Our Story

The University United Festival was created in 2014 when Council Member Rasheed N.C. Wyatt took office in the Buffalo Common Council representing the University District. Residents of this district believed that the community deserved a local festival - a festival that would take place in their own backyard so they wouldn't have to take a bus or drive to a different part of the city to enjoy live music. A festival that would also be free to attend so that residents could bring their families without having to worry about the cost of admission.

The main goals of the festival are to bring the community together and provide resources. The University United Festival Committee wants everyone in the University District, from University Heights to Shoshone to Bailey, to come together as a community, build connections with others in the district and enjoy entertainment, delicious food and family-friendly activities.

The festival also gives residents the chance to build stronger connections by interacting with Block Clubs and community-owned businesses from Buffalo. The University District Community Development Association (a non-profit organization), Council Member Rasheed N.C. Wyatt and the University United Festival Committee are proud of the University United Festival and want to continue the tradition for years to come.

Thank you for your continued support. Remember, we're all University Strong. Contact us now for more information on our festival.

A Message from the University United Festival Committee

We are back after a two-year hiatus and we are stronger than ever. We look forward to bringing the Buffalo Community a family-friendly event at no-charge. This couldn't be possible without our generous sponsors, our volunteers, and our committee members. We are coming back with a bang with a two-day festival, the biggest we have ever done. The University United Festival is more than a concert, more than rides on UB's campus, it is an event where we are able to provide necessary information to the public at-large and come together as a community.. This year marks our 7th year and we are excited for more years to come.

Thank you and see you all this year! Sincerely,
Taisha St. Jean, Chairwoman
Sandra D. Munson, Sponsorship Chairwoman
Doris Corley & Myra Robinson Moses, Volunteer Chairwomen
Jordan Silva, Vendor Chairman
Mike Read, Marketing Chairman 


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