The Strictly Hip headlines Thursday 2024 and main music series @ Fountain Plaza

Thursday & Main is back and ready to rock downtown Buffalo all summer long. Buffalo Place has announced the lineup for the 2024 season, which will take place at Fountain Plaza from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Buffalo Place created this relatively new outdoor concert series to continue the mission of Thursday at the Square by creating awareness and business impact for downtown restaurants, bars and retailers.

For eight years, Thursday & Main has electrified Fountain Plaza by booking some of the area’s best bands. Interestingly, the original Thursday at the Park concert series began in Fountain Plaza before it became too cumbersome for the space and was moved to Lafayette Square. Today, this free concert series has returned to its original roots, thanks to the efforts of Buffalo Place.

Guests will enjoy a rotating roster of local restaurants on site weekly, including food (for purchase) from Fat Bob’s Smokehouse, Jack Rabbit, and Bijou Grille. 

From Buffalo Place: This Thursday, June 13th will feature music masters from The hip tragically, The strictly connected with a special guest and an incredible singer, Erin Hoyle. Since 1995, The strictly connected were evangelists, spreading the good word of The Tragically Hip’s music everywhere. Taking an almost academic and studious approach to performing the music of Canada’s most popular band, the group strives to present The hip tragically music with reverence, respect and precision. A summer staple in Western New York, Buffalo Place is excited to welcome these talented musicians to the heart of Downtown Buffalo.

The program for Thursdays and main series 2024 is:

  • Thursday June 13, 2024 The strictly connected with a special guest Erin Hoyle
  • Thursday June 20, 2024 Handsome Jack with a special guest Uncle Ben’s remedy
  • Thursday June 27, 2024 Super American with a special guest Letter to Élise
  • Thursday July 4, 2024 No Show – Happy Independence Day!
  • Thursday July 11, 2024 Son of the Sun with a special guest A safe home for tigers
  • Thursday July 18, 2024 Willie Nile with a special guest A potter’s field
  • Thursday July 25, 2024 An evening with Dwayne Gretzky
  • Thursday August 1, 2024 The lowest of the low with a special guest You the insulators

The series is presented by M&T Bank and supported by Crowley Webb, Big Ditch Brewing Company, The Buffalo News, Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Iroquois Construction Services, Katz Americas, Labatt, Lawley, National Grid, Premium Parking, Try-It Distributing and VanDette. Law.

Series details can be found online at, and