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Rock'n Redfest

Dobson Field

Celebrate a new semester, rock out on the West Side, and join us for D’Youville’s Fall 2018 Rock’n Redfest on September 21 at Dobson Field.

Introducing the Fall 2018 Rock'n Redfest 

D'Youville College and the D'Youville Student Government Association are proud to announce the Fall 2018 Rock'n Redfest. Join fellow students, members of the D'Youville family, and Buffalo music fans at this unique, outdoor concert at Dobson Field on Friday, September 21.

Date: September 21, 2018
Time:  Doors Open at 7 PM
Location: Dobson Field 

The Rock'N Redfest Logo



Distribution Dates

Students will be able to claim up to 2 free tickets. Faculty and staff will be able to claim one free ticket to attend the event. Bring your school ID to claim the tickets. For students unable to claim tickets, please contact Debbie Owens at to reserve them. Additional tickets are $10 (cash only) and can be purchased at the College Center (CC).

Walk-up tickets will be sold day-of-show until 7:30 PM.


Ticket must be presented in order to attend the event. Re-entry into Dobson Field will not be permitted. No coolers are allowed at the event. 

Redfest FAQs

Redfest FAQs

What you can bring:
  • Clear plastic sealed (unopened) bottled water
  • A blanket if you want to sit down
  • Small string-backpack are allowed - if you need to carry something (all bags will be subject to search)
  • A sweater if it’s cold. If it’s not, just put it in your string-backpack
  • Money if you want food, beer, wine, or merchandise
  • A want to cheer and clap – dance moves are optional (encouraged)
  • D’Youville spirit — wear your D’Youville gear if you have it  and show your campus pride!
Don’t bring:
  • Alcohol or illegal substances
  • Animals (except Service Animals)
  • Weapons of any kind or fireworks
  • Liquids other than plastic sealed (unopened) bottled water
  • Backpacks, large bags, or coolers (you will not be allowed in and we cannot hold it)
  • Professional cameras, video or audio equipment
  • Food or outside product
  • Folding/Bag chairs or any other types of chairs

Security will be searching items brought in and can confiscate anything they deem suspicious.


While we want everyone to enjoy Rock’n Redfest, be responsible. Your body is a temple, treat it wisely and if you drink, don’t drink and drive. People of drinking age will be marked as such to be able to enter the beer and wine area. All alcohol must be consumed inside the beer and wine area. No alcohol is allowed outside the designated area.


Those wishing to get a Lyft, Uber, or taxi can be picked up at the circle on Porter at the Peace Bridge/Route 190 entrance.


In the event of inclement weather, please stay tuned to D’Youville’s official social media channels and the Redfest website for updates. While we of Western New York are hearty folk, in the event the musicians can’t play we’ll make any announcement such as a cancellation ASAP through the channels listed above.

Trash & Recycling

Please dispose of trash and recycling into the proper receptacles available at and around the venue. Thanks for keeping our campus and our city clean.

Parking & Security

Parking & Security

Free parking will be available on D’Youville Campus in Lot C and D for the event. Limited parking may be available at Front Park near Dobson Field. Look for signage.

Parking on side streets around Dobson Field where the law permits is an option but be courteous, do not block driveways or create a nuisance. Do NOT park in local business’ lots unaffiliated with D’Youville’s Redfest. Unauthorized parking violators will be towed at their own, not D’Youville’s, expense.


There will be a strong security presence by both U.S. Security Associates and the Buffalo Police Department to ensure the safety of concertgoers and to reduce risk. Security has the ability to search bags and escort unruly attendees out of the concert venue.


D’Youville will have a medical and hospitality area located near the entrance and just outside the venue. If you or someone you know or if you see someone having a medical issue, alert security immediately or D’Youville personnel and/or get them to the medical area as soon as possible.

Food & Entertainment

Food & Entertainment

Enjoy great music and delicious food from a variety of food trucks, beer tent, and lawn games.

Food Trucks 

  • Bada Bing
  • Just Pizza
  • Mark's Fair and Festival Foods
  • Ru's Pierogi


Students can choose to play games, such as Kan-Jam and cornhole. Fireworks start at 10 PM. 

DJ Adam Barrett

Adam Barrett is one of the top DJ’s in Buffalo and he’ll be taking the Redfest stage! Known best for his electronic dance music (EDM) tracks, Barrett can be seen and heard at some of the biggest clubs in the area. He’ll be keeping the energy high in between each artist so you won’t miss a beat.

Instagram: @adambarrettdj
Snapchat: @adambarrettdj

Logo for DJ Adam Barrett


Rock'n Redfest Concert Artists


Born and raised in Massachusetts, it didn’t take long for JoJo to reach stardom. Her debut single “Leave (Get Out)” reached number 1 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart when she was just 13 years old. With that single JoJo became the youngest solo artist to have a number one hit in the US.

Coming off of a 78-city world tour in 2017 and a 15-city summer tour in 2018, JoJo is now recording her fourth studio album. This album follows in the footsteps of ­Mad Love, her latest album which debuted at number 1 on the iTunes Pop Album Chart and number 6 on the Billboard Top 200 in October 2016.

JOJO, headliner of Rock'N Redfest.


Albert Stanaj is no stranger to early success in his career either. Starring in Albanian music videos and performing in festivals across the US and Europe as a child, Stanaj began singing in English while in high school.

After growing up in New York City, he moved to California with his brother and finally got noticed. In early 2016 he headed to England to record The Preview EP which showcased four of his songs, including "Romantic" and "Ain't Love Strange.”

Stanaj says some of his major influences include Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Maxwell, and Whitney Houston. He also joined JoJo for her tour in 2017, serving as the opening act as he expanded his audience globally.