Welcome to the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame

About the BMHOF

The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, Inc., (BMHOF) is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization founded in 1983. The BMHOF was created through the region’s musicians and music history for the cultural enhancement and enrichment of the community. The BMHOF encompasses a population of over 1.3 million people from all five counties of Western New York including Erie, Niagara, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties.

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Venetta Fields (Class of 2005)


The mission of the BMHOF is to honor, preserve, and protect the diverse musical culture and heritage of Western New York through education, scholarship, and performance and to recognize, via formal induction into the BMHOF, those individuals and groups who have made a significant impact on the music scene locally, nationally and/or internationally. Inductees are chosen by a formal nomination process from applications submitted by the public via the nomination form found on the website and the deadline for entries each year is March 31. Nominees are rated in several different categories and the new class is announced at a press conference held in the early summer. The BMHOF recognizes and formally inducts nominees at its Annual Induction Gala that is held in early October of each year.
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame currently has a dedicated room with artifacts and memorabilia on display of some of its inducted members at the Hard Rock Café in Niagara Falls, NY. A future goal of the BMHOF is to maintain a dedicated facility including a performance space, displays, plaques, memorabilia and other artifacts relating to the area’s vast musical heritage.

The BMHOF welcomes input from past inductees and the community at large in fulfilling its goal of having the most up-to-date and accurate information on its website. The Board of Trustees of The BMHOF are always seeking persons who would like to join the fun and volunteer their time at any of its functions or programs or that are interested in helping them grow through board membership and/or sponsorship opportunities. Information and inquiries can be sent to info@bmhof.org.

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