Ladies aaaaand gentlemen, step right up! Step right up, don’t be shy! The Seven One Six Sideshow, recently seen at Music Is Art, has returned! All guests must enter Statler City at Genesee street where we will take their ticket and check their IDs. This event is 21+ kiddos! Once you’ve been granted access to the 2017 Witches Ball, you’ll wander through our hall of horrors, our corridor of carnage, The Seven One Six Sideshow! First up is the “Macabre Art Gallery” curated by Maddtat2. Watch the painted snake lady herself,Mehandi Mahal Henna Artistry, and ring master,Mark Madden transform live models into fantasmic creatures. A theatrical art performance like no other – this stage show requires your participation! Be prepared to be pointed out! And maybe even part of the show. Paying homage to traveling circus sideshows of the past while mixing our own WNY freak-lore, this show will feature performers and on stage antics such as, Krazy Klowns, Jugglers, Magic with a little slight-of-hand, VooDoo magic, and of course, what’s a sideshow with out Madd-Freaks?! Resident DJs: Criminal Sound, Potent J, MatKa Buffalo, and Jonathan Allday Lay DnB, will be providing the beats to move your freakish feet. TheHell’s Harlots Burlesque troupe will have an extra special and spooky performance lined up. There’s lots to see and do: watch Balloon Brothers‘ own Joe Mock as he builds his giant creation from 9 – 11 p.m. or check out super freak, our own block head, Arlowe Price. Annnnnd finally, last but not least, rounding out the evening, is the one, the only – Lazy Ass Destroyer, followed by Angry Soil with a rap-punk freak show that is a sure shock!
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Sip your signature Bootleg Bucha cocktails, while you refresh and re-hydrate from dancing in the Couture Courtyard, located in the central most area of Statler City. This High-Fashion Horror Show has something for everyone. Getting you in the mood to move will be West African Drumming Sensation, The Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance, at 8 p.m. – make room and be prepared to be amazed! At 8:30 p.m., burlesque beauty, Donna Rose, will christen our stage. Next, Buffalo’s professional belly dancers, Fleuron Rouge, will shimmy by, followed shortly by the exclusive band of the Witches Ball, “Dames of the Dead.” These sultry singers (Cortney Costanzo and Jess BG) will perform a melodic rock fusion that’s sure to please. At 10:45 p.m & 12:15 a.m., be sure to check out “Dragged Out” by Jayme Coxx. With fashionista’s Jayme Coxx, Christian Gaye, Melody Michaels,Sasha Storm, and special guest, Wednesday Westwood. In addition to our stage performances, making appearances through out the night will be pop-up dances, stilt walkers, and circus freaks from Extraordinary Arts LLC to stop the action as they roam from room to room. Maybe your feeling introspective? Do you have a question about love? finances? faith or direction? Ask Ms. Kitty (aka the Horror of the Voluptuous Marilyn Monroe) a spiritually guided medium for over 37 years. Last but certainly not least, stop by our Rust Belt Red Light District by Primrose Path Boutique and Dakota Darling. These lovely temptresses will invite passers-by to join their living tableau featuring products by Primrose Path Boutique, a local purveyor of quality sex products for all genders, sexual orientations, and identities. At the Witches Ball you’ll be able to browse the hand-selected display of toys carefully chosen for their quality, endurance, and satisfaction with an aesthetic appeal in mind. We hope you find something that inspires you, piques your curiosity, or expands your sexual horizons.
Party like the dead and undead at the hottest new spot in town, Club Decapitone, taking over the grande ballroom at Statler City for one night only! Throwin’ shade all night will be Dj SunGlasses Mike. His blood rave beats will get your cold heart pumping. If you look up you’ll find the beautiful and stoic ladies from Buffalo Aerial Dance. Don’t worry, they’ll be hanging around all night. At 9 p.m. those ROUGE Foxes take the stage fromFoxy Diamondz. The performance is sure to be mind blowing! At 10 p.m. the fang-tastic belly dance troupe,Fleuron Rouge will hip-notize you, if you’re not careful! Get ready to get down and low with the Random Ninjaz Crew at 10:30 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. They will be showing off “all-styles” including, popping (& locking), tutting, waving, robotics, and animation. As for the breaking you can expect to see some, toprock, footwork, power-moves, and freezes. Next we’re servin’ up some funk with C.O. JONES. The whole club is sure to be jumping from 10:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. So gather around the stage. Don’t worry, they don’t bite – hard! Sunglasses Mike will pick it back up, and will close out the night with a huge Witches Ball send off!
This room is brought to you by Dj SunGlasses Mike.
The VooDoo Ranger Lounge is back and more alive than ever! This room raises the dead and the roof with non-stop music and live stage performances. Your emcee for the evening is Buffalebrity, DJ Milk! DJ Milk Buffalo will kick it off with rock and soul classics, hip-hop, pop, house, dance hall, reggae, reggaeton, soca or salsa. DJ Milk knows the songs that will make you dance! In tandem, the SE² Silent Disco will be groovin’ away throughout the night with DJ Redubulous and DJScafetta! It’s a party within a party! Going LIVE from the stage at 8:45 p.m. will be the stylings of the Tommy Z Band. Lovers of electric blues guitar, similar to the likes of SRV, Jimmie Vaughan, BB/Freddie/Albert King, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Jimi Hendrix, The Meters, etc…. will love Tommy Z. With a vocalist of this range, you can expect to hear funk, soul, jazz, rock, and R&B, as the musical ingredients in his original songs. Starting at 11:15 p.m. the UltraViolet Band will bring the hypnotizing 90’s throwback vibe, with hip hop, current pop, grunge favorites, and everything in between.
The Voodoo ranger lounge will also feature our “scream team” Terror Technologies, with Greg Hinaman “Deady” and Al Baker “Kreepie.” The Interactive Chamber of Horrors with Photo Op’ Chambers will include:
Speaking of “hair-raising” experiences, stay tuned for more on what Brittany La Bella & Co. will be serving up!
Are you a fan of Netflix original series, Stranger Things? If so, you don’t want to miss this year’s new room theme, “The Upside Down Room” located in the old Rendezvous Nightclub Statler City. Bringing you into the darker recesses visually and through curated sounds of our DJ line up. Here’s what you can expect:
The night begins with darker, progressive, melodic and twisted sounds with Kyle Moody & Charlie Abbott aka “Bad Hombres” from 7:00-9:15 p.m. Next up on your journey is the not-to-miss, Brian Gorman(aka Heavy Brain) at 9:15 p.m. with a live version of the Stranger Things theme song, as well as other spooky horror themed movie soundtracks. Afterwards, to lift your spirits and “Jack” you out of “The Upside Down” is Ted Hawkins bringing his “West Coast Jackin’ House” sound to The Witches Ball this year. Get ya groove on the dance floor! No horror show is complete without a surprise ending! Nate Howell, embracing the Halloween spirit, will bring you right back into the dark world of The Upside Down with a fever-pitch, heart-stopping, tribal, and ritualistic anthem for all beings, it will be other-worldly! So, be on the look-out for the signs that guide you to The Upside Down room. Embrace your inner dark side, and be on the lookout for Eggos! You might just be the key to help “Eleven” escape The Upside Down!
Lazy Ass Destroyer | Angry Soil | Dave Wasik | Dames of the Dead (an exclusive Witches Ball Band) | Ultraviolet | C.O. Jones | Tommy Z | Slyboots
Jonathan Allday Lay | Nate Howell | Sunglasses Mike | Heavy Brain (Live) | Ted Hawkins | Kyle Moody | Charlie Abbott | Milk | Criminal Sound | Potent J | Matka | Superstar DJ Slobbanozzle | Tobbio
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – DJ Redubulous
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. – DJ Scafetta
Fleuron Rouge | Foxy Diamondz | Donna Rose (Burlesque) | Random Ninjaz | Buffalo Aerial Dance | BDA Dancers
MaddGrafix Art Gallery | Magician Joe Maxwell (8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.) | Rust Belt Red Light District by Primrose Path Boutique & Dakota Darling | Dragged Out by Jayme Coxx | Balloon Brothers, Joe Mock (9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.) | Maritzalyn Mercado | PLUS, another fabulous art creation by Melissa Campbell | Hell’s Harlots | Amber Dextrous | Brittany LaBella
Mason Winfield | WNY Paranormal Society | Ivy Rivera’s Psychic Academy | Terror Technologies | Vintage Hearse | Dark Labyrinth Entertainment | Extraordinary Arts | Psychic Medium – Miss Kitty | The Seven One Six Sideshow by Maddtat2
The Great Foodini | Mineo & Sapio Street Eats
Black Carpet | Virtual Costume Contest
Photography by Living in the Buff
Bootleg Bucha | Champagne Cloud
THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS:
Event Host: Buffalo Rising
VIP Sponsor: Bootleg Bucha
Designated Driver: Bootleg Bucha