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

February 8, 2024 in Director's Note, Education, Newsletters

A Note from Executive Director Jeff Miers, February 2024

A Note from the Executive Director 2024 got off to a great start for the Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation.  In its continuing dedication to fostering and promoting music education programs…
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February 8, 2024 in Events, Newsletters, Shows

Szelest Fest February 2024

One of the hallmarks of the Sportsmen's Americana Music Foundation is the celebration of Buffalo's heritage - and that's exactly what Szelest Fest '24 will be doing again on Sunday,…
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