- Saturday, July 7, 2018 @ 2:45PM on the Made in America Store Stage
* All performance times are subject to change without notice.
The 90 WEST Band is a high-energy country band playing all of your favorites from today’s country, as well as your country classics! From current artists like Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert, to the outlaws Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, there’s a little something for everyone.
90 WEST has been entertaining Western New York and the surrounding areas for 17 years, and is made up of some of WNY’s top musicians.
The band was formed in the year 2000 by drummer Steve MacIver and lead singer Holly Marie, who remain the only two original members to this day. Holly, who’s singing experience came from weekly karaoke, was assured by MacIver that she had the voice, stamina, and personality needed to front a band.
Not knowing exactly what they had at the time, 90 WEST has proven to be the longest running country band in WNY to date. 17 years and over a thousand gigs later, the band has been named “Buffalo’s Best Country Act” through Buffalo Night-Life (formerly the Buffalo Music Awards), All WNY Music, and Artvoice. They have opened or shared the stage with some of Nashville’s brightest stars, such as Wynonna, Brett Eldredge, The Brothers Osborne, The Band Perry, Gretchen Wilson, Trace Adkins, Chris Young, Gary Allen, Montgomery Gentry, Billy Currington, and many others.
Though players have changed throughout the years, the current band consists of Matt Garcia on acoustic guitar and vocals, Kenny Blesy on lead guitar, Paulie Belardi on bass guitar, Angelo Frijia on keyboards; along with founders Steve (drums and lead vocals) and Holly (lead vocals).