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     Click for more jams! View maps and calendars of acoustic jam sessions from around the country at The listings are contributed by pickers and grinners. If a jam you attend regularly is not on the site, you can register for free and add it to the map.

Alabama, Bucksville. Tannehill Opry every Saturday night. Contact Harold Cotton, VP of the Old Time Music Association, at 205-663-0810.

Alabama, Holly Pond. At the restaurant building next to the bank the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month. For more info contact Betty and Dwight Ray at 205-796-6524.

Alabama, Huntsville. KaffeeKlatch (Club), 103 Jefferson Street. Open Mic the 4th Tuesday of each month, 8 - 11 PM.

Alabama, Kimberly. About 15 miles north of Birmingham on US 31. Practically every Saturday night, 6 PM until ?. From US 31 turn east on Stouts Road at Kimberly Church of God. Go about 1/2 mile to small white building on left. Contact James ("Cotton") Myrick, phone (205) 647-9233, or Rex Kirkland.

Alabama, Montgomery. Old Town Dulcimer Shop, 310 N. Hull Street. Every 2nd Saturday, 9am til --- Open Jam, beginners welcome.

Alabama, Oxford. Mountain Music every Thursday Night. All jammers welcome! Call Jim Marsh for more info at 205-835-4840.

Alaska, Anchorage. Bluegrass jam at the Arctic Roadrunner on Old Seward Highway in Anchorage on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Contact Mike Childers for further info.

Alaska, Kenai. Jam sessions every two weeks on Friday nights, 7PM till 11PM at Vagabond Inn, 51030 K-Beach Road. Open mike. Host band is Spur Highway Spanker's. Email Rick Epling or call 907-283-9211 for more information.

Arizona, Tucson. The Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell Ave. The third Thursday of every month from 8 - 11 AM.

Arizona, Peoria. We have a beginners jam that happens the 2nd Saturday of the Month 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 PM at The Music Hall, 11001 North 99th Ave. #120, Peoria, AZ 85345. Phone 623-583-6266. They just completed their third anniversary in January. It is free and open to the public. Hosted by Roy and Sandy Creiglow, with Nancy Hall acting as substitute if needed.

Arizona, Tucson. Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. 6th Ave. The fourth Sunday of every month from 2 - 5 PM.

California, Mountain View (Silicon Valley). "Old-time" jam session the 3rd Monday of every month at 8:00 PM at Cuppa Joe, 194 Castro Street. Bluegrass players welcome. For more information contact Jim Skrydlak.

California, Oakland. Bluegrass jam every Monday night from 8 to 10 PM at the Baja Taqueria, 41st and Piedmont in Oakland. Contact Tom Lucas for more info.

California, San Luis Obspo. Venue: Utopia Bakery on Broad Street. When: Third Sunday of each month at 5:30 PM until ?? Sponsor: CA Bluegrass Association
Contact: Julio 805-459-6019 or Roger
Note: This has evolved into an intermediate-level and up jam, but beginners are always welcome.

CANADA, Waterdown, Ontario. The Burlington Skyway Blurgrass Club has a jam session/workshop every Thursday night beginning around 8 PM til....Waterdown Legion. It's about 2 kilometers north of Burlington, Ontario or 50 km west of Toronto.

Colorado Area Jam Sites Colorada Bluegrass Music Society Jams Check this site out for Jams and other good stuff in the Colorada area.

District of Columbia, Arlington, Virginia. The Capital Area Bluegrass and Old-time Music Association (CABOMA) holds an open jam from 2 - 6 PM on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month at the Lyon Park Community Center, Pershing Drive and North Fillmore Streets in Arlington, Virginia, just a few minutes from downtown Washington, DC. Visitors are always welcome. For additional info email Alan Rosenberg.

ENGLAND, All of the UK. For jam sessions in England, and other stuff visit this site!

ENGLAND, North West area. Click here and look under "Clubs and Sessions" or check the "Active Map". For more information email Derek Brandon in Chester, England.

ENGLAND, Wrecclesham, Surrey. 1st Friday of each month at the Crickerters. Contact Dave Marshall for details.

ENGLAND, Farnborough, Hampshire. 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Old Ford. Contact Dave Marshall for details.

Florida, Istachatta The Back Porch Pickers have been playing at the General Store (352-544-1017) since SEPTEMBER of 2001 (and actually play on the SIDE porch). The second Saturday of every month at the Webster Speckled Butterbean Restaurant at the main entrance to the Webster Flea Market from 6pm - 8:00pm EVERY month!

Florida, St Petersburg New Saturday jam at Bringe Music, 2129 1st Ave N, St Petersburg, FL. Noon until about 4:00 PM. Click additional details see a PDF file click on "Bringe Music Map.PDF." There will be room for people that just want to listen.

Florida, Tallahassee. Jam in Tallahassee, FL at The Warehouse, 706 W. Gaines St. (850-222-6188). This is near FSU's stadium. The Jam is every third Sat. of the month and all levels are welcome. The jam has been active for the past 2&1/2 years with only one Sat. missed. For more information call (850-224-9443) or by email Thom Henderson

Florida, Tampa. The Bluegrass Parlor at 4810 East Busch Blvd. every Thursday night at 8:00PM. It is 8 blocks east of Busch Garden's Theme Park on the left hand side when heading east. Contact Tom Henderson at (813)985-2780 for more info.

FRANCE, Near Paris. The bluegrass association, AEGC Bluegrass, has a jam session every Saturday afternoon (excepted during school holidays), from 2 pm to 7 pm, and we welcome everyone with a BG instrument (or of course to listen us). Our address is : Foyer des Arts et Loisirs, 12 Avenue Foch, 92250 La Garenne Colombes. For more information, contact : Frédéric Arsonneau Tél : 33 (0)1 30 53 31 33 Fax : 33 (0)1 41 96 16 15 [ (0) if you call from France] or send email to: Frédéric Arsonneau

Georgia, Atlanta Area. Visit Atlanta Bluegrass & Acoustic Music for jams and other happenings in the Atanta area.

Georgia, Ringgold. At Ringgold Opry every second Saturday, of every month, from 7pm - midnite. It's in downtown Ringgold at the Old Train Depot. If you need any more information about the place then email Jaybo Hollis.

Illinois Area Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association's Area Jam List for the State of Illinois and surrounding area. For more information contact Jeff Shurts

Illinois, Chicago area. A Pizza Jam the First and Third Sunday nights, 6-9 PM at Ray's Pizza, 2825 West 127th Street, Blue Island, IL. Phone: 708-385-1240. Tom, the owner, buys pizza for all pickers! All levels welcome, very friendly small jam.

Illinois, Chicago Bluegrass jam the second Wednesday of each month at the Montrose Saloon, 2933 West Montose. It's open to anyone, at any level. Starts around 8PM. We have a good turnout. Contact Scott Bevis for more info.

Illinois, Woodstock Woodstock Assembly of God, 1201 Dean ST., Woodstock, ILL 60098. Every first Friday of the month. Free admission to all. Everyone welcome to bring instruments and play along. Time: 7:30 PM until.....whenever we stop playing. EVERY LEVEL OF PLAYER IS INVITED. Directions: South on Dean St. from Woodstock Square. Phone: 815-338-1316 or 815-338-1326

Indiana, Valparaiso. At the Banta Senior Center, 605 Beech St. Open jam 5 to 11 PM the third Saturday of every month (Oct thru Apr). For more info contact John Harbeck.

Iowa, Volga (Little Switzerland). Every Thursday night at Howard Berger's house at 7 PM. Bed and Breakfast next door if you want to stay overnight. Everyone is welcome. Call Howard Berger at (319) 767-2841 for more details.

Kentucky, Covington Jam sessions in Covington, KY at Hayes Brother's Music, on Main Street every Wednesday evenings, 7pm - till whenever they get tired. It's always pretty lively, with a range of talents and numbers. There are some mainstays who come every week and they can really play.

Kentucky, Louisville Every Sunday nite from 8 PM till........ Live Bluegrass for free at the Hideaway Saloon in Louisville. If you pick, no matter how badly, please bring your instrument (acoustic only) and join the fun! For more info email Grand LouisvIlluminatus

Louisiana, Slidell. Tues. night jam session at Evangeline's Coffee House & Cafe 7-9 PM, 2852 Carey Stree, Slidell, Louisiana (985) 649-2226

Massachusetts, Hamilton. Click on The North Shore Bluegrass Jam for the time, dates and directions to the Jam at Hamilton/Wenham Community Center. Email Fran Larkin for more information.

Mississippi, Gulfport. Southern Traditional Music Co. Jam/open-mike every Friday night beginning around 6:30 til....Owner Jerry Johnston 601 - 832 - 6244. Located on Dedeaux Rd., about 1/2 mile north of I-10 Cowan-Lorraine Rd. exit.

Missouri, Mansfield. Every Thursday night, musicians and music fans gather on the square in Mansfield, MO to play, sing, jig or listen to music. Performers break off into several groups, and the musicians and audience members can stroll through the square and hear bluegrass, country, gospel and old time fiddling. Bring your lawn chairs and come on to downtown Mansfield and enjoy some good old fashioned 'jammin. Jammers are always welcome. Mansfield is located 45 miles east of Springfield, MO. For more info contact Sonny & Joyce Cantrell.

New Jersey, Little Silver
Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Association of NJ Jam & Stage Show Third Sunday of the month, September through May (except sometimes December) Doors Open at 12, Show begins at 1, Jamming till 5. Admission: Members $4, Nonmembers $5 Embury United Methodist Church, Church Street, Little Silver, NJ For more information go to BLUEGRASS & OLDTIME MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF NJ INC. Or e-mail Bob Nowicki.

New Mexico, Jal Jam every 3rd Thursday of the month at the Senior Citizens Center 7:00 N.M. time.

New York, Marcellus. At the American Legion downtown, 13 East Main St. When - Every Friday night, Time - 7pm to until, Acoustic instruments only. Contact Sam Murphy Tel 315-673-2329 or Bob Hayden Tel 315-673-1313 .... or email Bob Hayden. Put "bluegrass" in subject. Donation for heat and lights. We have been playing here for 5 years now.

New York, East Village, New York City. At the Jolly Roger at 10th Street and Ave. A. You'll see so many banjos there you'll think you're in Tennessee! For more info contact B. Carls

New York, New York City. The Metropolitan Bluegrass Authority in New York City hosts an open jam at the Jolly Roger Bar on 2nd Ave. between 9th and 10th Streets on Tuesday nights from 8:30 til ---

New York, New York City. At Coney Island High (it's a Club, not a high school)at 15 St. Marks Place between 1st and 2nd Ave. Every Sunday 3 to 7 PM. Pickers of all levels. Nice people. For more information call (201) 653-6461.

New York, Barneveld Tuesday Nights 8:00 (ish) in Barneveld NY at the Moore Hotel - just off NYS Rt 12 about 10 miles north of Utica.

North Carolina Lone Hickory Bluegrass Jam Sessions Every Wednesday Evening beginning at 7:00 PM Old Steelman Homeplace, Located approximately five miles southwest of Yadkinville, NC on Lone Hickory Road. Contact Robert Steelman (336) 463-5624 or (336) 409-4775.

North Carolina, Ashville Jack of the Wood Thursday night. Downtown Asheville. Bluegrass Jam session starts around ten PM; dinner and beer before that.

North Carolina, Bakersville Five Oaks Campground Saturday night jam. Go east past Blk Mtn to Marion; Take exit 85 to US 221N (merges with 226). Go about 7 miles to the hwy split, and take 226 N 8 miles to Spruce Pine. Stay on 226 N about 8 miles to Bakersville. In Bakersville, follow signs to 261N for about 6 miles toward Roan Mtn. Look for old rock school bldg on the left which is where the campgrounds are. 828 765 9483, 828 688 3572, or 800 227 3912

North Carolina, Blueridge Pkwy Orchard at Altapass Sat & Sun afternoons (Located bet mile 326 and 329 on Blueridge Pkwy) Take exit 86 from I-40 & follow 226/221 N past Marion and the Wal-Mart; In 9 miles, turn left following 226 as it splits from 221. In a mile, 226 ascends a mountain; At the top, (T-section) go right to the BR Pkwyentrance. Take the Pkwy north 3 miles to Orchard Rd. on the downhill side. Orchard Rd leads to the red Packing House 888 765 9531 or 828 652 8610

North Carolina, East Bend Hoke's Bluegrass Jam Every Friday Evening beginning at 7 PM. East Bend, NC Call Hoke Matthews for more details (336) 961-7273

North Carolina, Old Fort Mtn Music Friday night concert, Rockett Bldg on Main St, Old Fort, NC. I-40 east to Old Fort exit (18 mi +/-) beyond Blk Mtn & Montreat Veer right. At first traffic light go straight ahead onto Main St. Left across from Fire Dept. 828 652 3330, 858 652 2838, or 828 652 8610 Many jammers outside.

North Carolina, Marshall Marshall Jam. Located in Zuma Coffee House in Marshall, NC Starts about 7 PM Thursday nites. Hosted by legendary Bluegrass Boy, Bobby Hicks!

North Carolina, Yadkinville Ace's Bluegrass Jam Every Thursday from 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM. Ace's Restaurant in Downtown Yadkinville, NC (336) 679-2193

North Dakota, Minot. Fourth Saturday of the month from 1:00 pm till 5:00 pm at the Minot Moose Lodge in Minot, ND. Old-time and bluegrass acoustic musicians welcome. Sponsored by the Bluegrass and Old Time Music Assicoation of North Dakota.(701) 838-1061

OKLAHOMA and surrounding STATES Check out Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Music Society (GOBMS)

Oregon, Parkdale Just South of Hood River. 2nd Sunday of each month at the Elliot Glacier Brewpub, 2-6PM. Contact: Chuck Haynie. 541-386-6563

Pennsylvania and New Jersey area BLUEGRASS JAMS IN SOUTHEASTERN PA Jam location list by Edward Pollak. Also list Jams in Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey.

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh area Every Tuesday Night at the Starlite Lounge on Freeport Road in Blawnox, PA. 8:30 -12:30

Every Thursday Night at the Warsaw Tavern in the Polish Hill section of Pittsburgh at the corner of Melwood and Herron Ave. 9:00 - 12:30.

More info on Western Pennsylvania Bluegrass goings on at: Western Pennsylvania Bluegrass Committee (AOL Group)

Pennsylvania, Wellsboro. Acoustic Jam Session 2nd Sunday of every month. 2-6 PM at Wellsboro Middle School (Nichols St.) Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.
Further info phone 570-724-0300 or email Debbie Rubin or visit Canyon Country Bluegrass.

Tennessee, Snow Hill (Chattanooga area) Every first Saturday, the Snow Hill Fire Department puts on a show at the old Snow Hill Elementary School, which is now a Fire Department Building. It is a great show, many jam rooms and great BBQ and concessions!

Tennessee, Walden Ridge (Chattanooga area) Every Friday Night at the Walden Ridge Communtiy Center high atop Signal Mountain.

Texas and surrounding states Check Sabine Bluegrass for jams in Texas and the neighbor states.

Texas, Abilene. Every Thursday night from 7-9pm in Abilene. N. 12th and Grape St. Merchant Park Shopping Center in the "Church on the Rock" store front next to Dollar Store. contact Rotan's at 325-798-3019 or Request Info

Texas, Amarillo. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays: 10 am, Buckey's String Shack, South Georgia Shopping Center just south of 45th Avenue and Georgia Street. Easy access from I-27, either Georgia or 45th exits

Texas, Amarillo. Monthly: Panhandle Bluegrass and Old-Tyme Music Association: First Saturdays: 6 pm potluck, business meeting and jam till?? Place: Western Cowpunchers Meeting Hall, Dumas Highway.

Texas, Andrews. Show - Held the 4th Saturday of each month at the Senior Center. This is a show and a jam before and afterwards.

Texas, Austin. Artz Rib House, 2330 South Lamar Blvd. Phone (512)442-8283. Jam session every Sunday starting around 2PM. Great Bar-B-Que, lots of room to pick, and a whole lot of great people! For more info email Shawn Edwards.

Texas, Carrolloton. On the square the last Saturday of every month from 7 PM to 11 PM. For more information call Joel Hatch at the Plaza Theater, 214-242-2775.

Texas, Garland. On the square every Saturday from dusk until???.

Texas, Higginbotham Jam - 2nd Friday - 7:00 p.m. to .... For information, contact Bo Boggs at 806-592-5222.

Texas, Kermit Jam - the 2nd Monday of the month at the Senior Citizens Center in Kermit serve at 6:00 and play at 7:00

Texas, Wickett. Jam - 1st Saturday - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Old School Building. NOTE: jams are held November through May.

Utah, Salt Lake City and Ogden.. Sponsored by the Intermountain Acoustic Association (IAMA). The jams are as follows: Wednesday 7PM May through September at the Central Terrace in Sugarhouse Park located at 1300 East and 2100 South. October through April at Van Winkle's Club located at 6200 South and Van Winkle Boulevard. On Thursday nights 7PM at th Ogden Airport. Phone 801-339-7664 or 801-277-7704 or Email Tony Polychronis for more info.

Virginia, Virginia Beach. Jams on the 1st Saturday of each month, 7 PM at Kelley Music, 1637 Independence Blvd. Kelly Music also sponsors in-house concerts. For more info contact Lynn Kelley.

Washington, Spokane. Auntie's Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave., Spokane, Washington, every Sunday except national holidays, 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Sponsored by the Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association.)

West Virginia, Morgantown. Every Wednesday from 9:30 till 2 a.m. at the West Virginia Brewing Co. in Morgantown WV. Old-time, bluegrass and Irish jam hosted by Keith McManus of Stewed Mulligan

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