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

May 2, 2021 in Buffalo Bob Sez

Buffalo Bob Sez: SAM Foundation Sponsors Folkfaces Fest

Folkface Fest V 2021: A Folkface Odyssey It’s been a long year with almost no activity from the Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation. It’s been a mighty struggle for music venues…
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May 2, 2021 in News

West Falls Center for the Arts: Americana spoken here

JESSICA MEDITZ Intern If you know anything about the West Falls Center for the Arts and where they’re at now, you probably wouldn’t believe their first stage was made out…
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May 2, 2021 in Buckwords

Buckwords: We’re a Band From Buffalo

As I write this month’s dispatch, I’m contemplating the first show that I will have played with my band the Steam Donkeys at the Sportsmen’s Tavern since Christmastime, 2019. Tonight’s…
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