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The Amherst Street Séance

The perfect séance is usually one where there is a tight-knit group of people sitting around a table. If you were to amplify that to a tight-knit community, in order to incorporate more people into the circle, then Amherst Street would be one of the best areas to do that. That’s exactly what some of the local bars and restaurants are dreaming up this Halloween season in order to celebrate the spooky side of fall. Black Rock Kitchen & Bar, 464 Gallery, Rohall’s Corner, Casey’s Tavern and The Good Neighborhood are coming together to create a twist on a practice that normally summons the spirits. In this case, the public is invited to celebrate the spirits in a different type of Halloween tradition.

On October 25, 2013, musicians from the 12/8 Path Band will lead a procession of people from the back patio of Black Rock Kitchen & Bar to the other destinations involved with The Amherst Street Séance. “This is an exciting event for us on Amherst Street,” said BRKB owner Mark Goldman. “These are all great places that are better for banding together; the path band is a fun form of street art that will make this a true neighborhood gathering.”

The roaming event will leave BRKB and then head to Casey’s Tavern. From there it will wind its way to 464 Gallery where the third annual Monster Multimedia Party will already be underway (starts at 6pm and features themed installations, live art-making, DJs inside and outdoor projection by AVDJ Projex). Then revelers will congregate at Rohall’s Corner (featuring gypsy jazz session with the Hot Club of Buffalo at Rohall’s Corner) before heading back to BRKG where entertainment by La Marimba’s “Marimba de las Muertas” will already be underway (kicks off at 9pm).

Who: Black Rock Kitchen & Bar, 464 Gallery, Rohall’s Corner, Casey’s Tavern, The Good Neighborhood

What: Amherst Street Séance presented by Magic Hat, featuring the 12/8 Path Band and more

When: Friday, October 25th, 2013, 9pm-1am

Where: Four venues along the 400-600 blocks of Amherst Street – and the sidewalks between

Why: Connect distinct neighborhood hangouts with a procession of live music

Presented by Magic Hat Brewing Company


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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