Music Foundation in Buffalo, NY

The SAM Foundation and its members would not disagree with U2’s Bono who said of music, “It can change the world because it can change people.” And so since its formation just over three years ago, along with celebrating, supporting and promoting the tremendous talent we have in Western NY, the Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation has been committed to getting music into ears and instruments into the hands of as many kids as possible.

Focusing on under-served communities, the Foundation has provided musical lessons on all types of instruments, vocal, and performance training to hundreds of young western New Yorkers to date. Working in collaboration with great community resources such as The Valley Community Association, The Old First Ward Community Center, Child and Adolescent Treatment Centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, our educational advisory staff structures programs that are as entertaining as they are educational.





To foster, promote and expand community appreciation for Americana music from Buffalo and Western New York through the production and sponsorship of performance and broadcast events and presentation of seminars and workshops on Americana music.

Recent Posts

June 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

Vets Play Guitars – What Is It All About?

Vets Play Guitars is a new program that is being co-sponsored by the Sportsmen's Americana Music Foundation. Since it's a new program, we decided to do a Q-and-A with Bob…
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June 1, 2019 in Buffalo Bob Sez

Buffalo Bob Sez … The Sportsmen’s is closed on June 3? What up?

What?! This is unheard of, the Sportsmen’s Tavern closing for a day if it’s not Christmas? There's a very good reason. Just so everybody associated with the Tavern and all…
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June 1, 2019 in Free Tickets

Free tickets for SAMF members – June 2019

Between June 8 and July 10, we’re providing tickets to 12 different shows and five different venues in WNY. Email me at and tell me which shows you want…
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