The Artimus Pyle Band is a high energy, true to the music, and true to the era rock group. One of the few that is on the road today. Artimus Pyle, Brad Durden, Jerry Lyda, Dave Fowler, and Scott Raines are not only a group of friends and contemporaries but a group with some of the most seasoned musicians in the southeast.
If you like Andrea Bocelli - you will LOVE Franco Corso! Back by popular demand, Franco Corso and his stellar band of international musicians directed by Joe Baudo return to the Riviera Theatre for a night of passion, featuring the most popular songs from Andrea Bocelli in English, Italian, Spanish, and French.
With Special Guests: The Crystals and The Marcels - Little Anthony and the Imperials is a rhythm and blues/soul/doo-wop vocal group from New York, first active in the 1950s. Lead singer Jerome Anthony "Little Anthony" Gourdine was noted for his high-pitched falsetto voice, influenced by Jimmy Scott. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4, 2009, 23 years after the group's first year of eligibility for induction, waiting longer than any other artist for the honor.
From JFK to Jon Benet... Dr. Cyril Wecht, America's forensic pathologist, will discuss the historic cases he has been asked to investigate (including the assassination of President John F. Kennedy) and other cases he has studied over the years. From the assassination of Robert Kennedy to the suicide of Marilyn Monroe, to the tragic deaths of Elvis Presley and Kurt Cobain, Dr. Wecht will provide personal insight into these historic tragedies. Other cases on which Dr. Wecht has consulted include Vince Foster, Laci Peterson and Anna Nicole Smith and many more.
The Scottish-born singer-songwriter has released nearly 20 introspective and lyrically powerful records featuring brilliant backing musicians (Jimmy Page, Phil Collins, Richard Thompson, Peter White, etc.). His biggest platinum successes, “Year Of The Cat” and “Time Passages”, were released in 1976 & 1978 respectively. He’s had several top 20 singles, including the above-mentioned titles, as well as “On the Border” and “Song On The Radio”.
The Spinners were the greatest soul group of the early '70s, creating a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly Soul. Ironically, the band’s roots lay in Detroit where they formed as a Doo-Wop group during the late '50s. Songs made popular by The Spinners are Could It Be I’m Falling in Love, Mighty Love, I’ll Be Around, Working My Way Back to You, Cupid, The Rubberband Man...so many songs, so many favorites!
This 9-piece New Jersey-based powerhouse has set out to re-create everything about Bob and his music right down to the smallest detail. Determined to leave no stone unturned, Hollywood Nights even tours with a baby grand piano. The band prides itself on continuing the amazing groundwork laid down by Bob over the past 30 years.
The talented Nathan Avakian returns to the Riviera WurliTzer for an evening of music from motion pictures and television shows. Nathan's program will also feature a suite of short silent films featured in the International Youth Silent Film Festival. Admission is FREE! Goodwill donations will be accepted the evening of the show. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Travel back in time to witness what an evening at a Patsy Cline concert may have been like. Hear early Patsy hits like “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Lovesick Blues,” and “There He Goes,” through her final recordings of “Crazy,” “Leaving on your Mind,” and of course, “Sweet Dreams.” All performed live by the incomparable Josie Waverly and backed by Josie Waverly Band. Don’t miss your chance to catch this timeless blockbuster show!
In 1996, Paula Cole released her self-produced, second album “This Fire”. It was incendiary, a double-platinum smash. The first single, “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” catapulted to the Top 10. Her songwriting was loved by traditionalists, feminists, the LGBTQIA community, the whole world. Cole was nominated for 7 Grammy awards and was the first woman to be nominated as Producer of the Year with no collaborators. Her second single, the anthemic “I Don’t Want to Wait” dominated charts for a year and then lived again as the well-loved theme-song for “Dawson’s Creek.”
The most popular and sought-after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring worldwide ever since.
This Riviera Theatre performance is the band’s first show back in North Tonawanda since the pandemic hit, making it one concert you don’t want to miss. For this show, The Genesis Show will be playing the 1980 Duke Tour featuring hits like Turn It On Again, Misunderstanding, Behind The Lines, and more. The 1980 Duke Tour also featured many older Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel era songs so this tour has something for all Genesis fans. So come relive that experience as it was. Don’t wait – get your tickets today!
In 1980, MELISSA MANCHESTER became the first recording artist in the history of the Academy Awards to have two nominated movie themes in a single year, “Through The Eyes Of Love” from Ice Castles and “I’ll Never Say Goodbye” from The Promise, and to perform them both on the Oscar telecast. MELISSA starred in the national tours of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Music Of The Night and Song And Dance and created the role of Maddy, the title character’s mother, on the NBC hit TV series, Blossom.
Taking place at Batavia Downs - Mike and his band (Also comprised of some other members of Billy Joel's Band, Guitarist - Tommy Byrnes, Drummer - Chuck Burgi) are well known and respected for providing superior entertainment for numerous social and corporate events. The show is packed with hit after chart-topping hit in a high energy, interactive stage performance. They perform astonishing renditions of Billy Joel, plus Elton John, McCartney, Beatles, Journey, and others.
FLEETWOOD MAC MANIA is a stunning visual and musical tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Each veteran player in this world class tribute band brings their spirit to re-create with incredible accuracy, the look and feel of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. The harmonies, instrumentation, and on-stage chemistry has impressed and captivated audiences from coast-to-coast.
Since it's inception in 1992, the Royal Scam has been performing for packed houses and cheering crowds who appreciate the classic rock music of Steely Dan. The Royal Scam radiates a spirit of vitality, authenticity, and intimacy that breathes new life and emotional energy into the music they perform. The ensemble creates an inspiring, engaging musical experience and is consistently first rate and professional.
BLUFFETT featuring The Son Of A Sailor Band is a 100%-live-on-stage Tribute to the legendary Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band! This show will have the conga-lines moving with an amazing EIGHT PERFORMERS ON STAGE! Complete with beach-type props and costuming, you will believe this IS the real deal!! The amazing look and vocals of Larry Pearson will have you convinced you have been transported to "Margaritaville"!
Best Friends Girl recreate the timeless hits of The Cars spanning a 35-year career, with over 23 million albums sold and having more than 22 songs on the Billboard top 100. The Cars undoubtedly left their mark in popular culture with notable hits like “Best Friends Girl,” “Shake It Up,” “Magic,” “Lets Go” and of course, “Moving in Stereo” which gained notoriety from its placement in the movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” Best Friends Girl are comprised of lifelong, top-notch, professional musicians whose goal is to keep the music of The Cars alive with every performance!
Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy Awards, including—for the first time in Grammy history—the “Big Four” most prestigious awards: Record of the Year (for the single “Sailing”), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (also “Sailing”), and Best New Artist.
Join local organist Bruce Woody as he accompanies the original 1925 film version of The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Cheney, on our very own Mighty WurliTzer theatre organ. No tickets are required as this is a FREE event! Please support the Riviera Theatre by purchasing concessions, becoming a member, or making a donation.
Rocky at the Riv is back, and better than ever for 2022! Don't miss out on a high-energy night opening at 10:00PM with live performances by Eye Candy Vixens Burlesque and The Ladies of Illusion, followed by an audience costume contest and the main event - the midnight interactive screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, accompanied by a live "shadow-cast" performance featuring The Francis Bacon Experiment!
The Tubes formed in 1972 in San Francisco from two bands that moved there from Phoenix, The Beans along with the Red, White and Blues Band. While musically influenced by groups like Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart, who actually recorded a song with the group on their third album, their theatrical satire was evident from the very beginning. All these years later, The Tubes still consists of, original members, the irrepressible front man Fee Waybill, world-class drummer Prairie Prince, virtuoso guitarist Roger Steen and oh-so-steady bassist Rick Gator Anderson, and continue to delight fans across the country and around the world with their iconic live shows.
The Guess Who, a group that’s connected with the masses throughout an exultant hit parade including “These Eyes,” “Clap For The Wolfman,” “Hand Me Down World,” “No Time,” “Star Baby” and “Share the Land.” Add in fellow classics and double-sided singles like the rock anthem “American Woman” and “No Sugar Tonight,” plus “Laughing” and “Undun,” and the Canadian-bred stateside conquerors are amongst music’s most indelible treasures who are eternally etched into the very fabric of pop culture history.
You better watch out, you better not cry, because “The Queens of Christmas” (Entertainment Weekly) are coming back to YOUR town with the wildly successful, internationally acclaimed “Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Show!” Another holiday season brings another year of fabulous spectacle, whip-smart comedy, brand new songs, and annual favorites. Join the sugary DeLa and spicy Jinkx for an evening the New York Times says is “sure to lift your spirits and make you howl with laughter.”
The Land Of Ozz is the closest thing to Ozzy Osbourne in his prime years that you will see and hear anywhere in the world, PERIOD! Listen to the band’s demo recording and hear it for yourself! At the center of The Land of Ozz is Stephen Desko, and his amazing ability to recreate the look AND sound of Ozzy!