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Dobson Field

Celebrate a new semester, rock out on the West Side, and join us for D’Youville’s 2019 Redfest on September 27 at Dobson Field.

Introducing Redfest 2019

D'Youville and the D'Youville Student Government Association are proud to announce Redfest 2019. Join fellow students and members of the D'Youville family at this unique, outdoor concert at Dobson Field on Friday, September 27, 2019.

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Time:   3 PM - 10 PM (rain or shine)
Location: Dobson Field 

The Redfest Logo



Distribution Dates

Students will be able to claim 2 tickets in advance of the show. Information for ticket distribution sites will be forthcoming. Please check back for more details. 


D'Youville students & employees: 2 tickets free
D'Youville Alumni: $10.00


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


Free BBQ picnic for all D’Youville students, faculty, staff and alumni.   


Street vendors and artists - more details to follow


Stay tuned for details. 


Rock'n Redfest Concert Artists

Russell Dickerson

Nashville native Russell Dickerson comes to Buffalo riding a wave of success on his album “Yours.” The album debuted at number 2 in the iTunes country store and number 8 in all genres. The album also premiered at number 1 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart and number 14 on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart.

His two biggest hits from the album, the title track "Yours" and "Blue Tacoma,” both reached number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

Dickerson is currently on Thomas Rhett’s Very Hot Summer Tour and will also be in Buffalo on July 19 at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. He also just debuted a music video for his single “Every Little Thing.”

The multi-instrumentalist and successful songwriter is also recording his next project, which he feels his fans will embrace just as much as they have him so early on in his career.

Russell Dickerson, headliner of Redfest.