BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) KISS 98.5FM welcomed summer at their annual all ages concert at Coca Cola Field Saturday night in downtown Buffalo.
The show included live performances by Marianas Trench, Hot Chelle Rae, Paper Tongues, Travis McCoy, All Star Weekend, iSquare, Cody Simpson, and Tinie Tempah.
Photos of the artists featured here were taken by photographer Jen Fuller. Jen was working with legendary rock star photographer Bob Mussell on and off stage to capture the images.
Crowd photos are from WKBW.
Personalities from the popular Entercom radio station including #1 morning host Janet Snyder, "Wease," "Shy Guy" Shawn, Ray Man, D.J. Anthony, Shannon Steel, and Sue O'Neill appeared throughout the show, giving away prizes and interacting with the crowd.
While the writer of this web story is not familiar with the artists, my 11 year old daughter Jade and her friend Haley could not wait to see them!
These up and coming acts visit from all parts of the country, to introduce their new music introduced on the station.
In addition to the music, YRoswell - the cancer prevention awareness division of Roswell Park Cancer Institute- picked up thousands of dollars in donations. According to marketing director Misha Russo, young students who raised $300 or more with the popular "Bald For Bucks" fundraisers at their schools, were able to secure tickets and a spot inside the VIP tent near the stage. Tony George, who started the "Bald For Bucks" events at Lakeshore schools in honor of his late sister, was in the VIP tent to cheer on the students and help turn tragedy into triumph in fighting cancer.
The show started at 6p.m. under cloudy skies, and aside from a very brief sprinkle, remained rain free with just a cool lake breeze blowing over the field. The final "rap" from popular Tinie Tempah" came around 10:30p.m. and everyone who stayed had a super summer time.
Now, a review from 11 year old KISS98.5 fan Jade Di Sciullo:
Loud but fun Kiss 98.5 takes the stage at Coca Cola Field. Backstage was amazing, and a long line for all the stars. There were Meet and greets with Janet Snyder, Shannon Steel, DJ Anthony and shy guy Shawn.
We even got an interview with Shannon Steel , Travis Mccoy and also a bunch of fans!
The reason why all this is put together is for Roswell Park for a world without cancer, with Independent Health, Continental school of beauty, and of course Kiss 98.5!
All the acts were amazing. A lot of people were begging to see Cody Simpson, Allstar Weekend , Travis Mccoy and Tinie Tempah!
Its was all put together amazing.
It was me, Jade, my best friend Haley, my cousin Ashley and my dad , John Disciullo! We had a amazing time! Tinie Tempah and Travis Mccoy were our favorites!!!!!!!! We <3 kiss 98.5 <3<3<3<3<3<3