T-Pain is scheduled to come back to Buffalo this summer as live concerts make a comeback. A few years ago I hosted the T-Pain show at Canalside. It was bananas. The show was sold out and people tried climbing over the gates to get in to see the Tallahassee-native.

Rising to fame in 2005 with is debut album Rappa Ternt Sanga which produced the hit single “I’m N Luv,” T-Pain followed up in 2007 with his second studio album “Epiphany.” Featuring smash hits “Bartender” and “Buy U a Drank,” Epiphany rose to #1 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart. Born Faheem Rasheed Najm, T-Pain has collaborated with some of the biggest names in rap and hip-hop, winning a Grammy Award in 2008 for Best Rap Song for “Good Life” with Kanye West. ~ Buffalo Outer Harbor

Funny story, I lived in Tallahassee back when T-Pain and the Nappy Boyz were trying to make it big. He would come into this hole-in-the-wall spot I used to DJ at, Mt. Zion. He was always really cool, but he definitely was putting in work to become the star that he is today.

Credit: T Pain via Youtube


Alright, back to what you're really here for...the show. Here's what you need to know:

The Outer Harbor Concert Series featuring T-Pain will take place on Sunday, May 29, 2022, from 5 to 10 pm at the Lakeside Event Lawn presented by Upstate Honda Dealers. Parking will open at 4 pm and gates open at 5 pm. The Outer Harbor encourages people to use ride-sharing, since parking is first-come, first-served.

General admission tickets are $24.00 per person. VIP tickets, which include access to the Honda VIP Tent, an exclusive viewing area, and two free drinks, are $49 per person. You can also buy meet and greet VIP tickets for $148 or Nappy Boy Gaming Experience tickets for $324, which includes VIP tickets and,

*Access to Special VIP Experience with T-Pain on the Nappy Boy Gaming Bus

*Meet & Greet Photo Opportunity with T-Pain

*One (1) Merch Package Designed Exclusively for purchasers

*One (1) Commemorative Laminate

Tickets can be purchased here.


25,000 People Turned Up with T-Pain at Canalside [Pictures]

Some of the pics aren't as clear as I hoped because the stage lighting was interfering, but they will still give you an idea of how great the show was! I had a great time hosting the show!! By 8:30, Canalside had reached it's capacity of 25,000 people! I asked the management if any other show had reached capacity and they said "no!" T-Pain literally came through and smashed the city!

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