The First Thursday in the Square Lineup 30 Years Ago
Wow. The first Thursday in the Square ever was 30 years ago this Summer. Remember any of the concerts that rolled through that year?
Who knew that the inaugural event in 1987 would become a massive staple and culture that Western New Yorkers look forward to every single Summer.
The 30th lineup of live music in Buffalo is coming up in 2016, but surely there have been changes over the years. The very first Thursday in the Square was at Fountain Plaza before changing to Lafayette Square the following year all the way to 2010 where it ended its run in the 'Square' before moving to the Central Wharf. Now, live music is down by Canalside where it hosts concerts weekly to this day.
1987 Thursday in the Park Concerts
July 2nd: Big Wheelie & the Hubcaps
July 9th: Slam
July 16th: Harold Travis & H.Q.
July 23rd: Buffalo Zew Revue
July 30th: USA Band
August 6th: Bobby Militello and RPM featuring Paul Viapiano
August 13th: Flashpoint
August 20th: White Lies
August 27th: The Boomers
September 3rd: Buffalo Jazz Workshop
September 10th: Bomplane and Raggat
September 17th: Phil Sims and the Buffalo Brass