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Leisure returns to Buffalo’s Theatre District after COVID pandemic pause

Each Shea’s and the City Ballroom are open once more and prepared for enterprise.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Leisure has returned to Buffalo’s Theatre District.

Of the exhibits going down Friday evening, you possibly can head over to the City Ballroom, the place they may have an Tragically Hip cowl band known as The Strictly Hip.

Will probably be the primary present the city ballroom has had since March 12, 2020, earlier than COVID-19 shut them down. 

“Frozen” additionally has its first efficiency Friday evening at Shea’s Performing Arts Middle. The tour is in Buffalo via September 24.

Over on the City Ballroom, house owners have needed to apply for each federal and metropolis grants after taking a “huge hit.” Now that the venue is reopening, house owners say they have not had a tough time making an attempt to get performers again. 

“Some dates had three and 4 bands holding on each day, as a result of each act that’s membership degree hadn’t been in a position to earn an earnings for a yr and a half, they usually all wish to be on the highway. The hope, in fact, is that everybody can keep on the highway, so we have got a fairly strong schedule via the top of the yr,” co-owner Artie Kwitchoff mentioned. 

Whereas the City Ballroom was closed, the house owners determined to make loads of enhancements. A number of embrace changing the flooring and even turning their previous field workplace right into a second stage. Will probably be used for smaller exhibits with about 400 folks. 

Anybody attending should present proof of vaccination or a destructive COVID-19 check. 

Doorways for Friday’s present opened at 7 p.m. and there is nonetheless tickets accessible for the present right here.