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Buffalo Rising’s 10th Annual Witches Ball: Fantasma, Spectres of the Past

On Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Buffalo Rising will once again welcome guests to the esteemed Statler Hotel for the 10th Annual Witches Ball, beckoning attendees to an evening filled with mystery, music, and magic.

Over the past decade, the Witches Ball has solidified its position as one of Buffalo’s most anticipated annual events. This gathering, spread over five stages and hosting 2,000 attendees, showcases an impressive array of local talent, with musicians, DJs, dancers, psychics, and performing artists.

For the team at Buffalo Rising, the Witches Ball is more than just an event; it represents our commitment to supporting and highlighting our region’s unique cultural fabric. At Buffalo Rising, as we gear up for our 20th year of publishing in 2024, it’s essential for us to emphasize how deeply connected our journey has been with the revitalization and rebirth of WNY. We want to underscore our gratitude for the role our community has played in both Buffalo Rising’s and our region’s journey.

In fact, a significant portion of the ticket sales from the Witches Ball ensures Buffalo Rising can continue offering free, impactful content to our valued readers.

Every year we strive to make this event more than just an amazing night to remember— We also want it to be an annual celebration of Buffalo’s unique character.

With that, we invite you to don your best/silliest/most enchanting attire and immerse yourself in the festivities. Celebrate with us, and let’s make this 10th Annual Witches Ball a memorable and meaningful, as we cherish the past, embrace the present, and toast to the future.

We eagerly await your company,

Your friends at Buffalo Rising


A Spooktacular Night Awaits

The evening will host a cauldron of talent: with artists like Nicholas Picholas, SE2 Silent Disco, The Blondie Show feat. AlexisMillace, and more, get ready for a night of electrifying beats and mesmerizing tunes. From the mysterious Vanna Deux, the Red Witch, to gravity-defying performances by Buffalo Aerial Dance, prepare to be mesmerized and spellbound. Participate in the Virtual Costume Contest and delve into the unknown with Mason Winfield’s Psychic Lounge.

We’ve once again conjured a gathering of Buffalo’s best immersive Halloween experiences, featuring dozens of local artists, actors, drag queens, musicians, DJs, psychics, mediums, and more. Step into our phantasmagorical realm, where we bring together ghostly spectres of decades past for one hauntingly sexy night that will make you shake your ectoplasmic booty!

This is one event you don’t want to ghost! So, dust off your most bewitching outfit and prepare for a ghostly good time!

Buffalo Rising’s Witches Ball: Fantasma – Spectres of the Past
Saturday, October 28, 2023 @ The Statler Hotel | Buffalo, NY
Tickets: $50 | $60 at the door
VIP: $185 per personVIP Experience: Join us for a hauntingly stylish evening at the VIP Room, hosted in the Lobby Bar from 8:00 PM to Midnight.Indulge in the afterlife of luxury with a fully stocked bar, a carving station to die for, delectable hors d’oeuvres, and sultry lighting that sets the stage for an otherworldly extravaganza. Don’t miss the chance to experience the epitome of elegance and indulgence at our VIP Room. New this year, VIP guests will have exclusive access to an ajoining area of The Terrace Ballroom. This expanded footprint will allow guests to overlook a portion of the the evenings festivites without leaving the comfort of the VIP realm.

Also, Rec Room’s Chef is summoning up an exquiste menu, we can’t wait to share with you! Tickets are going fast, so be quick to snatch yours before they vanish into thin air.
See you there, you gorgeous ghosts!


Follow the event on social media at @BuffaloRisingEvents for updates and sneak peeks into the night’s festivities.

See you there, you gorgeous ghosts! Guests must enter through the Genesee Street doors. The Delaware doors will be EXIT ONLY. This event is for ages 21 & up. Must have a valid form of ID to enter.


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