If you’ve got news, let us know. If it fits, we’ll try to get it in!

Here’s what we have this month:

Our friends at the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame are busier than ever. You can check out our story about the new inductees HERE, but don’t forget their 40th anniversary show. It’s coming up at Sportsmen’s Park on Sept 17, with a 2 p.m. starting time.

At this point, performers (not in order of appearance) are expected to include: Lo Blue Flame, Jony James & Willie Haddath, the Frank Grizanti Band the R&B Soul Revue, Van Taylor & Friends, Buffalo Touch, Armand Petri & Joe Rozler, the All Star Project.


The 5th Annual Red, White, Rock ‘n Blues benefit also looks to be a great show. It will take over Sportsmen’s Park, the Tavern and the Cave on Sept. 25, from noon to 9 p.m. It will benefit the Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY.
The schedule:
  • 1:00              Joe Baudo Jazz Orchestra (Park) Musical Salute to Our Armed Forces
  • 2:20              Buffalo Fire Dept. Bagpipers (Park)
  • 3:00              Opening Ceremonies (Park)
  • 3:30              Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Band (Park)
  • 3:40              Rich Manzell (The Cave)
  • 3:50              South City band (Tavern)
  • 4:40              Porcelain Train band (The Cave)
  • 5:00              Alison Pipitone Band (Park)
  • 5:10              Thurman Brothers band (Tavern)
  • 5:40              Norm & Eareckson Songs for Vets (The Cave)
  • 6:30              Flashback band (Tavern)
  • 6:30              77 Stone Band (Park)
  • 6:40              Doug Yeomans & Sue Kincaid (The Cave)
  • 7:45        Final JAM in the Tavern w/The Twang Gang

Got news? Email the editor, Elmer Ploetz, to let us know about new album releases, benefit shows, special appearances … whatever is cool and interesting!

And remember, while the SAM Foundation may take its name from the Tavern, we like to spread the news about whatever is happening across Western New York!

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