Some amazing concerts, events, and shows came through Western New York in 2023, and that made last year one of the best years for shows in a long time. In 2023, we saw Kevin Hart, Patti Labelle, Pitbull, 50 Cent, Bell Biv DeVoe, Post Malone, Ludacris, Sommore, KC & The Sunshine Band, Jodeci, Chubby Checker, Salt-N-Pepa, Katt Williams, Rod Wave, and countless others swing through the 716.

With such a high bar, that means 2024 needs to be even bigger, which looks like it will be just that. We already know Drake is coming through the 716 to play two shows, along with Old Dominion at the Taste of Country, Keith Urban, and many more.

With 2024 looking so good on the concert front, there's no way another big-name artist would make her way to Western New York... Right?

Get Ready To Lose Control With Janet Jackson At Darien Lake

Miss. Jackson If You're Nasty herself, Janet Jackson is heading to Western New York, and she's bringing her Together Again Tour to the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, along with special guest Nelly.

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Janet Jackson remains one of the best-selling music artists in the industry, selling more than 160 million albums in her career. Having seen Janet Jackson perform multiple times in my lifetime, I can tell you that you should expect a high-energy show full of all of Janet's hits.

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The last time we saw the six-time GRAMMY Award winner in Buffalo was in 2017 when she brought her State of the World Tour to Buffalo's KeyBank Center.

She was also supposed to bring her Black Diamond World Tour to the KeyBank Center in July 2020, but that show was canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Darien Lake Performing Arts Center show is scheduled for Friday, July 5, 2024. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 19, 2024, and can be purchased online via the Ticketmaster website.

"Curtain Up!" 10 Of the Best Live Concert Venues (Big and Small) in Upstate New York

There are hundreds of places to see a live concert across Upstate New York. They range from big arenas to tiny coffeehouses. From high school auditoriums to museums, to parks, to bars, to historic sites and more. Here are 10 unique places to see a live concert in Upstate New Yok. The largest place holds 20,000 people. The smallest....less than 100!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

WBLK Presents Benny The Butcher at the Rapids Theatre

After Dark and WBLK present Benny the Butcher with 38Spesh, Rick Hyde, and more live at The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, New York. (Photo by Ed Nice Jackson / Nice Shot Media, Licensed to TownSquare Media)

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