Kleinhans Music Hall’s beloved annual fundraiser Rhythm and Brews returns on Friday, June 16 from 6-9pm in the Mary Seaton Room at the famed Buffalo venue.

Buffalocal will again bring together a wide representation from the Western New York brewery scene including Britesmith Brewing, Pressure Drop Brewing, Community Beer Works, Flying Bison Brewing Co., Southern Tier Brewing Co., Steelbound Brewery, Ellicottville Brewing Co., Hamburg Brewing Co., 42 North Brewing Co., 12 Gates Brewing Co., Resurgence Brewing Co., BlackBird Cider Works, and Big Ditch Brewing Co. In addition to selections from 12 breweries, patrons will be able to taste high-end cuisine courtesy of Oliver’s, Britesmith, Creekview Restaurant, and Marcato by Oliver’s, all part of the Schutte Hospitality Group.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Kleinhans Music Hall’s programming including the annual National Geographic Live Speakers Series and the upkeep of this National Historic Landmark building. All tickets include food and drink as well as a commemorative Belgian beer glass!  General admission event tickets are $45, but a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75, including early admission at 5:00 pm, first tasting of brews, and reserved table seating.

True to the very nature of the venue, music will be provided by My Cousin Tone’ and The John Bacon Quintet.

My Cousin Tone’ is a jazz band of talented and extraordinary musicians. The band plays classic jazz, jazz blues, hard bop, and jazz soul from the era when Blue Note, Prestige, Verve, and Riverside all produced a collection of jazz tunes that will live on forever. Our sets includes jazz vocals from the Great American Songbook. The band benefited from the fantastic guidance and arrangement talents of Dick Griffo , the legendary alto sax player formerly with Woody Herman and now honors his memory along with the memory of Jim Kurzdorfer, the great bassist and original member of Spyro Gyra who served as a mentor. Come and re-live the era of jazz greatness.

Journeyman drummer and educator, John Bacon Jr, leads this quintet of young professionals. The John Bacon Quintet pays tribute to Buffalo’s musical legacy and gives its members an opportunity to share their own unique voices, all while challenging the status quo of what it means to play jazz in Buffalo. This quintet is a do not miss!

Tickets can be purchased at the Kleinhans Music Hall Box office, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo 14201, by calling 715-885-5000 or online.