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3rd Annual Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival

Silo City is the perfect spot to listen to live blues. With a giant stage, an industrial backdrop, the Buffalo River, room to move about, a beer and wine tent, food vendors, and some of the best blues acts in the region, this festival continues to grow in popularity.

Special musical presentations at the Music Education tent featuring student musicians who participate in both the Blues in the Schools and the Youth Mentoring programs.

This festival is a WNY Blues Society event, with proceeds going towards promoting the blues scene in the region. Blues is growing in popularity in Buffalo, with a devote older generation following the bands, and a younger generation starting to tune in. These types of music festivals put Buffalo on the map for blues, while paying respect to the artists that have been playing around town for decades. Come listen to some of the legends, and catch a few of the up and coming musicians that will one day be carrying the blues torch in Buffalo.


2016 FESTIVAL BAND SCHEDULE: (20 Min. break between acts)

  • 11:30 Gates Open
  • 12:00-1:00 Vanessa Collier
  • 1:20- 2:25 Cedric Burnside Project
  • 2:45-3:55 Betty Fox Band
  • 4:15-5:35 Bryan Lee and WNY Blues Band featuring Dan Sturner, Barry Arbogast, Ray Hangen and Andy Romanek
  • 5:55-7:25 Campbell Brothers
  • 7:45-9:15 Sonny Knight and the Lakers
  • Last call at (9:30)
  • 9:35-11:05 Matt Schofield

3rd Annual Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Silo City | Childs Street – opposite the intersection at Ohio and Ganson streets

Gates open at 11:30 a.m.

Music runs from noon until 11:00 p.m.

No outside food or drinks may be brought into the event.

Visit Buff-Niag BluesFest on Facebook. Check out the event on Facebook.

Tickets are $10 pre-sale, $15 the day of the show, and will be available at through, all Wegmans locations, and at the festival gates. Admission is free for Western New York Blues Society members and children under 16. Limited vehicle and bicycle parking will be available on-site, and there will be a shuttle available for a small fee for festival-goers parking along Fuhrmann Blvd. An individual membership is only $20 per year and supports educational and community programs that help keep the Blues alive! For more information, visit the Western New York Blues Society’s official


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