About Us

Originally called The Town Casino between the 1940s and 60s, the venue looms large in Buffalo’s history. In the midst of her heyday, the Main Street club was the Queen city’s finest restaurant and night spot. She was home to shuffling showgirls and tough guys playing cards in the basement (Al Capone among them). The room also hosted a myriad of musical legends such as Frank Sinatra, Nat ¨King¨ Cole, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Les Paul. Anyone who was anyone played the Town Casino.

However, following these storied years the building changed ownership several times. First she was home base for the Studio Arena, then became UB’s Pfeiffer Theater, and in the early 21st Century was remodeled into Sphere Entertainment Complex.

Finally, in 2005, noted Buffalo promoters Artie Kwitchoff and Donny Kutzbach stepped in to restore the old girl to her former glory. Their vision was to bring the venue back to life as the Queen City’s premier concert venue. This included further renovation of the space to ensure the stage was not only magnificent for performers, but was also the best place for fans to see a show. The pièce de résistance was christening the club the Town Ballroom, which called to mind the legendary grandeur of the Town Casino.

We hope to be a part of your fondest memories as you enjoy our continuing legacy.

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COVID-19 Policy

As the COVID-19 situation progresses with the spread of the Delta variant, it’s imperative that we take steps to ensure the safety of all our patrons in order to continue to operate. Based on current recommendations at the urging of most artists scheduled at Town Ballroom in the coming months we have decided to take the following precautions: 

 Ticket holders and attendees for *ALL* Town Ballroom shows and events must provide proof  of full vaccination as defined by the CDC via physical vaccination card OR New York State’s Excelsior Pass. 

Unvaccinated patrons must provide proof of a negative, lab-administered COVID-19 PCR or Rapid Test administered within 48 hours of entry. Home rapid tests will not be accepted.

Children under 12 may not attend events.

For safety of our staff: ticket holders and attendees will be required to wear masks upon entering Town Ballroom and are then strongly encouraged to be masked throughout the event.

UPDATE 11/22/21: AS PER THE ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES AT TOWN BALLROOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

We kindly ask anyone meeting any of the following criteria to not enter Town Ballroom:

-Anyone that has tested positive, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days prior.

-Anyone that in the prior 48 hours has exhibited any of the following symptoms:

  •   Fever or chills
  •   Cough
  •   Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  •   Fatigue
  •   Muscle or body aches
  •   Headache
  •   New loss of taste or smell
  •   Sore throat
  •   Congestion or runny nose
  •   Nausea or vomiting
  •   Diarrhea

These protocols and procedures have been added due to the rapid escalation of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. Refusal to meet the following protocols will result in denial of entry.

This situation is being monitored closely and these policies are subject to change at any time and on a show by show basis. We are extremely eager to see you all back at Town Ballroom. We ask that you please work with us so that we can stay open and keep live entertainment alive amidst a global pandemic.