Cobblestone Live Announced for July in Buffalo

As some festivals start to fizzle out, new ones rise from the ashes in their place. The first ever Cobblestone Live! music and arts festival has been announced, and will take place in Buffalo’s historic downtown Cobblestone District on July 15-16.

Cobblestone Live!, is brought to you by Buffalo Iron Works, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar, and Sunbeam Entertainment. The premier charitable event will help raise benefits for Planned Parenthood. Fans can experience some of the best food and drink Buffalo has to offer from several local food trucks and vendors. Gates open at 1 p.m., with shows starting at 2 p.m. each day. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31.

Over 35 artist will perform over three different stages throughout the weekend. Stages can be found outside on Illinois St., and inside the Buffalo Iron Works and Lockhouse Distillery.

Artists performing over the weekend include Moon Taxi, Real Estate, Aqueous, Moon Hooch, the Hip Abduction, Solidisco, Wild Child, the Dig, Delicate Steve, Funktional Flow, Intrepid Travelers, and Folkfaces.

Moon Taxi is a five piece band from Nashville, TN. They have released three albums, including Daybreaker (2015). The band has appeared on various late night television shows including, Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Some of Moon Taxi’s songs have been featured in commercials and product placement ads, including HBO Sports, BMW, MLB, NFL and Nashville. The band is currently working on their fourth album.

Buffalo’s Aqueous made its name performing at festivals. They perform a unique high energy set with amazing communication and improvisation skills when playing live. The lifelong friends have released three studio albums along with their critically acclaimed live album, Live Nugs.

Brooklyn’s Moon Hooch, started its career busking on New York City subway platforms. In 2011, Moon Hooch was the house band for Australian TV series Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year, where they were know as “The Busketeers.” Their debut self titled album peaked at #9 on the Billboard jazz charts in 2013.