BUFFALO RISING’S WITCHES BALL, 10th Anniversary Halloween Extravaganza

The witching hour approaches!

Join us for 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. Halloween is a time to celebrate the strange, mysterious, and magical. It allows us to delve into our deepest fears and desires, and welcomes all to dive into the macabre, exploring themes of mortality and the supernatural that (for some) are set aside in everyday life.

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 at the Witches Ball.

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.


Music + DJs: Nicholas Picholas | SE2 Silent Disco | The Blondie Showfeat. Alexis Millace | Hive Productions | Colin Patrick B2B Matt VandenBerg | MXNX ( Star B2B Mvrbles) | Shadow Inertia (aka Charlie Abbott)  

Entertainment: Vanna Deux | Drunk Theatre Buffalo | Underground Blo | The Other Ones | Buffalo Aerial Dance | Eye Candy Vixens, a neo-burlesque troupe | Magician JoeMaxwell | Showstarters Entertainment feat. Stilt Walkers, and Go-Go Dancers | Roaming Characters | Dragged Out with Jayme Coxx feat. Christian Gaye, Maddie L’amour, and Summer Slayer | and more…  

Experiences: Virtual Costume Contest | Mason Winfield’s Psychic Lounge  

Organizers: Buffalo Rising | Reflex Productions | CP Abbott Photo | Nico Nostro Photography | Colin Gordon Photography | Daniel Lendzian | MariahToledo | Beloved Entertainment | SE2 Silent Disco | Food and Beverage support provided by Rec Room

Sponsors: Statler Hotel | Speier Displays & Party Rentals | Douglas Development | Everhaunt Haunted House

VIP 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, RecRoom’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.  

Mark your calendars for an unforgettable night of fun, fantasy, and fright. Grab your tickets before they vanish into thin air at

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 person

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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