The New York State Park overlooks Niagara Gorge from the United States side of the river. It’s the perfect spot for public gatherings, and the Artpark program has been achieving this with gusto since 1974. This annual summer arts festival offers a variety of productions, from musicals to band performances to full orchestral sessions. It’s all designed to be a premier family event at one of the most picturesque sites in western New York.
There are a couple on concurrently running programs that make up the full Artpark calendar. For example, Keybank sponsors the ‘Tuesday at the Park’ line-up from June to August, offering classic rock legends with general admission often as low as $12.
Arptark 2017 Concert Line-up
Randy Bachman and 54-40: perhaps best known at the ‘B’ in the rock band BTO, Bachman has been an influential force in traditional rock since the 1960s. The alt-rock group 54-40 are a platinum-level band that have racked up a massive and diverse discography since their inception in the 1980s. This whole package is performing for Artpark on 20 June.
Brian Setzer: New York local Setzer has had multiple peaks in his long career, one of his most prolific being the Brian Setzer Orchestra from the 1990s onwards. Setzer will be performing on 27 June alongside Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
ZZ Top: ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ has long been a radio staple, but as far as the Texan rock band’s credentials go that earworm is only the tip of the iceberg. The band’s still touring strong and as of April 2017 general admission tickets are still available for their 6th of June show.
Then there are additional concerts at Artpark during the season, offering bigger packages and greater variety:
311: This rock band has drifted between alternative genres over the years – ska, reggae, nu metal – but since the mid-1990s they’ve been a force to be reckoned with. For this 10 July show they’ll be performing with Danish rock band New Politics and English soul/reggae group The Skints.
Volbeat: A Danish heavy metal band that wears its classic rock influences well, with recent albums receiving critical acclaim and commercial success in Europe and North America. They’ll be performing on 20 May with American heavy metal group Baroness.
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