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

July 8, 2024 in Education, Foundation, News, Newsletters, Note from the Executive Director

A note from the Executive Director: Looking back on my first year at SAMF

Hello, SAMF supporters and friends of the Foundation! I’m writing to share with an update on what’s been happening since I became executive director in July of 2023. Over the…
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July 8, 2024 in Bluegrass Roundup

The Bluegrass Roundup by Mark Panfil, July 2024

Sam Bush is a mandolin and fiddle playing bluegrass singer and songwriter born in Bowling Green Kentucky. At age 72, he is an active entertainer with a long list of…
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July 8, 2024 in Buffalo Bob Sez

Bflo Bob Sez: Free Tickets to Active Members, Live Music July 2024

BUFFALO BOB SEZ: Choices, Choices, and More Choices of Live Music! I expect you’re reading this on Monday July 8th.  Below is a great list of live shows where the…
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July 8, 2024 in New Music

New Music Alert – July 2024

There's lots of new releases this month!   Below are two artists that will be performing in Buffalo Jim Lauderdale's new release: My Favorite Place Performing at the Sportsmen's Tavern on…
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