Don’t miss Buffalo’s best immersive Halloween event, The Witches Ball

The Witches Ball at Statler City is back!The Witches Ball at Statler City is back!

The Witches Ball at Statler City is back and ready to offer you “A Bloody Good Time” on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Buffalo’s best immersive Halloween experience features dozens of the most bloody brilliant local artists, actors, drag queens, musicians, DJs, psychics, mediums, and more shockingly good performers for one night only! Dance the night away, see your future, voyeur the macabre, and enjoy the music all night long. It’d be hell to miss it!

This year is an homage to the 1970s and ’80s British Invasion known as the New Wave movement which featured humorous, dark, romantic, and quirky pop sounds with electronic synth and a distinctive punky style. Think of Icons like Blondie, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Boy George, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Tears for Fears, and more.

The Haçienda Room

Mind the Gap when you enter from the Genesee Street entrance, across from the Convention Center where you will be immediately transported back to London’s famous underground scene. This year the hallway has been turned into a “Madchester” styled club packed with DJs spinning new and old techno beats. Charlie Abbott will lead the night with Katie Bknd, Greg Howze aka DJ Twist, Satellite of Love feat. Ellen Degenerate & McGroove. Stop by BKind City Pop-Up, take your photo in front of the Balloon Brother’s Selfie Station, and dance your way into the night.

Covent Garden Courtyard

The Center Courtyard will look more like a traditional European square, with stilt walkers, LED Hoopers, magicians, roaming characters provided by Alleyway Theatre, and more, including a premiere by Buffalo drag artist Fallon Angel, who will perform a silhouette show.

Walk our Black Carpet and have your photo taken to be automatically entered into our Virtual Costume Contest. All photos will be posted after the event to our Facebook page. Winners will be selected and win cool local prizes and experiences.

Stop by the BFLO Hydration tent to regroup, top yourself off, and prevent a wicked hangover!

Boom Boom Room with DJ Nicholas Picholas

In our Golden Ballroom, DJ+VJ Nicholas Picholas will be spinning original vinyl all night long, as well as projecting vintage Music Videos and Horror Movies.

Navigate Buffalo Art Movement‘s first ever Art Mural Maze sponsored by Hyatt’s All Things Creative. Eight artists have been tasked to create original works of art exclusively for the 2021 Witches Ball. Snap a pic of yourself in front of this interactive exhibit and tag your friends and local artists: Chris Piontkowski, Renée Helda, Chris Main, Emma Roberts, Alyssa Capri, Cody Hughes, Kelly Kresconko, and Rork Maiellano.

Blitz Club with Reflex Productions

Swirling up a storm first will be Rabbit Jaw in our Blitz Club room. The night will be hosted by DJ CrespoBeats and feature a dazzling floor show with the sassy and seductive neo burlesque troupe, Eye Candy Vixens. Next up, the gorgeous and hypnotic queens in Dragged Out with Jayme Coxx, Fishnell Twain, Christian Gaye, and Damsel ‘N’ Disdress. Topping off the night will be Mark Marinaccio and Blitz Kids playing in the style of your favorite Brit Rockers like Queen, David Bowie, Tears for Fears, Culture Club, and more!

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