January 29

Dan Bern

Dan Bern

It’s fun that singer/songwriter Dan Bern is playing Babeville, the venue linked to fellow folkie Ani DiFranco, whom he opened for on several tours in the mid-1990s (during which he often performed “Talkin’ Mrs. DiFranco Blues,” a crowd favorite about a fictional encounter with Ani’s mother). Bern also called upon DiFranco to produce his second major-label album, Fifty Eggs, in 1998. Over the subsequent decades, he has released a vast number of albums and EPs on various indies and on his own; the subjects of his songs are sometimes topical, sometimes personal, and almost always laugh-out-loud funny. Bern’s side projects include three albums of kid-friendly music, music for the cult biopic parody Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, a pandemic-era home concert series, and several books. Bern may not be a household name, but in houses where he’s known, he’s cherished. —Ron Ehmke

 

8 p.m. at The 9th Ward at Babeville (341 Delaware Avenue)

babevillebuffalo.com, 852-3835

 


 

January 1

Excision

Celebrate New Year’s Day with North America’s biggest Dubstep-EDM artist Excision, accompanied by a mind-blowing laser/LEDlight show. 

11:30 p.m., Buffalo RiverWorks

(359 Ganson Street)

buffaloriverworks.com, 342-2292

 

January 12

Greensky Bluegrass

Greensky Bluegrass is a five-piece American bluegrass jam band whose concerts are electrifying. 

7 p.m., Town Ballroom

(681 Main Street)

townballroom.com, 852-3900

 

January 13-14

Chopin & Shostakovich

Marcelo Lehninger leads the BPO for an homage to master composers Beethoven and Shostakovich. Extraordinary pianist Sônia Goulart performs Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto. 

10:30 a.m., Kleinhans Music Hall

(3 Symphony Circle)

bpo.org, 885-5000

 

Amateur Hockey Club 

Buffalo native Amateur Hockey Club is a rock group that got its start in 2017.

6 p.m., Rec Room

(79 West Chippewa Street)

recroombuffalo.com, 939-1279

 

FlashBamPow

With sharp musicianship and intricate arrangements, FlashBamPow is an acid jazz quartet that delivers intense live performance.

7 p.m., The 9th Ward

(Babeville, 341 Delaware Avenue)

babevillebuffalo.com, 852-3835

 

January 20 

Canetis 

Buffalo’s Canetis is an alternative rock band whose music focuses on indie rock with intense instrumentalization.

6 p.m., Rec Room

(79 West Chippewa Street)

recroombuffalo.com, 939-1279

 

The Music of Deep Purple

Legendary rock vocalist Joe Retta leads a full band alongside the BPO to perform a collection of music from Deep Purple, Whitesnake, and Rainbow.

7:30 p.m., Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 

(Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle)

bpo.org, 885-5000

 

John Ford Coley

John Ford Coley is an American singer, classically trained pianist, and guitarist. He is best known for his partnership in the musical duo England Dan & John Ford Coley.

8 p.m., The Bear’s Den, Seneca Niagara Casino

(310 4th Street, Niagara Falls)

senecaniagaracasino.com, 299-1100

 

January 21

Latin Fire

Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez leads the BPO in a fiery performance of Latin orchestral music. 

7:30 p.m., Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 

(Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle)

bpo.org, 885-5000

 

The Way Down Wanderers

With a focus on beautifully crafted music and lyricism, the Way Down Wanderers string band blends indie, bluegrass, and folk. 

8 p.m., Sportsmen’s Tavern

(326 Amherst Street)

sportsmensbuffalo.com, 874-7734

 

January 25 

Token

Benjamin David Goldberg, known professionally as Token, is a rapper and alternative hip-hop artist. 

8 p.m., Buffalo Iron Works 

(49 Illinois Street)

buffaloironworks.com, 200-1893

 

January 27

Double Vision

Double Vision is a Foreigner tribute band hailed for delivering an incredible experience. 

8 p.m., Riviera Theatre

(67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda)

rivieratheatre.org, 692-2413

 

Bonnie X Clyde

Bonnie X Clyde is an American electronic dance duo formed in 2015 by Daniel Litman and Paige Lopynski, who blend EDM, house, and trap genres. 

9 p.m., Rec Room

(79 West Chippewa Street)

recroombuffalo.com, 939-1279

 

January 28-29

Mozart Masterpieces

JoAnn Falletta leads the BPO in its annual celebration of Mozart. Featuring concertmaster Nikki Chooi on the violin and principal violist Caroline Gilbert. 

7:30 p.m., Kleinhans Music Hall; 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 29

(3 Symphony Circle)

bpo.org, 885-5000

 

January 29

Dan Bern

American guitarist, singer, songwriter, novelist, and painter, Bern’s music has been compared to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Elvis Costello. 

7 p.m., The 9th Ward

(Babeville, 341 Delaware Avenue)

babevillebuffalo.com, 852-3835

 

January 30 

Gregory Alan Isakov

Gregory Alan Isakov is a singer and songwriter, whose music falls into indie-rock and folk genres. 

7 p.m., Asbury Hall

(Babeville, 341 Delaware Avenue)

babevillebuffalo.com, 852-3835

 

January 31 

Patty Griffin & Raul Malo

Patty Griffin is a Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter. Raul Malo is also a singer and songwriter, best known as frontman for the Mavericks. 

7 p.m., Asbury Hall

(Babeville, 341 Delaware Avenue)

babevillebuffalo.com, 852-3835

 

Spafford

Spafford is a jam band known for blending and bending multiple genres. 

7 p.m., Buffalo Iron Works 

(49 Illinois Street)

buffaloironworks.com, 200-1893

 

February 3-4

Schumann’s Second

Guest conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl leads the BPO. 

10:30 a.m., Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 

(Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle)

bpo.org, 885-5000

 

February 4 

Angel Olsen

Singer-songwriter and indie rock musician, Olsen performs with Nashville-raised singer Erin Rae. 

7 p.m., Asbury Hall

(Babeville, 341 Delaware Avenue)

babevillebuffalo.com, 852-3835

 

Michael Glabicki and Dirk Miller

Known for forming popular band Rusted Root, Glabicki performs acoustic folk, rock, and world music in a duo performance with long-time bandmate Miller.

8 p.m., Drama Theatre

(Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst)

ubcfa.org, 645-6915

 

February 5 

Art of Jazz

A performance from Elio Villafranca & the Chick Corea Afro-Caribbean Experience 

3 p.m., Kleinhans Music Hall

(3 Symphony Circle)

kleinhansbuffalo.org, 885-5000

 

February 10-11

Unforgettable: Nat & Natalie

Father-daughter duo Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole left incredible jazz and pop legacies. 

10:30 a.m., Kleinhans Music Hall; 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 11

(3 Symphony Circle)

bpo.org, 885-5000

 

February 11

BPO Little Kids

A special Saturday morning session with fun musical activities is designed for tiny ears and growing minds.

10 a.m., Kleinhans Music Hall

(3 Symphony Circle)

bpo.org, 885-5000

 

February 14 

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

These fiddle virtuosos are inspired by Celtic music. 

7:30 p.m., Mainstage Theatre

(Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst)

ubcfa.org, 645-6915

 

February 15 

Alan Doyle

Musician/songwriter Doyle is best known as lead singer of the Canadian folk rock band Great Big Sea. 

7 p.m., Town Ballroom

(681 Main Street)

townballroom.com, 852-3900

 

February 16

Subtronics

Jesse Kardon, better known by alias Subtronics, is a dubstep DJ and producer from Philadelphia.

8 p.m., Buffalo RiverWorks

(359 Ganson Street)

buffaloriverworks.com, 342-2292

 

February 17 

Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly is a prominent Celtic Rock band whose music blends punk and alternative rock.

7 p.m., Town Ballroom

(681 Main Street)

townballroom.com, 852-3900

 

Tower of Power

For over 50 years, Tower of Power has delivered the best in funk and soul music. They join the BPO for one night only.

7:30 p.m., Kleinhans Music Hall 

(3 Symphony Circle)

bpo.org, 885-5000

 

February 17-18

Zoso

Formed in 1995, Zoso is a tribute band that’s been called the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience.  

8 p.m., Riviera Theatre

(67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda)

rivieratheatre.org, 692-2413

 

February 18

Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus presents “The Red Carpet”

The Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus (BGMC) presents “The Red Carpet,” a fundraiser featuring performances of music from movies, television and the Broadway stage, sung by both the full chorus and select members. There will also be a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Tickets available online.

6:30 p.m., Babeville

(341 Delaware Avenue)

tickets.thebgmc.org

 

February 19

Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestra

3 p.m., St. Andrew RC Church

(1525 Sheridan Drive, Kenmore)

cheektowagasymphony.com, 895-1047

 

Adore Delano

Daniel Noriega, stage name Adore Delano, is an American drag queen and rock musician. 

7 p.m., Buffalo Iron Works 

(49 Illinois Street)

buffaloironworks.com, 200-1893

 

February 25

Billy Joel

Award-winning Joel has sold more than 150 million records.  

8 p.m., Fallsview Casino Resort

(6380 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON)

fallsviewcasinoresort.com, 877-833-3110

 

Tommy DeCarlo 

Former member of rock band Boston, DeCarlo performs some of his classics with his band. 

8 p.m., Riviera Theatre

(67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda)

rivieratheatre.org, 692-2413

 

February 28

Joe Bonamassa

Blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa has been performing for more than three decades. 

8 p.m., Shea’s Performing Arts Center 

(646 Main Street)

sheas.org, 847-0850, for tickets 800-745-3000)

 

  

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