Buffalo Music and Events Calendar

Nietzsche’s JazzFest IV
May 8 @ 8:00 pm – May 11 @ 2:00 am
Nietzsche's JazzFest IV @ Nietzsche's | Buffalo | NY | United States

Lavender Haze Collective Presents:

Nietzsche’s JazzFest IV

grassroots 4-day jazz festival
featuring local, regional, & national musicians
in an intimate & unpretentious setting
with a cover charge you can afford


Presale tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite! BUY NOW to save money at the door and reserve your spot. There are only 50 Full Festival Passes available – when they’re gone, they’re GONE!

-Full Festival Pass (LIMITED) – $30
-1 Day Pass: Thursday – $7
-1 Day Pass: Friday – $9
-1 Day Pass: Saturday – $9

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nietzsches-jazzfest-iv-tickets-58602115505


Free Happy Hour:
6:00pm JazzFest Kickoff Happy Hour w/ Banjo Juice Jazz Band

$5 DOS
8:30pm Mark Filsinger Quintet
10:30pm Alex McArthur Quintet

$7 ADV // $10 DOS
8:00pm Why Not?
8:45pm Nelson Rivera & Somos La Gente
9:30pm Vanishing Sun
10:15pm THE TRUTH
11:00pm Jon Lehning Underground

$9 ADV // $12 DOS
9:30pm Tim Clarke Soul-tet
10:30pm French ConéXion
11:00pm Acid Cats
12:00am Donny Frauenhofer Trio
1:00am Lamont J. Collective
2:00am JAM SLOT: Jazz Caché

$9 ADV // $12 DOS
8:00pm Paradigm Shift
9:00pm Kristen Smigielski
10:30pm Elliot Scozzaro
11:30pm Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
1:00am JAM SLOT: The Jacob Jay/Dalton Sharp Quintet

$5 DOS // Free after 6:30pm
3:00pm GGC Organ Trio
5:30pm Susan Peters
6:30pm Ann Philippone
8:30pm Dr. Jazz & the Jazzbugs

ALL EVENTS are 21+ unless accompanied by a parent/guardian

The Who After Party w/ Jack West
May 9 @ 4:00 pm – May 10 @ 12:30 am
The Who After Party w/ Jack West @ Buffalo Iron Works | Buffalo | NY | United States

Thursday, May 9th – The Who After Party w/ Jack West

-Doors: 4:00pm, show: 10:30pm
-FREE show
-Ages: 18+

About Jack West:
Jack West started performing at open mic nights at the tender age of 8 in his hometown of Rochester, NY. He is a regular at the Fairport Music Festival and can be found at The Inn on Broadway during the Rochester International Jazz Festival

Ron Funches: Merriment Marauder Tour
May 9 @ 8:00 pm – May 11 @ 10:00 pm
Ron Funches: Merriment Marauder Tour @ Helium Comedy Club -  Buffalo | Buffalo | NY | United States

Thu @ 8pm
Fri @ 7:30pm & 10pm
Sat @ 7:30pm & 10pm

Ron Funches is a triple threat. He is an excellent stand up comedian, actor and writer.

Ron has built an impressive acting resume. Whether it’s lending his voice to projects like Trolls, Bob’s Burgers, and Adventure Time. Or his memorable acting roles on The Goldbergs, Black•ish, New Girl, Transparent, Powerless, and Undateable. He even made being a gang member likable in the film Get Hard.

His personal appearances include Conan, The Tonight Show, @midnight, Chopped, Cupcake Wars and many more.

Ron is a great writer too. His writing credits include The Eric Andre Show, Kroll Show and several television pilots.

He currently has a one hour comedy special on Comedy Central.

Ron is also a pretty solid dad and friend. He lives in Southern California with his son.

Happy Hour w/ On Pitch: Musicians from Buffalo’s Startup Scene
May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Happy Hour w/ On Pitch: Musicians from Buffalo's Startup Scene @ Mohawk Place | Buffalo | NY | United States

Friday, May 10th. 5pm. FREE!

Happy Hour w/ On Pitch: Musician’s from Buffalo’s Startup Scene

Members of Buffalo’s growing startup scene will put down their MacBooks, pick up their guitars and take the mic. Hosted by Peter Burakowski.

Doors open at 5:00, music starts at 6:00. As always, $2 PBR and Genny cans, $2 off of all pints, and cheap well drinks…

Western Swing Happy Hour
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Western Swing Happy Hour @ Sportsmens Tavern | Buffalo | NY | United States

monthly on the 2nd Friday

5/10: Wild Once / Humble Braggers / Cooler / Worse Things
May 10 @ 8:00 pm – May 11 @ 1:00 am
5/10: Wild Once / Humble Braggers / Cooler / Worse Things @ Mohawk Place | Buffalo | NY | United States

Friday May 10th, 8pm doors @ Mohawk Place, $10 cover 18+

FREE copy of new EP “Perennials” with ticket purchase

Yace Booking and Admirable Traits present…

Wild Once (EP release show via Admirable Traits Records)

Humble Braggers


Worse Things

Amateur Hockey Club, Insoluble, Ascentria – Attic at Mr. Goodbar
May 10 @ 8:00 pm – May 11 @ 12:00 am
Amateur Hockey Club, Insoluble, Ascentria - Attic at Mr. Goodbar @ Mr. Goodbar | Buffalo | NY | United States

Insoluble and Ascentria join Amateur Hockey Club at Mr. Goodbar (Upstairs) for a night of thick riffs.

Doors at 8pm, $5 Cover. Music starts at 9pm!

Check Your Head: A Beastie Boys Tribute Fri. May 10 at Rec Room
May 10 @ 8:00 pm – May 11 @ 12:00 am
Check Your Head: A Beastie Boys Tribute Fri. May 10 at Rec Room @ Rec Room Buffalo | Buffalo | NY | United States

Don’t miss this one of a kind event – Check Your Head: A Tribute To The Beastie Boys featuring Beastie Boys DJ Hurricane playing a Beastie Era inspired set with special guests Ricky Powell (Beastie Boys & Def Jam Photographer) doing a Q&A, Art Show and Meet and Greet – Buffalo’s own Rhubard playing a Live set of Beastie Boys classics and the return of DJ Cutler to Buffalo, playing an all Vinyl set.

Doors 8pm. 21+ admitted w/ ID.

Rhubarb: https://www.facebook.com/rhubarbface/

DJ Cutler: https://www.mixcloud.com/mikecutler908/rip-mca/

Ricky Powell: https://www.instagram.com/thelazyhustler/

DJ Hurricane: https://www.facebook.com/DJ-Hurricane-215456471822569/

David Bromberg Quintet at The Tralf
May 10 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
David Bromberg Quintet at The Tralf @ Tralf Music Hall | Buffalo | NY | United States

He has played with everyone, he has toured everywhere, he can lead a raucous big band or hold an audience silent with a solo acoustic blues. Brombergs sensitive and versatile approach to guitar-playing has earned him a coveted position as the first call, hired gun guitarist for recording sessions, ultimately playing on hundreds of records by artists including Bob Dylan (New Morning, Self Portrait, Dylan), with Jerry Garcia, George Harrison, Link Wray, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, and Carly Simon. Brombergs range of material based in the folk and blues idioms has continually expanded with each new album to encompass bluegrass, ragtime, country and ethnic music.

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Thu, 10 Jan 2019 at 04:35 PM

Greg Barresi
May 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Greg Barresi @ 189 | East Aurora | NY | United States

Over the years Greg Barresi has worked as a performer, preschool music teacher, staff songwriter, and guitar instructor.

He played for a few years with a couple of friends in The Third Wheel Band, an Americana/Roots act out of New York City. They played countless gigs and made two albums together, On Willow Street and Family Album. He wrote a couple of the tunes on those records, played gutar, and sang. While that was going on he was also writing original music for the Brooklyn based kids program Sign-a-Song: A Musical Introduction to Sign Language and teaching early childhood music classes at more preschools, daycares, and learning centers!

For the past two years, thanks to the Arts in Healthcare Initiative through the Center for the Arts , Greg has been working as a Musician-in-Residence at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.