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 › Bars & Nightlife

Gladshot, Dotsun Moon and BANK Noise

Friday, Apr. 27th
$8 - $10; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

They’ve already worked on everything from a “dystopian rock musical” (Barcode) to songs that scored TV shows, and wrapped up a live set on WFMU’s Goddamn Dave Hill show, then went on to headline a sold out NYC show – it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Debb Andrews and Mike Blaxill are at the peak of their creative powers on the new Gladshot album These Are Vitamins. With ambient indie rockers Dotsun Moon and BANK Noise, Buffalo’s Newest Band Loitering Around The Past.

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Fair City Fire with Nylon Otters

Sunday, Apr. 29th
$7; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Fair City Fire is a groove-heavy, in-your-face, rock and roll band out of Austin, TX. Their sound is marked by tasteful guitar work, a driving rhythm section, and powerhouse vocals that command attention. The band debuted the “Say It Loud” EP in 2015, followed by their first full-length “The Simple Truth” in 2016. The Nylon Otters are a 3-piece band out of Buffalo, NY that play easy going yet intrusive alternative rock with grunge like hints.

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The Go Rounds w/ Aircraft

Wednesday, May. 2nd
$8 - $10; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

The Go Rounds are bits of all your favorite bands exploded into rock n roll confetti. Their unique brand of Psychedelic Americana Pop crosses, blends, and deconstructs genres; from indie to country to art-rock and baroque folk; creating an accessible and engaging experience that will leave you talking.

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Lonestar Sailing, The Big Lonesome and Brendan and the Strangest Ways

Thursday, May. 10th
$10; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Lonestar Sailing is a band out of Buffalo, NY with Nate Campese (drums), Matt Swanekamp (guitar), and the brothers Charles (guitar & vocals) and Phil Dusel (bass). It started as a solo project for Charles in 2014 and quickly grew to a four member band the following year. Their sound crosses several genres including guitar driven rock, folk, blues and alternative.

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Chris Trapper with Mary Scholz

Friday, May. 11th
$18.00 - $20.00; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Chris Trapper began his career as the front man for late 90’s alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS, compiling four CD’s and several high profile national tours to their credit,  including a run with Matchbox TwentySinger/Songwriter Mary Scholz’s music, a blend of lyric folk & pop/rock, is sweeping the nation with its heartfelt melodies and lyrics. Her voice resonates with a clarity and emotion that engages her listeners from the first note.

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The Wailers

Tuesday, May. 15th
$25 - $30; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history.

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Chris Smither

Wednesday, May. 16th
$25 - $30; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

CALL ME LUCKY is the new record from Chris Smither and his first set of new originals in six years. The new record features Smither trademark songs that offer commentary on the human condition with a wink of an eye and pulls from deep in the soul. To complete the project are a couple of surprise covers that remind us of his deftness as a song interpreter as he makes them his own.

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Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos

Wednesday, May. 23rd
$35.00 - $40.00; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

On May 10, 1996 Finnish Rockers, APOCALYPTICA, released their epic debut PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS. The instrumental cello – driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the album, the group re-released it remastered with 3 bonus tracks on July 22, 2016. Added to this new version was brand new / never-before-released instrumental recordings of “Battery,” “Nothing Else Matters” and “Seek & Destroy.”  APOCALYPTICA did a limited run of dates in the US in 2016 but is returning to tour North America in major markets to do ‘a night with’ dates in support of this particular release this fall. This will be the first time the band will play in support of this record ever –they did not tour behind it when it first came out.

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Danielle Nicole

Thursday, May. 24th
$1.00 - $12; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Founding member, lead singer, and bass player of Kansas City blues-rock band Trampled Under Foot, Danielle Nicole stepped out on her own in 2015 with her debut album “Wolf Den.”  Her distinctive, inventive bass work—which resulted in her becoming the first woman to win the Blues Foundation’s 2014 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist, Bass—is the product of years of intensive roadwork.  Although she had no experience with the instrument when she became Trampled Under Foot’s bassist, now she can’t imagine life without it. 

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