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

December 2, 2019 in Buffalo Bob Sez, Events

Buffalo Bob Sez: Buffalo’s Waltzing Tradition

What can I say about the third annual presentation of Buffalo’s “The Last Waltz” that I haven’t said before? As the Buffalo News stated in 2018, this is the “new…
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December 2, 2019 in Free Tickets

Free Shows for Members: December 2019

Between Dec. 13 and Jan. 17, we’re providing tickets to six different shows at three different venues in WNY. Email me at and tell me which shows you want…
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December 2, 2019 in Profile, Uncategorized

Doug Yeomans: Buffalo’s Last Waltz … and meeting Levon

Photos by Paul Panzarella Doug Yeomans has been playing the music of The Band for almost 50 years, so we decided to ask the music director of Buffalo’s “Last Waltz”…
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