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 12, 2022 in Buffalo Bob Sez

Buffalo Bob Sez: Sara Rogers, our Joni, will be missed by many

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July 12, 2022 in Interviews

Willie Schoellkopf’s new album: ‘Dee Dah Doo’

Willie Schoellkopf is one of Western New York's most beloved musicians, going back to his days with the Argyle Street Band and Blue Ox through more recent times with the…
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July 12, 2022 in Free Tickets

July/August 2022 Free Ticket Opportunities

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