More than 30 musical acts in 19 venues will take part in this year’s Hamburg Music Festival Saturday.
Bands will be playing Saturday evening in various restaurants, and music will be provided starting at 2 p.m. in Memorial Park. All the groups will pause for a moment at 8 p.m. and have audience members join in with an attempt to break the world record for most people singing “All You Need Is Love.”
Admission for the event is in the form of wristbands, which are for sale at participating restaurants and on line at www.hamburgmusicfestival.com. Founded in 2009, the non-profit Hamburg Music Festival supports individuals, schools and organizations in the community. The organization has awarded 14 scholarships, 22 sponsorships and grants and 16 community outreach donations.
In other news, the Town Board awarded bids for the demolition of two buildings that have been deemed unsafe. Advanced Demolition Services was awarded the contract for the demolition of 5749 Southwestern Blvd. with a bid of $9,000, and Hanna Demolition will be tearing down the structure at 1576 Schoellkopf Road for a cost of $12,500.
Also this week:
• The Blasdell Farmers Market opens for the season at 9 a.m. Wednesday and runs until 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave.
• The town Planning Board will conduct a work session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 7B in Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave. The board will hold public hearings on the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Willow Woods subdivision on Taylor Road and the site plan for a medical office complex at 2836 Pleasant Ave. proposed by Sharma Development.
• The Blasdell Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Village Hall, 121 Miriam Ave.
• The Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the youth center, 200 Prospect Ave.
• The Hamburg Village Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Village Hall, 100 Main St.
• Buster, the Buffalo Bisons mascot, will sign autographs and pass out free tickets to that evening’s game from noon to 2 p.m. Friday in the deli at Walmart, 5360 Southwestern Blvd.
• The town wide cleanup will kick off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Town Hall with coffee juice and doughnuts. After groups pick up various sections of town, volunteers will return to Town Hall for a hot dog lunch.
• The Hamburg Farmer’s market opens for its 36th season at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and runs until 1:30 p.m. in the village municipal lot off Union and Main streets.