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Buffalo Toronto Public Media is committed to the health and enjoyment of its event attendees. Check back here for the latest information. If an event is postponed or rescheduled, ticketholders will be notified by email as soon as possible.

WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash that was scheduled for April 4, 2020 has been rescheduled for October 2, 2021.The Antiques Home Show rescheduled for April 18, 2021 is postponed. We will notify ticket holders once the event has been rescheduled.

Due to current restrictions and closings, NPR has decided to postpone all live events for the next eight weeks, including “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” previously scheduled for April 30, 2020 at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre in Buffalo.Ticketholders will be notified of the new date as soon as it is scheduled.

The 2020 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition scheduled for June 3-6 has been postponed, due to the nearly impossible logistics of mounting an international competition in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The BPO will announce a rescheduled date at a later time.

The Artie Awards that were scheduled for June 15, 2020 has been postponed. We will reschedule the ceremony when we are all able to be together again to celebrate our wonderful Buffalo theater community!

WNED PBS Special Ticket opportunity

Brit Floyd | Hamilton | CANCELLED

Brit Floyd at the FirstOntario Concert Hall, April 10 has unfortunately been canceled. Please contact membership@wned.org to select an alternate concert, thank you gift or refund.

POSTPONED | NEW DATE TBD

The NPR Comedy New Quiz is Coming To Buffalo!

Join us for Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, NPR’s Peabody Award-winning quiz show, live at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre. Be a part of this live taping.

BTPM Special Ticket Opportunity

Pavlo | Buffalo | Rescheduled for November 5, 2021

Internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, & songwriter, Pavlo is rescheduling his Asbury Hall performance to Fri., Nov 5, 2021.

BTPM Special Ticket Opportunity

Pavlo | Toronto | Rescheduled for November 3, 2021

Internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, & songwriter, Pavlo is rescheduling his Koerner Hall performance to Wed., Nov 3, 2021.

Jonathan Antoine

Jonathan Antoine | Toronto | Rescheduled for December 12, 2021

The Going the Distance Tour at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, ON, has been rescheduled again to Sunday, December 12, 2021, 7:00 pm. WNED PBS tickets will be issued for the new date closer to the concert.

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa | Toronto | Rescheduled for November 14, 2021

Joe Bonamassa at Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), Toronto, ON, November 14, 2020 has been rescheduled to Friday, November 26, 2021, 8:00 pm. WNED PBS tickets will be issued for the new date closer to the concert.

Celtic Thunder | Buffalo | Postponed to December 2021

The Ireland tour at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, December 5 is being postponed to December 2021. Date and time will be announced.


Buffalo Toronto Public Media Signature Events

WBFO’s Buffalo Blues Bash brings a rollicking night of music, food and fun to Buffalo Toronto Public Media each fall and spring. WNED PBS’s large studio is transformed into a state-of-the-art concert venue for one night only; it offers the perfect setting for local opening blues acts and notable national headliners alike. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase to complete this rockin’ evening.

 

WBFO's Buffalo  Blues Bash returns to our studios October 2021. The headliner for the next Blues Bash is 2019 New England Music Award-Winning “Blues Artist Of The Year”Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers. Rockabilly Steve and BR3 is the opener.

 

WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash that was scheduled for April 4, 2020 has been rescheduled for October 2, 2021. All tickets will be honored.


WNED PBS Antiques Home Show

Celebrity Chef's Table at WNED PBS

Celebrity Chef’s Table is a culinary experience. We invite a celebrity chef from a beloved PBS cooking show to join us as we enhance our love of culinary arts through Q&A, demos, and of course, eating.

WNED PBS Antiques Home Show

WNED PBS Antiques Home Show!

Due to COVID-19, this event that was scheduled for April 18, 2021 has been postponed.
 

WNED PBS's Antiques Home Show is a local, non-televised event using local expert appraisers. For one day only, community members are invited to bring antiques to be verbally evaluated by Western New York’s finest appraisers.


Don Boswell (Buffalo Toronto Public Media) and JoAnn Falletta (Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra) welcome the Semi-finalists.

The JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition

Named in honor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director, the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition was launched in 2004 by Classical WNED, WNED PBS and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. It was the world’s first concerto competition for classical guitarists with accompaniment by a full symphony orchestra. The Falletta Competition was established to help identify and encourage talented young classical guitarists and help them on their musical journeys. Every two years, it brings international guitarists to Buffalo, New York for one week to perform publicly in competition for cash prizes, a recording contract, national and international broadcast exposure, and a return engagement with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. It is the opportunity of a lifetime for young musicians who have dedicated themselves to their art and who are serious about pursuing careers not only as international performing and recording artists, but also as concert soloists.

In addition to bringing prominent recognition to highly-skilled young classical guitarists, Buffalo Toronto Public Media and the BPO seek to promote music appreciation and enhance the visibility of the cultural arts in Western New York.

Buffalo Toronto Public Media and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra congratulate Bokyung Byun of South Korea who was awarded first place and Musician's Choice in the eighth biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition on June 9, 2018.

Eight classical guitarists, representing five nations, competed throughout the week. Byun is the first woman to win the competition. Tengue "TY" Zhang of China captured Audience Favorite and second place. Congyi Zhang won third place, and also received the inaugural William and Carol Greiner Award for his performance of Ernesto Cordero’s Concierto Antillano. The Greiner Award encourages the performance of lesser-known works.

Byun will receive a solo concert at the Fondazione La Società dei Concerti in a recital among the series “Winners!” of Incontri Musicali at Gaber Auditorium in Milano, Italy, along with a $10,000 cash prize, national and international broadcast exposure, and a return engagement with the BPO.

The 2020 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition scheduled for June 3-6 has been postponed, due to the nearly impossible logistics of mounting an international competition in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The BPO will announce a rescheduled date at a later time.


WNED Kid Fest At Home

Kid Fest has gone virtual!

We are so sad we couldn’t meet in person this year. With that in mind, we decided to bring Kid Fest to you! While nothing can fully replace in-person fun, we are providing a fun alternative.


JazzWorks Live! is a fundraiser for Western New York Public Broadcasting Association, a nonprofit corporation that serves the educational, cultural and informational needs of communities across Western New York and Southern Ontario. Sponsorship support of this unique concert event helps provides the financial resources required for the organization’s on-air, community collaboration and outreach activities.

 

JazzWorks Live!
Thank you for your support.

Saturday, September 14th, 2019
 

Buffalo Toronto Public Media continues its tradition of bringing live music to Buffalo and Western New York with its first JazzWorks Live! The inaugural event took place September 14, 2019. The Buffalo Toronto Public Media studio was transformed into an intimate jazz nightclub setting.with Jazzmeia Horn, winner of the Thelonious Monk Award was the headlining and an opening performance by Taylor Made Jazz. The musicians, ambiance and excitement of this event made for an incredibly memorable evening!

JazzWorks Live! features jazz musicians from Western New York and beyond. There is food and beverages (alcohol and non-alcohol) available for purchase.

 

Check back soon for information on the next JazzWorks Live! event.