The Fairgrounds Event Center and Exhibit Hall will be teeming with vendors – local and national – showcasing spring-themed garden items, art, photography, floral decorations, food and more again. Dan Kaczynski of Premier Promotions points out that only handmade items made by small businesses were accepted into the show.
Tab Benoit. 8 p.m. on March 25 and 26, with Lightnin’ Malcolm. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. Tables of two or four available, tickets $39 each (852-2860, tralfmusichall.com, ticketmaster.com).
Benoit, a decorated blues guitarist-singer, is in the midst of a back-to-back night tour of cities across the United States, including this weekend’s stop at Tralf. Buffalonians will appreciate him above all for his refined musical talent, but also for his fierce devotion to Louisiana, his state of origin.
Leslie Odom, Jr. 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 25 with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle. Tickets cost between $59 and $119 (885-5000, bpo.org).
Tony Award-winning Aaron Burr of the original “Hamilton,” Odom will tour the American songbook and jazz standards with support from the BPO. While his role on “Hamilton” is easily his best-known, the accolades for his portrayal of soul legend Sam Cooke on “One Night in Miami…” are arguably equally impressive.