This meetup caters to an advanced beginner/intermediate level player. The jam happens every SECOND and FOURTH MONDAY of the MONTH -- even when I forget to post it on the site. As the jam has evolved, I have hired a rotating group of leaders who lead the jam from 7:30-9:30. This means that I must charge a $5.00 fee, so we can pay a leader. Each leader will choose 25-30 of their favorite bluegrass/old time songs. Click on the "Pages" tab at the top of the page for a description of our leaders and their songs.

Having a leader does not mean that jam participants cannot lead songs. But it does mean that there will be a few set guidelines. For example, people can only lead songs if 1) they know the song fully (including the words) 2) they are able to give out breaks effectively. This is a skill, and one that anyone can learn.

Finally, I want to let peole know that the jam is not a structured "class". Rather, it is a forum where leaders will be available to guide us along, ensure that there is a constant stream of jam-enhancing songs, and facilitate an amazing experience that is geared to an advanced beginner/intermediate level of player. Generally, after 9:30 or 10:00 an unstructured jam takes place, with higher level players. ALL are welcome to that too! 


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Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Founded Jan 26, 2008

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$5.00 to participate in each jam

This covers: $5.00 jam fee is used to pay experienced jam leaders to lead the jam.

Payment is accepted using:

  • Cash or check - “Jam participants must pay $5.00 (cash) to participate in each jam, beginning June 2009.

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