Buffalo Bob Sez, Part 2: Free Ticket Opportunities for members

Free ticket drawings are back for the active members of the SAM Foundation. The way we do it might vary a bit, but for now the offers will be made in the monthly JAM and you’ll have to email me to enter your name into whichever events you’re interested in.

Who doesn’t like to win free tickets? But the only way you’ll win is if you’re an active member of the SAM Foundation and you read The JAM every month when it comes out. In the coming months, the SAMF will be giving away tickets to Tedeschi Trucks Band, Eilen Jewell, James McMurtry, Nick Lowe, Lake Street Dive, Goose, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Elvis Costello, Bruce Wojick and the Struggle, Dakhabrakha, Danielle Nicole, Sarah Borges, Khruangbin, Tough Old Bird, Paul Cauthen, The War on Drugs and more. SAMF will be buying a pair of tickets to all these shows and the venues will be providing another pair, so we’ll be giving away two pairs.

I’m sure there are names above that you’re not familiar with but there is a lot of great music out there. Take the time to check out some of these artists and consider supporting their live performances.

Thanks to the Sportsmen’s Tavern, Babeville, Buffalo Ironworks and Artpark. More shows and venues may be added. Make sure your membership is active and that we have your correct email address.

Let’s get the nitty gritty for this month. Some shows are earlier in the month than others so I’ll have a couple of different deadlines. Every month you need to follow the instructions, some months we may include a question you’ll have to answer to enter. To enter your name, send an email to rjmcl14@gmail.com and tell me which show(s) you’re interested in attending. You can enter into as many shows as you want but only do the ones you really want to go to; in the past we had people putting in for shows and then when they won, they said they were busy that night. Of course, things can come up, but check your calendar prior to entering your name.

For the first group of shows below, you have until Friday night May 6 at 11 p.m. to enter your name to win a pair of tickets for:

Ten Cent Howl                                               Sportsmen’s Tavern                               May 7

Eilen Jewell                                                    Sportsmen’s Tavern                             May 8

Bruce Wojick and the Struggle                   Babeville-9th Ward                                 May 11

Tough Old Bird                                               Babeville-9th Ward                                 May 13

Danielle Nicole                                               Sportsmen’s Tavern                             May 15

Paul Cauthen                                                 Buffalo Ironworks                                  May 17

Sarah Borges                                                 Sportsmen’s Tavern                               May 19


For the next group, the deadline is Thursday, May 26 at 11 p.m.

Lake Street Dive                                            Artpark                                                     May 29

Goose                                                             Artpark                                                     June 8

War on Drugs                                               Artpark                                                     June 11

Nick Lowe                                                     Buffalo Ironworks                                   June 11

James McMurtry                                        Buffalo Ironworks                                   June 16

In the coming months we’ll also be trying to include more bands and musicians from right here in Buffalo and WNY. Often the cover charge is only in the $10-$15 range but it’s important to get out there and support our home-grown talent. Often, musicians in Buffalo are so good that you just know if they were in the right place at the right time, they would be the ones doing a national tour.

Support live music, I’ll see you out there.

Bob McLennan
SAM Foundation Board Member

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  • Pete Holguin says:

    I appreciate all the hard work everyone involved does. You support and promote us local players and believe me, we appreciate what you do for us. I look forward to the Jam every month.

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