Donna The Buffalo
with special guests The Steel Wheels
DOORS: 7:00 PM
STARTS: 8:00 PM
Live on the Indoor StageGenre: Zydeco
Age Limit: Must be 18 or Older
Free Parking; No Refunds
Donna The Buffalo will be performing LIVE on the Indoor Stage at Salvage Station on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024! Doors open @ 7 PM and the music starts @ 8 PM. This is a General Admission show with FREE ON-SITE PARKING! Tickets on Sale Friday, 10/27 at 10 AM!
Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul Food PLUS we will have our FULL bar open for you to enjoy!
Scroll to the bottom for day of event information and policies.
Listen to Donna The Buffalo:
About Donna The Buffalo:
Donna The Buffalo is not just a band, rather one might say that Donna The Buffalo has become
a lifestyle for its members and audiences. Since 1989, the roots rockers have played thousands
of shows and countless festivals including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Telluride, Austin
City Limits Festival, Merle Fest, and Philadelphia Folk Festival. They’ve opened for The Dead
and have toured with Peter Rowan, Del McCoury, Los Lobos, Little Feat, Jim Lauderdale,
Rusted Root, and Railroad Earth to name a few. They also toured with Ben & Jerry’s co-founder
Ben Cohen to help raise awareness about increased corporate spending in politics. In 1991,
the band started the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival in Trumansburg, NY. The four day festival
has become an annual destination for over 15,000 music lovers every year and was started as
an AIDS benefit. It continues as a benefit for arts and education. To date, the event has raised
hundreds of thousands of dollars and is now one of three Grassroots Festivals; the Bi-annual
Shakori Hills fest in North Carolina and Virginia Key festival in Florida. In 2016 GrassRoots
Culture Camp was introduced in Trumansburg, New York as four days of music, art, dance and
movement workshops, including nightly dinners and dances.
Listen to The Steel Wheels:
About The Steel Wheels:
The Steel Wheels have long been at home in the creative space between tradition and
innovation, informed by the familiar sounds of the Virginia mountains where the band was
formed, but always moving forward with insightful lyrics and an evolving sound. In 2005, Jay
Lapp (vocals, guitars, mandolin) and Eric Brubaker (vocals, fiddle) joined lead singer Trent
Wagler (guitar, banjo) in forming the band as a vehicle for Wagler’s songwriting. They released
several albums under Wagler’s moniker, before officially adopting the The Steel Wheels name
with the 2010 release of Red Wing. Quickly staking their claim as independent upstarts in the
burgeoning Americana scene, The Steel Wheels followed up this release with three more self-
produced albums in the next five years, before joining forces with producer Sam Kassirer for
Wild As We Came Here (2017) and Over The Trees (2019). Kevin Garcia (drums, percussion,
keys) joined in 2017, bringing a new level of sonic depth and polish to the outfit. Newest
member Jeremy Darrow rounds out the rhythm section and grounds the band as they continue
to explore deeply rooted yet fresh folk rock sounds. Having gained the experience of thousands
of shows, festivals and many miles on the road, the stubbornly independent band has formed
deep bonds with each other and the audience that sustains them.
The Steel Wheels have responded to this time of isolation and loss by seeking to connect with
their audience in new ways. In 2020, unable to perform their rootsy brand of Americana for
crowds in live settings, the musicians turned their creative powers to crafting songs for
individuals. Produced in isolation in the band’s home studios, the Everyone a Song albums are
part of an ongoing project to collect the personal experiences of fans and forge them into that
most enduring, yet ephemeral, format we call “song.” An accompanying podcast, We Made You
a Song, explores the stories behind these songs, and the songwriting process itself. While each
song was commissioned to honor a specific relationship or event—a birth, a wedding, a memory
of home—the emotions evoked are universal.
Nowhere is this shared humanity more evident than at the band’s own Red Wing Roots Music
Festival, a weekend-long celebration of music, community, and the beautiful Shenandoah
Valley. Hosted by The Steel Wheels every summer, the festival provides a space for the band to
shine, from their high energy Saturday night main stage set to their afternoon showcase with
young Red Wing Academy students. At Sunday’s gospel hour you are as likely to hear Steel
Wheels originals or Warren Zevon covers as you are traditional gospel fare. The weekend is
rounded out by the beloved tribute set in which the band collaborates with a cadre of fellow
artists to honor an influential figure in American music, with past tributes ranging from Dolly
Parton to John Prine.
Whether at a joyous summer festival, in their many shows across the country and beyond, or in
the studio, The Steel Wheels continue their mission set out over a decade ago; shaking up
traditions to see what sticks, telling stories, and joining communities through song.
DAY OF SHOW INFORMATION:
PARKING: DO NOT park along the railroad tracks, bike lanes, or at other businesses along Riverside Drive! YOU WILL BE TOWED! FREE ON-SITE parking is available for this event.
AGE LIMIT: 18+ only (no exceptions!)
REQUIRED: Shirts + shoes are required at all times while on property (this used to be a salvage yard and can be very dangerous for bare feet).
FOOD/BEVERAGE: We will have Root Down Kitchen open with options for everyone, so come hungry! Please, no outside food, drinks are allowed into the venue. Multiple full bars will be open with an incredible selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. EMPTY water bottles are allowed in an effort to cut down on waste. Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle and LEAVE NO TRACE (aka- put your used items in the proper bins when done).
BAG POLICY: ALL guests are subject to being searched prior to entry. No large bags or backpacks allowed into the venue. For fastest entry, bring a small, clear bag for your personal belongings.
THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE VENUE:
-No Pets or Animals
-No camping chairs or blankets
-No firearms, knives, weapons, pepper spray, fireworks, or projectiles of any kind
-No drugs, drug paraphernalia, or illegal substances of any kind
-No personal video cameras, Go-Pros, drones, or lasers
-No professional audio, video, or audio recording equipment – (including detachable lenses, tripods, zooms, or commercial use rigs) without proper credentials
-No tents or easy-ups
-No frisbees, hula hoops, or balls
Check out our FAQ page here to learn more.