December 22 2023


Buffalo Iron Works
49 Illinois Street, Buffalo, NY 14203


$17 Advance Purchase
$17 Day of Show


Doors Open:
Show Starts: 7:00 PM

Welcome to FemmeFest: A Birthday Jam.
Join SMAC!, Blaised and Confused, Diyené, and Tsavo Highway in the night to remember on Friday December 22nd, 2023!
Aren’t you tired of every party in December being dedicated to Christmas, especially if your birthday lands in the same month? Well, you’re in for a treat, because this is not another Christmas Party. Our showcasing bands are all Femme-Led and better than that we are all coming together to celebrate our birthdays in the best way we know how. A live concert.
So if you’re born in December come down and get a drink voucher, have a cupcake, and party with us all night long.

About the bands:

Tsavo Highway
Formed just over a year ago, Tsavo Highway is a dynamic rock/jam band that calls Western New York their musical home. Led by the soulful vocals of Emily Scripps, the band brings a humble yet electrifying presence to the stage. The mesmerizing guitar talents of Christian Dobosiewicz and Peter Kern, along with the solid rhythm foundation provided by Brian Calisto on the bass and Dan Keegan on drums, create an unforgettable sonic experience. From intimate venues to larger stages, Tsavo Highway’s genuine passion for music shines through every note they play, leaving audiences captivated by their raw talent and heartfelt performances.

Based in Buffalo, NY, Diyené is a pop and soul fusion band that’s been making waves in the local music scene. The band’s unique sound features a heavy focus on heartfelt lyrics and catchy hooks showcased through powerful performances and undeniable energy.
Their Tag line “Good Music Finds A Way” encapsulates their belief that no matter the obstacle, music has the power to connect people and bring them together.
Led by vocalist and lyricist Danielle A. Johnson and bassist Nick Myers, the band features: Mike Cassidy on Guitar, Eric Matlock on the keys, and Marc Thomas on the drums. Diyené has performed at local venues like Buffalo Iron Works, Town Ballroom, The Cave, and recently made The Buffalo News for their performance in the Music Is Art Festival.

Blaised And Confused
Guided by the dynamic duo Blaise Mercedes and Oscar Woodrich, Blaised and Confused proudly showcases a seven-year musical partnership that has flourished into a captivating fusion of influences. Their sonic expedition, characterized by potent vocals and intricate guitar work, channels the unbridled energy of rock, soulful richness of jazz, and the infectious grooves of funk. The band’s distinctive sound finds additional depth and dimension with the contributions of saxophonist Cat Poczciwinski, bassist Malachi Fibonacci, and drummer Alex Chambers. Together, they create an eclectic musical experience that promises to empower all audiences.
Jazzy. Soulful. Powerful. Those are the words fans use to describe the Buffalo-based supergroup Smac! Directed by singer-songwriter Maegan Jones, and multi-instrumentalist Oscar Woodrich, Smac! is ready to take the musical world by storm with Maegan’s majestic vocals and Oscar’s groovy guitar licks. The group is aided by master horn player John Troy, outstanding bassist Nate Kalintz, and expert drummer Manny Cupeles. With a little bit of funk, jazz and friendship – Smac! will bring a new revolution driven by love and art.
Doors at 7/ Live music at 813 presale/ 17 Doors
All December birthdays 21+ eligible for a drink ticket for $4 dollars off any drink of choice. 18+