The weather is finally starting to take a turn for the better, and summer isn’t far off. That’s great news for music fans, since summer is concert season in Buffalo and Western New York.
From Artpark to Darien Lake and more, Buffalo has some fantastic outdoor music venues to enjoy a concert at when the weather is warm. And of course, KeyBank Center and Shea’s Performing Arts Center also host incredible musical events and concerts all year long.
Read on to find out which shows we’re most looking forward to this year. Start planning your summer concert schedule and get your tickets before they sell out.
Buffalo Concert Schedule – Artpark & Darien Lake
Artpark – Lewiston, NY
Nothing says summer like attending a concert at Artpark. Located in Lewiston, the state park attracts over 100,000 concertgoers each year to its musical venues. The 10,000-capacity Outdoor Amphitheater sits atop the Niagara River Gorge, which provides a gorgeous picturesque backdrop for summer concerts. In addition to the amphitheater, there is an intimate main stage theater that seats 2,400 and also has space for 2,000 patrons on the lawn.
Just 40 minutes from downtown Buffalo, the Darien Lake Amphitheater attracts some of the biggest acts in music each year. Embrace summer by enjoying the rides at Six Flags during the day, then grab a beer and hang on the lawn with friends for a show. Or, if your favorite artist is in town, splurge on pit tickets for an intimate experience. There’s not a bad seat to be found anywhere at the venue.