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Thursday & Main: The Strictly Hip & 77 Stone
July 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Buffalo Place will proudly produce the free outdoor summer series, Thursday & Main, weekly from July 8th through August 26th. The re-named series, previously branded as Queen City Social, continues to pay homage to the venerable Buffalo Place-produced summer tradition, Thursday at the Square. Thursday & Main is presented by M&T Bank.
Thursday, July 8th will feature The Strictly Hip with special guest 77 Stone. The Strictly Hip are Masters of the music of The Tragically Hip. Since 1995, The Strictly Hip have been evangelists, spreading the good word of The Tragically Hip’s music far and wide. Taking an almost academic and studious approach to performing the music of Canada’s most popular band. This is the music of The Tragically Hip presented with reverence, respect, and accuracy.
The free and open-to-the-public happy hour, presented on Thursday evenings in the heart of Downtown Buffalo at Fountain Plaza (Main at Chippewa Streets), continues the mission of Thursday at the Square: creating awareness and spin-off business for Downtown restaurants, bars, and retailers.
Thirty-two years ago, in 1987, Fountain Plaza hosted the first Thursday at the Park season, produced and managed by Buffalo Place. One year later in 1988, crowds for the happy hour became too large for the space. The series was shifted to Lafayette Square and Thursday at the Square was born. Fountain Plaza was recently renovated by the City of Buffalo as part of the Cars Sharing Main Street Project and is a beautiful public space in Downtown. It provides the perfect setting for this summer’s Thursday & Main series.
The 2021 season will continue weekly:
Thursday, July 15th: Handsome Jack with McKinley James
Thursday, July 22nd: Miller & The Other Sinners with Maria Aurigema Trio
Thursday, July 29th: An Evening with Sonny Baker
Thursday, August 5th: Johnny Hart & The Mess with Grace Stumberg
Thursday, August 12th: The Stone Lows
Thursday, August 19th: Grosh with Tedesco Knows Best
Thursday, August 26th: Ten Cent Howl with Adrianna Noone
Thursday & Main is made possible with the generous support of our official sponsor family. The series is presented by M&T Bank and supported by Crowley Webb, Try-It Distributing, Big Ditch Brewing Company, and The Buffalo News.