The Irish know how to party – dancing + pints of Guinness in hand.
Buffalonians, we have good news! You don’t have to book a flight to Dublin to party like the Irish. The Buffalo Outer Harbor is going green and orange for a full weekend at the end of August.
The partying starts the night before the Buffalo Irish Festival with a 21+ shindig. Add Celtic Rocks The Outer Harbor to your calendar whether you are 100% Irish, or 0% Irish. Let’s be honest, everyone’s Irish when there’s Guinness involved.
On August 24, two AMAZING bands, Scythian and The Town Pants, will take the stage for an evening of dancing and drinking aka two of our favorite hobbies.
Get Ready to Dance
The Town Pants (great name, BTW) have been headlining Roots and Celtic festivals and selling out rock concerts for years. Fans line up from New York to Norway to see them perform.
Prepare to dance, jump, and drink to Scythian’s high-energy folk music. This band was started by a bunch of college buddies who loved playing Celtic music in the streets. Fast forward 12 years. Now they are playing shows in United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and now they’ve made their way to Buffalo!
Eat All The Food
And of course, there’s food because what’s a Buffalo event without food. Conlon’s Pub & Catering of South Buffalo is catering, so get ready to come hungry, and leave happy.
Get Ready to Drink Up
This is a rain or shine event. Drinking and dancing will be happening no matter the forecast. Gates open at 5 p.m., and more importantly so does the bar, ayyy!
Grab a few beers before the show starts. Each of the bands will play twice, and there will be Irish dancers, too. Town Pants plays at 6 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m. Scythian goes on at 7 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m.
Presale tickets are available now, and just $15. Parking is free and located adjacent to the tent. However, as always, be safe and call an Uber or Lyft unless someone volunteers to DD for this event.
If your treasure at the end of the rainbow is a pint (or five) of Guinness, this event is a must-attend.
Celtic Rocks The Outer Harbor
When: Thursday, August 24; Doors at 5 p.m.; Music from 6 to 10 p.m.
Tickets: $15 presale, $20 at the door
Where: Former Pier Site on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor (325 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo)