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

September 17, 2019 in Events, Foundation, News

The 5th Annual SAM Foundation Awards

Attention All Members: SAVE THE DATE-The 5th Annual SAM Foundation Awards show will be Sunday October 13th at 5 PM at The Sportsmen's Tavern.  There is no Bills' game that…
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September 1, 2019 in Buffalo Bob Sez

Buffalo Bob Sez: Ameripolitan Day highlights/SAMF Fest next

Aug. 4 marked a new milestone on the Buffalo and WNY music scene.It was one of the greatest Americana fests ever held in our hometown. A couple issues ago in…
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September 1, 2019 in Events

2019 SAMF Festival Lineup – and a Q-and-A with Sarah Borges

By Elmer Ploetz Save the date! It's Saturday, Sept. 14, and the Sportsmen's Americana Music Foundation's 5th annual festival should be a heckuva show. Sarah Borges Details are below, but…
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