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

Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Wednesday, Feb. 21st - Sunday, Mar. 11th
$44; 7PM Wendesday and Thursday. 7:30PM Friday. 3:30PM & 7:30PM Saturday. 2PM Sunday

Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll. Now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, including such favorites as “Hound Dog,” “Kansas City,” “Love Potion #9,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand By Me” and many more. 

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A Woman’s Work

Thursday, Feb. 22nd
From: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Buffalo Chamber Players presents the music of women composers who fought against the societal restrictions limiting their music from the public sphere. This program highlights works from the Baroque to today, including compositions by Barbara Strozzi, Amy Beach, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and Florence Price.

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The Wake 2018

Friday, Feb. 23rd
$65.00; From: 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Get your grief on at The Wake, the Irish Classical Theatre’s Party To Die For! Shenanigans will abound!

Ticket includes complimentary wine and gallons of Guinness to quench the mightiest of thirsts, plenty of fabulous food and continuous entertainment of the Celtic persuasion as we raise a pint to our dearly departed, whose moniker is yet to be announced. High-spirited dancing and carrying-on will not only be allowed but actively encouraged.

Mix and mingle with said dearly departed’s “friends and loved ones” and learn about his (or her!) life, times and peculiarities. “Mourners” will be invited to participate in the “Estate Sale” (Basket Raffle) and to try their hand at a variety of silly games of skill to win valuable prizes and, of course, bragging rights.

All things considered, The Wake is more fun than you can shake a shillelagh at!

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An Evening with Andrew Bird

Saturday, Feb. 24th
$39 - $49; 8:00 PM

Andrew Bird, an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler and songwriter, picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and folk music, synthesizing them into his unique brand of pop.

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Jazz at the Taylor: Star People Plays Monk

Saturday, Feb. 24th
$15 - $20

The music of legendary jazz composer Thelonious Monk will be performed by Star People produced by Kathleen Rooney in collaboration with the Kenan Center. The show takes place in the Kenan Center Taylor Theater, a 153-seat converted carriage house on the Center’s campus, providing an intimate, club-like atmosphere. The concert features two full sets of music with refreshments available.

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Dropkick Murphys

Tuesday, Feb. 27th
$30 - $36; Starting: 6:00 PM

DROPKICK MURPHYS return to The Rapids with special guests Agnostic Front and Bim Skala Bim on their St. Patrick’s Day 2018 Tour!  The bands’ main goal is to play music that creates an all for one, one for all environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, sing along, and have a good time.  Our goal was to blend the musical influences we had grown up with (Punk Rock, Irish Folk, Rock, and Hardcore) into one loud, raucous, chaotic, mix we could call our own.

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The Magic of Adam Trent

Wednesday, Feb. 28th
$22 - $57; Starting: 7:30 PM

Returning to his roots as a solo headliner, Trent brings his hits along with never before seen material. The Illusionists Present The Magic of Adam Trent is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy, and music perfect for the entire family.

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Big Shot

Thursday, Mar. 1st
$20 - $30; Starting: 7:30 PM

Mike Delguidice and his extraordinary band BIG SHOT, are well known and respected for providing a show of Billy Joel’s song book packed with hit after chart-topping hit, (and some album cuts for the die hard Billy Joel fan) in a high energy, interactive stage performance. On any given night they will also astonish you with renditions of songs by Elton John, McCartney, Beatles, Journey, and others.

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Buffalo Bloody Mary Fest

Sunday, Mar. 4th
From: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Come to the 3rd annual event which brings together a variety of local restaurants and bars for a friendly yet epic battle to see who makes the best Bloody Mary in town.  You’re invited to taste each establishment’s unique brunch bevy, and vote on your favorite while enjoying a live DJ, cash bar with additional libations, other entertainment and food vendors. 21+ event.

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Something Rotten!

Tuesday, Mar. 6th - Sunday, Mar. 11th

Set in the ’90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!

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