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The Greater Buffalo American Red Cross is busy gearing up for BASH*2015, which takes place this Friday. Each year thousands of people get dressed up in military gear that harkens back to the days of the hit TV show M*A*S*H. It’s a chance to dress as one of the memorable characters, from Hot Lips Houlihan to Klinger. Or you can simply throw on a pair of military fatigue pants and join in on the fun.

As much as the BASH is known as one of the most “rockinist” of parties, 2015 will be the first year that headliner Lance Diamond will be missing from the mix. Instead of partying along with Lance, the crowd will be honoring the man in the form of a Lance Tribute.

11301422_10204334982319257_2048185756_nThere are very few artists that could pull off such an undertaking, but the BASH committee has pulled a rabbit out of the hat by tapping national recording artist Caitlin Koch to sing at the military-themed gig. Not only did Caitlin sing at Lance’s memorial at Kleinhans Music Hall, along with the 24 Karat Diamond Band, she has shared similar local music circuits with Lance over the years. If there was anyone who would be qualified to step up and deliver a high energy Lance-inspired performance, I believe that we have found our gal.

Don’t forget, the BASH is not just a great party, it’s a crucial fundraiser for the Red Cross. In 2015, the event raised over $300,000 to support Red Cross Emergency Services.

BASH*2015 General Admission tickets are $75 each or two for $125, and are available online at Each ticket includes two free drink tickets and all the food you can eat. 

BASH*2015 | Friday, June 5, 2015 | 8pm | Facebook

Greater Buffalo American Red Cross | 786 Delware Avenue | Buffalo, New York | Tickets

Inset image of Caitlin: Gabriella Sophia Photography


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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