Center Celebration, 8th Annual Free Community Event, to Open the New Season at the Center for the Arts

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: August 10, 2011 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will once again hold its Center Celebration to open its 2011-12 season. The celebration will be held, rain or shine, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Center for the Arts atrium.

There will be a free picnic lunch open to the general public (while supplies last). The menu will include Sahlen's hot dogs, veggie hamburgers, salads, desserts, and more. Special thanks to Falletta's Award-Winning Restaurant.

All 2011-12 performances will go on sale at 10 a.m. One-day-only ticket discounts on Center for the Arts events will be available and there will be door prizes and giveaways. The first 500 patrons will receive a Center for the Arts keepsake item.

Center for the Arts sponsor AAA of WNY/Horizon Club Tours will have their new state of the art motorcoach on site for visitors to take a walk through. This brand new 50-passenger coach, the first of its kind in Western New York, is configured to deliver substantially more legroom than a standard motorcoach and includes luxury features like plush leather seating, free Wi-Fi internet access and personal power outlets at every seat. For more information, visit

Live entertainment will be provided by The Dave Schiavone Quartet (Latin jazz) and Mick Hayes Band (blues). For more information on this event and the upcoming season, visit