SUNDAY MAY 20TH 3-10pm – Mark your calendars!

MADD TIKI SPRING LUAU yearly event returns to  Buffalo RiverWorks, this will be the first “Spring” indoor/outdoor luau with  a massive lineup of bands, DJs , a custom car show, fire performers, live artists, beach games, bounce house, laser light/fog and projection room aka “The Lava Lounge “ where Buffalo based videographer and virtual DJ N3WT will be premiering footage from the on-going Hawaiian volcanoes’ eruption that he had to be evacuated from this week because of lava and sulfur risks.  This is a national debut of an ongoing series of videos of natural disasters, with plans on releases in the future with superstar dj slobbanozzle (who’s rumored to be flying into Buffalo for this event).

The event will also serve as a season opening event for Queen city Tuk Tuk and  Buffalo Tiki Tour ($15 dollar ride specials), plus the unveiling of the brand new Buffalo Tractor Tours. RiverWorks will also have their zip lines open for only $10 where you can race your partner tandem, plus more activities like rock walls, kayak rentals and water bike options.

The Madd Tiki Spring Luau is based as much on music (live bands and DJs) as it is on performance art. The festival will incorporate professional dance acts,  fire spinners, live art performances, vendors and beach game activities for the kids, as well as music, performers (limbo, hula hoopers, fire performers, body painters, etc.) and ever-present activities and eye candy. The Luau encourages festive dress beach wear hula, tacky tourism or Polynesian prince and princesses.  Those dressed best will all walk away with a variety of costume contest prizes  including  $200 dollars in gift certificates from

The luau is teaming up with Music is Art to encourage participants to bring new or used instruments to the instrument drive. A portion of online sales are also going to benefit the  the MIA festival coming up in September (that was a huge success at RiverWorks last year) to be placed into the hands of aspiring young musicians in the WNY community and giving the winner of the MIA/Rock for Ryan High School battle of the bands an opportunity to play on the Main stage at the luau . Tiki Tour Boats will also  be pushing their Drive Against Diabetes organization and raffling tickets to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Musical Acts:

  • Flash Bam Pow (acid jazz ,rock and funk)
  • Sexy Rock Band (reggae rock, pop mash up)
  • MIA high school battle of the band winners
  • Sly Boots Circus and drum orchestra
  • DJ’S – Criminal sound, Allday Jon Lay, Potent J, Danny the Kid, Dissonance, Brian Gorman, The Navigator Guild, N3WT, Short Circuit, supastah dj slobbanizzle(Hawaii)


  • Amber Dexterous hoops
  • Spun out Fire (Fire spinners performing all day )
  • Joe Mock balloon sculptures
  • Tattoo Bikini Beach Models
  • Spinners
  • Air FX custom art
  • Professional Ice Carving by Jeff Cooke from This Lil Pig
  • Pinstriping by Paul Strauss
  • Temp skin art by Maddtat2
  • Jamies helping hands face painting
  • Mehandi Mahal Henna
  • Buffalo Party Kings bounce house


  • Temp skin art by Maddtat2
  • Jamie’s Helping Hands face painting



Sean Madden, Mark Madden, Chris Main, Ashley Kay Oceana Montalalou, Jacki Larocque, JB Purcell, Kelly Kresconko, Kevin Kegler, Paul Strauss, Mic Excel, Jamie Heckt, Mic Excel, Paul Strauss, sculptures by Cousin

Event photography by Michael Nico Nosto, Christopher Ronald Chipman, Cody Bollinger, Chuck Alaimo.

Food and Drink

Festive Polynesian Food and drinks by Pearl Street Grill & Brewery.

1911 will be unveiling there new tropical cider

Ashkers will be having a juice sampling and bakery station


Coat Check:

There will be a coat check available.


Location & Time:

RiverWorks, 359 Ganson Street

3PM – 10pm this is an outdoor event

sun may 20th



Tickets may be purchased at 408 amherst st MADDINK 716 783 7652 for only 10 dollars or online at

Event sponsors – Buffalo Tiki Tours, Kahuna Koatings, Music is Art, Buffalo Rising, 103.3 the edge, Party Kings bounce houses, Blazed and Diffused, Ashkers


Event Promoter Mark Madden “ We are trying to bring family and friends together and expose them to the talented artists , musicians and entertainers  we are lucky enough to have  performing this year, at one of the fastest growing event centers in new york state  !”