By Steve Karosik
Music fans in Buffalo and Toronto have plenty to be happy about this summer, between free outdoor concerts in both cities, and awesome music programs playing on WNED-TV.
Buffalo: Thursday at Canalside
This revitalized, beautiful downtown location is celebrating its second year of free summer concerts. Unlike its former location at Lafayette Square, there’s an almost endless amount of room to enjoy a nice summer evening, scope out the waterfront, enjoy an ice cream cone and a beer (perhaps they don’t go so great together), and see incredible musicians play for free!
Can’t-miss appearances include:
Edward Shape & The Magnetic Zeroes - June 13
Teddy Riley & Blackstreet – June 27
G. Love & The Special Sauce – July 11
Yonder Mountain String Band – August 1
For more info, head on over to www.canalsidebuffalo.com
Toronto: NXNE Festival @ Yonge-Dundas Square
There’s music/film/art goings-on around the city from June 10 - 16 for the NXNE Festival, but the best part is the free concerts in the heart of downtown by some INCREDIBLE musical artists!
Social Distortion – Thursday, June 13
The National – Friday, June 14
Billy Talent – Saturday, June 15
Ludacris – Sunday, June 16
Get more info here.
Concerts & Music programs on WNED-TV
When you’re not busy attending one of the many live performances in our area, check out some of WNED-TV’s terrific music programming!
The Austin City Limits series currently airs on Fridays at 11:30 p.m. Upcoming episodes feature legend Jimmy Cliff on June 14, Indie rock heroes Spoon on June 21, and Blues/Soul saviors Raphael Saadiq / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears on June 28.
Feel free to share with us about any music events in Buffalo or Toronto in the comments.