Dating back to the 1940s, Town Ballroom is a historic live music venue in downtown Buffalo that has seen performances by the likes of Frank Sinatra and John Coltrane.
Town Ballroom History
Back when it started in the 1940s, it was named The Town Casino. Located on Main Street, it was a bustling joint with showgirls and live performances, and people frequented it for playing cards. After stricter laws came into place for casinos and gambling, it went through several renovations and name changes, including functioning as a cinema under the name Pfeiffer Theater. In 2005, it underwent renovations again and was christened Town Ballroom as a nod to its glorious past.
Town Ballroom Events
Matchbook Romance was one of the first bands to perform at Town Ballroom when it opened in 2005. Since then, the Buffalo venue has had performances by artists across genres. Some notable artists that have performed here in the past include Flux Pavilion, Yellowcard, and Tech N9ne.
Town Ballroom Seating Plan
It is a mid-sized venue that can hold close to 1,000 people. The tiered interior design of the building means there is standing room at the front of the stage as well as vantage points in the balcony upstairs. It has three bars with one in the lobby for easy access to drinks during the show. If you plan to attend an event here, make sure you book your tickets at StubHub well in advance. For popular gigs, Town Ballroom fills up really fast.
Buffalo, New York
Buffalo is synonymous with art-deco architecture, Buffalo wings and Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, which has been painstakingly restored. For the best example of art-deco architecture, you can take a tour of Buffalo City Hall and see impressive vistas from its observation deck. For lip-smacking Buffalo wings, head to Anchor Bar - the inventor of the snack. There is also Ulrich's 1868 Tavern, which is the oldest bar in the city and serves authentic schnitzel. For adventure lovers, there is the waterfront Canalside, which has ice-skating in winters. For the curious and the historically inclined, a tour of Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park is a must. Sports enthusiasts have it good too in Buffalo. Coca-Cola Field hosts Buffalo Bisons baseball team, while there is the HarborCenter for professional ice hockey, which also serves as a venue for major concerts. If you are looking for more intimate live musical performances, head to Buffalo Iron Works. The live music venue dates back to the 1900s.
Al Capone, the infamous gangster, is said to have frequented Town Ballroom in the 1940s and 1960s.