First Night Buffalo returns with such musical acts as John and Mary, the Steam Donkeys, David Kane's Them Jazzbeards and Tom Stahl. The musicians will be performing at various locations downtown starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday and lasting until midnight.
Moxy Fruvous plays its brand of good-time alternative rock at 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls.
Billy McEwen and the Soul Invaders put some R&B sounds into the holiday celebration at 10 p.m. Wednesday in the Lafayette Tap Room, 391 Washington St. Scott Carpenter and Real McCoys perform original rock for a gig at 11 p.m. Wednesday in Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.
The Vinnie Barbarino Experience is known for its self-described polyester music and will kick off the party at 11 p.m. Wednesday in Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St.
Hit'N Run keeps the dance floor busy at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Macaroon's Night Club, 518 Dick Road, Depew.
Rocky LaPorte gets laughs as comedy headliner starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Funny Bone at the Boulevard Mall. Outer Circle Orchestra will keep the party going with world-beat sounds starting at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Hyatt Regency Atrium downtown.
Terry Sullivan and his band, Dollywatchers, perform at 11 p.m. Saturday in the Continental, 212 Franklin St.
Oui 73, Girlpope, the Insomniacs, 53 Days, Kingdom Power Glory and Rocketship Seven perform original rock starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday in Mr. Goodbar, 1110 Elmwood Ave.
The Peter Grey Band plays original sounds at 11 p.m. Saturday in Nietzsche's.