It's back again for the summer of 2023 with a new name and they are CRANKING IT UP TO 11! The Visions Summer Concert Series made it's debut last year outside at the Visions Veterans Memorial Arena and it's now called the ...Bands & Brew Block Party.

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The summer's best party is bigger and better with more dates, more bands and more beer. Save these dates NOW, so you don't miss out on the biggest block party in the Southern Tier.

Bands & Brew Block Party At The Visions Veterans Memorial Arena

The Bands & Brews Block Party is back at 1 Stuart Street, outside the Visions Veterans Memorial Arena. It's a FREE admission four-hour block party with the doors opening at 5 p.m. and the music beginning at 6 p.m.. Food and drinks are available for purchase including local craft beer from Beer Tree Brew.

It'll kick off on June 9th with Country Swagg, a five-piece band from Syracuse with all of our country music favorites. Yee-Haw! That's my favorite way to get the Block Party started.

Glenn Pitcher
Glenn Pitcher

Save These Dates For The  Band And Brews Block Party

June 9th
Country Swagg with Loretz & Ludwig Duo

July 21st
Rooster and the Roadhouse Horns with Allie Torto Music

August 11th
White Wedding with RNR

September 8th
The return of My So-Called Band with Travis Rocco

Bands and Brew Block Party
Bands and Brew Block Party

It's a great way to start off the weekend. The summer's best outdoor party in Binghamton is getting bigger and better. There will be will be more details, announcements and dates to be announced.

We are so thankful for what Visions is doing in our community including the activities at the arena, let's take a look back at the beginning of the Veterans Memorial Arena.

THROUGH THE YEARS: The Construction Of The Veterans Memorial Arena

What is now known as the Visions Veteran Memorial Arena have been a staple of downtown Binghamton and the Southern Tier for the better part of 50 years. Hockey, concerts, graduations... it's been the hub of huge local events for a long time. Nearly everyone has been to an event at the arena at least once.

But how did it come to be? We dug around for some pictures of its early days...

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