Daily Archives: May 22, 2018


Tickets go on sale 5/10 at 3:30p.m.


(Buffalo, N.Y.)—Canalside Management Group (CMG), today announced the line-up for its 2018 Summer Concert Series, “Canalside Live”.

The “Canalside Live” series, which starts on Thursday, June 7 and ends Friday August 17, will take place at Canalside’s Central Wharf. This year’s lineup features eight (8) Thursday concerts, one (1) Saturday night concert in July and a Friday night finale on August 17.

The “Canalside Live” line-up features:

·         Thursday, June 7 – Method Man & Redman

·         Thursday, June 14 – Fitz and The Tantrums & Mikky Ekko

·         Thursday, June 28 – Umphrey’s McGee

·         Saturday, July 7 – Vanilla Ice & Dwayne Gretzky

·         Thursday, July 12 – Arrested Development

·         Thursday, July 19 –Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band & Beth Hart Band

·         Thursday, July 26 – Father John Misty & Lucy Dacus

·         Thursday, August 2 – Dark Star Orchestra

·         Thursday, August 9 – Headstones & The Glorious Sons

·         Friday, August 17 – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones & The Lowest of the Low

“This year we focused our efforts on creating a Canalside Live lineup that offers not only variety, but an atmosphere for a great night out that everyone can enjoy, with acts in Rock, Hip Hop and Blues,” said Matt LaSota, Canalside’s General Manager. “We are keeping with the traditional Thursday concerts that have been a staple of downtown Buffalo summers for decades, and mixing in two additional shows on Saturday, July 7 and Friday, August 17. For only $5, Western New Yorkers can enjoy a premier concert experience right on our waterfront.”

Admission to all Canalside Live concerts will be $5, just as last year, anyone who purchases a pre-sale ticket will also receive a voucher for redemption of a complimentary beer, wine, soda or water. VIP tickets will be available for $35 and include: private entrance into the VIP Honda Pavilion, two complimentary drink coupons (good for beer, wine soda, or water), light appetizers provided by The Dish at Canalside, private bathrooms, access to the front of the stage viewing area, and a souvenir “CanalsideLive” cup. The VIP Honda Pavilion is limited to concert goers 21-years-of-age or older. VIP tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.com and at the Canalside Information Kiosk on the boardwalk. VIP tickets for many of the concerts sold out last year so fans are encouraged to purchase VIP tickets in advance.

Canalside has also updated the safety and security procedures for all Canalside Live concerts including a new bag policy.  For more information on this year’s lineup and all security procedures, please visit www.canalsidebuffalo.com/concerts.

Canalside is also excited to kick-off its Canalside Live 2018 contest, LOVING SUMMER! WYRK, WBLK, MIX 96, JACK FM and Labatt Blue are making sure you’re LOVING SUMMER this year by giving you a chance to win a brand new 2018 Harris Pontoon Boat thanks to Anchor Marine!  Plus each week this awesome Pontoon Boat will be docked front and center at Canalside in Downtown Buffalo for all the concerts.  Each week 2 lucky people and their guests will win VIP tickets to watch the show!  All you have to do is go to any participating retailers to enter to win!

“Our mission is to provide a customer experience that makes Canalside the premier music venue in Western New York,” said Jon Dandes, President of Be Our Guest, Ltd/CMG. “Last year we introduced a $5 admission ticket with the goal to provide a safe and fun experience. This year we have enhanced the talent level to ensure that Canalside Live is the must see concert series of the summer!”

CMG is also continuing the Canalside Cares Program, which provides a limited number of free tickets to each concert. In 2017, more than 2,000 tickets were distributed to over 100 different organizations throughout Western New York. The United Way of Erie County will receive a limited amount of tickets to each show to distribute to a program of its choice.

Tickets for all shows go on sale May, 10 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com, at all 17 Western New York Consumer’s Beverages locations, and at the Information Kiosk located on the Boardwalk at Canalside. All tickets purchased at Consumer’s and at the Boardwalk include a complimentary beverage voucher for redemption at the concert.

“Once again we give Western New Yorkers 17 different locations to purchase a ticket to a Canalside Live concert and receive a free beverage!  The ease of purchasing a ticket at any Consumer Beverages location will provide concert goers the opportunity to guarantee their space at each show throughout the concert season,” continued LaSota.

“Cool music on a hot summer night is a Canalside tradition that gets better every year,” said Robert Gioia, ECHDC board chairman. “This summer’s lineup has a wide variety of acts that will draw people to the waterfront time and again. I invite everyone to come enjoy the music, the refreshments and the spectacular sunsets.”

A special thanks to the following partners and sponsors: Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, City of Buffalo, Labatt USA, Try-It Distributing, Buffalocal, Consumer’s Beverages, Empire Merchants, Coca-Cola, M.P. Carroll Hardwood, Honda and Eventbrite.

Clinton’s Dish kicks off the summer with a soft opening this weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 12P-8P both days.  Regular hours will begin on Friday, May 25th.  Open daily – 11A – Sunset with live music this Saturday from 1-4PM and Sunday, 12-3PM.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo attorney and former adviser to Democrats Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo has announced her candidacy for New York attorney general.

Leecia (LEE’-sha) Eve serves on the board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and served in the Cuomo administration in a senior economic development position.

Before that the Harvard Law School graduate advised both Clinton and fellow Democrat Joe Biden when they were in the U.S. Senate.

In announcing her campaign Monday, Eve joins New York City Public Advocate Letitia James in the Democratic primary race to replace Democrat Eric Schneiderman, who resigned after he was accused of assaulting four women.

Corporate attorney Manny Alicandro is running as a Republican.

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that creates giant clouds of acid and fine glass.

The lava haze, or “laze,” is created when molten rock hits the ocean and marks just the latest hazard from a volcano that has been generating earthquakes and spewing lava, sulfur dioxide and ash since it began erupting in Big Island backyards on May 3.

The dangers have forced at least 2,000 people to evacuate and destroyed more than 40 buildings. It’s also created anxiety for thousands of others about the possibility of lava heading their way or cutting off roads they depend on to get to work, school and grocery stores.

Here are key things to know about the latest volcanic threat:


It is made of dense white clouds of steam, toxic gas and tiny shards of volcanic glass. Janet Babb, a geologist with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, says the plume “looks innocuous, but it’s not.”


Laze is formed when lava enters the ocean and triggers a series of chemical reactions.

The seawater cools the lava, which forms a glass that shatters. Tiny pieces are picked up by the steam cloud, which contains hydrochloric acid that also is created by the interaction of lava and the ocean.

Lava continues to pour out from fissures spawned by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. Aerial views are capturing the rivers of lava streaming into the ocean, creating toxic plumes of steam. (May 21)

“Just like if you drop a glass on your kitchen floor, there’s some large pieces and there are some very, very tiny pieces,” Babb said. “These little tiny pieces are the ones that can get wafted up in that steam plume.”

Scientists call the glass Limu O Pele, or Pele’s seaweed, named after the Hawaiian goddess of volcano and fire.


The clouds contain hydrochloric acid, which is about as corrosive as diluted battery acid. It can irritate the skin and eyes and cause breathing problems.

Babb says protective masks that officials have been distributing to protect people from volcanic ash will filter particles from lava haze but not the hydrochloric acid.

Laze itself is not enough to cause serious burns, Babb said, unless someone is right on top of where lava enters the ocean. Waves also can wash over molten lava and send scalding water onshore, so people should maintain a safe distance.

No major injuries have been reported from lava haze. The U.S. Geological Survey says laze contributed to two deaths in 2000, when seawater washed across recent and active lava flows.


Mostly people who are near the lava entry on the southern coast, either on land or in boats just offshore. Where the plume wafts depends heavily on wind direction and speed.

The gas clouds initially appear on the shoreline, but trade winds on Sunday carried plumes about 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the southwest. The cloud was offshore, running parallel to the coast.

When the winds die down, the plume can flatten out. Its size, meanwhile, depends on the volume of lava falling into the sea.

The hazards minimize once the shards fall to the ground because the glass would mix with the Earth.


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