On Sunday, August 25 Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival will host their 3rd Annual Ultimate Sunday Funday summer event in Buffalo’s Silo City from 11a.m. – 9p.m. After two successfully progressive years presenting a hot diverse potluck of talent, this millennial led event founded by Buffalo native Lindsey Taylor, continues to push forward bridging the gap between generations, communities and cultures with the annual festival making its mark in WNY.
Having grown up in the best of both worlds with stomping grounds on
Buffalo’s East Side and Cheektowaga/Amherst area, Taylor’s vision for this event shines through the diverse line up of some of WNY’s most followed and appreciated emerging talent. “It’s the ultimate melting pot,” said Taylor. He began planning the logistics of Beau Fleuve Music Arts event back in 2014, officially launching in 2017 at Buffalo River Works and eventually making Silo City the home of the festival since 2018.
The Festival was created to celebrate the rich history of Buffalo’s arts scene and illuminate the resurgence of all forms of music, art, media and culture that resonates in and from Buffalo & WNY. For one day only everyone will experience a true multi-cultural experience serving as a melting pot of music, arts and culture.
No stranger to the business of arts and entertainment, Taylor has plans to map Buffalo N.Y. as the ultimate destination for entertainment showcasing top and emerging talent on the same stage, essentially creating more avenues for artist discovery. “I plan to continue this event even 20 years from now….My vision is for Buffalo to be an international destination for entertainment but even more a platform for musicians and artist to showcase their work and be discovered,” said Taylor.
Among the 30+ acts set to hit the 3 stage set up, this year festival-goers will be able to enjoy all mediums of art and music from Blues, Hip Hop, Rock, Country, Neo Soul, Alternative, Brass, Indie, EDM, R&B, Gospel, Soul &Trap.
This year’s performers include like Headliner ZURI APPLEBY (Touring Bassist) who is currently on tour with national recording artist YUNA along with more top notch talent like CURTIS LOVELL, MILLER & THE OTHER SINNERS , THE MOLICE, FLUSE, UNIVERSAL PHUNK , FREAK THE MIGHTY, HEATHER RUSSELL, LOVE THE GENIUS JAE SKEESE, JREY CASH, BILLIE ESSCO and 90ZNEPTUNE.
Taylor is not only grateful for the community support he’s received he’s also inspired by the exceptional talent that has crossed the Beau Fleuve stage from the beginning.
“The festival has a culture and generational impact… Look at what some of
the artists who performed in past years are doing now,” he continued. Dynamic talents like Venzella Joy (Drummer for Beyonce) and singer/ Spirit
of Nina Simone creator Drea D’Nur who headlined the 2017 festival and last year’s 2018 festival headliner Rap industry sensation Benny the Butcher all who hail from Buffalo, are prime examples.
It’s clear that Beau Fleuve Music Arts dedication to providing a consistent performance platform for talent in Buffalo’s is matched by the artists who seek it.
From this year’s monthly First Friday Arts x Beats concert and arts series to the Sneaker Ball Fundraiser in support of youth in arts and summer internships, and Taylor’s plans for a Music Arts Center, its no doubt that
Beau Fleuve and its entertainment and festival platforms will be there to support artists efforts and grow right along with them.
More Show Stopping Artists in the 2019 Festival Line Up Include:
Argeo Rain, 14 Trap Doors, Freak The Mighty, Rodagues, Royal Kings, The Molice, Mom Said No, Hefe Bossup, Big Brother, Dolo Chillin, HC Sayless Muddle, Steve Balesteri, Fluse Elsie, The Sofa Kingz, New Fame, Kay Makavel, Taryn, Young Ceasar, Amber Simone, Mile High Music, Skillie Vanillie, Same Dude, Kev Mac and others.
AJ Smith, Stephanie Lee, Jarael Adams, Jeremy Turpin, Jalen Law, Tyshaun Tyson, Vinny Alejandro, Peter Ponce, Conner Chadderdon, Cashis Green, Shanelle Patton, Sara Mehani, Sierra Thoreson, Neese Rich
Dj Magic, DJ Big Rob, DJ Lil Gabi, DJ P Nasty, Dj Jetta, Wrapini, Lamon Musiq, Speedie Da Icon, Bryant Toney, Mitch Arizona, Droyd, Columbus Gree, Shayne Nevilles, Art Dealers, Rickey Hyde and more.
There will also be the fan favorite Silent Disco, Street-Art, a Beer-Wine Garden, food trucks, a Vendors Village, attractions, Live to Air Podcast, Family Fun zone & this year’s newest edition “Next Generation Festival of Youth Stage” highlighting youth musicians, poets, artist and entrepreneurs under 18.
The Festival starts at 11a.m. until 9p.m. in Silo City with general admission tickets priced at $10 and a new group pack called “The Herd” (buy 3 get 1 ticket free) for all of this year’s Sunday Fun-day Activities, attractions and games. For more line up/event info and tickets Go to beaufleuvemusicarts.com and follow them on IG & FB