Big time artists seeking WNY

By Corey Nash and Gabrielle Jackson

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, NY.- Buffalo is offering a number of shows and concerts in the coming months as well as the rest of year. The KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Artpark, and New Era Field will be the venues for a list of performers. Celebrities like Kevin Hart, Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, Journey and many other will all have shows in the western New York(WNY) area for their fans to come watch.

The KeyBank Center will be the venue for multiple celebrities this year. Kevin Hart’s show on May 6th, will be one out of his 72 scheduled shows of his new comedy tour. Journey will perform on the 26th of May and it will be the second show of their tour. While it is sometime away, Justin Timberlake will be performing as well on October 28th. Timberlake’s tour was announced back in early January, leading up to his Super-Bowl performance as well as the release of his latest album. His performance at KeyBank will be one out of his 71 scheduled shows.

While most artists tend to come to the neighboring city of  Toronto, ON, artists are seemingly finding there way back across the border.  As the city continues to grow, more artists will find themselves attracted to the Buffalo limelight. Money plays a huge part, but it compares little to the amount of adoration fans of these artists in WNY will show at their concerts.  Other artists like Jack White, Logic, and Miranda Lambert will also grace the stages of WNY, as well as the Queen herself, Beyonce. Here’s a list of some artists coming this year:

Jeff Dunham – KeyBank Center – Apr. 2018

Daughtry – Rapids Theatre – Apr. 2018

Steve Martin – Shea’s Performing Arts Center – Apr. 2018

Kevin Hart – KeyBank Center – May 2018

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Post Malone – Darien Lake – May 2018

Journey – KeyBank Center – May 2018

Kendrick Lamar & TDE – Jun. 2018

Jack White – Artpark – Jun. 2018

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Zac Brown Band – Darien Lake – Jun. 2018

Logic – Darien Lake – Jul. 2018

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Darien Lake – Jul. 2018

Barenaked Ladies – Artpark – Jul. 2018

Warped Tour – Darien Lake – Jul. 2018

Kesha and Macklemore – Darien Lake – Jul. 2018

Lady Antebellum – Darien Lake – Jul. 2018

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Beyonce & Jay-Z – New Era Field – Aug. 2018

Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town – Darien Lake – Aug. 2018

Dierks Bentley – Darien Lake – Aug. 2018

Jason Aldean – Darien Lake – Aug. 2018

Marilyn Manson – Darien Lake – Aug. 2018

Elton John – KeyBank Center – Sep. 2018

Niall Horan – Darien Lake – Sep. 2018


Fall Out Boy & MGK – KeyBank Center – Sep. 2018

Metallica – KeyBank Center – Oct. 2018

Justin Timberlake – KeyBank Center – Oct. 2018

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