M&T Bank Announces 45th Annual Plaza Event Series

BUFFALO, N.Y.—M&T Bank will once again bring music and entertainment to its plaza in downtown Buffalo for the 45th Annual Plaza Event Series, beginning on June 16. 

The free performance series runs Monday through Friday from noon to 1:00 p.m. between June 16 and August 29, 2014. Tom Stahl and the Dangerfields kickoff the series with some folk rock music on opening day, followed by a performance from Buffalo’s Westminster Community Charter School on Tuesday, June 17. 

“From Canalside to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, the Plaza Event Series captures the character of the diverse and rapidly developing downtown Buffalo community while entertaining a lunchtime audience of thousands of residents and visitors throughout the summer. This longstanding tradition includes acts for people of all ages and we are excited to present another great summer lineup,” said M&T Bank Regional President Jeff Wellington.”

The Plaza Event Series allows M&T Bank to get involved in downtown Buffalo’s community and creates a space for local artists and performers to showcase their talents before a wide audience. Each week is promoted and supported by different sponsors around the community and each show features a unique local act. 

The full schedule includes:

Week 1 Schedule
Monday, June 16 - Tom Stahl and the Dangerfields 
Tuesday, June 17 - Westminster Community Charter School 
Wednesday, June 18 - George Caldwell Quintet 
Thursday, June 19 - The Reminders 
Friday, June 20 - Ricky Lee 

Week 2 Schedule
Monday, June 23 - Old School B-Boys 
Tuesday, June 24 - LeeRon Zydeco & The Hot Tamales 
Wednesday, June 25 - Blood Money 
Thursday, June 26 - Unity Band 
Friday, June 27 - The David DeMarie Dancers 

Week 3 Schedule
Monday, June 30 - Creek Bend 
Tuesday, July 1 - Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus 
Wednesday, July 2 - Larry Stalter Soul Orchestra 
Thursday, July 3 - Sentimental Journey Orchestra 
Friday, July 4 - Bank Holiday in Observance of Independence Day – no performance 

Week 4 Schedule
Monday, July 7 - Only Humen 
Tuesday, July 8 - Beatlemagic 
Wednesday, July 9 - Doug Yeomans and the Lo Blu Flame
Thursday, July 10 - Big Wheelie & The Hubcaps 
Friday, July 11 - African American Cultural Center’s Dance & Drum Performance Company

Week 5 Schedule
Monday, July 14 - JJ Swing 
Tuesday, July 15 - Pointless Brothers 
Wednesday, July 16 - Party of Nine 
Thursday, July 17 - Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra 
Friday, July 18 - The Union 

Week 6 Schedule
Monday, July 21 - McCarthyizm 
Tuesday, July 22 - Anatara 
Wednesday, July 23 - Billy McEwen and the Soul Invaders 
Thursday, July 24 - Joyryde and The Hitman Horns 
Friday, July 25 - Hit ‘N Run 

Week 7 Schedule
Monday, July 28 - “In Jest” Comedy Variety Show with Nels Ross 
Tuesday, July 29 - Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 
Wednesday, July 30 - Back to the Bars 
Thursday, July 31 - LehrerDance 
Friday, August 1 - Bar-room Buzzards 

Week 8 Schedule
Monday, August 4 - Colleen Williams & The Bobby Jones Trio 
Tuesday, August 5 - Ramblin’ Lou Family Band from WXRL Radio 
Wednesday, August 6 - The Reinharts 
Thursday, August 7 - Mark Mazur and “The Little Big Band” 
Friday, August 8 - The Frankfurters 

Week 9 Schedule
Monday, August 11 - Jim Tudini Big Band 
Tuesday, August 12 - Fat Brat 
Wednesday, August 13 - Patti Parks Band 
Thursday, August 14 - Disco Duck 
Friday, August 15 - Terry Buchwald’s Tribute to Elvis 

Week 10 Schedule
Monday, August 18 - David Kane’s Them Jazzbeards 
Tuesday, August 19 - Mike Randall & Friends; facepainters 
Wednesday, August 20 - Taylor Made Jazz 
Thursday, August 21 - Lance Diamond Band 
Friday, August 22 - Caribbean Extravaganza 

Week 11 Schedule
Monday, August 25 - Boys of Summer 
Tuesday, August 26 - Charles Anzalone and Ami Alderman
Wednesday, August 27 - New York Rockin’ Revue 
Thursday, August 28  - Tommy Z Band 
Friday, August 29 - Breakaway

M&T Bank looks forward to a summer filled with music, art, entertainment and fun! 

About M&T Bank
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