Your Guide to Thursday & Main —Downtown Buffalo’s Free Happy Hour Summer Series 

Live Music, Things to Do


Written by SOB Creative

Published on May 22, 2023

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Photo courtesy of Buffalo Place

It’s officially that time of year again… Thursdays are back Downtown!

For their 7th season, Buffalo Place is hosting their annual FREE outdoor summer series, Thursday & Main. Every Thursday from June 8th through July 27th (5pm-8pm), Downtown Buffalo at Fountain Plaza will be the hot spot for happy hour and live entertainment.  

Presented by M&T Bank, the series continues to pay homage to the Buffalo Place-produced summer tradition, Thursday at the Square which dates all the way back to 1988! Continuing the mission of Thursday at the Square, Thursday & Main is connecting Western New Yorkers with Downtown restaurants, bars, and retailers as well as live music and happy hour drinks. 


Photo courtesy of Buffalo Place

Regardless of the type of music you like to listen to, this series is known for offering a variety of jams, with something for every music lover.

To kick off the 2023 season, Buffalo Place is pleased to welcome back Ron Hawkins of Canadian alt-rock superstar band, Lowest of the Low, on Thursday June 8th. Hawkins holds a special place in Thursday at the Square history, and returns to kick off the 2023 Thursday & Main season following a near rain-out in 2022.

The full lineup this season includes: 

  • Thursday, June 8, 2023 Ron Hawkins (of Lowest of the Low) with Whitetails
  • Thursday, June 15, 2023 The Strictly Hip with Johnny and the Man Kids
  • Thursday, June 22, 2023 Dueling Pianos 716 Band with Kurt and the Loders
  • Thursday, June 29, 2023 Laura Jane Grace with Sunday Reign
  • Thursday, July 6, 2023 GROSH with Maria Aurigema Trio
  • Thursday, July 13, 2023 Tokyo Police Club with Handsome Jack
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023 Organ Fairchild with Dale Toliver Trio
  • Thursday, July 27, 2023 Lazlo Hollyfeld with The Damone Jackson Outcome

Ready to make the most of happy hour this summer? Grab your coworkers, friends, and family, and plan for an evening of fun in Downtown Buffalo at Thursday & Main!

Thursday & Main

Fountain Plaza (Main at Chippewa Street) in Downtown Buffalo

Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m.

The series is presented by M&T Bank and supported by Crowley Webb, Big Ditch Brewing Company, The Buffalo News, Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Iroquois Construction Services, Katz Americas, Labatt, Lawley, National Grid, Rec Room, Try-It Distributing, and Uber.

Buffalo Place is the not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the economic health and quality of life in the Downtown Buffalo business improvement district.  The organization strives to manage public and private sector resources to create the best possible environment in which to live, work and play.

This article is a paid promotion sponsored by an SOB advertiser and designed to share valuable info with our readers.

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