Our Mission

BMHOF Inductee Walk 2016

The mission of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame (BMHOF) is to honor, preserve, and promote the diverse musical culture and heritage of Buffalo and 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. The deadline for entries each year is January 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.

In support of its mission, The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame currently has a dedicated room  at the Hard Rock Café in Niagara Falls, NY that is filled with artifacts and memorabilia of some of its inducted members. A future goal of the BMHOF is to maintain a dedicated facility including a performance space, displays, plaques, memorabilia and other artifacts that will honor the inductees and the area’s vast musical heritage. The BMHOF is actively engaged in the community through its scholarship and Musician Medics Programs, WNY.FM music archive website and its presence at community functions and festivals.

The BMHOF seeks to build a comprehensive website and welcomes input from past inductees, and the community at large, in fulfilling its goal of having the most accurate and up-to-date information. 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 

HERE for a downloadable copy of the BMHOF By-Laws

HERE for a downloadable copy of the BMHOF Whistleblower Policy