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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.

Due to travel restrictions for America’s Test Kitchen employees, Jack Bishop is unable to host Celebrity Chef’s Table events on March 28, 2020. These events have been rescheduled for March 27, 2021. Tickets will be honored.

Following guidance from the governor's office and public health officials, we are postponing WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash on April 4th to a later date. The Antiques Home Show has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 18, 2021. All tickets will be honored.Ticketholders for both events will be notified of the new dates as soon as they are scheduled.

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 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!

celebrity chef's table

New Date | March 27, 2021

Celebrity Chef's Table at WNED

You’re invited to WNED PBS ’s inaugural fundraising culinary dinner experience featuring a delicious menu and stories from Celebrity Chef Jack Bishop from America's Test Kitchen.

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 | Postponed

Internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, & songwriter, Pavlo is rescheduling his performances for 2021. We will share the news dates when finalized.

BTPM Special Ticket Opportunity

Pavlo | Toronto | Postponed

Internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, & songwriter, Pavlo is rescheduling his performances for 2021. We will share the news dates when finalized.

Jonathan Antoine

Jonathan Antoine | Toronto | Rescheduled for April 23, 2021

The Going the Distance Tour at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, ON, October 18 has been rescheduled to Friday, April 23, 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 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. 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.

Following guidance from the governor's office and public health officials, we are postponing WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash on April 4th to a later date.

Ticketholders will be notified of the new date as soon as it is scheduled. Check back here for updates.


WNED PBS Antiques Home Show

WNED PBS Antiques Home Show!

NEW DATE!
Sunday, April 18, 2021
WNED Studios in downtown Buffalo

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

This fun-filled family weekend takes place annually each winter. We host Kid Fest in both Burlington, Ontario and in downtown Buffalo, NY. Children and parents can enjoy meet-and-greets with beloved PBS KIDS characters, as well as an assortment of activities, prizes, and more. Various organizations from around the communities participate -- presenting live performances, crafts and giveaways for those who attend.

2020 Kid Fest Events!

Thank you for your support. Check back for information on WNED Kid Fest 2021 events!


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.