Live at O’Larkin 3.17.17

By Leslie Zemsky  
March 03, 2017

olarkin_nieman_017Join us in Larkin Square on Friday, March 17 from 5-8pm for the fifth annual KeyBank Live at O’Larkin!

For the first time in its five-year history, one of Buffalo’s newest St. Patrick’s traditions will fall on the actual holiday in 2017, as Larkin Square will again welcome the public to an Irish-American celebration with live Celtic music and dance along with food trucks and drinks.

This year, KeyBank Live at O’Larkin will feature the familiar faces of Celtic rockers McCarthyizm, traditional folk trio Emerald Isle, students from Clann Na Cara School of Irish Dance, and the first responders of Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipes & Drums, all performing individual sets along with an encore ensemble jam on the square’s covered and heated boardwalk. Drinks will also be served on the boardwalk and in the Square along with food from over a dozen food trucks.

As always, this family-friendly event is free, including free parking, and open to all, presented by KeyBank and sponsored by Independent Health.

Photo Credit: Don Nieman

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4th annual Live at O’Larkin

By Samantha Epps  
February 22, 2016


Continuing with the new tradition of ringing in Buffalo’s wild weekend of St. Patrick’s Day festivities, Larkin Square is set to again welcome thousands of fun-seekers for its fourth annual free Live at O’Larkin concert, featuring three hours of nonstop live Celtic music and dance under the covered, heated boardwalk, surrounded by a fleet of food trucks and a local vendor market.

LAOL1Set for Friday, March 18th, from 4:30-8pm, Live at O’Larkin will present four performances – the rollicking Celtic rock of McCarthyizm, traditional acoustic sounds from Poor Ould Goat, civil servant salutes from Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipes & Drums, and youngsters in unison from Clann Na Cara School of Irish Dance. Guests of all ages will have plenty of choices for food and drink, including season-inspired offerings from neighborhood residents Flying Bison Brewing and Buffalo Distilling, and the year’s first mass gathering of local food trucks, just one month before before Food Truck Tuesdays return to Larkinville in mid-April. The event will also feature a Irish marketplace featuring Larkinville favorites: Buffalo Cake Pops, RetroBuffalo, Buffalo Distilling Co., and Undergrounds Coffee House & Roastery, selling festive food, drink and accessories!The Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery and Flying Bison Brewery will both be open during the event for an all-around St. Patricks’ celebration in Larkinville.

Live at O’Larkin is presented by First Niagara and sponsored by Independent Health.