us? Check out the mind-bending clip below.


6) New Found Glory

DATE: June 12th

LOCATION: Town Ballroom

COST: $26.50 – $32.00


New Found Glory is one of those 90s bands that sounds like they just released their first record last year. Not many bands can sound fresh for 20 years. Head out to Town Ballroom to see why and how.


7) Zac Brown Band

DATE: June 15th

LOCATION: Darien Lake

COST: $40.25 – $120.50


Does music get any more summery than Zac Brown Band?


8) Rockin’ 2019: Death Cab for Cutie

DATE: June 16th

LOCATION: Albright-Knox Art Gallery

COST: $60


Over the past two decade, Death Cab for Cutie have gone from being hipster emo icons to having their music played on radio stations around the world. Rockin’ (at the Knox) is always a killer event and this year looks to be no different.





9) New Kids on the Block, Naughty by Nature, Salt N Pepa, Tiffany

DATE:  June 21st

LOCATION: KeyBank Center

COST: $30 – $160


If you flipped on Kiss 98.5 at any point in 1992, you probably heard a song by one of the artists on what is being called The Mixtape Tour. It doesn’t get much more 90s than this, and for relatively cheap.


10) Twiddle + Ripe

DATE: June 28th

LOCATION: Canalside

COST: $5 – $35


Jam bands can be a little much if you’re “not in the right frame of mind,” but Twiddle write super catchy songs that anyone can enjoy without *cough* *cough* you know what.


Written by <a href="" target="_self">Brett Llenos Smith</a>

Written by Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith is a freelance writer based in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood who has been covering local food and culture for the Step Out Buffalo over the past six years. As someone with a multi-ethnic background, he has a passion for exploring and understand the many diverse corners of Western New York.
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