BUFFALO, N.Y. — Once a month, during the mid-week, you can hear music, comedy and more. It's the Mid-week Vibe, a monthly event at the 9th Ward at Babeville on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.
Saxophonist Will Holton and Drummer Daniel "DP" Powell started the Mid-week vibe event because they wanted to give people something to do on a Wednesday evening.
"We wanted something intimate that we can focus the attention on the quality of comedian, acoustic act and live band. So you're getting 3 entities in one night," Powell said.
"There's a lack of venues right now in Buffalo, New York, with the loss of the Tralf Music Hall. We believe this is just quality, in a more intimate setting and there's not a bad seat in the house," Holton said.
There is a cost to enter, but you will get complimentary pizza and wings.
Every show is different. You may be treated to a classical master violinist who plays Bach and Alicia Keys.
The organizers want Buffalonians to get on board with an event that they say is "on a classy scale, but intimate, on a Wednesday, that's the midweek vibe," said Holton with a smile.
The Mid-week Vibe is every first Wednesday of the month.
Each show includes a 15-minute comedy set, 25 minutes of acoustic music, another 15 minutes of comedy, and then an hour performance by a featured guest with the house band.
Keyboardist Rod Bonner was recently part of a show that in the words of one attendee, "he rocked the house."
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