With all the exciting events going on year-round, you'll never run out of things to do in Buffalo! From the Taste of Buffalo, Allentown Art Festival, Garden Walk Buffalo and the National Buffalo Wing Festival to free outdoor music concerts and ethnic food festivals of every stripe, our special events and festivals bring in visitors from all over the world.

Upcoming Events › Music

Kerfuffle Before Christmas 2017

Wednesday, Dec. 6th - Sunday, Dec. 17th
$35 - $125

Enjoy a night – or all three – at this annual 18+ concert event.  VIP Doors: 5:00, GA: 6:15, Music: 7:10 PM.  Here’s the lineup:

Night 1: New Politics, Bishop Briggs, Barns Courtney.  Night 2: Jimmy Eat World, Borns, Saint Motel.  Night 3: Cold War Kids, AJR, lovelytheband.

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Simple Plan

Friday, Dec. 8th
$29.50; Doors open 6:00 PM, Show 7:00 PM

Simple Plan comes to town with their 15th anniversary tour, playing the entire No Helmet, No Pads, Just Balls album, plus all of your favorites.

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Kissmas Bash 2017

Saturday, Dec. 9th
$25 - $85; 6:00 PM

Be in the crowd for this annual prelude to the holiday season concert event!  It’s been announced that Kesha will headline Kissmas Bash 2017.  Joining Kesha will be Why Don’t We, PRETTYMUCH, Julia Michaels, Max and Astrid S.

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It WAS a Wonderful Life

Saturday, Dec. 9th - Sunday, Dec. 31st
$25; Times vary, check site

Join us for this original production as the historic and festively decorated Forest Lawn chapel is transformed into a live theater.  Our narrator, John Lay, the first person to take up permanent residence at Forest Lawn, in 1850 – will introduce several of the new friends he’s made over the last 164 years.  They, in turn, will create musical, comical and poignant glimpses of Christmases past, when they enjoyed life on this side of the lawn.

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JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 9th
$36 - $86; 8:00 PM

Join JoAnn Falletta, the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, and soprano Aundi Moore to celebrate the season with centuries of classical treasures!

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A Polish Holiday: Carols, Song & Dance

Saturday, Dec. 9th
$35 - $55; 7:30 PM

This program, performed by the Lira Singers, Dancers and the Lira Chamber Players, includes beautiful Polish and American carols, music of major Polish composers, and an entire act of Polish folk song and dance presented with multiple changes of authentic and colorful Polish regional folk attire.

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A Celtic Family Christmas

Sunday, Dec. 10th
$39 - $49; 7:30PM

This holiday season join Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the award-winning fiddle virtuosos, for an intimate and unique Christmas concert. With the duo accompanied by an incredible array of talented musicians – and their children – A Celtic Family Christmas will guide you into the wonderful world of a true MacMaster Leahy Christmas celebration.

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Jingle Bell Jam

Sunday, Dec. 10th
$14 - $24; 2:30 PM

A terrific family tradition with a new twist this year! Santa will share his story with you through his favorite holiday music performed by the BPO. And, he’ll need some help from the audience.  After the concert, join Santa and Mrs. Claus for milk and cookies.

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Illenium: Awake Tour

Sunday, Dec. 10th
$25 - $30; 7:00 PM doors

The ILLENIUM: Awake Tour 2017 w/ Said The Sky & Dabin, comes to Buffalo for this one day, all ages show. 

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The Lion King

Wednesday, Dec. 13th - Sunday, Jan. 7th

Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.

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