Published June 26, 2014
UB on the Green, the university’s free outdoor performance series, is back for an eighth season of celebrating the summer season in the South Campus neighborhood.
Events, presented by the Office of Community Relations, will take place from 6-8 p.m. July 16, July 23, July 30 and Aug. 6 on the Hayes Hall lawn on the South Campus. Parking is available in the NFTA Park and Ride and Townsend lots. Spectators are encouraged to bring a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets. Light refreshments will be available for sale. UB on the Green is a family-friendly, alcohol-free event.
In addition to the traditional musical performance, the series will focus each night’s events around a specific theme designed to welcome neighbors to the university and introduce them to different aspects of UB.
“This is the eighth annual UB on the Green and we are proud to again offer this free outdoor concert series to our host communities,” says Linwood Roberts, director of the Office of Community Relations. “This year we have added a fourth concert night, as well as raffles/giveaways to participants, and look forward to another successful year.”
The series will open on July 16 with “Buffalo Night,” with events focused on the city and what it has to offer. The Soul Providers will play classic soul and R&B music.
“Arts & Culture Night” will take place on July 23, featuring the music of brass band 12/8 Path Band. The evening will include interactive arts and crafts stations.
July 30 features “UB on the Green Care Fair,” a night dedicated to health and wellness. Representatives from more than 30 organizations will provide free health screenings, other health and wellness information, and fun activities. Reggae band Neville Francis & the Riddim Posse will perform.
“Athletics Night” will close the series on Aug. 6. Participants can meet the UB Bulls, get ready for the fall sports season and enjoy the country sounds of The Heritage.
In addition to the Office of Community Relations, sponsors of UB on the Green are Venus restaurant in the University Plaza and the University District.
For more information about UB on the Green, contact the Office of Community Relations at 829-3099.