Music festival season is upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited. Because really, is there a better way to spend a summer evening than listening to live music and admiring a gorgeous sunset with a cold drink in hand?
Lucky for music and festival-loving Buffalonians, Western New York is home to one of the most legit music + arts festivals in the area— and it’s making a comeback this September.
About Borderland Music + Arts Festival
Named after the WNY region and the fact that we sit on the border of the US and Canada, Borderland Music + Arts Festival is an extremely fun grassroots two-day festival that takes place at Knox Farms State Park in East Aurora every year.
This year, the festival runs September 18th and 19th 2021, making its long-awaited return after being canceled last summer due to the pandemic.
There will be 20+ bands on three stages playing a diverse mix of rock, country, and Americana music, local artisans and vendors to shop throughout the day, live painting, local craft beer, and culinary experiences to try, and much more— so get ready for a truly one of a kind festival-going experience!
Boasting 633 historic acres of sprawling land and gorgeous greenery, Knox Farm State Park is quite possibly the dreamiest venue for a music festival in the Buffalo area. (If you came to the festival for the views alone, we wouldn’t blame you!)
Knox Farm is an incredibly unique State Park that includes grasslands, hayfields, pastures, woodlands, ponds, and more— so grab a blanket or some chairs and get ready to kick back, relax, and take in some incredibly beautiful nature.
Not to mention the sunset views at Knox Farm are absolutely unmatched!
From indie grassroots acts to lively country musicians to funky fresh jam bands, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy in the 20+ band lineup for Borderland this year.
Take a look at just a few of the announced artists listed below:
- Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
- The Revivalists
- Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
- Moon Taxi
- Hiss Golden Messenger
- The Ghost of Paul Revere
- & so many more!
What’s even better? Tickets are super affordable. Starting at $149 for a two-day ticket (or $80 for a one-day pass), that’s an incredible steal to see ALL of these bands perform live on stage.
The Fun Stuff
Along with all of the incredible bands lined up to play at Borderland this year, the festival also features plenty of handcrafted local eats, craft beer tents, an artisan/vendor walkway for shopping, and family-friendly activities to enjoy when you need a bit of a break!
Check out the full lineup of exciting things to experience at the Borderland website, with much more to be announced in the near future.
Snag Your Tickets Now
Tickets to this locally beloved two-day music festival are limited, so be sure to order yours ASAP! Trust us, you’re not gonna want to miss out.