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July 10, 2014

Weekend music includes "The Voice" tour at Seneca Niagara

Niagara Gazette — The busy summer concert season continues this weekend with some great shows coming to the region including iconic southern rockers, a gifted singer-songwriter and a country superstar.

We start Thursday night at Canalside in Buffalo, where they will be hosting a free show with Fitz and the Tantrums. A familiar local musician, Bruce Wojick, introduced them to me a few months ago. The group’s sound is a wonderful combination of soul and funk that make for fantastic ear candy. I highly recommend this band.

On Friday at the Seneca Niagara Casino, they will be hosting “The Voice” tour. The scheduled performers are Tessanne Chin, Jacquie Lee, Will Champlin and Dia Frampton. While Dia shares the same last name as Peter Frampton, they are not related. Will Champlin is the son of Bill Champlin, former member of Sons of Champlin, and Chicago.

Tickets start at $40 and are available through Ticketmaster.

If you go to the casino this weekend you will want to check out the new outdoor performers on the 4th street side of the casino. Every weekend from now until August 10 you can witness some really unique stuff including fire and LED wands and a guy that can do amazing tricks in a giant metal ring. My friend Tony Astran at Seneca Niagara invited me out last weekend to check out the fireworks display and to check out the outdoor performers. My wife and I loved the stuff they were doing.

If you want more details check out Seneca Niagara’s website at senecaniagaracasino.com

Also on Friday at Braun’s Concert Cove in Akron, they will be hosting Molly Hatchet. I interviewed Molly Hatchet’s Bobby Ingram a few years ago and had the opportunity to meet him after a show in Lockport. They are not just a great band, they are a band of great guys. Hearing “Flirtin’with Disaster” is worth the price of admission, which is $20 in advance and $25 day of show.

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