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Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Announces The Class of 2014


The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, Inc., is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization founded in 1983. The BMHOF was created for the cultural enhancement and enrichment of Buffalo and Western New York through the region’s musicians and music history and to recognize individuals and groups who have made a significant impact on the music scene, locally, nationally and internationally.  Inductees are chosen by a formal nomination process from applications submitted by the public via the nomination form found on the website. 

Inducted member featured video

"Whole Lotta Shakin Going On" Stan Szelest 1984

Nominees are rated in several different categories including longevity in Western New York, historical impact, community service in music and musical versatility, just to name a few. The cutoff for applications each year is April 1. The new class is announced at a press conference held in the early summer and recognizes and formally inducts nominees at its Annual Induction Gala that is held in early October of each year. In addition to honoring outstanding music professionals and preserving the rich musical heritage of the area, the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame is committed to educating and presenting music to people of all ages. It is proud to be sponsoring and supporting many programs including:

  • The Annual MINE (Music Industry Networking Event)
  • Music scholarships for budding high school musicians
  • Songwriters Scholarship
  • Digital Music Archiving Program
  • Musician Medics Program
  • Hall of Fame Alumni CDs featuring music previously recorded or exclusive cuts
  • Local Music Festivals including Music Is Art and the M&T Bank Lunchtime Series