Gear Up Military Style @ Buffalo Bash*2015

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Written by Emily Morrow

Published on May 27, 2015


Red Cross Buffalo Bash

What’s better than a party that gives back to the local community? A THEME party that gives back to the local community.

It’s been called the party of the summer and named Buffalo’s Best Annual Fundraiser by Artvoice a grand total of five times. The Red Cross’s 17th Annual Bash to benefit locals in need is happening Friday June 5th in downtown Buffalo. Proceeds from The BASH support the American Red Cross mission of preventing, preparing for and responding to disaster right here in Western New York.


The best part of this party? No tux needed.

Of course that doesn’t mean you won’t need to grab some “new” digs. And by new, we mean new to you. The dress code is military-style, camo and dog tags encouraged. We highly recommend hitting Paratrooper Army Navy or Am-Vets for uniform and dog tags.

Red Cross Buffalo Bash

What can you expect at this summer kick-off for a good cause? 4,000 of your closest friends enjoying food, drink, entertainment and a huge silent auction on the front lawn of the Red Cross Mansion on Delaware Ave – in head-to-toe military gear of course.

Included in the price of admission is as much food as you can eat from some of our favorite restaurants in Buffalo like Buffalo Iron Works, Osteria 166, Lombardo Ristorante and jojo Bistro & Wine Bar. Two beverages are also included with your ticket.

Entertainment, in addition to checking out everyone’s awesome getups, will include a DJ, dancing and live music by national recording artist Caitlin Koch. Plus, expect a tribute to longtime BASH musical guest and Buffalo icon, the late Lance Diamond.

Red Cross Buffalo Bash

The highlight reel doesn’t stop there. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on dozens of auction items donated by the Western New York community. Think vacations, jewelry, artwork and more.

Remember, proceeds from this fun night out benefit your neighbors. In the past, BASH has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to suport Red Cross Emergency Services.

Last year, Red Cross volunteers provided housing, food, clothing and comfort for 625 Western New York families after 383 fires and other incidents. Money raised by The BASH helped provide 603 overnight shelter stays, served 6,696 meals and snacks and distributed 3,939 relief items in response to the Western New York Snowstorm of November 2014. By attending Buffalo Bash, you’re making a real difference for your neighbors in times of need.

Red Cross Buffalo Bash

BASH*2015 General Admission tickets are $75 each or two for $125, and are available online. Details on how to receive VIP benefits by enlisting as a BASH sponsor are also available at Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase and parking is available on side streets around 786 Delaware Ave (Summer St).

For the latest updates on BASH*2015, follow Buffalo Red Cross on Twitter and Facebook. Tickets to Buffalo*Bash 2015 are on sale now at


Red Cross Buffalo*Bash 2015

786 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209

June 5, 2015






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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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