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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.



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Machine Revving Tension: Tragically Hip Tribute

Friday, May. 24th
$10; From: 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM

On June 25th, 2011, over 24,000 devoted fans, including some of the musicians performing in this show, made the pilgrimage to a farmer’s field in a little town in Ontario and witnessed a concert for the ages. It became what Gord Downie referred to as, “a formal affair” beneath the constellations.  Join us, as Machine Revving Tension and Hipnosis join forces for what will be an evening celebrating the life, beauty, passion, and genius of Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip! Re-live that special concert in Bobcaygeon, as we reveal that same set to you…one song at a time. 
 

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The Iceman Special & Peter More

Tuesday, May. 28th
$7 – $10; From: 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM

The Iceman Special:

The Iceman Special is a 4 piece outfit transplanted from the swamps of Louisiana to New Orleans. They create a sound that resonates with the psych rock community as well as writing songs that explore reggae, funk, melodic pop, prog, and other influences. The bands live shows are notorious for their intensity and their use of innovative and creative visual stimuli while also taking pride in song writing and the delivery of their message. Screeching yet smooth guitars, wandering yet punchy bass lines, synthesizers, driving drum beats, and powerful vocals form a one of kind soundscape.

Peter More:

You may have heard Peter More’s music produced by Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen, live on tour with Grace Potter, or supporting Leon Bridges in their hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. At turns contemplative and rousing, More’s music is precisely executed, yet manages to feel original and uncomplicated; Music you want to hum along with and also hang on to every single line.

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Combichrist with Silver Snakes

Wednesday, May. 29th
$18 – $22; From: 06:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Combichrist is an American aggrotech/industrial metal band formed in 2003, and based in Atlanta, Georgia. The band consists of only Andy LaPlegua, its founder, in the studio, with a changing lineup of live performing members. Releases by the band have been very successful in terms of sales and charted in top positions for dance and alternative charts worldwide.

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Blue Rootz Album Release Party

Thursday, May. 30th
$10; From: 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Blue Rootz is a 6-piece ensemble out of Buffalo, devoted to creating a soundscape surrounded by funk and soul, while also blending elementz of jazz, rock, and R&B to develop a musical setting that anyone can get down and dance to.  By contemporizing funk, mixed with vintage vibez from days of yore, the group creates a powerhouse of sound from the deep pocket of their rhythm section along with their captivating horn playerz and impassioned vocalz; which is best to be experienced live.  Respect the process (of improvization), respect the groove, and as always….put a Z on it!

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Ambush Pride Party 2019

Friday, May. 31st
$10; From: 07:00 PM to 02:00 AM

Its BACK!!  Ambush is once again hosting our annual Pride Party!  And of course since you CLEARLY could not get enough of last year’s dance party, we are bringing back the one and only @DJ Mary Mac to get you pumped for Pride!  And – what is an Ambush without our very own DJ Milk Buffalo, DJ Crop Top and DJ Kiki?  Ambush Emcee Mistress J Kiss will be bringing the sexy!
 

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Rock the Gates!

Saturday, Jun. 1st
$10 – $50; From: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Join us for our biggest party of the year!  Our third annual music and beer festival will be held at 12 Gates Brewery.  Expect a full day of entertainment and special beer releases.  Check the site for the Ultimate Party Band line-up, and get ready to rock the gates at this ‘not to be missed’ event!

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Nita Strauss

Sunday, Jun. 2nd
$15 – $20; From: 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Guitarist Nita Strauss has become a force to be reckoned with in the music world, dazzling audiences across the US, UK, Europe, Asia and Africa, and sharing the stage with a diverse range of artists including legendary R&B star Jermaine Jackson.  Her skill, exuberant stage presence and love for all things about her instrument have earned her a stellar reputation. She was ranked #1 of Guitar World’s “10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know”, and has been featured in Revolver Magazine’s annual “Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock” issue and calendar for the last 2 years.

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John Papa Gros Band

Tuesday, Jun. 4th
$15 – $18; From: 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Born in New Orleans, he has spent more than a quarter-century championing the music of the Big Easy. He’s played it all — New Orleans funk, rock & roll, jazz, blues, Americana, pop/rock, and he swirls those styles into a genre-bending gumbo that pays tribute to his influences while still pushing ahead into new territory.  Gros is a proud local who carries on the tradition of New Orleans music, both honoring its past and helping to shape its future.

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Crewlove: The Drake & Friends Party

Friday, Jun. 7th
$15 – $20; From: 08:00 PM to 02:00 AM

CREWLOVE The Drake and Friends Party: “That OVO and XO is everything you believe in I know. They loving the crew.” 
#CREWLOVE

Get your crew together for a night of music by Drake and his friends.

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Start Making Sense

Saturday, Jun. 8th
$16 – $20; From: 08:00 PM to 01:00 AM

If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career. Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, giving you a “once in a lifetime” experience. Prepare yourself for a rockin’, funkin’, danceable celebration of the new-wave art punk you loved from the 80’s!!!

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