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Howard Jones alongside Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) and Barenaked Ladies will perform at Artpark on June 14 during the Last Summer on Earth 2016 Tour. Additional northeast stops during this tour include New York City’s SummerStage, Bethel Woods in Bethel, NY, and Philadelphia’s the Mann Center. Tickets for the Lewiston performance go on sale March 4.
As the cold weather and lake effect snow hit Western New York, music fans in the greater Buffalo/Niagara Falls area are getting welcome reminders that summer is just around the corner. Artpark has announced the first three artists in its summer concert series. The Band Perry, Ben Harper & the Criminals, and Ben Folds with yMusic are all slated to appear at the Lewiston venue.
Artpark offers two concert series each summer. First Niagara presents Tuesdays in the Park and Coors Light Wednesdays.
Grammy Award-winning sibling trio The Band Perry will take to the Artpark stage on Tuesday, July 5. Ben Harper & the Criminals, who haven’t toured together in more than seven years, will play the Tuesday series on July 12.
Singer/songwriter and alternative rock staple Ben Folds will appear at Artpark as part of the Wednesday concert series on July 13 with the celebrated New York City-based chamber ensemble, yMusic. They are touring in support of their debut collaboration, SO THERE.
General admission tickets for these shows are $12 in advance or $17 if purchased the week of the show. Limited front of stage pit tickets or reserved seating tickets are available for $27. Ticket bundles for all 12 of Artpark’s summer concerts are also available. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday Jan. 22, and are available for online purchase via the Artpark website.
The venue features a variety of vendors including a diverse mix of food, beverages and art. Parking is available within walking distance of the venue for only $5.
Artpark has enjoyed a successful series in years past including a variety of artists. Over recent years, the Artpark summer series have played host to Blondie, Melissa Etheridge, O.A.R., John Butler Trio, Greg Allman, The Flaming Lips, Dispatch and Widespread Panic.