Ghost Town Blues Band, finalist in the 2014 International Blues Challenge, to headline

BUFFALO, N.Y. – WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto is pleased to announce the 2015 WBFO’s Buffalo Blues Bash on Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the WNED ǀ WBFO studios.

Headlining WBFO’s Buffalo Blues Bash is Ghost Town Blues Band, finalist in the 2014 International Blues Challenge. Ghost Town Blues Band is a modern blues band with an intimate knowledge of both blues, rock and improvisational jams. At the same time, the band’s raw energy and intensity is reminiscent of some of the best blues that rock n' roll has ever offered. The band can turn on a dime from North Mississippi hill country grooves to classic electric urban blues and funk.  This Memphis-based, gritty, six-piece has been touring the U.S. since its inception in 2009, gaining a strong following within the blues and Jam Band circuit.

Opening for the event is local favorite The Patti Parks Band. They are one of Western New York’s most versatile and experienced groups, comprised of the most talented musicians that have come along in a long time. From original musical arrangements to blues to Motown and more, The Patti Parks Band is not the same old thing.

“The last two Buffalo Blues Bash’s were a huge success,” said WNED ǀ WBFO president and CEO Donald K. Boswell. “WBFO’s commitment to bringing Western New York the very best of the blues is stronger than ever and we’re thrilled to host this event not only once but twice in 2015.”

WNED | WBFO continues its commitment to bringing top performing acts to the event, along with fostering local talent. Previous Blues Bash headliners include Billy the Kid and the Regulators and the Selwyn Birchwood Band and opening performers featured Tommy Z Band and Dive House Union.  WNED | WBFO is planning to present a fourth Buffalo Blues Bash later in the year.

Tickets are $18 for WNED ǀ WBFO members and $20 for advanced purchase. The price increases to $25 when bought at the door the night of the event, if the event isn’t sold out.  Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. For tickets, visit wbfo.org or call WNED ǀ WBFO at 1-800-678-1873.

About WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto

Through WBFO-FM 88.7, WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well/WORLD TV and Classical 94.5 WNED, member-supported WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto provides high quality programming and services to local, regional and national audiences that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Additional information about WNED ǀ WBFO can be found at wned.org.

 

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Published in Events
Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:52

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Saturday, 06 September 2014 00:00

Seven Percent

   

   

WNED-TV is one of the most watched PBS television stations. Since 1977, Classical 94.5 has offered round the clock classical music. WBFO is already a compelling News & Information station and is growing every day. All three of your stations could be so much stronger. But they need to be financially supported by the people that use them.

The PBS/NPR industry average of member-to-audience is 7%. WNED|WBFO are at only 4%, which is hard to understand. Hence, we are launching 7% Impact – an endeavor to bring the ratio up to industry standards and strengthen your public broadcasting stations’ programming. You can make the difference with your financial support! Be part of 7% Impact now.

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Wednesday, 02 July 2014 13:34

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Monday, 23 December 2013 16:44

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