Springfield Area Music Industry

Elevating the Springfield Music Scene through
Education, Innovation, and Cooperation

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Our Vision Statement

At Springfield Area Music Industry (SAMI), our ambition is to put Springfield on the map for its music scene. To that end, we want to identify avenues and opportunities for growth and exploit those; we want to identify systemic failures and explore means of correcting them, and establish a pool of individuals willing to work to make that happen. SAMI is not only for musicians, but sound engineers, techs, and even venues and club owners; everyone who wants to help us bolster the Springfield music scene is welcome. Our purpose is to come together as a community, support our local music industry, and put as MUCH music out there as possible.

Latest News

You may have noticed we've been a bit quieter than normal these last couple months. The truth is, the summer months are always a busy time for music industry folks. On top of that some of us have been dealing with various personal/professional issues, some of them setbacks and some of them opportunities. And, truthfully there's only a handful of us doing all this work as a labor of love.

But... We're still here. We're working on retooling some of our efforts to maximize our impact. We've also got our existing efforts that are ongoing. We're still paying to make sure that our #ptsdandmoralinjury initiative continues with a top notch guitar instructor for the vets we are serving. We're still connecting the dots between venues and bands that come to us. We're still working on scene swaps, and still doing our level best to #makespace for live music in people's lives. Additionally, there's new stuff on the horizon.

Your five board members have been laboring hard over the past year and a half, and we all just needed some quiet time. But we still have need of your help and support. So please consider throwing a couple bucks down to make sure we can continue to work on and for your scene while we collect ourselves. Thanks for all you do, and stay tuned for what's next!

In love and trust,
Matt.
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Just dropped a collection of stuff off at the office in preparation for the SAMI Yardsale on the 20th and 21st of this month(event page coming soon!) and I thought now would be a good time to remind you that we're having a SAMI community yardsale! You give us the stuff that isn't bringing you joy, and we'll sell it. That simple! Anything we don't sell goes to convoy of hope! And we'll even come get it at 9 in the evening if necessary! ๐Ÿ˜…

PS. All the stuff pictured including that super cute hedgehog painting ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ˜ƒwill be available for you to purchase at rock bottom prices at our SAMI YARDSALE on the 20th and 21st of this month!

-Matt
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Don't be those guys.. ๐Ÿ˜‚A first ever look at humans in their natural habitat... the club! ------------------------------------- HUGE THANKS -----------------------------------------... ... See MoreSee Less

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#makespace for women and girls who ROCK!
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This is a really great program that you should be involved in.

Musicians On Call
Calling all musicians and those who believe in the healing power of music! We are seeking Volunteer Guides and Musicians in your area. See how you can add a dose of joy to a patientโ€™s day.
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Meet the Board

Jeremiah Sharples

Jeremiah Sharples

Board of Directors

Jeremiah is the Full time FOH Engineer at Shuffle on S. Campbell. He is also a full time supporter of the scene, a wizard on the drumkit, and has the voice of an angel.

Matt Baker

Matt Baker

President
Robert Voss

Robert Voss

Secretary
Tyson Martin

Tyson Martin

Advisory Council
Dr. Jennifer Jester

Dr. Jennifer Jester

Member at Large