Thursday & Main

Thursday & Main Free and open-to-the-public Thursday night happy hour in Downtown Buffalo.
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Buffalo Place will proudly produce the free outdoor summer series, Thursday & Main, weekly from June 13th through August 8th. The newly re-named series, previously branded as Queen City Social, continues to pay homage to the venerable Buffalo Place-produced summer tradition, Thursday at the Square. Thursday & Main is presented by M&T Bank. The free and open-to-the-public happy hour, presented on Thursday evenings in the heart of Downtown Buffalo at Fountain Plaza (Main at Chippewa Streets), continues the mission of Thursday at the Square: creating awareness and spin-off business for Downtown restaurants, bars, and retailers. Buffalo Place is pleased to be working with Fat Bob’s Smokehouse, Frankie Primo’s +39, and SOHO Burger Bar, who will offer food options for purchase throughout the season. Thursday & Main is made possible with the generous support of our official sponsor family. The series is presented by M&T Bank and supported by Crowley Webb, Try-It Distributing, and Big Ditch Brewing Company. The 2019 Thursday & Main season schedule will feature: June 13, 2019: Willie Nile with special guest Bruce Wojick June 20, 2019: The Tins with special guest Zak Ward June 27, 2019: Humble Braggers with special guest VR Sunset July 11, 2019: An Evening with Funktional Flow July 18, 2019: An Evening with The Strictly Hip July 25, 2019: Eric Van Houten August 1, 2019: Ron Hawkins (of Lowest of the Low) with special guest Sonny Baker August 8, 2019: The CPX with special guest TVMTN (No event on Thursday, July 4, 2019)

06/03/2020

In accordance with local and state health safety guidance, and to ensure the safety of our community, the 2020 Thursday & Main Happy Hour Series has been postponed. The Thursday & Main Happy Hour Series created awareness and spin-off business for Downtown restaurants, bars, retailers, and service-oriented businesses. Many Downtown businesses are still open and offering curbside-pickup and delivery. We encourage you to continue to support each of them and look forward to gathering with you again when it is safe to do so.

Thank you for your continued support of Buffalo Place and Downtown Buffalo.

Thank you to everyone for a great 2019 season of Thursday & Main!  We had a blast dancing and singing with you each week...
08/13/2019

Thank you to everyone for a great 2019 season of Thursday & Main! We had a blast dancing and singing with you each week.

Special thank you to our presenting sponsor M&T Bank and our sponsor family Try-It Distributing, Crowley Webb and Associates, Big Ditch Brewing Company, Fat Bob's Smokehouse, Soho Buffalo, NY, and Frankie Primos +39.

The CPX - August 8, 2019
08/12/2019

The CPX - August 8, 2019

08/08/2019

THE SHOW IS ON! The sun is coming out and music is on at Fountain Plaza. See you for our last Thursday and Main of the season!

Ron Hawkins - August 1st, 2019
08/02/2019

Ron Hawkins - August 1st, 2019

Photography by Amanda Mouw, @mouwphoto
07/29/2019

Photography by Amanda Mouw, @mouwphoto

Photography by Amanda Mouw, @mouwphoto

07/23/2019
Jordan Walker - When It Rains It Pours

We are excited to announce that special guest Jordan Walker will be playing with Eric Van Houten this Thursday, July 25th!

Walker was born and raised in Vernon, Texas, and displayed a precocious talent for music, singing the National Anthem at local sporting events when he was just three years old. Walker decided to move to Nashville and take a shot at the big time. It was there that Walker met McGuire, a native of Fairway, Kansas. Walker McGuire were soon gigging regularly in Nashville, and earned national exposure. As word spread about Walker McGuire, the two became road warriors, playing up to 300 concerts a year around the country. In 2015, Jordan Walker met Luke Combs over beers at a bar in Nashville. The two budding artists went on to write what would become Combs’ second No. 1 hit, “When It Rains It Pours.” It was released in June 2017 as the second single from his 2017 debut album This One's for You. The song reached number one on both the US Billboard Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts respectively, giving Combs his second number-one hit.

Here is JORDAN WALKER singing "When It Rains It Pours," the Luke Combs hit which he co-wrote, at the South Florida Fair on January 31, 2019. Walker stopped b...

The Strictly Hip - July 18, 2019
07/19/2019

The Strictly Hip - July 18, 2019

Week 5 of 2019 Season: An Evening with Funktional Flow at Fountain Plaza in Downtown Buffalo. Photography by Mike Shrive...
07/15/2019

Week 5 of 2019 Season: An Evening with Funktional Flow at Fountain Plaza in Downtown Buffalo. Photography by Mike Shriver, @BuffaloPhotoBlog

Week 5 of 2019 Season: An Evening with Funktional Flow at Fountain Plaza in Downtown Buffalo. Photography by Mike Shriver, @BuffaloPhotoBlog

07/10/2019
Funktional Flow - Back Door (Official Studio Video)

Tomorrow night!! An evening with Funktional Flow at Thursday & Main. Show starts at 5pm rain or shine! See you there.

Funktional Flow performing "Back Door" off their unreleased album "Time Will Tell". Video recorded at Sonic Farm Studios. The album is set to be released on ...

Week 3 of 2019 Season: Humble Braggers with special guest VR Sunset at Fountain Plaza in Downtown Buffalo. Photography b...
07/01/2019

Week 3 of 2019 Season: Humble Braggers with special guest VR Sunset at Fountain Plaza in Downtown Buffalo. Photography by Mike Shriver, @BuffaloPhotoBlog

Week 3 of 2019 Season: Humble Braggers with special guest VR Sunset at Fountain Plaza in Downtown Buffalo. Photography by Mike Shriver, @BuffaloPhotoBlog

Check out that weather forecast for this Thursday! Grab your friends and head to Fountain Plaza Thursday, June 27th at 5...
06/25/2019

Check out that weather forecast for this Thursday! Grab your friends and head to Fountain Plaza Thursday, June 27th at 5pm for sunshine and live music with Humble Braggers.

TONIGHT The Tins with special guest Zak Ward at 5pm at Fountain Plaza rain or shine!Thank you to our sponsors Try It Dis...
06/20/2019

TONIGHT The Tins with special guest Zak Ward at 5pm at Fountain Plaza rain or shine!

Thank you to our sponsors Try It Distributing and Big Ditch Brewing Company. All beer is $4 at Thursday & Main! Enjoy local beer, food, and music with us!

Thanks to our friends at Step Out Buffalo - click to enter to win your height in food/beverage tickets today! 🍻🍷💥
06/19/2019
Step Out Buffalo

Thanks to our friends at Step Out Buffalo - click to enter to win your height in food/beverage tickets today! 🍻🍷💥

You can win your HEIGHT in food & drink tickets for you and two friends at an upcoming Thursday & Main concert! Enter here:

Willie Nile opens Thursday & Main season at Fountain Plaza in Downtown Buffalo. Photography by Mike Shriver, @BuffaloPho...
06/14/2019

Willie Nile opens Thursday & Main season at Fountain Plaza in Downtown Buffalo. Photography by Mike Shriver, @BuffaloPhotoBlog

Willie Nile opens Thursday & Main season at Fountain Plaza in Downtown Buffalo. Photography by Mike Shriver, @BuffaloPhotoBlog

Soho and Frankie Primo's +39 are joining us at Thursday & Main this year!  We love celebrating Downtown restaurants and ...
06/12/2019

Soho and Frankie Primo's +39 are joining us at Thursday & Main this year! We love celebrating Downtown restaurants and look forward to spending Thursday nights at Fountain Plaza with them.

The Fat Bob's Smokehouse Food Truck will be at Thursday & Main each week! What is better than bbq,beer, and live music w...
06/11/2019

The Fat Bob's Smokehouse Food Truck will be at Thursday & Main each week! What is better than bbq,beer, and live music with friends? See you on Thursday at Fountain Plaza!

One week until Willie Nile and Bruce Wojick take the stage!📷 Buffalo Photo Blog
06/06/2019

One week until Willie Nile and Bruce Wojick take the stage!

📷 Buffalo Photo Blog

06/04/2019

Start practicing your toss now for our new Thursday & Main corn hole boards!

Congratulations to our Thursday & Main artist Ron Hawkins and his band Lowest Of The Low on the release of their new alb...
06/03/2019

Congratulations to our Thursday & Main artist Ron Hawkins and his band Lowest Of The Low on the release of their new album, Agitpop! Check out this awesome photo from Lowest of the Low performing at Thursday at the Square back in 2005. How cool is the reflection of the monument in Ron's sunglasses?

We are almost two weeks away from our first show with Willie Nile and special guest Bruce Wojick! Huge thank you to our ...
05/29/2019

We are almost two weeks away from our first show with Willie Nile and special guest Bruce Wojick! Huge thank you to our presenting sponsor M&T Bank for making the series possible.

Let's take it back to where it all started...Visit our news page for our Thursday & Main schedule!
05/23/2019
Thursday & Main: Thursday Night Happy Hour Returns to Downtown Buffalo - Buffalo Place

Let's take it back to where it all started...

Visit our news page for our Thursday & Main schedule!

Buffalo Place will proudly produce the free outdoor summer series, Thursday & Main, weekly from June 13th through August 8th. The newly re-named series, previously branded as Queen City Social, continues to pay homage to the venerable Buffalo Place-produced summer tradition, Thursday at the Square.....

Thursday & Main's cover photo
05/23/2019

Thursday & Main's cover photo

Thursday & Main
05/23/2019

Thursday & Main

04/16/2019

The 4th season of our Downtown Thursday night happy hour series, presented by M&T Bank, is just around the corner! Downtown #Buffalo is a vibrant and strong district because of M&T Bank and its employees located in the heart of the city. Thank you M&T Bank for your support of Buffalo Place and Downtown! #MTBAnnualMeeting.

August 9, 2018Buffalo Photo Blog
08/14/2018

August 9, 2018

Buffalo Photo Blog

August 9, 2018

Buffalo Photo Blog

August 2, 2018Buffalo Photo Blog
08/13/2018

August 2, 2018

Buffalo Photo Blog

August 2, 2018

Buffalo Photo Blog

The last Queen City Social is Thursday, August 9th. Come out and celebrate the summer with us!
08/07/2018
Step Out Buffalo

The last Queen City Social is Thursday, August 9th. Come out and celebrate the summer with us!

There are only so many outdoor happy hours left, Buffalo. Get to it.

Tomorrow night's Queen City Social will kick off with a special performance by Buffalo's own Davey O.!Equal parts songwr...
08/01/2018

Tomorrow night's Queen City Social will kick off with a special performance by Buffalo's own Davey O.!

Equal parts songwriter and storyteller, Buffalo’s Davey O. has been recognized on a national level for his past two CD releases with multiple honors among the “best of“ lists of several Folk & Roots radio stations, and as a 2013 New Folk Finalist at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival. Davey has been building on the success of his previous release “No Passengers,” (2014 Top 25 of 100 albums Roots Music Report, Best of 2014 - WHRW, WAMC, The Sundilla Radio Hour, WMSC, Radio Crystal Blue, WVPE ) with the 2017 release of “A Bright Horizon Line” (Top 20 Album, Folk DJ List, April 2017) – his most recent, full length CD. Davey has also earned the respect of his peers for his incredible work ethic, performing between 120 - 140 dates per year, and for his constant dedication to the art of song craft.

"Davey O. crafts intimate, folk-and country-based slices of a life examined. With a journalist’s eye for detail and poet’s ear for the well-turned observation, he finds the universal in the particular, turning day-to-day minutiae into dusty paeans to the indomitability of the human spirit." - Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News

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07/30/2018

July 26, 2018
Buffalo Photo Blog

July 26, 2018
Buffalo Photo Blog

Start your Thursday night with Tommy Z at our free happy hour at Fountain Plaza! Enjoy the great music, food, and brews ...
07/26/2018
Step Out Buffalo

Start your Thursday night with Tommy Z at our free happy hour at Fountain Plaza! Enjoy the great music, food, and brews from 5pm-8pm.

Gotta get those summertime happy hours in before it's too late. #solittlesummersomuchtodo

July 19, 2018Buffalo Photo Blog
07/20/2018

July 19, 2018

Buffalo Photo Blog

July 19, 2018

Buffalo Photo Blog

07/18/2018
the cpx :: mohawk place :: 12.23.15

Tomorrow we will have The CPX at the Queen City Social! Head down to Fountain Plaza between 5-8pm to hear some great music.

Check out this video of The CPX rocking at Mohawk Place a few years back to get excited for tomorrow!

The CPX - FREE!

the andrew j. reimers country-punk extravaganza! :: buffalo, ny

Thursday & Main's cover photo
07/18/2018

Thursday & Main's cover photo

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Buffalo Place will proudly produce the free outdoor summer series, Thursday & Main, weekly from June 13th through August 8th. The newly re-named series, previously branded as Queen City Social, continues to pay homage to the venerable Buffalo Place-produced summer tradition, Thursday at the Square. Thursday & Main is presented by M&T Bank.

The free and open-to-the-public happy hour, presented on Thursday evenings in the heart of Downtown Buffalo at Fountain Plaza (Main at Chippewa Streets), continues the mission of Thursday at the Square: creating awareness and spin-off business for Downtown restaurants, bars, and retailers.

Thirty two years ago, in 1987, Fountain Plaza hosted the first Thursday at the Park season, produced and managed by Buffalo Place. One year later in 1988, crowds for the happy hour became too large for the space. The series was shifted to Lafayette Square and Thursday at the Square was born. Fountain Plaza was recently renovated by the City of Buffalo as part of the Cars Sharing Main Street Project and is a beautiful public space in Downtown. It provides the perfect setting for this summer’s Thursday & Main series.

To kick off the 2019 season presented by M&T Bank, Buffalo Place is pleased to welcome Willie Nile. Nile, a Buffalo-born singer-songwriter, will bring his electrifying live show to Thursday & Main on June 13th. Nile has toured across the country with The Who, and sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Bruce Wojick will open the evening of performance. The series continues in subsequent weeks with popular Buffalo bands including The Tins, The Strictly Hip, Humble Braggers, and more.

August 1st will be a special Thursday & Main evening featuring Canadian rock-n-roll hero, Ron Hawkins of Lowest of the Low. Ron Hawkins holds a special place in Thursday at the Square history, performing with Lowest of the Low several times including the summers of 1993 and 2005. On Thursday, June 30, 2011, Hawkins and crew inaugurated the official move of Thursday at the Square from Lafayette Square to the Buffalo waterfront.

The 2019 Thursday & Main season schedule will feature: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Willie Nile with special guest Bruce Wojick Thursday, June 20, 2019 The Tins with special guest Zak Ward

Thursday, June 27, 2019 Humble Braggers with special guest VR Sunset

Thursday, July 11, 2019 An Evening with Funktional Flow

Thursday, July 18, 2019 An Evening with The Strictly Hip

Thursday, July 25, 2019 Eric Van Houten

Thursday, August 1, 2019 Ron Hawkins (of Lowest of the Low) with special guest Sonny Baker

Thursday, August 8, 2019 The CPX with special guest TVMTN (No event on Thursday, July 4, 2019) Buffalo Place is pleased to be working with Fat Bob’s Smokehouse, Frankie Primo’s +39, and SOHO Burger Bar, who will offer food options for purchase throughout the season.

Buffalo Place was delighted to engage partner agency Crowley Webb to develop the new Thursday & Main brand. Crowley Webb generously provided invaluable branding insights, design recommendations, and creative materials to the initiative. We thank Crowley Webb for their support of Buffalo Place initiatives and Downtown Buffalo.

Thursday & Main is made possible with the generous support of our official sponsor family. The series is presented by M&T Bank and supported by Crowley Webb, Try-It Distributing, and Big Ditch Brewing Company.

Buffalo Place is the not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the economic health and quality of life in the Downtown Buffalo business improvement district. The organization strives to manage public and private sector resources to create the best possible environment in which to live, work and play.

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WHAT A LINEUP THIS YEAR
Amber Ferger we could do this on thursday!!
This should be better publicized. It's a cool weekly thing with cool sounds. The thin crowds though says the word isn't out yet.