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April 24, 2013

Tonawanda to rock again

Tea Party, Rusted Root, Primus to play Paradowski-organized shows this summer


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — With strong feedback after last year’s show, she said that decision could depend on the support of local business, which she indicated would benefit from the thousands of people who will come from all over Western New York and who will stay and spend their money after the show at the city’s restaurants, bars and shops.  

“We had so much positive feedback from last year,” she said. “But we’re a promotions company and we really rely on business.” 

Like last year, the concerts, which will be held on June 9, July 14 and Aug. 25, will be free to the public, though there will be a $5 charge for parking. Food and beverages will be sold inside the venue. 

Paradowski said local bands are encouraged to become opening acts, though they would have to produce original music, with the opportunity to display their talents in front of big-name acts and along the waterfront, where the hopes of a city are largely pinned to its future. 

”We expect these shows to bring thousands of concert goers to one of the most beautiful venues along the Niagara River,” Ortt added. 

For more information go to www.niagarariverrocks.com. 

IF YOU GO • WHAT: Cornerstone's Niagara Rover Rocks concert series • WHERE: Gratwick Riverside Park, River Road, North Tonawanda • DATES: Primus with Beggar's Best, June 9; The Tea Party, July 14; Rusted Root with Hypnotic Clambake, Aug. 25 (all shows begin at 5 p.m.) • COST: The shows are free to attend. A $5 charge for parking will be assessed.

Contact reporter Michael Regan at 693-1000, ext. 4115.

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