On Our Radar: The Thursday Night Canalside Afterparty is at the Most Perfect Spot


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You’ve probably heard that free Thursday Night Concerts at Canalside are back this summer and the lineup is lookin’ pretty good. What you may have not heard is that the Afterparty for these concerts will take place right after the main act at Lockhouse Distillery in the nearby Cobblestone District. The Afterparty Series will feature all local acts starting around 10:00 pm when things wrap up down by the water.

“The Afterparty series allows concert goers to continue to hang out downtown and listen to great music once Canalside ends,” said CJ Cook and Vinny Croglio of Sunbeam Entertainment,the promotion/booking company heading up the series. “I think given the lack of local talent announced so far for the Canalside Series, this will help shine more spotlight on the amazing local musicians we have in Buffalo.  And let people continue to party within a 5 minute walk from Canalside.” Sunbeam will also bring in national touring act and Buffalo native Marc Scibilia for the June 16th show.  This will be Scibilia’s first homecoming since being featured in a Super Bowl Ad and performing on the today show.  Check out his music here.

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If you have yet to check out Lockhouse’s new digs, this afterparty stop is an absolute must. Hell, even if you want nothing to do with the Canalside concert (some of us just like having a barstool to sit on for crying out loud) we recommend heading to the afterparty to check out the space, drink some delicious craft cocktails at the only bar in Buffalo serving only New York crafted booze, and check out the local lineup Sunbeam Entertainment has put together.

If you’re wondering where Lockhouse is, walk from Canalside towards the Casino and before you hit the Casino, turn right on Columbia and heads towards the party that could honestly be spilling into the streets if you don’t get there soon enough.

Several of the bands in the Afterparty Series Lineup have appeared on our monthly must see roundups. IMO this lineup combined with the sort of newish/unique venue of Lockhouse is a home run. See the full schedule below!  Cover for the Afterparty Concert Series are $5 per show except for the Marc Scibilia which will sell $10 presale tickets and can be purchased here.

For more info on the series head to Sunbeam Entertainment’s Facebook page!


Canalside Afterparty Concert Series Schedule:

June 9th: The Tins

June 16th: Marc Scibilia

June 23rd: RadaRada

June 30: PA Line

July 7th: Air Craft

July 14th: Annasun

July 21st: Jacob Peter Band

July 28th: Mike & Dave’s (of Aqueous) Wonder Emporium

Aug 4th: Humble Braggers and Sixities Future

Aug 11th: Lazlo Hollyfeld

Aug 18th: Frontstreet Men

Aug 25th: The Truth


Lockhouse Distillery

41 Columbia St., Buffalo







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