ANNOUCEMENT: Rock Concerts Returning to WNY For 2021 Summer
There are signs that we are moving in the right direction when it comes to getting back to normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccines are rolling out faster, the Center for Disease Control says that people that have already received and completed their vaccinations for COVID can now gather together without a mask and lastly, events are putting dates on the calendar and rolling out safe ways to ensure that they happen.
The fourth "Rockin’ the Downs" concert series will take place on the racetrack at Batavia Downs starting in June and running into August, according to organizers.
The line up concert series includes:
June 25: Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri
July 2: Molly Hatchet
July 9: Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles
July 16: Tommy James & The Shondells
July 23: Skid Row
July 30: The Sweet
August 6: The Machine, a Pink Floyd Tribute
August 13: Queensrÿche
Chairs will cost 5 bucks and the money goes to Make-A-Wish Buffalo.
How will it work going to one of the shows?
Preliminarily we’ll be looking having a “POD” setup, which has been utilized in many other locations. It allows patrons to be with those in their circle and socially distanced from other concert goers. If restrictions are lifted, then we will adapt as necessary with our concert setup. Tickets will go on sale once we have more guidance from the state about how we can safely conduct these events", according to Henry Wojtaszek, President & CEO of Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel according to WKBW.
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