5/21/09 - The Buffalo News
Molson Canal Series lineup announced for Lockport waterfront
CATCH SON OF THE SUN on Aug. 21 with Randy Bachman, with Alison Pipitone, Son of the Sun and Scott Celani.
LOCKPORT - Nine free Friday night concerts were announced today for the second season of the Molson Canal Concert Series on the city's waterfront.
The lineup includes some blues, hard rock and country, with several Canadian performers, some local opening acts and a 1980s slant.
All shows are to be held in Ulrich City Centre, a courtyard between two rows of commercial buildings along Main and Walnut streets. The opening acts will take the stage starting at 5:30 p.m.
Promoter Kathy Paradowski said the blockbuster of the series might be the July 3 holiday weekend show featuring Canadian stars Our Lady Peace.
"Our Lady Peace is No. 2 in Canada to The Tragically Hip. And for free? It's going to be crazy," she said.
Mayor Michael W. Tucker said, "My three daughters are really excited about Our Lady Peace. They're telling me this venue probably won't be big enough to hold all the people who come."
The series opens June 26 with Rusted Root headlining a bill that also will include Steve Johnson (from Big Leg Emma), Bearhunter and New Clear Fusion.
The remainder of the shows are:
July 3: Our Lady Peace, with Inland Eyes and the Incurables.
July 10: The Cult, with Ours and Chylde.
July 17: Kim Mitchell, with the Jeremy Hoyle Band and Friendly Fire.
July 24: Lita Ford, with Sass Jordan and Flyin' Blind.
July 31: Queensryche, with Dave Constantino and Billy Draws Two.
Aug. 7: Eddie Money, with A Potter's Field and Johnny Nobody.
Aug. 14: Charlie Daniels Band, with Her & Kings County and Ransomville.
Aug. 21: Randy Bachman, with Alison Pipitone, Son of the Sun and Scott Celani.