Music is Art

Now heading into 17th year, Music Is Art is preparing to put on, perhaps, its most ambitious festival to date. "I think the most thrilling part about the festival to me is the amount of different stimuli that happens," said Robby Takac, founder of Music Is Art. The festival, which takes place on Saturday, September 7th at Riverworks and River Fest Park, plans to host over 800 musicians and dozens of performance artists appearing on 21 stages throughout the one-day event.  

Music is Art hits the stage

Sep 8, 2018
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Artists of many stripes will be gathering today to celebrate their creativity at the 16th annual Music is Art festival.

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Recording inside Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac’s Franklin Street studio would excite a lot of people, but especially a young child recording music there for the first time.

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A program known as Nurs'n Blues, which utilizes blues music as a form of therapy for those battling chemical dependency, is being made available to patients of a Western New York mental health and substance abuse treatment provider. A collaboration uniting Music Is Art and the Blues Society of Western New York is making it possible.

WBFO's Nick Lippa

Notable players such as Grover Washington Jr. and Sam Noto are names that come to mind when you think of jazz in Buffalo. But what about the teachers who spurred their passion when they were students?

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The Music is Art Festival is moving to a new location this year. Buffalo Riverworks will host the 15-year-old festival on September 9.

New Chef's pizza to benefit 'Music Is Art'

Jun 6, 2014
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Chef’s Restaurant is now serving up pizza that will go to benefit the “Music Is Art” foundation. The Buffalo restaurant announced the creation of their all new “Chef’s Garage Pizza” Friday.

Gearing up for Music Is Art

Jun 14, 2013

Music is Art announced its 11th annual festival earlier today.  It will be held  Saturday, September 21st.  The Goo Goo Dolls Robby Takac appeared at Delaware Park's Marcy Casino Friday morning to announce the event.