Upcoming Events

WNED | WBFO Signature Events

WBFO’s Buffalo Blues Bash

WBFO’s Buffalo Blues Bash brings a rollicking night of music, food and fun to WNED | WBFO each fall and spring. WNED’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.

We hope you enjoyed the WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash on April 21, 2018. A big thank you to this year's sponsors, our headliner- the Keeshea Pratt Band and the Willie May Band who opened the show the show!

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Check back soon for details on the next WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash.

The Antiques Home Show

The Antiques Home Show comes to the WNED | WBFO studios in downtown Buffalo each May. For one day only, community members are invited to bring antiques to be evaluated by an expert. For only $10 per item, prized heirlooms will be verbally valued by Western New York’s finest appraisers.

The WNED | WBFO Antiques Home Show returns May 19, 2018! For tickets and more information click here.

Don Boswell (WNED|WBFO) 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 WNED-FM, WNED-TV 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, WNED and the BPO seek to promote music appreciation and enhance the visibility of the cultural arts in Western New York.

WNED | WBFO and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra are pleased to announce the dates for the 2018 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.

The competition will be taking place on June 6, 7 and 9, 2018.

The semifinals will take place in the WNED-TV Studios in downtown Buffalo on June 6 and 7, with the finals being held at Kleinhans Music Hall on June 9. The semifinals will be broadcast live on Classical 94.5 WNED and streamed online at wned.org.

For more information click here.

WNED-TV Kid Fest

This fun-filled family weekend takes place annually each winter at the WNED | WBFO studios in downtown Buffalo. 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 community participate -- presenting live performances, crafts and giveaways for those who attend. Complimentary goodie bags are given to every child and low-cost snacks are available for purchase.

Families also have the opportunity to make it a full day of fun by attending the popular Character Breakfast where they can dine and hob-nob with the likes of Daniel Tiger, Curius George and other PBS friends. Character Breakfast tickets include VIP early admission to Kid Fest.

This year's Kid Fest was February 3 & 4, 2018. A big thank you to this year's sponsors and community partners!