… a better finish to our 2021 season! Thank you to the staff at the beautifully renovated Palace Theatre in Lockport, the technicians who worked so hard to create visual and audio excellence, and especially to all of our friends and fans who made this near sell-out performance a very special and dear-to-us event. We’ll see you all next Summer!
Another Park in ManiaLand
The weather cleared up last night at the Town of Niagara’s Music Mania Mondays series just in time for our friends in “Fabulous USA Band” to open the show. We took the stage at 8 to a crowd of about three thousand. People were dancing in front of the stage. People were dancing in their lawn chairs. And people stayed to the end. In fact, we played nearly a half hour past quitting time because the vibe was so perfect!
Sunday in the Park
Thank you so much for attending the show yesterday at Sportsmens Park in Black Rock (Buffalo) NY! We donated $1,000 to the Sportsmens Americana Music Foundation, and our friend Paula donated a guitar! Moving the show from the inside stage to the outdoor “Park” venue was a great idea (thanks to the Hall family) because we were able to sell more tickets. We figured about 350 attended the event.
An Amazing Vibe
July 14, 2021, Tonawandas Gateway Harbor. The place was packed. The opening band, AllyKat, KILLED it with an amazing set. The weather cooperated with a beautiful summer evening. And the crowd seemed to savor every second. When a staff member at the venue tells you it was the best concert he has seen and the vibe was amazing (and he’s been there 20 years!), there’s something going on. We left it all on the stage just after ten o’clock and couldn’t wind down until the wee hours of the morning. To everyone who came out and participated in the vibe: THANK YOU!!!
A “Grande” Time!
Our July 8th (2021) show at Samuel’s Grande Manor was beyond expectations. Not only did the staff treat us like kings, we also got to sample some of the incredible food for which this place is famous. The main room seems formal, but the atmosphere is actually casual and friendly. Our friends and fans seemed to really love the venue and the band. All in all, it was a great time and we look forward to next year!
The Chicago Authority Live Stream
Because the band sold out yesterday’s show just a few hours after it was announced, they decided to live-stream the show. Four-time Emmy winner Dave Perry mixed the sound for the live stream, and the multi-camera production was provided by Gary Johnston. The show was streamed on Facebook in a group called French Onion Soup Society WNY Chapter.
2021 Shows Announced!
We are staying local in Western New York this season and looking forward to some great new-to-us venues including Samuel’s Grande Manor in Clarence, and The Stage in Williamsville! Details are still coming in — including one more show in October at Lockport’s Historic Palace Theatre — and we’ll post them as we learn more on our Shows page.
“A Humbling Experience”
Kacy Dolan’s words after the two shows at Sportsmens Tavern on August 16th and 17th. Two sold-out nights (after adding a second date just four days before the event!), and the band donated all of its proceeds from ticket sales to support this gem of a venue. Seeing the hard work and attention to detail to which the owners went to assure the safety of their patrons and the compliance with State and County rules was truly a humbling experience. But the best part of it was the generosity of the people who attended both shows. Thank you to the best fans and friends any band could hope for!
The “Social Distancing” Tour
Our first concert in Rochester happened yesterday (July 10th) at the 585 Rockin’ Burger Bar. It was a surreal experience as a few hundred people were wearing masks. Dancing (off to the side, away from others) with masks. Walking around with masks. In short, everyone seemed to take in in stride and have a great time. Thanks to the owners for having us!
Sold Out AGAIN for a Great Cause!
Thank you to everyone who PACKED the Sportsmens’ Tavern for our show! It was a bittersweet performance for us, because although the show was a complete sellout and we raised quite a bit of money for the Sportsmens’ Americana Music Foundation, it was our last show until May of 2020. The band is currently on hiatus and is booking shows for next summer. We’ll keep this site and our Facebook page up to date, so please check back next Spring! Thank you again for your continued support!