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


Wednesday, Apr. 25th - Sunday, May. 27th
$44; 7PM Wed & Thurs; 7:30PM Fri; 3:30PM & 7:30PM Sat; 2PM Sun

From the very first note, ONCE draws you in and never lets go. This emotionally captivating musical is the only show to have music that won the Academy Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award and Tony Award. On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music.  ONCE promises to be an unforgettable theatrical experience.

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The Full Monty

Thursday, Apr. 26th - Saturday, May. 12th
$30; Thurs, Fri, Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 3 PM

The gleefully raunchy working class musical that dares to ask just how far workers have to go in a world that values everythin BUT an honest days labor.  Six laid off steel workers decide the only answer to their financial woes is to start  their own act as male strippers.  The struggle to put the chippendale bow tie around the blue collar makes for an outrageous journey rich with bawdy humor and powerhouse pop-rock music.

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Music of Weimar

Thursday, Apr. 26th
From: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Music between the World Wars was bursting with a new creative life, and from cabaret to twelve-tone music, the Weimar Republic brimmed with this energy. This program by the Buffalo Chamber Players, features some of the popular and eventually banned music and composers of this artistically rich time period, including works by Paul Hindemith, Arnold Schoenberg, and Kurt Weill.

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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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John Popper

Sunday, Apr. 29th
$30; Starting: 8:00 PM

Grammy winning, platinum recording artist John Popper of Blues Traveler brings his national solo tour to town for an initmate up close and personal performance that spans his long career with Blues Traveler and beyond.

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NYBP Trad Sessions

Tuesday, May. 1st - Tuesday, Dec. 4th
Free; 7:00PM

Oh, happy day! Usually one would have to travel to an Irish Pub in NYC, or cross the pond to Ireland to hear a good ol’ fashioned Irish Traditional music session, but no more! Join us at New York Beer Project where the Tap Room will be rockin’ it out Irish style for First Tuesday Trad sessions! You’re free to listen, or bring your instrument and join in the shenanigans. Slainte!

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Free Concert Series

Wednesday, May. 2nd - Saturday, May. 5th
Free Admission; Wed-Fri: 6-9 PM, Sat: 2-9 PM

The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band will be hosting and performing at the 40th Annual Association of Concert Bands Convention, taking place May 2–May 5, 2018 in Buffalo, New York.  Music groups including Wind Ensembles, Concert Winds, Symphonic Bands and Concert Bands will perform daily, with the final concert being the Association of Concert Bands Convention Band.  Please check website for daily line-up.

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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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Buffalo Gamelan Club

Friday, May. 4th
$20; Starting: 7:00 PM

Buffalo Gamelan Club – Sari Raras Irama has enchanted audiences with their breathtaking performances of traditional Javanese music. With instruments from Surakarta, Indonesia, the group specializes in playing traditional gamelan repertoire as well as forays into modern composition. BGC-SRI will be joined by Pamardi Tjiptopradonggo, one of the preeminent performers of both refined and strong forms of Javanese dance.

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