4/26/2012

2012 Molson Canal Concert Series

Posted by MJ


Front Stage - Summer '10

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Anonymous said...

I would love to see Dan Baird (ex of Georgia Satellites) or Joan Jett.

B.G....of Lockport said...

I was told that Pat Benetar was one of the acts this year but I cannot confirm this.....I would love to see Huey Lewis and the News...

Anonymous said...

Why not bring those guys from Livingston place who put on the "famous KISS concert" on Halloween yo do a show at the concert series.

Anonymous said...

"to do a show" ^^^^^^^^

Anonymous said...

Bring jeff martin back

Anonymous said...

MOTORHEAD

Anonymous said...

So far, Kansas and Foreigner are playing artpark this year so that rules them out for Lockport.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Martin is back with Tea Party. Would love to see that! They are always well-supported here.

Anonymous said...

Charlie Daniels Sept 4th @ Artpark so cross him off as a lockport hopefull.

durf... said...

iam thinking 38 SPECIAL

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Klear will be one of the openers again. Would be nice if they got another MC for the show too. Jim McGee from 97 rock sucks.

MJ said...

Jeff Martin with The Tea Party were just here last year. Though Jeff always puts on a good show. The solo show here a few years back to close out the season was one of my favorite Lockport shows so far.

The Tears for Fears show was also a nice surprise two years ago. I was not sure what to expect put they blew me away with their sound, stage presence and overall makeup of their set list.

Anonymous said...

How do you go about getting your band onto one of these shows? ..Even if it's just to be the dark/curtain opener.

Anonymous said...

Ace fREHLEY FROM KISS WOULD BE GREAT. He has a great band Frehley's Comet.

Anonymous said...

If they can't get Ace, they can always get those fake KISS guys from Livingston Place like a previous poster said, LOL.

Anonymous said...

obviously we have another radio dj who wants the gig... grow up

Anonymous said...

Tom Bowerly @ WBEN

Anonymous said...

How about all different bands... not repeats from years past!

Anonymous said...

I agree about having different bands. Our Lady Peace is playing the Hard Rock Series at the Falls this Summer so no Lockport for them :)

Anonymous said...

Steve Miller Band July 31 at Artpark

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that Mike Tucker was going to be headlining ALL the shows this season and Dave Ulrich will be opening for him.

kayla said...

what about some country bands like rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band, Carrie Underwood, Darius rucker, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Lady A

Anonymous said...

Taylor Swift....hmmm, if we are talking country bands let's be realistic. Thompson Square, Eric Church, Sara Evans, Little Big Town. The one's you listed are not at the point in thier career where they would play a free show

Anonymous said...

My early guesses included Train, Loverboy, George Thorogood, Rusted Root's return, Boston,The Romantics, 54-40

Anonymous said...

54-40 is playing the Hard Rock series in the Falls this summer also. As for Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood or Lady A, I don't think the promoter or the sponsors can come up with enough money to get them here.

MJ said...

1) Last year only 1 out of 8 shows was one from a previous season of the 10yrs the series has been around. I thought last year was a great mix.

2) Past articles in the LUSJ have reported that the promoter does not see the same general appear (and thus concession money) from country acts. This is the reason they are rare (Gretchen Wilson was the last in 2010).

3) In the past few years we have seen bands coming through in a "Warmup" gig for their eventual tours (Tears for Fears, Tea Party, The Cult, etc)

4) Leaked information has become very few and far between since we started tracking the lineup ahead of the official announcement here in 2009. Waiting waiting....

Anonymous said...

BOB WIER. Don't dominate the rap jack

Anonymous said...

So much for showing up early to get a front row spot since someone came up with the bright idea of giving the first 30 feet of space in front of the stage for the VIP's. OK now how do I get a VIP pass?

Anonymous said...

It seems like it might be easier to get the missile launch codes from the President than to find out early whos going to be playing the series.

Anonymous said...

Artpark has a space in front of the stage, I assume that is where they came up with the idea. It makes sense to please the sponsors, they are the ones actually paying for the show and the VIP area next to the stage has few spots where you can see the show.

Country does not have broad appeal, it is polarizing, people either love it or hate it, plus the local country stations have a lock on promoting country acts. Gretchen Wilson was persona non grata with the industry because she started her own label and moved towards a harder rock sound. Because of the 90 days 90 miles rules (an unwritten rule in the industry prohibits different promoters from booking the same act within 90 days in the same market) Country acts will opt to play on triple bills at Darien Lake or the Taste of Country so they can curry favor with local radio stations.
As for finding out who is playing, go to Pollstar, start looking at Detroit's summer concerts. It's a similar market and many acts book the NY market right before or after playing Detroit.

Anonymous said...

As long as there's a beer truck out there selling overpriced beer, you can have the Salvation Army Marching Band on stage and as long as it's free, people will show up.

Anonymous said...

thought the moderator stated he was going to take personal attacks off site and keep this to music only.... HELLO?

Anonymous said...

The Salvation Army Marching band is music, LOL.

Anonymous said...

I think I read that according to the contract they are obligated to let the city know the bands by 4/1 - I would hope the city wouldn't keep the info secret - so we all should know next week.

Anonymous said...

It will most likely be kept secret by the powers that be untill the official city announcement sometime in late May.

Anonymous said...

Get ZOSO to lockport!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Testament, Anthrax, Slayer, and Motorhead on the same bill :)

Anonymous said...

Pat Benatar-not sure what date but heard that from a good source

Anonymous said...

"It will most likely be kept secret by the powers that be untill the official city announcement sometime in late May."

So it will be kept secret from 4/1 till late May!

Anonymous said...

I heard Priest and Maiden but it was my own voice that said it so it's not very reliable

Anonymous said...

Maiden has way too big of a stage production to be set up on that truck/stage in the city center parking lot. Don't get me wrong, that would be interesting t see there. They are playing Darien Lake this summer but not sure of the date.

Anonymous said...

It probably isn't a secret for anybody doing under the desk duty at One Locks Plaza.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't mind seeing Dennis DeYoung (former STYX)again, I though his show was one of the most dynamic I've seen in Lockport

Anonymous said...

I agree. DDY does put on a great energetic show.

Anonymous said...

Bjorn Again, the ABBA tribute group

Anonymous said...

I think hootie and the blow fish or sugar ray would be great and our lady peace should deff come back

Anonymous said...

I heard the molson concerts are done that somthing new is brewing

Anonymous said...

I hope its a hot pot of coffee :)

Anonymous said...

Instead of concerts they are going to focus on the arts. Possibly have a Mime Troupe or something similar.

Anonymous said...

Mime Troupe? If you wanna see a bunch of silent clowns dancing around you can go to city hall anytime to see that.

Anonymous said...

Queensryche should play again! Love them!

Anonymous said...

How about Uriah Heep?

Anonymous said...

The new "brew" is Labatt's. Molson will no longer be the sponsor.

Anonymous said...

Get newer bands!

Anonymous said...

No hootie and the blow fish! ^^^ Out with the old in with the new!!! Puddle of mudd was awesome last year!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Daryl Hall from Hall and Oats....

Anonymous said...

Labatts is a better beer anyway :)

Anonymous said...

Blue lite lime, please.

Anonymous said...

The Cult June 7 at the Harbor

Anonymous said...

I vote for Queensryche and Puddle of Mudd to return as well. Also like to see Jackyl

MJ said...

The Cult sounded great when they played here in 2009. Though I recall the promoter saying a year later they lost money on that show.

Anonymous said...

WE REALLY WANT EDDY MONEY,OR HOW ABOUT A CANADIAN SHOW WITH APRIL WINE AND HONEYMOON SUITE.. MAYBE LOVERBOY...

Anonymous said...

yeah, a Canadian show would be great...( partly because we do live so darn close to them)...I do agree, April Wine & Honeymoon Suite...Years ago they played Thursday at the square in Buffalo. So they probably toured together....

Anonymous said...

Rusted Root, Our Lady Peace, Jeff Martin/Tea Party, Queensryche, Eddie Money and 54-40 every concert season :)

Anonymous said...

April Wine is in Niagara Falls, Ontario June 2

Anonymous said...

is brad paisley comeing to the canal concert series in may and what date

Anonymous said...

Sophia Vergara

Anonymous said...

Dj Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

Anonymous said...

The Monkeys. Oh nevermind, Davey Jones took the last train to clarksville.

Anonymous said...

Time for Blue Rodeo to come to town.

Anonymous said...

Brady Bunch or Partridge Family reunion tour would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

I hope they don't switch to Labatt's, Molson is much better. How about Flying Bison? And a good metal show would be awesome,let's bring in someone like Overkill or Metal Church, classic 80's thrash metal.

Anonymous said...

What about The Cars? The Tubes? There's still three "Knacks" left...

We could use a good 'ol Canadian Irish bash with Great Big Sea, The Mahones, Enter the Haggis and The Town Pants! (But not necessarily in that order).

Anonymous said...

Or how about the original 3 pc. Corrosion of Conformity line up? They just released a new CD!!

Anonymous said...

Overkill puts on a very intense light show to go along with their music. That would be pretty cool to see here.

Anonymous said...

The Rolling Stones are doing a 50 year anniversary tour this year, maybee they will show up.

Anonymous said...

big sugar would be awesome again

Anonymous said...

Overkill's song "welcome to the gutter" would be fitting for Lockport.

Anonymous said...

Tesla is due.

Gotti said...

It might be a good idea to charge a small fee to get into the concert venue. I think it will keep alot of those teens that go in there for the purpose of causing trouble out of there. Besides, a good majority of them don't know the band on stage from the port-a-potties anyway.

Raymond J. Johnson said...

We don't care who plays during the season, it's all good to us. We sit on our porch and listen to the music and drink our own beer and eat our own food that was purchased at a more reasonable price. Seems to be alot safer that way than going into the venue and dealing with a ton of idiots. It's only going to be a matter of time before someone gets seriously injured of killed in there.

Anonymous said...

rumor of pat benatar probly not true.she is on tour this summer with journey and loverboy.

MJ said...

sure a matter of time...

its also a matter of time until Harrison is at full employment again....

Anonymous said...

Dumb dumb dumb who cares who comes get drunk won't remember who was playing anyways

Anonymous said...

Tom Fogerty puts on a really great show - saw him a few years back... with dare we dream John Mellancamp. Now that would be awesome!!!

Sammy Gravano said...

The Beach Boys are on tour this Summer, maybee they will play Lockport.

Vinnie "the chin" Solerno said...

Goo Goo Dolls

Anonymous said...

County acts bring a HUGE crowd - just ask anyone who has been to Darien Lake to see any of the "Hell Raiser Tour" Acts like Toby Keith - they pack them in like sardines even in the pouring rain and they stay for the show cause its so much fun>>

Anonymous said...

Beach boys are at darien lake.

Anonymous said...

all i hear is whos coming...lets move it to outwater park where we can sit and enjoy the shows with room to move around...

Anonymous said...

That's the most sensable post made so far^^^^^

Anonymous said...

Totally agree!

tupac4life said...

How about a hip hop or rap concert?

MJ said...

1) Outwater reduces the promoted side benefit of introducing people to the City of Lockport and promoting local business.

It would also be harder to clean up after and maintain the fields plus less parking and harder to secure.

Besides, rock shows are for standing....

2) As for country, the promoter themselves said they have a hard time breaking even on country shows, for what ever reasons.

Anonymous said...

How about some blues Artist!

Anonymous said...

Only problem with blues or hip hop/rap... no one would show up.

Anonymous said...

Snoop Dog just did a show recently where they used a hollogram of Tupac on stage. with that kind of technology, the possibilities are endless. Maybee they can bring Elvis or Michael Jackson to Lockport now.

Anonymous said...

It's also a matter of time before the Bill's win the superbowl.

Anonymous said...

Warren Haynes!

J. Jones said...

I really would like to see most of the acts be ones that we haven't seen before; although Big Sugar was AMAZING, I'm sure they're busy this year...Blue Rodeo or April Wine would be great-Canadian bands...

Anonymous said...

Aaron Lewis acoustic.

Anonymous said...

Sam Roberts Band is playing Toronto Thursday July 26th....Hmmm

Anonymous said...

Wu-Tang Clan. Cash Rules Everything Around Me

Anonymous said...

The Go Go's

Anonymous said...

Hall & Oates!!!

Anonymous said...

I secant Warren Haynes

Luca Brasi said...

I called a psychic phone line today and they told me the headliners for this years season are going to be: The American Idol Tour, Adel, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, The Jonas Brothers, and Hanson.

Anonymous said...

"Promoting local business" Four bars, Two pizza places, Three diners, A pseudo Italian restaurant, Walgreens and Rite Aid. You mean Lockport is the only place to go to get that.

MJ said...

Lockport has a captive audience of 15,000 people every Friday during the summer. I have stated multiple times previously that it is a lost opportunity to show investment and growth, show benefits of visiting the area and to promote incentives to actually live and invest hear. Just because the city fails to do so at this time should not lead us to give up that opportunity

Anonymous said...

Bon iver or walk off the earth, please!

Anonymous said...

l m f a o " Snoop Dog just did a show recently where they used a hollogram of Tupac on stage. with that kind of technology, the possibilities are endless. Maybee they can bring Elvis or Michael Jackson to Lockport now.
"

YEAH MAN. Lockport suddenly got rich enough to afford HOLOGRAM PROJECTION TECHNOLOGY THAT DOESN'T EVEN EXIST!!1111 Research into what you're talking about more.

Also who the hell wants to listen to a recorded version of a singer to a picture of them moving... that's called a music video.

http://www.youtube.com/

No need to thank me. Just kneel.

Anonymous said...

BIG SUGAR and TEA PARTY!!!!!!!! Enough said.

Travis said...

Eddie Money is coming 6-27, per his own website.

Anonymous said...

Eddie is July 6.

Anonymous said...

Something big is brewing?
New sponsor Tim Hortons?

MJ said...

thank you for the Eddie Money info

Anonymous said...

Warren Haynes! Warren Haynes! Warren Haynes! Warren Haynes!

Anonymous said...

to Sammy from the 18th of april...and the Beach Boys...you are right....they are touring and have a concert at Darien Lake on something around the 18th or so of july..go to there web site to confirm....p.s..... it would have been awesome to get them to lockport....

B.G. of Lockport... said...

The Band The Whiskey Reverb looks like it is opening for Eddie Money on the 6th...according to Jam Base,,,,

Anonymous said...

More info...according to Songkick website...Huey lewis is playing Artpark on the 3rd of July...cross them off...and Peter frampton at Artpark on Aug 7th....way to go Paradowski asleep at the wheel.... as Artpark again has better shows for the second straight year....book the better bands sooner...if molson can't give you enough bank to score these bands....try Labbats...

Anonymous said...

Charlie Daniels, foreigner, and Kansas also @ Artpark this year.

Desert Storm 91 said...

According to the contract, the city is to know by April 1st who is playing here. So why don't they just announce it already. Most of the other venues announced their lineups. It's a concert schedule, not covert military operations. Shouldn't be a big secret.

MJ said...

Most of the bands listed for Artpark have already played here. If there was a year for Artpark to charge it would have been last year's stronger lineup.

I believe the city is to be informed of bands signed by April 1st. Lineups can still change and the promoter wants the announcement closer to the actual series to retain the buzz. I don't blame them. I also don't blame us for wanting to know sooner and enjoying trying to find out ahead of time.

Anonymous said...

Bruce Springsteen and the e street band babbbbby i know they selll out every where but just pay um and lets a get a showww

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see the following...maybe not all this year but in the future...

Train
Alex Band
the Goo Goo dolls
O.A.R.
Bon Jovi
Brian Adams
Gavin DeGraw
The Fray
Josh Groban
Lifehouse
Van Halen
Creed
Keane
Lady Antebellum
Journey
Gin Blossoms
Sarah McLachlan
Maroon 5
Nickelback
Kelly Clarkson
Daughtry
Five for Fighting
Phil Collins
Santana
U2
Collective Soul
a Pink and Ozzy duo concert
Joan Jett
Pat Benatar
KISS
Bret Michaels
Poison
Stryper
White Lion
David Bowie
Savage Garden (if they ever got back together)
Oasis
Melissa Etheridge
Depeche Mode
Blue Rodeo
Uncle Kracker
Coldplay

Anonymous said...

Gene Simmons play a free show? Yea right!

Anonymous said...

U2? Hilarious. Tame your expectations grasshopper.

Anonymous said...

Motorhead/ Anthrax

Anonymous said...

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Government Mule, Depeche Mode.

Just Dreamin' said...

Metalica, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Elton John.

Anonymous said...

Hey, this is Lockport, we deserve the tops in the music industry. Let's set the bar high. How about Taylor Swift, Lady Ga Ga, or Beyoncee?

dione farley said...

yea cathy its dee the kiss band from lockport is a fun show so consider it it would b fun to c them on a bigger stage

Anonymous said...

how about the cranberries they r now touring or stevie nicks or daughtry

Anonymous said...

Goverment mule coming to lockport.

Anonymous said...

Stevie nicks coming to seneca niagara casino. Tix start at $85. Crazy!!

Anonymous said...

George Thourogood confirmed.....will be on their web site by the weekend

Anonymous said...

54-40 confirmed too........

Anonymous said...

Govt Mule too

Anonymous said...

54-40 is not confirmed...go to there website...as of 5/1 we are not one of there tour dates...

Anonymous said...

"the kiss band from Lockport would b fun to c them on a bigger stage". Get real, LOL! The concerts are for real mucicians, not a bunch of middle age men in cheesy costumes lip-syncing and pretending to be something they're not. Keep that crap for Halloween.

Anonymous said...

musicians^^^^^^^^^

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it Canadian outfit Big Wreck will hit the stage on July 20.

Anonymous said...

Why is the city still hiding the schedule? Weren't they supposed to have it weeks ago?

MJ said...

The city does not release the schedule, the promoter does a few weeks before the start for reasons previously mentioned

Anonymous said...

Last time I seen the city did release the schedule. Lights, camera, action and MT was on the news in the UCC parking lot.

Anonymous said...

If anyone cares enough do a freedom of info act on them, it's in their possession it should be public knowledge.

Anonymous said...

LMFAO, lets get homeland security involved!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

YES @ Artpark July 17

Anonymous said...

Lou Gramm lead singer from Foreigner. He was here few years back during Thursday at the Sqauare. He is "The Foreigner". He's the Voice!His brothers were part of his group now. But there is no "Foreigner group" like Lou Gramm!

Anonymous said...

How about "Air Supply", a Neil Diamond Tribute Artist, or Styx?

Anonymous said...

Oh, I have one last suggestion, how about "Blue Oyster Cult?"

Anonymous said...

The whole lockport lineup except for 2 bands is posted on www.wnyorker.com pretty sad lineup this year if it's true :(

Anonymous said...

Who the heck is Govt. Mule?

Anonymous said...

June 29: Gov't Mule
July 6: Eddie Money
July 13: ​
July 20: Big Wreck
July 27:
August 3: 54 40
August 10: George Thorogood and the Destroyers
August 17: Kenny Wayne Shepherd
August 24: Tea Party

Anonymous said...

who the heck is gov't mule? REALLY?????. And to the person that said thats a sad lineup. That lineup is the best lineup so far! Sorry our lady peace isnt coming back for the fifth time and you dont know good music. so sad!

Anonymous said...

Actually OLP is rumored to be the July 13 show...

MJ said...

I added the rumors to keep things interesting. WNYer may have obtained word of the city's April 1st list.

Well see as it moves forward. Official announcement is most likely less than 3 weeks away.

Saw gov't Mule once. Huge following (like Rusted root) though I got lost listening to the jam band style.

Anonymous said...

How about the meat puppets?

Anonymous said...

Yea really, who the heck is gov't mule?

Anonymous said...

I guess the promoter wanted to make sure that no non-Lockport citizens show up this year.

Anonymous said...

That's because the non-Lockport residents are dumb enough to spend 5 bucks on a beer.

B.G of Lockport said...

false lineup...how can Our Lady Peace be playing here on the 13th of july when they are playing in Ottawa that night..according to there web site...

B.G of lockport said...

Govt mule..who....not confirmed at there web site..they are in the area...that day is the only night possible as they leave for England in july...

Anonymous said...

Big Wreck....Who???? they are in the area but not confirmed at there web site...54-40...who??...unconfirmed at there web site...but in canada or the northeast around that date...George therogood....nice....in the area unconfirmed at his website...Kenny wayne shepard....again....no..no...no...in the area..unconfirmed on his website....tea party again.....no...unknown unconfirmed at there sight....to the promoter...this lineup... if it holds up...is the worst yet.....unless the open dates has .38 special....to bring it up to a okay level....otherwise...it is a waste of tax money to support a lackluster series....of bands....what happened to bands like Reo...1st year...Charlie Daniels...3rd season

Anonymous said...

very disappointing lineup if it holds up, but there is slim pickins after Artpark snatches up all the good classic rock.
Big Wreck may not only be the best band on the list, their name describes the lineup! lol

Bada Bing said...

That lineup looks more like someones wishlist.

Anonymous said...

Why not see if Burton Cummings would come back. I thought his last year's show was the best I've seen in Lockport ever.

Anonymous said...

To whoever said this is the best lineup so far are you kidding me? I know Molson is our sponsor,but how many canadian bands do we need? The Tea Party is good,but they just played here last year hopefully Jeff Martin doesn't blow out his voice this time! I agree with the July 20th show cuz this lineup is a Big Wreck.Hopefully we get a new promoter next year Kathy must go!

Anonymous said...

Great bands if you actually like music.

Bada Bing said...

That's because the Canadians are dumb enough to come over here and spend 5 dollars for a beer.

Anonymous said...

People need to shut up and just enjoy the music. Quit complaining about the lineup. ITS FREE!!!!!!!!!!! You people kill me. the promoter can never win. People have to find something to complain about! This lineup looks pretty good compared to other years, so just sit down, have a beer, shut up, and groove to the FREE music!

Anonymous said...

This was never meant to be a "classic rock" line up people...I'm in my 50s and I follow / listen to a few of these bands....open your minds get out of the 70s and quit bitching!

Anonymous said...

You get what you pay for :)

Anonymous said...

That's why WNY will never progress and grow with the rest of the country. MOST of the people here, their minds are still stuck in the 1970's and 80's.

MJ said...

Sorry, all of our FM/8-track tuner knobs have broken off at 96.9 ;)

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha Ha

Anonymous said...

Where are the Big names in this lineup? George Thorogood has some big hits and maybe Eddie Money & The Tea Party besides that alot of people have never even heard of these bands.Lockport went cheap this year i would rather see Our lady Peace & Queensryche every year then have a lineup like this.Hopefully the last 2 spots are big names!

Anonymous said...

Govt. Mule and EddieMoney are listedunder 2011 but isn't that 2012?

MJ said...

yup, typo from copying over last years post.

MJ said...

Gov't mule is a long standing Allman Brothers Band side project. Does this appease the 97 Rock crowd?

Anonymous said...

Actually a good lineup... Gov't Mule will be fantastic. Eddie Money was drunk as hell the last time he was here and it was entertaining. Big Wreck is going to be AMAZING and some of you will wonder where you've been without hearing these guys. 54-40 will be fun. How can you not like Thorohgood?? Kenny Wayne Shepherd is just fantastic live, saw him with Page and the Crowes in 2000, and Tea Party will be amazing as well... I see nothing wrong with this lineup unless you hate music or have a very small spectrum of music you listen to.

Anonymous said...

This lineup so far is not good. People saying "it's free so shut up!" who cares? So if a Village People cover band played for free it would be good? I'd have to start smoking pot to enjoy this music, much like their followers

Tax payer of Lockport said...

this is the worst lineup of repeats this concert series could possibly have...shame on the promoter who cashes any type of check...

Anonymous said...

It's free so I'm sure people are gonna show up anyway regardless of who is onstage. That very large group of teens that are way in the back by the port a johns kicking around that little rubber ball every year are probably not gonna miss a Friday evening.

Anonymous said...

Is that all there is?

Anonymous said...

better lower ticket prices cause the bands so far suck come on keep up w the joness seriously

Anonymous said...

I like the possible line up.....to all the negative comments ...pretty simple don't go.

HR said...

This is why they emphasize every year to support the sponsors. They don't make any money from the cheapo's that go there and don't buy something to eat or drink. The less money the sponsors provide reflect on the entertainment provided. You think bands like REO, STYX, and Queensryche, Skynyrd, Pat Benatar or any other big name group are going to play for nothing?

Anonymous said...

Govt Mule is sweeeeeeeet. They'll get new fans from here for sure. If some of the negative Nancy's listen to em, they'll realize their better than half of their favorites. Big names? I watched The Who on the Super Bowl halftime show and it was one of the worst live performances ever. I'd rather listen to good music, than join some of the nostalgic geezers reminiscing about when their complaining skills were just getting weened.

Anonymous said...

I just heard Govt. Mule for the first time yesterday. Geat music. Should be a good show.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe all the idiots on here saying that this is the worst lineup yet. LOL. You people need to realize it's not 1983 anymore and expand your horizons. If you knew anything about good music or were able to appreciate it you would realize that your going to be able to witness three great guitarist with Kenny Wayne, Gov't Mule, and George Thorogood. I know they play Eddie Money on 97 rock so I'm confused at all the complaining. Sorry it's not Queensryche...PUKE. You will also get the opportunity to hear two great vocalist in the Tea Party as well as Big Wreck. But even though Big Wreck could very well be the best show this year, They have only been around since the late nineties and just released a new album, so there probably to much of a new band for you. Stop complaining about FREE concerts.

Anonymous said...

I guess some people expect to see bands like KISS, AC/DC, the Stones and Aerosmith to play a free show in Lockport. Like that will ever happen.

Anonymous said...

Finger Eleven is playing a Free show outside of Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls,NY August 11th it's posted on their website.This is who i wanted Lockport to get once again our promoter dropped the ball great job Kathy!

FedUp said...

Isn't the promoter the owner of a "gentlemans" club in Buffalo, and also, was she on the Niagara County SPCA board of directors? If so, that should tell the rest of us something.

Anonymous said...

Just found this website, I'm from Canada and will be coming for more than half these shows with about 20 friends. Great lineup and everyone up here is more excited about Lockport than Artpark. Tea Party closing out will be sick and Big Wreck will be a treat for those that haven't heard them. Good job to the promoters for staying current.

Anonymous said...

Another reason for me not to go ^^^^^

Anonymous said...

So much for Lockport being tourist friendly ^^^^^^

Anonymous said...

Big Wreck!!!! Whooooooooooooooooo!! Best news I've heard since they took the South block from Elmer.

Andrew said...

I Guarantee there will be more trouble and more arrests this, year than any other year, because of these bands and who it will attract. I'm not knocking fans of these bands, but there will be a lot of out of control people

Anonymous said...

The promoter is probably catering to the Canadian crowd because they're the only ones stupid enough to come here and buy 5 dollar beers. Can't wait to watch the fights at lock 34 and watch the LPD actually work for their money on friday nights :)

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