Buffalo’s free Thursday at the Harbor series schedule was unveiled on Thursday and it features a surprising amount of alternative acts.
The free shows will begin June 7 with the Cult, Against Me! and the Icarus Line.
June 14: Fitz and the Tantrums, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
June 21: Built to Spill, Matthew Sweet, Hey Rosetta
June 28: Fountains of Wayne
July 12: Seether
July 19: Young the Giant, Bahamas, Ruby Spirit
July 26: Arkells, Gomez and Elliott Brood
Aug. 2: Jesus and Mary Chain, Wildlife
Aug. 9: Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Ron Hawkins and the Do Good Assassins
Aug. 16: Salt-N-Pepa
Aug. 23: Matt Nathanson, Lights.
All shows run from 5 to 9:30 p.m. They’re held at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf.
Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor also returns with several ticketed concerts, though they’re cheap: $10 each.
June 29: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Sam Roberts Band. On sale now.
July 15: Feist (On sale today)
Aug. 31: J. Geils Band (On sale June 1)
Sept. 1: LL Cool J, DJ Z-Trip. On sale today.
Tickets for those are available thorugh www.tickets.com and 1-888-223-6000. Shows are held at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf from 6 to 11 p.m.
Tinseltown will unveil a Summer Classics Series with restored editions of eight great (and they really do mean great) films.
FIlms will be shown at 2 and 7 p.m. on eight consecutive Wednesdays, starting June with “The Exorcist.”
June 13: “Citizen Kane”
June 20: “Cool Hand Luke”
June 27: “The Searchers”
July 4: “That’s Entertainment!”
July 11: “A Clockwork Orange”
July 18: “North by Northwest”
July 25: “Cabaret”
Bayfront Convention Center will feature a gospel show with Byron Cage, Howard Hewett, Earnest Pugh and host comedian Sister Cantaloupe on June 9. Tickets are $55.50 for VIP table seats, with a meet and greet, $42.50 and $30.50 for general admission. They’re available at the Warner Theater box office (French Street entrance) and Sundance Records, 2102 Parade St. You can also call 452-4857.
Make sure you grab the June 3 edition of the Erie Times-News. We will be publishing your guide to outdoor music events and series and it’s more jam-packed than ever.