Music lovers in Buffalo have more options for free music this summer. Larkin Square will return for a fifth summer season showcasing 38 Buffalo-bred musical acts including Aqueous and Savannah & the Kings during their weekly Wednesday night concert series.
Live at Larkin offers a free, family-friendly event packed with music, food trucks and community groups. The concert series will run through Aug. 31. The free series is made possible through sponsorship with First Niagara and Independent Health.
The series will kick off on June 1 with a six-act opening night headlined by annual favorites John and Mary & the Valkyries, with each of the acts representing at least one local music nonprofit organization.
The series also host theme nights. This year will include an evening titled “Buffalo ’66: Cash & Stones Revisited,” marking the 50th anniversary of the week in which both legends performed in Buffalo. “Latin at Larkin” will feature complete dance lessons before each band, while “Sinatra’s Second Century” will feature music from Frank Sinatra.
“We’re excited to welcome the public to a new chapter of Live at Larkin with this most ambitious lineup to date for our original flagship event,” said Larkin Square Director of Fun Leslie Zemsky in a press release. “We continue to be amazed at the depth and quality of the Buffalo music scene – We can’t wait to hula hoop to these sounds of summer!”
Live At Larkin
June 1 John and Mary & the Valkyries w/ Fredtown Stompers, Freightrain, Verve Dance Studio, Carol McLaughlin & Magnitude, French Quarter Hounds
June 8 Aqueous w/ Jettison
June 15 Outer Circle Orchestra w/ Tiger Chung Lee
June 22 Unity Band w/ Will Holton, 4 B-Lo, Buffalo Concertina All Stars
June 29 Stoneflower w/ A Band Named Sue ft. Ring of Fire Cast Members
July 6 La Krema w/ Sol y Sombra, Salsa Sarah Dance Lessons
July 13 Tom Stahl & the Dangerfields w/ Savannah & the Kings
July 20 Miller & The Other Sinners w/ Preach Freedom & Connect
July 27 Reign of Kindo w/ The Tins
August 3 Brian Higgins & The Exchange Street Band w/ The Stone Bridge Band, Keith Shuskie ft. John Higgins
August 10 Dive House Union w/ Jony James Band
August 17 Rear View Ramblers w/ Uncle Ben’s Remedy
August 24 Nelson Starr & The Franciscans w/ Joey Giambra Jazz Orchestra
August 31 The Buffalovebirds w/ The New Good Neighbors