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Night & Day

June 26, 2014

JENNINGS: It's a busy concert week in Western New York

Night & Day — There is quite an impressive list of artists coming to the region over the next week, including contemporary acts like Bruno Mars and Fallout Boy, 1990s metal band Sevendust, former Creed singer Scott Stapp, boogie rocker George Thorogood, and indie rockers O.A.R.

We start at Canalside in Buffalo Friday night where they will be hosting George Thorogood and The Destroyers. The band rose to prominence in the area when they opened for The Rolling Stones at Rich Stadium on Sept. 27, 1981. He has worked closely with Buffalo native Tom Hambridge in recent years.

Tickets are just $15 and available through Ticketfly.

Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp makes a stop at the Seneca Niagara Casino’s Bear’s Den on Friday. Stapp will likely be performing Creed’s Grammy winning song “With Arms Wide Open” and the Grammy nominated song “My Sacrifice.” From 1997 to 2001 Creed released three multi-platinum albums. The group has not officially disbanded but Stapp has stated to the press recently that he is concentrating on his solo career.

Tickets for the show start at $45 and are available through Ticketmaster.

Our final choice for Friday is at The Rapids Theatre, where they will be hosting an acoustic performance by Sevendust. The group is touring in support of their crowd sourced acoustic studio album “ Time Travelers & Bonfires,” which was released earlier this year.

Tickets for the show are $25 in advance and available through Ticketfly.

On Sunday over at The Tralf, they will be hosting Gaelic Storm, one of the most popular Celtic bands around. The group rose to prominence when they appeared in the movie “Titanic” performing “An Irish Party in Third Class.” It should be a first class show for fans of Celtic music.

Tickets for the show are $25 in advance and available through Ticketmaster.

On Monday at First Niagara Center, Bruno Mars comes to town for his Moonshine Jungle World Tour. Mars has released two outstanding albums, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” and “Unorthodox Jukebox.” Mars’ keyboardist John Fossit lives in Rochester.

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