By Elizabeth Riggs

As summer comes to a close, there’s still a full lineup of live music waiting for you this month and next. Check out some of the concerts coming to the area:

Lauren Alaina

Friday, September 8 at 8 p.m.

Waiting Room, Buffalo

Tickets: $15-$20

American country music singer and songwriter Lauren Alaina was the runner-up on the tenth season of American Idol, and is best known for her current chart-topping hit, “Road Less Traveled.” Don’t miss this new up-and-coming artist as she tours through Buffalo!

Counting Crows

Monday, September 11

Darien Lake Ampitheater

Best known for their hit single “Mr. Jones,” the Counting Crows have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, and their accolades include a 2004 Academy award for the song “Accidentally in Love,” which was included in the film Shrek 2. Renowned for their energetic, passionate performances, this concert is one you won’t want to miss.

Magic of Motown

Tuesday, September 19 at 2 p.m.

Seneca Allegany Events Center

Tickets: $35

Bringing the unforgettable songs of Motown to you. This dynamic and driving tribute spans more than a decade of Motown classics. Every one of the songs performed are among the most recognizable and culture-defining songs in pop music history.

Million Dollar Quartet

Saturday, September 23 at 7 p.m.

Seneca Allegany Events Center

Tickets: $25

On December 4, 1956, rock ‘n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins came to Sun Records in Memphis for what would become a legendary night. Million Dollar Quartet is the story of that famed recording session and music that lives on today. Heart hits like ‘Blue Suede Shows,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and many more.

Bruno Mars

Wednesday, September 27

KeyBank Center

Lindsay Ell

Thursday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Olean Good Times

Tickets: $20

Canadian country music singer, songwriter and guitarist Lindsay Ell has garnered several Canadian Country Music Association award nominations for songs including “By the Way,” “All Alright,” and “Waiting on You.” Ell marks the last of the Olean summer concert series.

SuperTramp’s Roger Hodgson

Saturday, October 7 at 7 p.m.

Seneca Allegany Events Center

Tickets: $35

Roger Hodgson is recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time. Hodgson co-founded the progressive rock band Supertramp in 1969 and was with them for 14 years. As the legendary voice, writer and arranger of Supertramp’s greatest hits that led to more than 60 million record sales, he produced songs including “The Logical Song,” “Breakfast in America,” “Give a Little Bit,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Dreamer,” “It’s Raining Again,” “School,” and “Fool’s Overture.”

YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevon Rabin, Rick Wakeman

Saturday, October 7 at 8 p.m.

Seneca Niagara Casino

Tickets: $55 and up

The most successful progressive rock group of all time, YES, sold millions of records, as well as embarking on several record-breaking world tours. This touring band features Lee Pomeroy on Bass and Louis Molino III on Drums.

Ray Lamontagne

Friday, October 13

UB Center for the Arts

Tickets: $39.50 and up

Best known for smash hits “You Are the Best Thing,” “Hold You in My Arms,” “Let It Be Me,” “All the Wild Horses,” and “Trouble,” Ray Lamontagne is a folk singer and songwriter.

The Nammy’s

Saturday, October 14 at 7 p.m.

Seneca Niagara Casino

Tickets: $18 and up

The world’s largest award show dedicated to Native American Musicians will feature incredible performances, unforgettable moments as some of the most talented indigenous artists are recognized.

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m In Therapy!

Tuesday, October 17 at 2 p.m.

Seneca Niagara Casino

Tickets: $35

Steve Solomon’s two-time award-winning show has received rave reviews throughout the country. Meet the people you are all too familiar with – the family members that make you remember why you left home in the first place. Described as “One part lasagna, one part kreplach, and two parts Prozac,” you don’t have to be Jewish or Italian to love this show.

Patti LaBelle

Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m.

Seneca Niagara Casino

Tickets: $45 and up

For more than 50 years she’s been one of the most iconic and versatile voices in America. With multiple Grammys, Patty LaBelle continues to be a powerhouse in the music industry. There’s no doubt why Rolling Stone named her one of the greatest voices of all time. Don’t miss one of the most legendary musicians live at Seneca Niagara!

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m.

KeyBank Center

Tickets: $94 and up

Don’t miss your chance to see this Country music power couple live in person as they stop in Buffalo!

Lee Brice

Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m.

Seneca Allegany Events Center

Tickets: $35 and up

Known as a humble craftsman and perfectionist, he’s created some of country’s greatest music of late and built a huge following. Songs like “I Drive Your Truck,” “Drinkin Class,” and “Panama City” show case his working-class roots and endear him to fans and critics alike. Come out and see an incredible live show as Lee Brice visits Seneca Allegany.