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Rock'n Redfest

Dobson Field

Celebrate spring, rock out on the West Side, and join us for D’Youville’s first Rock’n Redfest on April 28 at Dobson Field.

Introducing Rock'n Redfest

D'Youville College and the D'Youville Student Government Association are proud to announce 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 Saturday, April 28.


Text “REDFEST” to 888777 to receive updates for the event including weather, parking and other news.

Date: April 28, 2018
Time: 3 PM - 11 PM
Location: Dobson Field

The Rock'N Redfest Logo



For students unable to claim tickets, please contact Debbie Owens at to reserve them. 

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. 

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


A limited number of tickets are available for $12 pre-sale and $15 the day of the event.


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 – 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, use Uber, or call for a 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, the Redfest website, and WYRK for updates. While we of Western New York are hearty folk, in the event the musicians can’t play we’ll make any such 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

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.


Wind down the semester with great music and delicious food from a variety of food trucks, beer tent, and entertainment featuring inflatable and carnival games. 

Swag Bag

For $1 attendees can purchase a drawstring “swag bag.” Inside each bag will be prizes, including tickets for a meet and greet with a Redfest artist! All proceeds will be donated to the campus cupboard.

Food Trucks

  • Amy's Food Truck
  • Chef's Restaurant
  • Lloyd's Taco Truck
  • Pizza Amore
  • Sweet Hearth


Students can choose from a variety of inflatables from Pig Belly Entertainment - Meltdown, The Xtreme Swing, Stunt Jump and The Big Chair photos. Carnival games will be available for those seeking a more relaxing venture.

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

Jerrod Niemann
 Beginning his professional music career in Texas, Jerrod is now dishing out top country hits out of Nashville, TN. Jerrod, known for his clever wordplay and attention-grabbing lyrics, has given us two platinum-certified hits, “Lover, Lover” and “Drink to That All Night.”
Jerrod released his fourth album “This Ride” in October 2017 and reminds listeners just how engaging and entertaining he can be.
Having toured with some of the hottest artists in the country music scene like Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban, Jerrod is bringing his act to D’Youville!
Jerrod Niemann, headliner of Rock'N Redfest.

Jon Langston

Jon Langston is a former Division I football player who returned to his love of music after his sports career ended. Reteaching himself the guitar, he began posting his songs on YouTube, where he showcased his unique voice and songwriting.

Soon after Langston’s YouTube debut, he began selling out shows across the Southeast, including the famed Georgia Theatre in 2015. Other country stars have come to appreciate his style and, most recently, Luke Bryan added Langston to his ninth annual Farm Tour in 2017.

His most recent, self-titled album, Jon Langston, reached No. 25 on the Top Country Albums, No. 13 on Independent Albums, and No. 1 on the Heatseekers Albums lists.


MAX, a New York City-born pop-soul singer and songwriter, has developed a massive social following and garnered a number of awards. With nearly 1.5 million followers on YouTube, a global tour under his belt, and a number of hits already in his catalog, the 25-year-old viral sensation has developed a following dedicated to his charming, original voice and unique style.

More than just a pop musician, MAX has been featured in a Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign, performed on Broadway in "13", and acted on television. His hits "Gibberish" (21M views on YouTube) and "Lights Down Low" (22M views on YouTube) are proof that his label as an artist to watch is well-deserved and a guarantee that he’ll bring excitement to the Rock’n Redfest stage. 

Eric Van Houten

Singer/songwriter from Nashville by way of Buffalo, NY, Eric has been performing and writing for almost 10 years. At the age of 24, the high energy and emotion he puts on stage is exhilarating and entertaining. 

Over the last few years he has been on tour with artists such as Canaan Smith, Kip Moore, The Cadillac Three, Michael Ray, Chris Young, Jake Owen, and Old Dominion. His self-titled EP released April 1, 2017 on Spotify, iTunes and T Play.

Kate Mallen

Kate, a native of western NY, won the WYRK TOC Riser competition in December, and was featured on the national syndicated Taste of Country Nights radio show hosted by Sam Alex. Because of her win, Kate will be opening at this year's Taste of Country event headlined by Thomas Rhett in June. In addition, she will be the opening act for this year's Jam in the Valley and the WYRK Fall Acoustic show.