Thursday at the Harbor Wraps Up

August 23, 2012 Updated Aug 23, 2012 at 11:24 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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August 23, 2012 Updated Aug 23, 2012 at 11:24 PM EDT

BUFFALO (WKBW) One last Thursday at the Harbor capped off what organizers are calling a very successful concert series.

"Absolutely no regrets. It's been wonderful, it's just been met with rave reviews," Peggy Beardsley of Buffalo Place said.

Crowds once again packed Canalside on Thursday night, some to sit and relax and others to rock it out.

"Oh its wonderful, it's free, gorgeous night, weather's beautiful," one concert goer said.

"Sun, space, it's perfect," another added.

Last week Salt 'n Peppa drew fifteen thousand people, the most ever for a show on the waterfront, and the gates had to be closed to keep guests safe.

"It was just a fabulous night. And I think it's something that 20 years from now, people will say 'I was at Salt 'n Peppa' or at least they'll lie and say they were," Beardsley said.

The shows also have far reaching interest. Thursday night's concert drew Cherry Turner all the way from London.

"It's good. It's really good. Lovely weather, lots of people and free music," she said.

Lights and Matt Nathanson capped off the first full year rocking the harbor after moving from Lafayette Square, and organizers say attendance is up, security issues are down, and everyone simply has a great time.

Now Buffalo Place officials say they have a two month break from the concert season, before the planning starts for next year.