BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Iron Works and the Transit Drive-In have teamed up to bring Western New York a socially distant summer concert series.
"While many people in our community and throughout the world have been enjoying Internet live streams during quarantine, Buffalo Iron Works hopes to bring a whole new concept to a socially-distanced concert experience. Social distancing guidelines and Covid-19 safety will be taken very seriously and can be found by following this link," a release states.
The plan for the "Live at the Drive" series is two concerts each week through August which would ultimately result in a 16-show series. It will feature local and regional bands and a portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.
Thursday nights will be a movie and concert combo, while Saturdays will be afternoon concerts only.
The hosting of the artists will fall in the 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. range to allow time to tear down production and turn things back to over for nightly movies as well as limit the length of the show for safety and bathroom use.
“We’re thrilled to bring drive-in concerts to the WNY music community. People are itching for live music and while getting together in a room or even outdoors won’t be a safe option for the foreseeable future, we are hopeful that this is our most desirable option for those looking to see a live show,” says Josh Holtzman, partner of Buffalo Iron Works and Co-Founder of “Live at the Drive.”
The series will kick off with a performance by Aqueous, a groove rock band native to Buffalo, on June 19, 20 and 21. For these shows gates will open at 1 p.m. with the show beginning at 2 p.m.
The following are the remainder of the shows scheduled for the concert series:
● Saturday, June 27: Organ Fairchild
● Saturday, July 4: West of the Mark & Two Hills "Reloaded"
● Saturday, July 11: Critt's Juke Joint "Motown Funk and Soul"
● Saturday, July 18: Funktional Flow
● Saturday, July 25: Kickstart Rumble "Sun Records 1950s"
● Friday, July 31: Mikey Carubba's Super Jam ft. Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Greg Sanderson (Turkuaz), Eric Crittenden & more
● Saturday, August 1: Tropidelic w/ Daze Ago
● Saturday, August 8: Mom Said No & Fernway
● Saturday, August 15: Witty Tarbox & Grub
Iron Works announced the schedule for Thursday concert and movie combination nights which can be found below.
Tickets can be purchased online through the Transit Drive-In here with specific ticketing guidelines in place which can be found below.
"GA tickets are $40 per person and VIP are $80 per person, which includes a ticket to the show, a vehicle spot in the front two rows, and a limited edition poster. All ticketing will be through internet pre-sale only, and tickets need to be purchased for all occupants of each vehicle under one transaction. A minimum of two people per vehicle must be purchased, with a maximum set at six."