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Headliners 2023!

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

Our photographer shares images from local stages since the start of the year


June 16: John Mellencamp at Shea's Performing Arts Center.

Buffalo Tales has given us the opportunity to make new contacts throughout Western New York and beyond. Music and entertainment have provided many of those opportunities. Enjoy the views from our wonderful venues, including the Riviera Theatre, Shea's Performing Arts Center, and Asbury Hall, nicknamed "Babeville," and appreciate the talented performers who have visited our region so far this year. Enjoy, and please share this link with your friends.


—Steve Desmond


May 8: Graham Nash performs 60 years worth of songs at Babeville.

Feb 26: Judy Collins at the Riviera Theatre.

May 16: Jon Anderson, formerly the lead singer of Yes, at the Riviera Theater.

May 4: The Righteous Brothers, featuring Bucky Heard, left, and Bill Medley, at the Riviera Theatre.


April 15: Gary Puckett at the Riviera Theatre.

June 17: Terry Fator at the Riviera Theatre.

June 14: Pando, the bass player for A Flock of Seagulls, at the Riviera Theatre.

March 11: The Grass Roots, at the Riviera Theatre.

A wide stage shot of John Mellencamp at Shea's Performing Arts Center.

April 24: Peter Beckett, left, the lead vocalist of Player, with Joe Puerta, the lead singer from Ambrosia, at the Riviera Theatre.

April 21: Musical Box, performing "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" from Genesis, at the Riviera Theatre.

June 3: The Atlanta Rhythm Section, featuring guitarist Steve Stone, foreground, at the Riviera Theatre.

Mike Score, a founding member of A Flock of Seagulls.

April 29: Steven Page, of the Barenaked Ladies, at the Riviera Theatre.

June 3: Pure Prairie League at the Riviera Theatre.

Jon Anderson, performing with the Band Geeks.

Peter Beckett

June 14: Nerds Gone Wild, opening for A Flock of Seagulls, at the Riviera Theatre.

John Mellencamp

Terry Fator

Graham Nash, in the beautiful space that is Babeville.

All photos © 2023 by Steven D. Desmond


Steve Desmond is an award-winning photographer. With his son, Francis, he is the author of A Life With A Purpose, which raises money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research. To view more of Steve's work, search Facebook, under "Steve Desmond" and "Desmond's PrimeFocus Photography," or on Instagram at "Stevedesmond9."




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tschulz57
Jun 20, 2023

Really enjoying BT. You are both very talented. Keep it up.

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