About Buffalo's Mohawk Place
Our Mission What We Believe In
At Mohawk Place, our quest is to connect our community with enjoyable live music performances, by providing a stage and audience to Western New York and the nation's most talented and forward-thinking artists. We work hard to ensure the success of all our events, and to build long-lasting relationships with our performers and customers. Our passion for live music bleeds into Buffalo's music scene. We are proud to provide the city with authentic, high-quality live musical experiences. Mohawk Place is a leading live music venue that attracts a diverse audience.
Buffalo’s Mohawk Place has been a staple of the city’s music scene since 1990. Pete Perrone founded the bar, acting as a godfather to scores of hungry young bands. Occupying the bottom floor of a building built in 1896, the location housed and fed vaudeville performers for several decades before becoming a nightclub. After briefly closing its doors in January 2013, and breaking the hearts of local concert goers, Buffalo’s Mohawk Place has been brought back to life without losing a bit of its trend-setting charm.
New owner Richard Platt reopened the historic music venue one year, seven months, and 30 days later, with some important modifications. He repaired the bar, the floors, the roof and plumbing, replacing fixtures, sound and light systems, and doing most of the work himself with a small crew. He’s taken care of technical issues while retaining the same "shot and a beer" dive bar warmth. Along with keeping the hip, old-school vibes, Platt wisely brought back Mohawk Place’s former booking agent, Marty Boratin.
“There’s nothing better than live music. It’s raw energy, and raw energy feeds the soul.”
Dhani Jones (Professional Football Player)
Meet Our Team
At Mohawk Place, we strive to provide enjoyable live music events for local music fans. Our highly-trained and dedicated staff makes that happen.