[FESTIVAL] Buffalo’s no stranger to great live music, but Shawn Patterson and the folks at Haute La Vie 2166 know how to plan a live event that hits partygoers on multiple levels: intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially. The centerpiece of Buffalo Reunion Weekend—a spate of events intent on reintroducing the changing city to its ex-pats—VibeFest is landing at Buffalo Riverworks on Saturday, July 18 with a host of family-friendly activities like life-size foosball, a BMX bike stunt show, a b-boy battle, a slam-dunk contest, and a marketplace featuring regional artisans. Oh, and there’s music that bleeds America from the new-twist marching band outfit 12-8 Path Band to up-and-coming rapper Truey V. Also performing are the Rockaz, the Tins, Drea D’Nur, Toney Rhodes & JFT, Hayden Fogle and the Ambassadors, Crespo with Death Panic, MaestroRiko, Saint Opal, and Pulse. It’s summer fun till the sun goes down along the Buffalo River. Tickets available here.