The following shows are being offered as free ticket opportunities for active members of the SAM Foundation.
The deadline for entering your name in the drawing is Wednesday, May 10, at 9 p.m.  Send an email to and tell me which shows you’d like to win tickets to attend.
Winners will be notified via email and you must respond to confirm.  Locations and dates are included in the brief blurbs below.  Good luck!
Bob McLennan
SAM Foundation

Shamarr Allen
Babeville-May 17

Shamarr Allen is the definition of New Orleans! Hailing from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Allen has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country.


The Bros. Landreth
Sportsmen’s Tavern, May 18

Slide guitar, blood harmony, and heart-on-your sleeve songwriting. The Bros. Landreth welcome a new day with Come Morning, an album that marks both a rebirth and refinement of the JUNO-winning band’s blend of North American roots music and harmony-heavy soul.

Magic Beans/Organ Fairchild
Buffalo Ironworks – double bill-May 18

Magic Beans have a passion for music that is as infectious as their songs, both of which have gained them national notoriety in a short time. The band honors the wide diaspora of American music by incorporating the flavors of funk, R’n’B, rock, soul and even some country influence into a complete package that is noticeably their own.

Organ Fairchild: Not your grandmother’s organ trio. Organ Fairchild was voted NY’s top emerging rock band in 2021.

Buffalo Ironworks-May 27

Established in 2006, Cabinet wears its influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, rock, reggae, psychedelia, blues, bluegrass, country and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt.

Rick Estrin and the Nightcats
Sportsmen’s Tavern-June 1

Hugely entertaining, intelligently conceived and executed roots rock with a wickedly cool and otherworldly twist on tradition. Estrin’s harp work is masterful.” –Living Blues

50th Anniversary of Watkins Glen
Fireman’s Field in East Aurora-June 10.

Fireman’s Field is the place to be on Saturday, June 10. Ten Cent Howl/The Band, Workingman’s Dead/Grateful Dead and the Thurman Brothers/the Allman Brothers celebrate the music of Watkins Glen 1973! Presented by the Buffalo Music Coalition, as part of the East Aurora Music Festival.

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