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Artpark in Lewiston has announced its 40th anniversary season which includes the outdoor Tuesday and Wednesday concerts, as well as a series of special event shows spread throughout the summer. Highlights of this year’s season include appearances by Gov’t Mule, MGMT and the Flaming Lips – all on Wednesdays – as well as classic rock staples ZZ Top, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and the original members of Bad Company, all of whom appear on the Tuesday in the Park lineup. R&B and soul are represented by Gladys Knight and the O’Jays on Aug. 20.

Jazz fans can rejoice in the fact that a pair of living legends will grace the Artpark indoor amphitheater stage as part of this year’s 40th anniversary special event series. Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will bring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to Artpark on June 24. The brilliant pianist Chick Corea brings his new band, the Vigil – comprised of Corea on piano and keyboards, Tim Garland on saxophone, Hadrien Feraud on bass, Marcus Gilmore on drums and Charles Altura on guitar – to Lewiston for a program that will feature both electric and acoustic pieces from throughout his storied career on Aug. 2.

Below is the complete 40th anniversary season schedule, with relevant ticketing information.

First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park

All concerts are rain or shine and start at 6:30 p.m.

June 4: Billy Idol**

June 11: Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

June 18: REO Speedwagon

June 25: Chicago**

July 9: The Doobie Brothers**

July 16: Bad Company with Paul Rodgers**

July 23: Blue Rodeo

July 30: The Machine performs Pink Floyd

Aug. 6: .38 Special with Blue Oyster Cult

Aug. 13: Lynyrd Skynyrd**

Aug. 20: Gladys Knight and The O’Jays**

Aug. 27: ZZ Top**

Tickets are $5 in advance/$10 week of show (Sunday-Tuesday).

**Tickets are $10 in advance/ $15 week of show (Sunday-Tuesday).

Coors Light Wednesdays at Artpark

All concerts are rain or shine and start at 6:30 p.m.

June 12: Gov’t Mule

June 19: MGMT**

June 26: Dispatch

July 10: O.A.R. and Friends (special start time of 5 p.m.)

July 17: The Flaming Lips

Tickets are $5 in advance/$10 week of show (Sunday through Wednesday).

**Tickets are $10 in advance/ $15 week of show (Sunday through Wednesday).

40th Anniversary specials

June 1: Artpark 40th Anniversary Gala

June 24: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

July 25: “Artpark Opening Night 1974” with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Aug. 1: Buddy Guy with Robert Randolph and The Family Band

Aug. 2: Chick Corea & The Vigil

Tickets are available through the Artpark box office, by calling 754-4375 or (888) 223-6000 and at tickets.com and artpark.net.

email: jmiers@buffnews.com