In July 2019 Mark Dux and the Bender Project inaugurated the Starting Block Music Sessions with tremendous success. As the band rehearsed for two hours, those in attendance enjoyed and engaged in conversations with the band throughout the evening. 

The Compass Performing Arts Center opens its forum up to all Western New York bands and singer/songwriters to perform their works in a welcoming setting.


Performers keep 100% of door sales in which they can set their own prices. Microphone sound-system can be provided. Please let us know what you need! 

To book a date of performance free of charge, contact CPAC. 




Starting Block Music Sessions 

Upcoming Performances:



Starting Block Music Sessions


545 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY 14222


© 2019 Compass Performing Arts Center


Monday - Friday: 5pm to 7pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm​
Sunday: Closed

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