Niagara Gazette — Artpark will be in full swing over the next week with two shows at the Mainstage, a weekend festival, the second Tuesday’s in the Park show, and the first installment of the Coors Light Wednesday’s series. The annual Taste of Country event at Coca-Cola Field takes place Friday as well.
We will start at Artpark tonight, where they will be hosting Lindsey Stirling. Once known as the “hip-hop violinist” when she appeared on “America’s Got Talent,” Stirling is currently touring in support of her sophomore album, “Shatter Me.” It is one of my favorite albums of the year. Stirling’s live shows have been getting rave reviews.
Tickets for the show start at $25, and are available through Tickets.com or at the Artpark box office.
Friday, country music fans have two options, at Coca-Cola Field, they will be hosting WYRK’s annual Taste of Country show. This year’s lineup features Jake Owen, Montgomery Gentry, Tyler Farr, Joel Crouse, and The Cadillac Three. These shows typically sell out, but at press time, there were still some reserved grandstand seats at $29.
For ticket information go to WYRK.com/toc/ or Tickets.com.
And on Friday at the Seneca Niagara Casino they will be hosting Trace Adkins, best known for songs like "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing", "Ladies Love Country Boys", and "You're Gonna Miss This.” Adkins is also a former “Celebrity Apprentice” winner and the voice of Elvin in “King of the Hill”
Tickets for the show start at $45 and are available through Ticketmaster.
Also on Friday, The Latitude 43 Music Festival gets under way at Artpark. Each day has a theme, Friday is blues, Saturday is rock and Sunday is country. I have been getting inundated with press releases from publicists of many of the performers, and I wish I had the space to cover them all because organizers really have put together a great cross-section of national and regional talent. The Blues night featuring Maria Aurigema, Joe Louis Walker and Kelley Hunt should be amazing, and Saturday night will feature Artpark mainstay’s The Machine.