We are so excited to announce that Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) will be the benefitting organization for Calhoon Pub’s fifth annual Fall Fest on Saturday, September 7. The festival will feature booze, bites, raffles, and a live music performance by Workingman’s Dead, Buffalo’s favorite Grateful Dead tribute band. All funds from the evening will benefit Arts Access, ASI’s free program that strives to break the barriers facing residents of Erie and Niagara Counties when accessing the arts. This is the second year Calhoon’s Pub has selected Arts Access as the recipient of Fall Fest proceeds.


    • When: Saturday, September 7, 2019; 4:30 PM
    • Where: Calhoon’s Pub (2598 Main St., Newfane)
    • Music by Workingman’s Dead
    • Free, donations accepted; family-friendly; open to the public
    • Facebook event

For this one night only, Calhoon’s Pub will be selling specialty one-of-a-kind pint glasses in celebration of the fifth anniversary of Arts Access, and all proceeds will benefit the program. For $20, guests will receive three tastings, one fill, and the glass; for $10, guests will receive one fill and the glass; and for $5, guests will receive the glass. Purchase the glass and tastings in advance at Eventbrite.

The evening will also feature craft and seasonal beer, cider, and spirits from a variety of local businesses, including 42 North Brewing Company, BlackBird Cider Works, and Buffalo Distilling Co., and a menu of house favorites will be available throughout the night.

In addition, ASI and Calhoon’s Pub have organized a basket raffle with donations from local cultural organizations and local businesses such as Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Art Studio, Community Beer Works, and more.

Interested in becoming a sponsor or donating to the basket raffle? Contact Alana at artsaccess@gmail.com.

About Arts Access

Arts Access is a free program provided by ASI that strives to break the barriers facing residents of Erie and Niagara Counties when accessing the arts, which are often costs, transportation, and knowledge of events. Arts Access partners with local theaters, galleries, and other cultural organizations to offer public assistance recipients the chance to engage with the arts.