14 August Concerts That Will Make Your Summer Super Memorable

Florida Georgia Line comes to Darien Lake Aug 24

We’re into August, and the dog days of summer. Festival fatigue is setting in and so is the looming dread of single-digit temps in the not-too-distant future. Back in high school and junior high, this was do-or-die time when it came to making a move on your summer crush.

Now that you’re an adult, the summer crush you’re chasing is more likely to be lasting memories. Maybe you could take that trip you’ve been meaning to take for years or check out that artist you’ve always wanted to see perform. Fortunately, there are more than a few musical icons coming to the area that are sure to make your summer memorable. Make time for a few, if not all, of these shows. 

(Some of these shows may be sold out, but obviously you can still find tickets on StubHub, Craigslist, Facebook, TikTok, Christian Mingle, FarmersOnly, GlutenfreeSingles, Vampersonals, etc.  Don’t come @ us.)

 

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1) Dierks Bentley

DATE: August 1st

LOCATION: Darien Lake Amphitheater

COST: $39.50 (GA) – $99.25 (Seating)

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It doesn’t get much more iconic than Dierks Bentley. Come out to see this amazing performer operating at the peak of his powers. 

 

2) Cobblestone Live (Joywave + Aqueous + Sloan)

DATE: August 2nd & 3rd

LOCATION: Cobblestone District

COST: $20 (single day), $35 (both days), $100 (VIP)

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Cobblestone Live takes the best parts of an open air festival, and leaves behind the most annoying things, like not being able to get close to the stage or being miles from the nearest bathroom. 

VIP tickets include 2 drinks per day, tacos from Breezy Burrito and access to preferred VIP areas.

 

3) Arkells + The Dirty Nil

DATE: August 2nd

LOCATION: Canalside

COST: $10 (GA), $40 (VIP)

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Both of these modern rock bands have riffs and vocals that reach for the skies, making Canalside a perfect fit. 

 

4) KoRn + Alice in Chains

DATE: August 2nd

LOCATION: Darien Lake Amphitheater

COST: $29.50 (GA) –  $336 (VIP)

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KoRn and Alice in Chains you say? Yes, KoRn and Alice in Chains. Don’t hate, celebrate.

 

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5) Interpol

DATE: August 6th

LOCATION: Town Ballroom

COST: $39 (advance), $45 (day of)

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Hipster icons Interpol don’t come to Buffalo too often, but their killer live show makes them worth the wait.

 

5) Beatles Rooftop Night

DATE: August 8th

LOCATION: Hydraulic Hearth

COST: $7

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The Beatles’ last live performance was on a rooftop, but you don’t have to go down a classic rock rabbit hope to appreciate a band playing on the roof of Hydraulic Hearth, home to delicious pizza and beer. 

 

6) Bryan Adams + Billy Idol

DATE: August 9th

LOCATION: Darien Lake Amphitheater

COST: $25 (GA) – $129 (seating)

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If Bryan Adams and Billy Idol are on your bucket list, well, you’ve probably still got a lot of time to catch them. Still, you never know…

 

7) The Smashing Pumpkins + AFI + Noel Gallagher

DATE: August 10th

LOCATION: Darien Lake Amphitheater

COST:  $25 (GA) – $129 (seating)

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Twenty years ago, this would have been a dream lineup of alt-rock band. Today, it’s still pretty damn good. Expect to hear hit after hit after hit after hit.

 

8) Beck + Cage the Elephant + Spoon

DATE: August 13th

LOCATION: Darien Lake Amphitheater

COST: $25 (GA) – $200 (seating)

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It’s hard to imagine a better lineup of rock bands on the radio right now: All three are very capable of headlining on their own. If you like modern/ alternative rock, this Darien Lake Concert is the best bang for your buck for the entire year. 

 

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9) Night Lights Music Festival (Girl Talk + !!! (chk chk chk))

DATE: August 22nd – 24th

LOCATION: The Heron – Farm & Festival Grounds

COST: $149 (weekend pass)

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This groove-tastic event is custom made for people who like late nights and early mornings.

 

10) KISS

DATE: August 23rd

LOCATION: Darien Lake Amphitheater

COST: $39 (GA), $1,000 (VIP)

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It doesn’t get more Dad Rock than KISS. If you go to this Darien Lake show, please, for the love of God, post a pic of you wearing cutoff jean shorts and Aviators; holding a Schlitz and leaning up against a Trans Am. Either that or full KISS makeup.

 

11) Florida Georgia Line + Dan and Shay

DATE: August 24th

LOCATION: Darien Lake Amphitheater

COST: $39 (GA) – $109.25 (seating)

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Florida Georgia Line and Dan and Shay are not your father’s country music acts. 

 

12) Jonas Brothers

DATE: August 27th

LOCATION: KeyBank Center

COST: $35.45 – $170.45

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It seems like the JoBros are more famous for their weddings these days than their music, but that doesn’t mean they still can’t put on a show. Expect a spectacle.

 

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13) Social Distortion + Flogging Molly

DATE: August 27th 

LOCATION: Canalside

COST: $15 (GA), $145 (VIP Tour Package)

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Local Gen X Dads to be out in force for this one. Expect to overhear a lot of Warped Tour at LaSalle Park stories and parenting tips.

 

14) Nas

DATE: August 30th

LOCATION: Canalside

COST: $10 (GA), $40 (VIP) 

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If Nas isn’t in your Top 5, shame on you. A $10 ticket price for this hip-hop legend is almost criminal.

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