The Beer Keep, Jack Rabbit and Breezy Burrito Bar are pleased to announce the inaugural Elmwood Summerfest, to be held on Sunday, June 26 in the heart of Buffalo’s iconic Elmwood Village. Elmwood Summerfest is a street festival dedicated to celebrating all things Summer in Buffalo – beer, food, community, and of course, music.

The festival will showcase 15+ bands & performers on a large outdoor stage located in the middle of Elmwood Ave. Also featured will be the Buffalo Eats 1st Annual Hot Dog Eating Competition, a Live Art installation and a Genesee Brewing beer tent featuring your favorite beers, ciders and seltzers. The music lineup spotlights acts from Buffalo, as well as the Rochester area, including Sideways, Witty Tarbox, Farrow, Grosh, American Nosebleed, Folkfaces, Well Worn Boot, Johnny Hart and the Mess, Kevin Sampson and the Night Shift, plus more.

  • Who: Elmwood Summerfest is brought to you by The Beer Keep, Jack Rabbit, and Breezy Burrito Bar
  • Where: Buffalo’s Elmwood Village between 1000 & 1010
  • When: Sunday June 26
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Recently, the Bidwell Park area of Buffalo’s Elmwood Village has seen unparalleled rebirth and renewal as an entertainment and hospitality destination. Elmwood Summerfest is a product of the new neighborhood bars, restaurants, and venues coming together to put on a neighborhood focused street festival.

“One of the many wonderful things about the Elmwood Village is its overwhelming sense of surprise – surprise at what you see coming down the street or around a corner, something you missed on a previous visit,“ said Cory Muscato, owner and operator at The Beer Keep. ”It’s that sense of endless possibility that we invite people to come experience at the first Elmwood Summerfest.”

For a next-level festival experience, The Beer Keep, Jack Rabbit and Breezy Burrito Bar will be opening their doors exclusively to VIP pass-holders. At all three locations, VIP pass holders can enjoy air conditioning, private bathrooms, fully stocked bars, patio access and lounging areas.

“Music has been a cornerstone of Jack Rabbit since our initial idea phase. Expanding that outside of our walls has been top priority since day one,” says Josh Mullin, owner and operator of Jack Rabbit. “We’re super excited to be working with our best buds, and neighbors, to bring this amazing event directly to the street.”

Festival highlights include:

  • 15+ bands and performances
  • Festival fun and games including the Buffalo Eats 1st Annual Hot Dog Eating Competition and a Live Art Installation
  • Festival beer tent featuring Genesee Brewing beers, Clarksburg Cider, and seltzers.
  • Exclusive VIP access to the interiors of The Beer Keep, Jack Rabbit, and Breezy Burrito Bar with air conditioning, fully stocked bars, private bathrooms, patio access, and lounging areas
  • Local food and festival vendors

Festival gates will open at 12pm on Sunday, June 26 with music and performances continuing all day. General admission festival passes will be $25 in advance with a limited number of VIP passes available for $50. Tickets are available immediately at

To purchase tickets, please visit and for festival news and updates you can follow Elmwood Summerfest on the producing business’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Interested volunteers and sponsors should inquire at