Thursday at the Harbor Gets Rave Reviews

June 7, 2012 Updated Jun 7, 2012 at 11:33 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

June 7, 2012 Updated Jun 7, 2012 at 11:33 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY

"We had 23 years at Lafayette Square. We got some great memories now we're building new memories down on our waterfront at Canalside," said Michael Schmand, the Executive Director of Buffalo Place.

Out with the old, in with the new. Thursday at the Harbor is getting rave reviews.

Buffalo Place, the non-profit group that organizes the annual event had been plotting their exit from Lafayette Square for the past five years because the event grew so large.

"A lot more people, easier to find park, find parking the atmosphere itself is great," said Joelle Claar, who attended the event.

"It offers much more than the square, a lot more room ,not so crowded, it's great," said Joyce Jezewski, from Blasdell.

The headliner of the first concert was 980's rock band The Cult who drew in devoted fans

But the line up of acts scheduled to hit the stage during the 12-week free concert series has people marking their calendars even though there will be a small fee for the season ending show featuring LL Cool J.