About

What is the Common?

The Common is Buchanan’s very own outdoor amphitheatre.  Sitting in the heart of historic Buchanan, it sets us apart from other local communities as something unique and special.  All summer long the Common plays host to many events: from our Saturday Morning Farmers’ Market to Stop, Lunch, & Listen to our classic Thursday Night Town Concerts to our  Last Saturdays on the Common Concert Series.  In the future we look forward to expanding our offerings to live theater and outdoor movies.  The best part of the Common, all of the events held here are FREE to the public and just another way we remind residents and show visitors how great Buchanan truly is.  Hopefully you can grab a blanket, bring a picnic and enjoy some live entertainment in the warm summer air.

Thursday Night Town Concerts

Our Thursday Night Town Concerts always have great artists and are completely sponsored and supported by the City of Buchanan.  Take a look at the great shows in the schedule.

Stop, Lunch, & Listen

Sponsored and supported by the City of Buchanan’s Downtown Development Authority, the Stop, Lunch & Listen program is for our younger ones.  Every Thursday at noon, an entertainer will spend the lunch hour with our town.  Ranging from music to history lessons, there really is something for any child’s interest.  Check out the schedule for our offerings this Summer.

Last Saturdays on the Common

After the success of the 2012 & 2013 Last Saturdays on the Common Series, we are continuing our 2014 Last Saturdays on the Common to be held on the Last Saturdays in June, July, & August.  Funding for this series comes from private sponsors.  Previous series proved that the Buchanan Common is a world class music venue with amazing shows from Otis Taylor Band, C.J. Chenier, Jesse Dee and The Giving Tree Band, as well as great entertainment from local favorites The Van Dyke Revue, Sixth Generation, and the 33rd Street Band.  This year we are bringing three more great shows.  See the lineup here.

Getting Here

Bordered by S. Oak St., Roe St., and Days Ave – the Common is directly south of Front St. in the heart of Buchanan’s Historic & Arts District.

From the North:

US31 South to Exit 5 Niles Buchanan Rd.  Turn right on Niles Buchanan Rd. for 2 miles (Niles Buchanan Rd. becomes Front St.).  Turn left at Days Ave.  The Common is on your Right.

From the East:

US12 West or I80/I90 West to US31 North.  US 31 North to Exit 5 Niles Buchanan Rd.  Turn left on Niles Buchanan Rd. for 2 miles (Niles Buchanan Rd. becomes Front St.).  Turn left at Days Ave.  The Common is on your Right.

From the West:

US 12 East to Bakerstown Rd.  Turn left on Bakerstown Rd. for 1.5 miles.  Turn right on W. Front St. for 1.5 miles.  Turn right on S. Oak St.  The Common is on your Left.

From the South:

US 31 North to Exit 5 Niles Buchanan Rd.  Turn left on Niles Buchanan Rd. for 2 miles (Niles Buchanan Rd. becomes Front St.).  Turn left at Days Ave.  The Common is on your Right.