It's one of the big signs of summer. The lineup for Thursday At The Harbor has been announced. The concerts will be held at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf this year for 12 consecutive weeks, from June 7th through August 23rd from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The concerts have always been popular in downtown Buffalo when they were at Lafayette Square. Last year around half of the shows were played in The Square and the end of the season was played at The Central Wharf to bring more people down to Buffalo's waterfront. This year, all of the concerts will take place at the wharf.

Here is this year's lineup for the FREE Thursday shows:

  • June 7th: The Cult, Against Me! and The Icarus Line
  • June 14th: Fitz and the Tantrums, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and ZZ Ward
  • June 21st: Built to Spill, Matthew Sweet and Hey Rosetta!
  • June 28th: Fountains of Wayne
  • July 5th: Arrested Development
  • July 12th: Seether
  • July 19th: Young the Giant, Bahamas and The Ruby Spirit
  • July 26th: Arkells, Gomez and Elliott Brood
  • August 2nd:The Jesus And Mary Chain and Wildlife
  • August 9th: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Ron Hawkins and the Do Good Assassins
  • August 23rd: Matthew Nathanson and Lights
  • August 16th: Salt-N-Pepa

There will also be five weekend shows which are $10 in advance and $20 the day of the show.

  • Friday June 29th: Sam Roberts Band with special guest Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
  • Saturday June 30th: moe. with Conspirator
  • Sunday July 15th: Feist
  • Friday August 31st: The J. Geils Band
  • Saturday September 1st: LL Cool J

Tickets for the Rocks The Harbor shows can be purchased in advance from or save on the service fees and buy them at the Buffalo Place box office 10a-4p M-F at 671 Main St Downtown or at any of the Thursday concerts