Music Scholarship for Area High School Students

Attention All WNY High School Students:

Applications for the 2016 Eighth Annual Buffalo Music Hall of Fame “Denton, Cottier and Daniels” Music Scholarship are now available. Applications are being sent to Western New York’s public and private schools. Students can check with their Guidance Office and/or music teachers to obtain an application. Or you can click on the link to download the application.

Students who are attending public or private schools in Erie, Chautauqua, Niagara or Cattaraugus Counties in grades 9-12 in June of 2016 and who are studying music, business of music, or any technical, audio or production aspects of music are eligible.

All applications are due by a deadline of June 20, 2016. Applications can be submitted to the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame electronically via email: or by US Mail: Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Scholarship, P.O. Box 62, Williamsville, NY 14231.

The winner(s) will be notified by August 1, 2016.



Lyndsay Munich wins songwriter contest

Lyndsay Munich recently won the Lucille & Jack Yellen Foundation Songwriter’s Scholarship sponsored by the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in collaboration with the Lucille and Jack Yellen Foundation. The contest was open to area high school and college students and included a performance at the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls, NY.

So what did Lyndsay win? She gets a full day of recording at Robby Takac’s GCR Recording Studio. Her winning song will be recorded and mastered, followed by a paid performance at the Hard Rock Cafe and a spot on the upcoming Buffalo Music Hall of Fame compilation CD. Meanwhile, Hall of Fame inductees will be on hand as session musicians and mentors.

Lyndsay is just finishing up her senior year at West Seneca High School.


When she’s not singing or going to school, she’s also practicing several instruments, including violin, bass, and the acoustic guitar.

Learn more about this rising talent at

Larkin Square Buffalo

Larkin Square Buffalo is the place to be for lunch, dinner, or just loungin’ around… This area used to be a ghost town. Now it’s full of life. People come from near and far to visit. Whether you like music concerts, pickleball, food trucks or other fun things, Larkin Square Buffalo is Buffalo’s hottest/coolest place to be.

Riviera Theatre is home to historic Wurlitzer organ


If you look up, this is what you’ll see at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda, New York, a suburb of beautiful Buffalo.

Constructed in 1926, the Riviera Theatre was originally an ornate movie house. The first films shown there were Upstage and The Mona Lisa. It was also a place for vaudeville performances.

Today, the Riviera Theatre is lovingly restored, looking great, and booked with all sorts of shows, from comedians (Vicki Lawrence) to jazz performances (The Four Freshmen) and more.

The Riviera Theatre features a Mighty Wurlitzer organ, that rises up from the floor for everyone to see, as it gets played masterfully before most every show. –Mark Weber