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Funtime Presents

If you begin to scratch the surface of live entertainment in Western New York you will quickly find that many of the areas most significant concerts and live events in recent years were helmed by Funtime Presents’ Artie Kwitchoff and Donny Kutzbach. From shows on a club, theater and arena level to the largest outdoor music spectacles the duo behind Funtime Presents has done it all.

Artie Kwitchoff began his career managing Buffalo-bred band the Goo Goo Dolls nurturing their career to make them multi-platinum superstars. Through the last two decades Kwitchoff was as a promoter previously with Clear Channel Entertainment and with his own Funtime Presents.

Donny Kutzbach, who has a strong background in the music business including serving as ARTVOICE’s music editor and as a strong presence with the emerging underground music scene during the salad days of Buffalo’s fabled original Mohawk Place, worked with Kwitchoff for nearly a decade when the two exited Clear Channel Entertainment (which later became Live Nation) in 2004 to revive Kwitchoff’s dormant Funtime Presents.

Their reach has gone past Western New York with Funtime involved in presenting and producing events in Canada, New England and as far California.

A sampling of the venues worked in along with events that Funtime Presents is involved in producing include:

Buffalo Outer Harbor Concerts
Buffalo Canalside Concert Series
Artpark Mainstage Theater
Toronto Urban Roots Festival
103.3 The Edge EDGEFEST
University of Buffalo Center For The Arts
Gordon Field House at Rochester Institute of Technology
Buffalo’s Sportsmen’s Tavern

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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 or 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.

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.