Rock The Gates Vol. 2 Lineup Announced!
Rock The Gates is 12 Gates Brewing Company’s party of the year! Get ready for a festival lineup of some of the best local musicians in Western New York.
The A-List Band
The A-List Band was formed in June 2006 by Tommy Gariano, a 40 year veteran of the WNY music scene and a 2017 inductee to the Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame. They’ve performed over thousand shows and we can’t wait to have them headline Rock The Gates!
Tom Gariano – Lead Vocal
Craig McDonell – Guitar and Vocals
Tony Nastasi – Sax, Vocals, Bass
Chris Marziele – Keyboards, Vocals
John Larson – Drums
Mark Hyzy – Bass
The A-list Band performs a wide variety of music; expect to hear everything from Rock to Funk, R&B, Ballads and more. Covering over six decades of music, there’s something for everyone and is great music to dance to. Their repertoire includes hits from Average White Band, Boz Scaggs, KC and The Sunshine Band, Grass Roots, Steely Dan, Chicago, Allman Brothers, Temptations, Eddie Money, Beatles, Train, Hall and Oates, Rascals, Billy Joel, and many more.
XOXO Pop Band
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XOXO is a diverse 5 piece band playing modern hits from Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha, Maroon 5, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Drake, and more-while having several “throw back” party songs ready to keep any crowd dancing. Lead singer, Jessika Schreiber, is a regular performer at 12 Gates (Jess & Ed, Jessika & the Feels) and was named Top Female Vocalist at the 2016 Artvoice Awards. Her talented band members have performed around WNY in multiple projects for the last 15 years.
Jessika Schreiber – Lead Vocals
Nate Cronk – Vocals & Keys
Steve Mattucci – Guitar
Tori Daye – Bass
Naomi Langworthy – Drums & Vocals
XOXO was just named Best New Band at the 2017 Buffalo Nightlife Music Awards. They can’t wait to bring their party and energy to Rock The Gates!
Unleash The Lion
Unleash the Lion is a Pearl Jam Tribute Band from Buffalo, New York. Julian Burgio is one of our regular taproom performers and we’re stoked to have his entire band performing on stage for this special event!
Brendan Brady – Guitar
Julian Burgio – Vocals
Anthony Carames – Guitar
Ian Corbitt – Bass
Ryan Reindfleish – Drums
“Fronted by Julian Burgio, Unleash the Lion includes Brendan Brady and Anthony Carames on guitar, Ian Corbitt on bass, and Ryan Rindfleish on drums… The band and Burgio are both All WNY Music Award-nominated artists. And rightfully so. Burgio’s got pipes. And the band sounds cohesive behind him.”
-Scott Leffler, All WNY News
The RiG is a classic rock five-piece band playing at various venues around the Buffalo Area. You can count on hearing everything from the Rolling Stones to Pink Floyd, Clapton to Stevie Ray and Van Morrison to The Clash.