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Music in the Gardens

Enjoy live music in the Kenan Center Gardens! Free to the community. $10 access to VIP Beer Garden.



Kenan Center announces a FREE outdoor music series for our community this summer! All shows are 6:00-8:00pm in the Kenan Center Gardens at 433 Locust St, Lockport. The free monthly concert series will include an optional $10 ticket to access our VIP Beer Garden with a bar, tent and seating. Limited capacity in VIP Beer Garden.

Try-It Distributing is partnering with Kenan Center for the series, providing locally made beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages in the VIP Beer Garden which will be directly adjacent to the stage on the lawn, and will include a cash bar, seating, light snacks and tent. Free admission attendees are welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic picnics.

For VIP Beer Garden Tickets please click below. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed outside of the VIP Beer Garden per NYS Liquor Authority Laws.

The series will run from June – September 2022 outside the Kenan House Gallery in Lockport, NY. The 1800’s Victorian mansion and the beautifully landscaped grounds will serve as the event space, providing attendees with a unique world class experience, locally. The side covered porch of the Kenan House Gallery will serve as the stage, providing a clear view from the front lawn on Locust St. for all attending. In case of rain, we can utilize our 150-seated Taylor Theater. The Kenan House Gallery will also be open during event hours for free admission to the public, with access to indoor bathrooms.

Saturday, June 4    Welcome Distraction

Saturday, July 9   The Strictly Hip

Saturday, August 13  Vitamin D

Saturday, September 10   Sara Roger’s Tribute with Cortney Chyme and Alex McArthur

This program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Services Inc.

Kenan Center encourages program participants to wear masks to their level of comfort and for their personal safety.  While wearing a mask is not currently required, the Kenan Center reserves the right to modify its mask wearing requirements as conditions warrant, or as may be dictated by New York State and the Niagara County Department of Health.

For weather related closing information please click here.

Kenan Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.