* - Volunteer opportunities exist with these organizations.
Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall
1300 Elmwood Avenue
856-seat theater featuring new and established artists; and classical, choral, and dance programs by Buffalo State students and community groups. Student discounts. Many free performances.
326 Amherst Street
Live country, blues, jazz and rock shows.
Xtreme Wheels Indoor Skate Park
356 Hertel Avenue
Live shows with punk, hardcore, and pop/rock. Also features ramps and rails for inline skating, skateboarding, and bmx bikes. Rock climbing, a retail center, game room, and concessions also available.
Open Monday thru Friday 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Sundays noon-9:00 p.m.
Prices: $8/Monday-Thursday, $10/Friday, $12/Saturday and Sunday, $7/Sundays after 7:00 p.m.
First Niagara Center
One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza (foot of Main Street at South Park Avenue)
Box Office: 1-888-223-6000/Events Hotline: (716) 855-4170
Hours: Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
State-of-the art venue seats 20,000+. Major concerts with nationally and internationally known acts.
Kleinhans Music Hall*
3 Symphony Circle
(716) 883-3560/ Box Office: (716) 885-5000
Experience the symphony, pops, and more, as performed by the renowned Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and major guest performers in one of the world's finest auditoriums.
Lafayette Square, downtown Buffalo
Thursday at the Square
Thursday is prime party night when the throngs gather for a sensational summer concert series with national headliners; diverse acts include rock, blues, reggae, pop, alternative
Late May-early September
Free (refreshments sold)
248 Allen Street
Live music seven nights, with something for everyone: rock, jazz, reggae, acoustic folk; music from Buffalo and beyond. Open mic and Songwriter Showcases on Monday.
110 Pearl Street
Big Orbit's Soundlab is an off-site venue dedicated to the music, media, and performance of Big Orbit Gallery. Located near Buffalo's waterfront in the historic Dun Building, Soundlab references club culture in order to collapse traditional presentation methods, but challenges the contemporary entertainment status quo through its dedication to unconventional, experimental, genre-elusive and avant-garde work.
681 Main Street
Box Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, noon-5:00 p.m.
(716) 852-3900 or 888-223-6000
Concert venue for major touring acts; Saturday night dance club. Age 18+
100 Theater Place (622 Main Street)
Box Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Diverse music and comedy for young and old. Special events. Some 18-and-over and 16-and-over shows.