Join us for a public discussion on Dan Egan’s book, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes,” as well as related current events. Hosted by Frank Housh, Library Board Chairman. Featuring panelists: Jay Burney (Times Beach Nature Preserve), Jim Howe (The Nature Conservancy – Central & WNY), and Jill Jedlicka (Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper). Free & open to the public.
Friday September 28th 2018 The Sportsmen’s Tavern 326 Amherst Street Buffalo,NY 14207 (716) 874-7734 Tickets: $10 Doors 8:30pm The Probables 9:30pm www.thesportsmenstavern.com
presented by Blue Moon Management
The Probables Bio
The Probables are a feel-good, folk-grass band from the rolling hills of western New York. The band formed in March of 2016 and hit the ground running by releasing their first EP in July of the same year. Their dedication and passion for the music can be heard from deep within their original songs that are only one part of their repertoire. With traditional bluegrass and rock -n- roll roots, the group’s goal is to fuse Folk, Bluegrass, and Roots-Rock music to deliver a unique soul reaching sound to their listeners.The Probables consist of 5 members. Steve Johnson, lead singer, is the former front man of Big Leg Emma. Tom Hodges, the former lead guitar player from Big Leg Emma currently plays the mandolin and sings high harmonies, while Dylan Derby, formally of The Derbines is on stand-up Bass. Matt Gronquist, formerly of The Naked Apes, plays the accordion and fiddle while complimenting Steve and Tom’s vocals in a beautiful three part harmony,Corey Kertzie, the former drummer from Big Leg Emma completes the sound with fun, yet danceable flavor .The group’s distinctive name was decided upon during a booking exchange with the organizer of the annual Great Blue Heron Music Festival in Sherman, NY. The band had not yet chosen a name when they expressed interest in making a debut at the annual festival. The organizer of the festival, responded, “I’ll probably book you, so I guess we should just call you ‘The Probables”. The rest is history.So much great music comes from the great state of New York that it can be a bit overwhelming sometimes to wade through all the new releases. The Probables broke though the stack for me and made an impression with their new EP The Home. They call it Folk grass and I tend to agree. Song writer and singer Steve Johnson gives us some great folk lyrics but I think Its Matt Gronquist on Accordion, Fiddle and Mandolin who crosses it over into that wonder blend of Bluegrass and Folk that makes this band a instant fave. The songs “I’m Home” and “Homeward Bound” were instant standouts for me and should be added to any Bluegrass or Folk radio rotation. Written by Angela Miakoda ” Roots Music Report”
International Superstar André Rieu and his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra will return to KeyBank Center on September 29, 2018 at 8:00pm.
André Rieu is quite simply a musical phenomenon like no other. Each year his amazing live concerts attract more than 600,000 fans and outsell mega artists such as Bruno Mars, AC/DC and Rihanna in the Billboard’s Top 10. The iconic Dutch violinist, conductor and founder of the Johann Strauss Orchestra has sold a massive 40 million CDs and DVDs and notched 30 Number 1 chart positions. After the incredible success of his 2017 US tour, 2018 will bring André back to the United States and Canada in an 11- date arena tour.
On stage André’s incredible musical prowess, passion and charisma make for a magical spectacle. His romantic and fun shows are the only ones where people regularly jump to their feet and dance in the aisles. It’s not uncommon to see devoted American fans laughing, weeping, clapping, dancing and embracing when they listen to the beautiful waltzes, film scores, spirituals, musicals, folk songs and marches and André’s precious Stradivarius violin from 1732; his shows are a perfect mix of thrilling, romantic, festive and emotional melodies combined with surprises, balloons, beautiful soloists and of course André’s great sense of humor.
“I’m so excited to return to the USA and Canada in September.” says André Rieu. “People write to me, telling me that it takes them two weeks to get back to normal after one of our concerts. It is simply fantastic to feel this energy and joy every evening.”
André and his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra (the largest private orchestra in the world) created a global revival in waltz music, staging spectacular extravaganzas which are second to none. André’s concerts are a feast not only for the ears but also the eyes! Having received over 500 Platinum Awards, three Classical Brit Awards for “Album of the Year” and billions of Youtube views, André is one of the biggest touring artists in the world. His album “Shall We Dance” is out on Decca Gold.
Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $113, $93, $73 and $53 (includes $4 facility fee) and can be purchased at the KeyBank Center Box Office, www.andrerieu.com, online at www.tickets.com, or by calling 888-223-6000. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees. No service charge applies at the KeyBank Center Box Office. Dates and times subject to change without notice.