Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Chrisfest VII 2010

ICEHOUSE - 512 Third Street - Niagara Falls, NY

Tickets $10.00 Presale / $15.00 At the Door

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ESI Events Upcoming Calendar Listings 9/3 - 9/28

9/3 @ 6:45pm - DISCO DUCK @ The Dock at the Bay

9/3 @ 6pm - THE A - LIST BAND @ Templeton Landing

9/3 @ 10pm - STRICTLY HIP @ Sunset Bay Beach Club

9/4 @ 10pm - BAREBACK JACK @ Buckin Buffalo Saloon

9/4 @ 10pm - CARL MOTYKA @ The Falcons Club

9/4 @ 10pm - STRICTLY HIP @ Sunset Grille

9/10 @ 10pm - STRICTLY HIP @ Buffalo Sports Garden

9/10 @ 10pm - SUCKERPUNCH @ Desiderio;s on Broadway

9/11 @ 10pm - RANSOMVILLE @ Buckin Buffalo


9/11 @ 10pm - CARL MOTYKA @ Dockside

9/11 @ 8pm - THE DEFTONES @ The Rapids Theatre

9/12 @ 8pm - VINZENT MASSI AND THE REVELATION @ The Tralf Music Hall

9/13 @ 9pm - THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS @ The Rapids Theater

9/17 @ 8pm - CAVO @ The Tralf Music Hall

9/17 @ 10pm - PARTY OF NINE @ Froghair

9/18 @ 10pm - WEST OF THE MARK @ Buckin Buffalo

9/18 @ 10pm - KINGS OF GONZO @ Buffalo SPorts Garden

9/18 @ 10pm - SUCKERPUNCH @ Macaroons Nightclub

9/23 @ 9pm - ZEE AVI @ The Ninth Ward (Ani DiFranco Church)

9/24 @ 8pm - GRACIOUS FEW @ The Tralf Music Hall

9/25 @ 10pm - 90 WEST @ Buckin Buffalo

9/25 @ 8pm - NAJEE'S SMOOTHER SIDE OF SOUL @ The Tralf Music Hall

9/28 @ 8pm - THE ALLAN HOLDSWORTH TRIO @ The Tralf Music Hall

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout

An Evening with Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout starring Magic Dick, Billy Branch & James Harman with Steve Freund on guitar.


Tickets available at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/ All Ticketmaster Locations 1-800-745-300 http://www.tralfmusichall.com/ 716-852-2860 The Tralf Box Office


"Every time a list of the world's best living harp players comes out, West Coast harpist Mark Hummel makes the top five. Incorporating jazz and swing into a blues format, Hummel has developed a style that, while sounding laid back, is loaded with improvisational virtuosity."
Grant Britt/Independent Weekly

"Hummel and his swinging brand of blues are a match made in heaven"
Living Blues

"... is, in just about everyone's estimation, one of the top 3 to 5 living harp blowers"
West Coast Blues Revue

"Mark Hummel is simply one of the best harmonica players working today!..."
Huey Lewis

Check out this Impressive Line-Up!

Mark Hummel has been playing blues Harmonica, performing & recording for 40 years. A specialist in the West Coast blues, he's a seasoned showman who knows more then a thing or two about how to please an audience.

Magic Dick has been with the J. Geils Band since their inception in 1967. J. Geils Band has re-united & are playing select concert again. Dick recorded on ALL their major hits like CENTERFOLD (number 1 for six weeks & going double platinum), FREEZE FRAME, LOVE STINKS, MUST HAVE GOT LOST, GIVE IT TO ME & of course Magic's WAMMER JAMMER! He's performed in Mick Jagger's solo band, recorded with Deborah Harry, Patty Smyth & the Del Fuegos.

Billy Branch is the Grammy winning Harp blower out of Chicago. Branch also appeared & played harp in movies like "Roadhouse" & "Adventures in Babysitting".

James Harman- James has won Blues Music Awards in the last two decades & remains one of the top entertainers in the blues world, plus a world class songwriter, singer & harp player. He's recorded and appeared with ZZ TOP.

Steve Freund- Chicago blues guitarist extraordinaire has recorded with Boz Scaggs, Koko Taylor, Snooky Pryor, Luther Allison & many others.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Buffalo Music Hall of Fame “Concert from the Heart” To Benefit Food Bank of WNY

From Bop to Barbershop and Beethoven!

If this sounds like an unlikely combination of musical genres, “You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet!” The 26 year-old organization, Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, has arranged a Spotlight Concert that combines (would you believe?!) the unexpected (and very exciting!) Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with Buffalo’s cross-genre musical greats: Lance Diamond, Taylor Made Jazz, the Old School B Boys, and more — all with the Food Bank of Western New York as major beneficiary.

Hall of Famers named the performance “Concert from the Heart,” and in one incredible evening, September 26, 2010, concert-goers will hear more musical genres than have ever been performed like this in the history of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra! The setting is Buffalo’s acoustically magnificent Kleinhans Music Hall, One Symphony Circle, Buffalo. Groups will perform under the baton of BPO Conductor, Paul Ferrington. Pre-concert musical surprises will start in the lobby at 6:00 PM followed by one jammin’ concert on the Main Stage from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
“Musicians who don’t usually perform the same types of music and don’t necessarily perform together will combine talents in this Musical First,” explained Buffalo Music Hall of Fame President, Rick Mathews. “Imagine hearing Barbershop, Classical, Film Music, Film/Theater Music, Classic Jazz, MoTown, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Dance, Pop, and Cross-Over music by groups that you could never hear together anywhere else! This is a concert with more than regional interest.”

The list of the evening’s performers is drawn primarily from the vast talent pool at the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, and includes the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BMHOF Class of 1999), George Scott Big Band (representing the Historic Colored Musicians Club, BMHOF Class of 2005), Lance Diamond (BMHOF Class of 1992), Taylor Made Jazz (Van Taylor, BMHOF Class of 1998), with special guest appearances by Mark Mazur and the Little Big Band, Old School B Boys, and a few surprises!

Proceeds benefit The Food Bank of Western New York. Michael Billoni, Marketing and Public Relations Director of the Food Bank stated: “This concert is an imaginative musical outreach to fight hunger. Buffalo is ranked as the third poorest city in the nation. The need for our services has risen by 20% during the economic challenges of this past year alone.” Contributions of as little as one dollar will deliver 7 pounds of food needy to families in 385 agencies in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara Counties.

The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame was created for the cultural enhancement and enrichment of Buffalo and Western New York. Inductees in the well recognized Music Hall of Fame have achieved success is the music industry on a national and often an international scale and are chosen by a formal nomination process. Nominees are rated in several different categories including longevity in Western New York, performances, community service in music, and musical versatility. This year’s Hall of Fame Gala will take place on October 7th at the Tralf in downtown Buffalo.

“Concert from the Heart” tickets are $25.00 with lower prices available for groups. Sponsorships are available at the Presenter, Titanium, Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels that range from $10,000 to $250. “Angel” sponsorships to purchase individual tickets are encouraged to help attendees who might not otherwise be able to attend, and/or for those who may have never heard a Philharmonic Orchestra perform.

General ticket Information is available through the Philharmonic Ticket Office at 716-885-5000. For Corporate Sponsorships, contact BMHF President, Rick Mathews at 716-400-8934. Checks should be made payable to:”Concert from the Heart, Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.” P.O. Box 256, Buffalo, NY 14205.

For Group Tickets, contact Ron Daniels at 716-912-1365. Checks should be made payable to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra c/o Kleinhans Music Hall, One Symphony Circle, Buffalo NY. 14201.

Angel Sponsors should contact Van Taylor at 716-855-1754. Checks should be made payable to: “Concert from the Heart, Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.” P.O. Box 256, Buffalo, NY 14205.

For more information on the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame visit http://www.buffalomusic.org . The Board of Trustees of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame is seeking new members, volunteers, and those interested in sponsorship opportunities. Interested parties should contact Rick Mathews 716-400-8934 or email at: rickmathews@bmhof.org .

Saturday, August 14, 2010

6th Annual WNY Environmental Summit

“This Land is Your Land: Reclaiming Your Home, Your Neighborhood, Your Community" is the theme and the Summit will feature speakers, workshops and panel discussions on issues related to improving our communities from housing to green space. Opening remarks on “Extreme Home Makeover: The Aftermath” will be presented by Aaron Bartley, Executive Director, PUSH Buffalo.

Event is free and open to the public.
Wick Center, Daemen College
4380 Main St.
Amherst, NY 14226

Date: September 25, 2010 from 8:30am-12:30pm

For more information: Daemen College Center for Sustainable Communities
Telephone: 716-839-8366
Contact name: Brenda Young
Contact email: byoung@daemen.edu
Registration for the free event is available online at http://my.daemen.edu/academics/environmental_summit/

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Niagara Fine Arts Program, Inc. proudly presents RENT

Niagara Falls, NY – The Niagara Fine Arts Program, Inc. (NFAP, Inc.) proudly presents RENT, directed by Maureen A. Pusateri. Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway musical based loosely on Puccini's opera La Bohème follows a year in the lives of seven friends living the disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York's East Village. AIDS and both its physical and emotional complications pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel; Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble; Benjamin has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends; and Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general, always behind the camera recording the events but never playing a part.

RENT will be presented at 7:00 pm on Thursday August 12th, Friday August 13th, and Saturday August 14th in the Performing Arts Center of Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, New York 14305.

The staff for this season’s production includes: Patrick M. Kuciewski – Executive Director, Maureen Pusateri – Director, Gracie Schupp - Choreographer, Tom Vitello.- Music Director, Rich Meranto - Production Design and Melissa Leventhal – Costume Design.

Actors featured in this NFAP production are Mark -Jimmy Moses; Roger - Nicholas Lama;Collins -Raphael Santos; Benny -Mike Zito; Angel -Tyrone Washington; Mimi - Maria Droz; Maureen -Jillian Shank and Joanne - Courtney Weather.

Tickets for RENT are available by calling 579-5121 or e-mail: niagarafinearts@roadrunner.com.
Ticket prices range from $15.00 to $17.00.

You can also visit our website at www.niagarafinearts.org RENT is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 412 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Please note: The Porter Road Entrance to Niagara Falls High School and the Main Doors will be CLOSED ALL SUMMER. Please use the New Road entrance and enter the Performing Arts Center at door #2.

Thursday, August 05, 2010


AUGUST 27, 28, & 29, 2010 - Fri 12P-9P, Sat & Sun 9A-9P

Sponsored by NYS Parks & the Friends of Evangola a not-for-profit corporation
At Evangola State Park, Old Lake Shore Road, Brant NY

Food, Beer Garden, Crafts, Games, Hay Ride, Farmers Market, Chinese Auction Inflatable Midway by Bouncers Paradise Sat. & Sun.

Blue Roadhouse 5P and Miss Evangola Pageant 7P Fri.
Car/Motorcycle Show and Biker Wear Babe Contest 3P Sat.
5K Race/Walk Sun.
1P Bar King Spiders & 6PDiva Show Band Sat.
1P Underground Stampede & 6PTerry Buchwald Sun.
Tomato Contests: Biggest, Best Dressed, Eating, Sauce

Call 716-549-1802 or visit www.evangolastatepark.com for info

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Sportsmens and Buffalo Music Hall of Fame step up to save show once scheduled for TowerJam

Three-time Grammy nominee and Buffalo Music Hall of Famer Peter Case faced another cancelled homecoming show, but his loyal Buffalo supporters wouldn’t let this one slip away.
Case was scheduled to headline the August installment of the Tower Jam Concert Series, but when that event was cancelled, the Sportsmens Tavern and Buffalo Music Hall of Fame stepped in to save the triumphant return of one of Western New York’s most acclaimed musical exports, who had to cancel an area performance last year after emergency open-heart surgery in January forced him off of the road and nearly cost him his life.

Case’s recovery was thanks to more than just doctors – without insurance, he had a mountain of bills that were covered much in part by proceeds from star-studded benefits across the country, including one in his longtime hometown in the Los Angeles area hosted by T-Bone Burnett. Months later, Case emerged with a series of shows that resulted in the recording of Wig! (Yep Roc), a raw rocker called “a deliriously joyous experience” by Pop Matters and stirring talk of another Grammy nod following that of his 2007 blues opus Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John.
Here in Buffalo, he will be backed by his childhood pals and garage bandmates Jim Whitford – a fellow Buffalo Music Hall of Famer – and just announced 2010 inductee Mark Winsick. Case filled out the Buffalo band by calling on drummer Rob Lynch, having jammed with him at a previous reunion gig at the Sportsmens.

“It means a lot to me to come back to Buffalo and play,” Case said while on tour in Austin, Texas. “I go way back with these musicians, and it’s a hometown crowd and scene where I learned so much. I travel a lot, but it still feels great to get back to Buffalo, and this support means a lot.”
The Sportsmens Tavern, a longtime bastion of Buffalo music and home away from home to countless touring acts, welcomed Case with open arms, and the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame pledged their support as well. The Dawg House Band, previously scheduled to play a happy hour show, will now play an opening set.

“We’re excited to have Peter Case back at the Sportsmens, and to play with his old buddies that everyone here enjoys all the time,” said owner Dwane Hall. “I feel lucky to have him on my stage – we may not have much notice, but we’re confident that our loyal crowd will pack the place for Peter. Many of them are already big fans.”

There are a limited number of advance tickets available at The Sportsmens Tavern. There will be a $15 cover at the door, first-come, first-admitted. Western New Yorkers will have a second chance to catch Case on Sunday, when he’ll perform at the Hamburg home of Buffalo music icons Susan Tanner & Marty Boratin, minutes from where Case grew up. Winsick will also be featured at that show, as well as up-and-coming singer-songwriter Grace Stumberg. Suggested donation for the Sunday house concert is $10-20.

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