And now, for some good news.

Buffalo Iron Works live music venue and The Transit Drive-In Theatre in Lockport, NY announced the summer lineup for their ‘Live at the Drive’ concert series debuting on Friday, June 19 and running through Saturday, August 15. Buffalo Iron Works is thrilled to be the first music venue in Buffalo to introduce a socially distanced concert experience to the WNY community. 

The full breakdown of the concert series is as follows: 

  • Friday, June 19: Aqueous 
  • Saturday, June 20: Aqueous 
  • Sunday, June 21: Aqueous 
  • 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 

The Transit Drive-In Theatre, located at 6655 S Transit Road in Lockport, NY can accommodate up to 135 vehicles with enough room for cars to be spaced at least six feet apart. Tickets, which are available online through The Transit Drive-In website, will be sold per person with a two person minimum and six person maximum per carload. Attendees will be allowed to sit outside in front of their vehicles in lawn chairs or on blankets. All concerts will have gates open at 1pm with shows being 2pm – 5pm. Social distancing guidelines and Covid-19 safety will be taken very seriously and can be found by following this link. 

In addition to the concert series, Iron Works will be announcing concert and movie combination nights in the following week. They’ll be doing an 80s night, an Alanis Morisette 90s night, Grateful Dead night, Lady Gaga/Pop night, Pink Floyd night, Beatles night, and more. The format for these nights will be a live band on stage followed by a movie relevant to the show theme. 

“We’re ecstatic to have partnered with The Transit Drive-in and to have the opportunity to bring concerts to WNY during these ongoing, uncertain times. The goal is to facilitate a resource for the community to enjoy what they’ve been missing – live music,” says Josh Holtzman, partner of Buffalo Iron Works and Co-Founder of ‘Live at the Drive.’ The series will exclusively feature local and regional bands, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities that are related to either Covid-19 or social injustice. Examples will be WNY Feed the Frontline, Black Love Resists in the Rust, Make A Wish, and NIVA. 

Tickets to “Live at the Drive” can be purchased through the Transit Drive-In website.