Jun 2


Tickets on sale for our summer benefit concert

Tom Toles and Junkman's Choir will play Sportsmen's Tavern on July 13 to benefit our nonprofit newsroom. Toles promises a "crazy fun gathering."

Circle your calendar, buy your tickets, a popular summer concert tradition is returning after a pandemic hiatus! 

Tom Toles and the Junkman’s Choir will play the Sportsmen’s Tavern the evening of Thursday, July 13, to benefit Investigative Post.  

Toles, of course, is the Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist, late of The Washington Post and Buffalo News. (He presently serves on Investigative Post’s board of directors.) 

“It’s exciting to restart the iPost Sportsmen’s summer concert series,” Toles said. 

“It’s always a crazy fun gathering of great local musicians and a guest drummer/singer who is a joyful and unpredictable wild animal. That would be me. We aim to play tunes people love, in a style meant to please, for a wall-to-wall night of pure happiness, mischief and occasional rafter-shaking. This is not one to miss.”     

The Junkman’s Choir includes former members of the Outlyers, who played with Toles in previous benefit shows. The band includes Tom Fischer, Jim Celeste, Carl Krahling and Bill Blanford. Joe Rozler will sit in on keyboards.

“I love playing with Tom Toles,” Fischer said. “He’s adventurous, passionate, smart and funny. All that and a benefit for Buffalo’s hard working Investigative Post, what’s not to love?”

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. You can order your tickets online or buy them at the door. This will likely be a sold-out show, so we encourage you to buy your tickets ahead of time.

Sportsmen’s Tavern, considered Buffalo’s premier music club, is located at 326 Amherst St. in the city’s Black Rock neighborhood.

Investigative Post is a nonprofit investigative reporting center based in Buffalo.

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