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 › Performing Arts

Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice

Tuesday, Apr. 30th
$35; Starting: 7:00 PM

David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes will lead you on a visual journey of their most recent National Geographic assignments, from the tropics to the polar ice. Discover an unspoiled wilderness of water crowded with layers of life: from fingernail-sized pygmy seahorses to 60-foot-tall towers of barracudas. Journey south to the ice-filled waters of Antarctica, where the team moves through and under the ice to capture images of the hidden world of the leopard seal, penguins, shipwrecks and their newest work on the sculptural beauty of icebergs.

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Last In Line w/ Jim Crean Band

Sunday, May. 5th
$15 – $20; From: 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Last In Line was formed in 2011, when Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, and Vivian Campbell, teamed up with esteemed vocalist Andrew Freeman.  The debut album “Heavy Crown” was released, landing at #1 on the Billboard Heat-Seekers Chart. Initially, the release had been preceded by tragedy when bassist Jimmy Bain unexpectedly passed away. Last In Line, honoring what they knew would be Bain’s wish to keep the band moving, brought in renowned bassist Phil Soussan (ex-Ozzy Osbourne) and committed to sustained touring in support of the album, hitting festivals, headlining clubs, and sharing the stage with metal luminaries such as Saxon and Megadeth.

In late 2017, the band gathered in L.A. to start the recording of the second album. Having really gelled as a band while touring in support of the debut album, the songwriting came readily to the members. They’ve created a record that shows a big progression in sound, while immediately being recognizable as Last In Line thanks to Vinny Appice’s rhythms, thunderous bass from Soussan, amazing vocals from Andrew Freeman, and the roaring guitars of Vivian Campbell.

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Mumford & Sons Tribute Night ft. PA Line

Friday, May. 10th
$10 – $12; From: 08:00 PM to 01:00 AM

Join us for this very special tribute night with PA Line. A night filled with all your favorite Mumford and Sons hits!  Inspired by grassroots, infused with soul, born from the indie scene. The sound of PA Line proves that in the current musical world of repetition and catchy leads, music can still hit you in the heart. PA Line brings a unique, harmony-packed, funky, Folk-Rock, world sound, that has been described as Mumford & Sons meets Rusted Root.

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Music is Art Festival

Saturday, Sep. 7th
Free; Starting: 11:00 AM

Each September, the Music is Art Festival attracts tens of thousands of people from WNY and the world. This annual homegrown festival showcases over 700 musicians, dozens of DJs, hundreds of dancers and over 75 displaying and live artists. Our festival also has many family friendly attractions including booths by non-profit partners, our ever popular Kids Village, an instrument zoo and plenty of food and drink!

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Late in the Evening: The World According to Paul Simon

Wednesday, Apr. 24th - Sunday, May. 26th
Wed & Thurs: 7 PM, Fri: 7:30 PM, Sat: 3:30 & 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:00 PM

An exciting world premiere collaboration between musician/actor Zak Ward (BUDDY, RING OF FIRE) and MusicalFare!  The music and stories of Paul Simon are front and center with dancers highlighted in featured numbers.  Including a six piece band at center stage, this music/dance revue does not try to tell a single story but groups Paul Simon numbers by subject and emotion, highlighting the artistry of one of American music’s greatest storytellers.

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1776 The Musical

Thursday, Apr. 25th - Sunday, May. 19th
$30; Thurs-Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:30 PM

1776 is a funny, insightful and compelling drama with a striking score, book and a legendary story. Celebrate this great country as we feature an All-Female cast in one of Broadway’s beloved classic musicals. 

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Thursday, Apr. 25th - Saturday, May. 18th
$30; Starting: 8:00 PM

A complex off broadway comedy! Featuring Lisa Ludwig and John Profeta!

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Friday, Apr. 26th - Sunday, May. 19th
$40 – $45; Thurs & Fri: 7:30 PM, Sat: 3:30 & 7:30 PM, Sun: 2 PM

William Shakespeare is commissioned by Sir Robert Cecil, the most powerful man in England, to write the true history of the Gunpowder Plot — a failed attempt to kill King James I. But as “Shag” and his actors rehearse their new play, they suspect the government’s version might be a product of “alternative facts.” Now, the greatest writer of all time must decide between writing a lie and losing his soul, or writing the truth and losing his head.  A high-stakes political thriller with contemporary resonances, Equivocation gallops from the great Globe to the Tower of London to the halls of Parliament.

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The Undeniable Sound of Right Now

Friday, Apr. 26th - Sunday, May. 19th
$38; Thurs - Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 2 PM

Since 1967, Hank’s bar has been home to the biggest up-and-coming bands from The Clash to Nirvana in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Chicago. It’s 1992, and gentrification has hit Hank with higher-rents and new fads in fashion and music. If Hank’s to save his bar, he may have to let his daughter turn it in to a Rave nightclub where music is spun by DJ’s instead of being played by musicians. Hank would rather die, but is he willing to let his life’s work die, too?

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Friday, Apr. 26th - Sunday, May. 19th
$20 – $45; Thurs-Sat: 7:30PM, Sat. Matinee 3PM, Sun. Matinee 2PM

One of the most iconic tales of the classical canon is told as the world of Shakespeare returns to ICTC.  In this slick, innovative and reverent production, a cast of ten breathes new life into this tale of loyalty, honor, friendship and betrayal as the Prince of Denmark is charged by the ghost of his father to avenge his heinous murder, driving him to the brink of madness.

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