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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Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Saturday, Feb. 24th - 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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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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NYBP Trad Sessions

Tuesday, Mar. 6th - 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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JJ Quintet

Friday, Mar. 9th
$10 - $15; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

The Jacob Jay Quintet enjoys performing a collection of original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards around the Western New York area. Inspired by ensembles such as the great Miles Davis Quintets, they strive to approach every tune with a unique interpretation. 

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Joe Pug

Sunday, Mar. 11th
$15 - $17; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

If the opening notes on Joe Pug’s new LP “Windfall” are a bit disorienting, his fans won’t likely be surprised.  The Austin, TX singer songwriter has made a habit of defying expectations so the piano-driven “Bright Beginnings” and the atmospheric rumination of “Great Hosannas” are just further indication that he’s quite comfortable stepping outside of the guy-with-a-guitar trappings of the genre.

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Our Lady Peace

Monday, Mar. 12th
$37.50; Starting: 6:00 PM

Our Lady Peace is one of the most successful bands in Canada today. The band has sold over 5 million albums worldwide, won four JUNO Awards and ten Much Music Video Awards – one of the most MMVA’s ever awarded to any artist or group.  Their 1997 album Clumsy is considered one of the greatest albums ever released by a Canadian band. Now, the group is hitting the road for a special run of shows celebrating their seminal album.

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