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Concert Review: Goo Goo Dolls at Darien Lake

Concert Review: Goo Goo Dolls at Darien Lake

"Attending a Goo Goo Dolls concert during the summer has become a rite of passage for Western New Yorkers. The Goos made their annual return to Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 29.

Shortly after 9 p.m., the hometown crowd erupted into cheers as their heroes hit the stage to kick off their 90 minute set. After opening with new track Last Hot Night in America, the Goo Goo Dolls got down to business jumping into fan favorites Slide and Here is Gone.... "

Read the full concert review at Buffalo Music Examiner and check out additional photos from the Goos set at James Kramer Photography.

Goo Goo Dolls Return to Darien Lake

Goo Goo Dolls Return to Darien Lake

Buffalo's own Goo Goo Dolls will return to Western New York tomorrow night to headline a show at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.

The Goos are celebrating their 25th anniversary so you can bet the hometown crowd is in for a treat. After all, Western New York fans know there is NOTHING better than a hometown Goos show.  Did I mention the forecast calls for rain?

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show range from $20 to $69.50 and are available through LiveNation.com or by calling (800) 745-3000 to charge by phone.

Read the full preview at Buffalo Music Examiner.

Artpark, Village of Lewiston, Anticipating Record Concert Crowds

Artpark, Village of Lewiston, Anticipating Record Concert Crowds

LEWISTON, NY – Massive crowds are nothing new to Artpark & Co.

The non-for-profit organization, which operates the performing arts venue inside the Village of Lewiston state park, has produced at least a half-dozen shows with audiences exceeding the 20,000 mark since recommitting to its free, outdoor concert series in 2004. Typically, Artpark’s “Tuesday in the Park” draws between 8,000 and 12,000 music lovers each week.

The next two “TIP” acts, however, are far from typical. Headliners Lynyrd Skynyrd (July 26) and ZZ Top (Aug. 2), two acts that normally command big-ticket prices, will perform for free.

The audience for each show, “could be 40,000. We don’t know,” Artpark & Co. President George Osborne said. “I don’t believe there’s ever been anything like that in Lewiston (at one time).”

Second Annual Glen Park Art Festival Brings Together Local Art, Families

Second Annual Glen Park Art Festival Brings Together Local Art, Families

The beautiful Glen Park, with its cascading waterfalls in the Village of Williamsville, will be the setting of the second Glen Park Art Festival, July 30 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Festival will be held in Glen Falls, 252 Glen Ave. in Williamsville.

Local artists, musicians, entertainers, restaurants and families will come together for a family friendly day in the park. Glen Park is jointly owned by the Town of Amherst and the Village of Williamsville.

Irish Need Apply

Irish Need Apply

Amherst Museum German Festival, Saturday June 25th

Amherst Museum German Festival, Saturday June 25th

 

Street Painting Festival Brings Pavement Alive With Amazing Artwork

Street Painting Festival Brings Pavement Alive With Amazing Artwork

Expressions in Chalk 2011, the unique street painting festival held annually in nearby London, Ontario, will be held this year from July 30 through Aug. 1. Participants will create colorful works of art in chalk pastels in the parking lot at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 120 Bruce St., in beautiful Wortley Village. 

Imadon’s Expressions in Chalk is a free admission, family oriented summer street-painting festival that attracts thousands of visitors as well as local and international artists.