Cobblestone Live! Summer Music Festival

Article Contributed by Cobblestone Live | Published on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Buffalo Iron Works, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar, and Sunbeam Entertainment are proud to announce Cobblestone Live! benefiting Planned Parenthood. Buffalo’s inaugural music and arts festival will conveniently be located in the heart of the Historic Cobblestone district in downtown Buffalo.The first annual music and arts festival will take place on July 15 & 16, 2017; consisting of three stages located outside on Illinois Street, inside Buffalo Iron Works, as well as inside Lockhouse. Music enthusiasts from across Western New York will enjoy, drink, and eat the best that Buffalo has to offer during the region’s premier charitable event to benefit Planned Parenthood. Gates for the festival open at 1pm each day with acts starting at 2pm. Headlining acts include Moon Taxi, Real Estate, Aqueous, Moon Hooch, The Hip Abduction, Solidisco, Wild Child, The Dig, Delicate Steve, Funktional Flow & more!

Highlights will include:

  • Three stages featuring over 35 artists/bands.

  • Local food trucks and vendors.   

  • VIP tickets including exclusive VIP areas, private brunch, and additional perks.

  • Festival drink menu from Lockhouse Distillery & Bar and Buffalo Iron Works.

  • Promoting Planned Parenthood’s regional impact and raising funds for its programs

Tickets are $45 presale for a 2 day pass, $25 advance day passes & $30 day of passes, with VIP packages available. We are expecting 2 day pass presale & VIP tickets to sell out, so get them while you can. Tickets go on sale 3/31 at noon, and can be purchased at, as well as directly at Buffalo Iron Works.

Cobblestone Live! is one neighborhood of bars, restaurants, and venues coming together to put on a two day music festival.The Historic Cobblestone district has become a breeding ground for live music and entertainment.The venues joined together to start this undertaking that will continue to grow to a national sized festival in the years to come.

Featuring touring acts from around the country as well as spotlighting Buffalo’s strong local music scene, the festival will tote a main stage on Illinois Street, as well as stages in Buffalo Iron Works and Lockhouse Distillery. With 3 stages and over 50 sets of music, this festival will highlight the Cobblestone neighborhood and the community that brings it to life. There will be food trucks, beer tents, local vendors, as well as some outdoor activities so attendees can wander from stage to stage to get the full experience.

"Buffalo is notoriously known as the city of good neighbors, it is in that spirit that we're excited to bring Cobblestone Live! to our community. Though this event is so much more than just a music festival,” said Cory Muscato, partner at Lockhouse Distillery & Bar “It's an opportunity to add another dimension to our city. Putting this together we have the opportunity to work with so many like minded people that share our values and ethics. To be partnered with such a valuable and prolific organization such as Planned Parenthood for this festival was really the cherry on top."

CJ Cook of Sunbeam Entertainment knows the Buffalo music scene like no other, “We find that most music festivals target one specific type of music. Buffalonians have wide taste in music, so we aimed to put together an extremely eclectic line up spanning genres of rock, folk, electronic, funk, hip-hop, country, and more. This festival will grow and continue to bring new tourists down to our developing downtown region.”

"There's not much Buffalo doesn't have; from our music and art to our people, history and food. If there's one thing Buffalo loves more than anything it's Buffalo.” proclaimed Josh Holtzman, general manager of Buffalo Iron Works, “Many other cities have gone down a similar path and we feel the time is right to bring it to Buffalo. Looking around at all the eclectic establishments here in the Cobblestone District it only seemed natural to bring them together for such a positive event. We are a neighborhood, so why not work together as a united front to put on a music festival and raise money for such an impactful nonprofit organization. We couldn't be happier that it's all coming to fruition."

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