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Canalside Live Concert: Robert Randolph and the Family Band
WHEN: Thursday, August 10: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | WHERE: Canalside (Buffalo, NY)
Join us every week, starting June 15 – August 17, for our Canalside Live Summer Concert Series!
General Admission: $5.00, If you purchase tickets at any of the 17 WNY Consumers Beverages locations and on Canalside’s Boardwalk (near the Whipple Truss Bridge), you will receive a coupon for a free beverage at the show (beer, wine, pop, or water). Beverage coupon is available for tickets only purchased at Consumers or Canalside and can only be used on that specific show. TTickets can also be purchased on ticketfly.com and at the door on the day of the show, however those tickets will not come with a drink coupon.
VIP tickets can be purchased at Canalside’s Info Kiosk or online at Ticketfly.com. VIP tickets are $35.00 and include access to the VIP Honda Pavilion, 2 beverages, free appetizers, private restrooms, front of stage viewing area, and a souvenir cup.
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Many musicians claim that they “grew up in the church,” but for Robert Randolph that is literally the case. The renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter led such a cloistered childhood and adolescence that he heard no secular music while growing up. If it wasn’t being played inside of the House of God Church in Orange, New Jersey—quite often by Robert and members of his own family, who upheld a long but little known gospel music tradition called sacred steel—Randolph simply didn’t know it existed.
Which makes it all the more remarkable that the leader of Robert Randolph and the Family Band—whose label debut for Sony Masterworks, Got Soul—is today an inspiration to the likes of Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Derek Trucks, all of whom have played with him and studied his technique. It wasn’t until he was out of his teens that Randolph broke away from the confines of his social and musical conditioning and discovered rock, funk, soul, jazz and the jam band scene, soon forging his own sound by fusing elements of those genres.