Cobblestone District welcomes music club: Buffalo Iron Works
blog by Morgan Culhane • November 14, 2013 @ 9:15am
With the spike in performance venue closings of Mohawk Place, Soundlab and Club Infinity, it’s noteworthy to hear Buffalo has a new music club set to open tonight.
Buffalo Iron Works, located at 49 Illinois St., Buffalo, will have a three-day grand opening weekend in the Cobblestone District.
Located in a 111-year-old masonry that is historically preserved, the venue can house 450 people. It also features a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, a 48-foot-long bar and a kitchen with a food truck-style menu, including signature sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers and even healthy or vegetarian options.
Blues-rock-soul powerhouse Dive House Union will kick off the grand opening at 7 p.m. on Thursday with two sets.
On Friday, Buffalo-based band Strictly Hip will perform at 9:30 p.m. following the Buffalo Sabres game.
The grand opening weekend will end on Saturday with an opening set by Buffalo’s Zak Ward, the lead vocalist for Son of the Sun who also performs regularly solo, followed by a performance by The Ragbirds from Ann Arbor, Mich.
“We’re excited to be celebrating the grand opening of Buffalo Iron Works with a lineup that showcases the kinds of music we think a wide range of Buffalonians want to see,” said ownership partner Dr. Ed Plata.
“We expect the club to quickly establish itself in this historic district, the local music scene and among touring musicians looking for a great place to play in Buffalo.”
There will be no cover charge for the first two nights, then tickets will be $8 in advance or $10 at the door on Saturday. They can be purchased on Ticketfly.
Throughout all three nights there will be hourly raffles of Buffalo Iron Works gift certificates; proceeds from the raffles will be donated to the Old First Ward Community Association.