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

April 1, 2020 in Buffalo Bob Sez

Buffalo Bob Sez: The day the music died . . . for now

So here we are. You’re all getting The JAM in your email on Wednesday, April 1, but this isn’t an April Fools’s Day joke. There won’t be any free tickets…
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April 1, 2020 in Buckwords

BUCKWORDS: Old bulls . . . how one band is coping with isolation

It was only a couple of weeks ago that I was standing next to JAM editor Elmer Ploetz in a crowded Sportsmen’s Tavern, enjoying a tribute to Buffalo keyboard great…
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April 1, 2020 in Bluegrass Roundup

Bluegrass Roundup – April 2020

Well, I have to say I didn’t see this coming. Probably most of us didn’t. I had all kinds of exciting bluegrass shows coming to Buffalo in April 2020. Well,…
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