The site of the old Pier Restaurant will once again be a destination spot for Western New Yorkers and our friends across the Lake. Which local concert promoter landed a deal to make the outer harbor a musical destination? Find out inside

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced today that the Buffalo Waterfront will be cleaned up, secured and ready to host a 2012 Summer Concert Series.

Chris Ring and his company Funtime After Dark received the green-light to put on concerts on Buffalo's outer harbor.

"It's always exciting to bring great concerts to Buffalo," Ring said, "but what's even more special is the fact that we get to be a part of the bigger picture, which is to get more people downtown and enjoy the beautiful Buffalo waterfront. We hope these concerts will help do just that."

Funtime After Dark will pay the NFTA a $20,000 licensing fee and 20 percent of parking revenues.