This was my first BASH, in 2014, with my friends Liz, Kelly and Jill. If you've never been, make this your inaugural visit. If it's always on your calendar, see you June 3rd for the 18th annual event!

About 4,000 people gather together for the OTHER unofficial start to the summer and one of WNY's biggest parties! It's held at the American Red Cross headquarters (786 Delaware Avenue) with music from DJ Dovey and a live performance from Orchard Park native, national recording artist, Caitlin Koch!

While it's not required, most dress in their best military gear (camo, fatigues, Klinger costumes...) and enjoy not only some of Buffalo's best food and beverages, but also unique auction items from the WNY community – anything from vacations to jewelry, sports memorabilia and more! All proceeds benefit Red Cross services in WNY. Last year's party raised almost $300,000!

Each weekday next week on the Mix Morning Rush, you'll have a chance to WIN tickets to the biggest kickoff party of the summer!  

General admission tickets are available here and include two free drink tickets and all the food you can eat!

You can also grab them at Paratrooper Army Navy (4239 Transit Rd, Williamsville) where the first 250 tickets sold come with an exclusive free BASH t-shirt!

Tickets are very limited so don't wait!  Follow the action on Twitter @buffaloredcross and on Facebook -- See you June 3rd!