The Buffalo Blues fundraising campaign will return to the Cave with its next show on April 1.

Here’s the link to the event page. Keep an eye out there for when tickets go on sale.

The music campaign, which has raised $94,720 for a range of non-profits serving Western New York veterans and military families, is resuming its “Buffalo Blues First Thursdays at the Cave” next month.

“People don’t really know that the breakdown of live music events due to COVID nearly killed the project,” said producer Bob James.

“When we launched the campaign in November 2016, at the Sportsmens Tavern, our goal was to raise $10,000 and do some research around the gaps and needs in WNY. 2020 was set to be our biggest year ever, with projections to push us well past $125,000 total donations raised, and it was a heartbreak to have to shut down.”

Opening the April 1 event will be Michael Delano, followed by a full-band set with James, guitarist George

Puleo, Twang Gang bassist Jim Sweet and Ralph Fonda, best known as part of the Porcelain Train duo.

Proceeds from the event will support the completion and publishing of the 4-year regional study on service

gaps and needs in the military community, a newly revived chapter in the Buffalo Blues menu of tasks that

includes fundraising and research.



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