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Saturday: Buffalo Loves Music City

Just a few months ago, many Southern states were awash in what some have called a “1,000-year flood,” the probability of such a catastrophic event being once every thousand years. That one-in-a-thousand came in May and Tennessee felt much of the disaster. American music is deeply rooted in the state, whether it be the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville or Sun Studios in Memphis where rock & roll was born through Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash. Buffalo musicians, in collaboration with artists from Detroit and Nashville, will host an event in support of those who lost so much in the floods. Buffalo Loves Music City hopes to offer donated musical equipment, instruments, and money to two foundations helping victims of the flood: MusiCares and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The lineup for the event will feature many diverse acts coming together for a unified cause. Performing will be Jonathan Michael, Bullfrog Review and Johnny Neel (Nashville), Broken Arrow Blues Band and Vince Smith (Detroit), Myron & the ID, LeeRon Zydeco & the Hot Tamales, and John Kloberdanz.The concert will be held this Saturday (September 25) at the Sportmen’s Tavern, kicking off at 11am. Down the road in November, Buffalo Loves Music City heads to Nashville, where a second concert is scheduled at 12th and Porter in the heart of downtown.—peter vullo

7pm. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900 / www.townballroom.com). $18/advance; $20/day of (box office, Tickets.com).