nightlife-ALTERNATEFriday, October 11

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

The Joe Wagner Band

Joe and his band have been a Fall Fest Friday tradition here for years, setting up in the back room and getting everyone into a party mode for this great weekend … a must-see act in EVL for this weekend!

Balloons, 7 p.m.

The Porcelain Busdrivers

Another Fall Fest Friday tradition, the “busdrivers” open the “Rocktoberfest” tent every year with their hard-driving, horn-loaded classic rock and R & B sound (think Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire,. They hail from the Jamestown area and put on a heck of a show!


Saturday, October 12

Balloons Tent

12 p.m. Mo Porter

Buffalo’s ultimate party band, classic rock

2:30 p.m. Black Widow

Full-range rock and roll quartet

5:30 p.m. Steel Keys & Brass Folk-infused, funky tribal blues-rock

8:30 p.m. Funktional Flow Unique mix, from upbeat reggae to a funky blues jam


Holiday Valley

Top of Mardi Gras 12 p.m.

The Tommy Z Band

Award-winning classic blues at their finest

Holiday Valley Cabana Bar
3:30 p.m. The Strangers

The best classic rock and party tunes.

The Barn, 9 p.m.

The Heritage

A quintessential country quintet that does it all, new and classic covers, plus their own tunes in a refreshing modern, country style sure to please every music fan.


Sunday, October 13

Gin Mill, 7 p.m.

2 Guys Drinkin’ Beer

What a great way to end the festival weekend! Come in and listen to Ron and Terry’s eclectic mix of classic tunes you all know and love.

Balloons, 4 p.m.

The Strangers

All your classic rock and party hits wrapped up in one great package. These Buffalo-area musicians are no “strangers” to EVL and will always keep the party going!

Holiday Valley

Top of Mardi Gras

12 p.m. 10 Delaware Band

Buffalo’s best, new dance-party-rock band

Holiday Valley Cabana Bar

3:30 p.m.

Bleeding Hearts Band

They do it all — ‘60s, ‘70s, retro ‘80s, alternative ‘90s


Monday, October 14

Ellicottville Brewing Co.,

6:30 p.m. 

The Blue Mule Band

They are bluegrass, folk and Americana all rolled into one big hay bale they call “Mulegrass” — a unique mixture of acoustic authenticity.


Tuesday, October 15

Gin Mill, 7 p.m.

The Twobadours

Less IS more when Mr. Gray and Mr. Brown weave their down-home, front-porch style into every song they do.


Wednesday, Oct. 16

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Wagner & Winston

These two EVL musical mainstays have been a Wednesday night institution for over 30 years! All your favorites in their “acoustic comfort” style … and don’t forget those wings!


Thursday, October 17

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Fred & Tuck

It was 50 years ago that The Beatles recorded “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” and Beatle-ologist Freddie will be featuring lots of Beatles songs tonight … Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!