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Free outdoor lunchtime music and entertainment returns to downtown Buffalo for the summer on Monday as M&T Bank kicks off its 45th Annual Plaza Event Series.

Opening the schedule will be folk-rockers Tom Stahl and the Dangerfields.

A group from Buffalo’s Westminster Community Charter School will perform on Tuesday. Wednesday features jazz from the George Caldwell Quintet, followed by the Reminders with rock on Thursday and country artist Ricky Lee on Friday.

Performances run from noon to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday and continue through Aug. 29.