Saturday, April 27th – Carbon Leaf (An Evening With)
-Doors: 7:00pm, show: 8:00pm
-Tickets: $22 ADV/$25 DOS
About Carbon Leaf:
Blending rock, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana traditions into a high-energy style the group calls ether-electrified porch music, the Virginia quintet’s poetic songs are brought to life with acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bass, drums, cello, banjo, penny whistle, pedal steel, accordion and rich vocal harmony.
Carbon Leaf writes, records and produces it’s music independently from their studio in Richmond, VA, and has performed over 2,400 lives shows across 17 albums in their long career.
The group’s independent music and spirit continue to resonate with its fans.
Events Happening Throughout the Old First Ward in Buffalo on April 27
Boom Days Buffalo, an annual celebration of Spring marking the removal of the ice boom, is happening on Saturday April 27 from 1 pm to 1 am in multiple venues throughout the Old First Ward neighborhood in Buffalo. The full list of events, times, and locations can be found at www.facebook.com/BoomDaysBuffalo. All events are free and open to all.
Rick Smith, along with Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and others, put together the first Boom Days celebration in 2001. “Its our region’s unique way to be thankful for the end of our strong winter and welcome spring,” Smith said. “We encourage everyone to go out and get next to our waterways and celebrate the amazing places in the historic and regenerating First Ward!”
The Old First Ward Community Center (62 Republic St., Buffalo) will host family-friendly activities and performances from 1 pm to 4 pm, including the Buffalo Zoomobile, the Buffalo & Erie County Library on Wheels, and programming by Young Audiences of Western New York. Waterfront Memories and More museum at Mutual Riverfront Park (41 Hamburg St., Buffalo) will be open for visitors.
At 4 pm The Buffalo Brass Machine will lead the way as the “boom ball” will be rolled from the community center to Riverfront Park and launched into the Buffalo River where the Edward M. Cotter Fireboat will be waiting to salute the paraders. All are welcome to join the parade, and enjoy a toast to spring when we arrive at the park!
Live music from the Blues Society of WNY, the Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation, and Jazz Buffalo will be happening in the afternoon and evening at Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row, Buffalo), The Barrel Factory (65 Vandalia St., Buffalo), Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St., Buffalo), Buffalo Distilling Co. (860 Seneca St., Buffalo), Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St., Buffalo), and Gene McCarthy’s (73 Hamburg St., Buffalo). Flying Bison will have a special beer for Boom Days, and Lockhouse is celebrating their Sakura Gin release. The evening is highlighted with fireworks at 8:30 pm; they can be seen from Riverfront Park and the streets around the Old First Ward.
Boom Days is sponsored by Rigidized Metals, Silo City, The Public, 97 Rock, Flying Bison Brewing Co., and Young Audiences of Western New York, and is coordinated by Tod A. Kniazuk.
BOOM DAYS SCHEDULE
The Old First Ward Community Center (62 Republic St., Buffalo)
1 pm – 4 pm
– Buffalo Zoomobile – Buffalo & Erie County Library on. Wheels – Coffee, Hot Chocolate & More by Undergrounds Coffee House & Roastery
1 pm – 2 pm – Ancient Voices music – drums & sax & digeridoo (Young Audiences of WNY)
2 pm – 3 pm – Christy Zucarelli visual art (Young Audiences of WNY)
3 pm – 4 pm -Ben Barry (hula hooping and more)
Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St., Buffalo)
Open 12 pm to 10 pm
12 pm – 10 pm – Grab a pint of Flying Bison’s special Boom Days beer
1 pm – 4 pm – Doug Yeomans and Lo Blu Flame (Sportsmen’s Americana Foundation)
The Barrel Factory (65 Vandalia St., Buffalo)
Open 12 pm – 11 pm
1 pm – 4 pm -Owen Eichenseher (Blues Society of Western New York)
Waterfront Memories & More Museum (41 Hamburg St., Buffalo)
10 am – 5 pm – Open for Visitors
Rolling of the Boom Ball Parade
4 pm – 5 pm – From Old First Ward Community Center à Mutual River Front Park
The Buffalo Brass Machine
Boom Ball Roll & Launch
Edward M. Cotter Fireboat (weather permitting)
A Toast to Spring with Flying Bison & Undergrounds Coffee
Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St., Buffalo)
Open 12 pm – 1 am
2 pm – 3:30 pm -Turn Key Blues Band (Blues Society of Western New York)
4 pm – 5:30 pm -The Donny Frauenhofer Duo (JazzBuffalo)
6 pm – 1 am -Sakura Gin Release Party
9 pm – 1 am -Johnny Hart & The Mess w. Animal Sounds
Buffalo Distilling Co. (860 Seneca St., Buffalo)
Open 12 pm – 11 pm
3 pm – 6 pm – Creekbend (Sportsmen’s Americana Foundation)
7 pm – 10 pm -Sonny Mayo and The Lowdown
Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row, Buffalo)
Open 12 pm – 12 am
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm -Levi Van Cleve and the Family Band
We cordially invite you to participate in this heartfelt fundraiser for Maritza, Azart and her Parents. They suffered an accidental Fire in the house, everyone made it out safe, however her father is still in the hospital recuperating with smoke inhalation. Earlier last year Azart Suffered a stroke and now with the fire they are displaced. They are working hard to get the house back in order and your help will be greatly appreciated. Maritza is a community activist, Azart is an artist The Food, Music, Location and entertainment is donated by friends and family. If you are not able to attend please make a donation to her paypal account https://paypal.me/MVega716?locale.x=en_US
Join this wacky 1950s comedy troupe for their rendition of Samson and Delilah–The Musical! “Not your grandmother’s Bible story.” Admission is free. Donations accepted for the storytellers. Open mic follows the main performance.