I am brand new to JPFolks, it was recommeded that i check out this site by Alison Pipitone, a well respected singer/songwriter from the Buffalo, NY area. I'm very new to the performing arena and am looking for area venues to try to get into. I have played a few local music festivals, and an odd gig here and there, but am trying to expand my horizons. WNY has a boatload of festivals and interesting public events, and I am trying to find out where they are. when they are and how one's gets to play there. "City of NIghts" comes to mind as do other events down at Silo City. Another possible area to look into the "The Good Neighborhood" who seems to have a hand in a number of events around the city. I appreciate hearing from anyone who has an idea of where and how to begin.