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The 36 Most Epic Concerts Happening in WNY This Summer

City Guide, Live Music

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Written by Brett Llenos Smith

Published on May 24, 2018

Beyonce + Jay-Z are coming to New Era Field on 8/18

No offense Step Out Buffalo fam, but seven months without any vitamin D has you looking a bit rough!

No worries, better days are ahead. Summer is coming and with it – the summer concert season to end all summer concert seasons. So, wipe the crust out of your eyes, the Fireball off your mouth and that hangdog expression off your face. Here are the concerts you should be looking forward to (and actually adding to your to-do list) over the next few months. You’re welcome.

1. 5/26 Post Malone, 21 Savage (Darien Lake)

2. 5/26 The Decemberists, Eleanor Friedberger (Artpark)

3. 6/2 Nathaniel Rateliff (Artpark)

4. 6/3 M.E.T.H.O.D. Man & Redman (Canalside)

5. 6/8 Taste of Country – Thomas Rhett, Chris Janson, Scotty McCreery (Coca-Cola Field)

6. 6/8 Jack White (Artpark)

7. 6/14 Fitz and the Tantrums (Canalside)

8. 6/16 Kerfuffle – AWOLNATION, Matt & Kim, Manchester Orchestra (Canalside)

9. 6/16 Sloan (Buffalo Iron Works)

10. 6/19 Dead & Company (Darien Lake)

11. 6/21 Kiss the Summer Hello – Alessia Cara, Why Don’t We, Dua Lipa (Canalside)

12. 6/24 Zac Brown Band (Darien Lake)

13. 6/25 Sir Sly (Town Ballroom)

14. 6/26 Poison, Cheap Trick (Darien Lake)

15. 6/27 Dave Matthews Band (Darien Lake)

16. 6/28 Chris Stapleton (Darien Lake)

17. 7/3 Logic (Darien Lake)

18. 7/7 Vanilla Ice (Canalside)

19. 7/10 Barenaked Ladies (Artpark)

20. 7/12 Arrested Development (Canalside)

21. 7/14 Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival (Silo City)

22. 7/16 Beck (Albright Knox)

23. 7/21 Lady Antebellum (Darien Lake)

24. 7/22 Macklemore, Kesha (Darien Lake)

25. 7/25 the final Vans Warped Tour (Darien Lake)

26. 7/26 Father John Misty (Canalside)

27. 7/27 Fleet Foxes (Artpark)

28. 8/1 Portugal. The Man (Artpark)

29. 8/3 Slayeryes you read that right, f’ing Slayer (Darien Lake)

30. 8/8 Band of Horses (Town Ballroom)

31. 8/9 Rise Against, Anti-Flag, AFI (Rapids Theater)

32. 8/10 Slightly Stoopid (Artpark)

33. 8/12 Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie (Darien Lake)

34. 8/14 Voodoo Threauxdown w/ Trombone Shorty (Artpark)

35. 8/17 Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Canalside)

36. 8/18 Beyonce + Jay-Z (New Era Field)

Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/brett-smith/" 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 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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