The Sound of Buffalo

This past week I attended Alternative Buffalo’s Kerfuffle. With bands like Walk the Moon and Catfish and the Bottlemen I couldn’t turn down the opportunity – I basically listen to it when I wake up in the morning until I go to bed at night. Music has always been something that has deeply resonated with me. Music can send you into a plethora of emotions, it can make you laugh, cry or even both at the same time. It is something that unites strangers and makes everyone feel a little more alive.

person holding smartphone taking video of a concert near stage with lights during nighttime

During my time at Kerfuffle you could basically choose the experience you wanted to have. Want to get a little crazy? Go into the pit and jump around with some strangers. Want to chill out? Throw a blanket down on the grass and hang with your best mates. There was even a giant game of Jenga you could play with your friends. My friends and I pushed two tables together and played a fun drinking game. The weather was beautiful and the atmosphere of Canalside that day was a memory that will always bring me joy. The laid-back atmosphere that Buffalo embodies will forever provide opportunity for a good time.

Here in Buffalo we are blessed with a fantastic music culture. There are constantly live events happening year-round in our beloved city.  There’s the Elmwood Village summer concert series every Tuesday right outside Red Door Real Estate’s doors. There’s also live music at Larkin Square every Tuesday for Food Truck Tuesday. We also welcome iconic bands and performers at places like HSBC arena, Town Ballroom, the Bills stadium, Darien Lake and so many other unique venues.

Whether the music is home grown or the performers travel around the globe to come to Buffalo, we welcome them with open arms. Buffalonians are free-spirited (and a little crazy), we can make anything a good time no matter what the conditions are. So let’s throw it back to a couple of iconic concerts Buffalo has hosted:

Fleetwood Mac at New Era Field in 1978

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Rolling Stones 1975 (72,000 People showed) – Bills Stadium

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Queen in Buffalo Memorial Auditorium (1978)

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The Who, The Clash in Rich Stadium (1982)

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in HSBC Arena (2016)

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And with Buffalo on the come-up we hope to expect many more iconic acts to perform in this mighty city but until them – rock on.

Kerilyn Kostek

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