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

October 1, 2019 in Discounts, Musical Partners, Sponsors

Sponsors, discounts and music partners

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October 1, 2019 in Buffalo Bob Sez

Buffalo Bob Sez: 5th Annual SAM Foundation Americana Awards Show … and more

If you were at the awards show last year, you know what a really cool night it was. We had 2017’s Best Band winner Ten Cent Howl serve as the…
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October 1, 2019 in Buckwords

Buckwords: The magic of the pedal steel guitar … and Hall of Famer Kenny Petersen

The pedal steel guitar is a very odd bird of an instrument. Unlike the banjo, the piano or the acoustic guitar — whose roots can be traced back several hundred…
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