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On the first Sunday of each month we hold a “jam” from 1:00-5:00 that is open to all. Participants, who may play or just listen, often range in age from under 8 to over 80. A modest admission fee is charged for those 18 years and older. July and August jams, held in a local park, are FREE for all attendees.
The purpose of the organization is to carry on activities intended to revive, study and perpetuate “that traditional music that constitutes the cultural heritage of our forefathers”. We perform and teach a wide variety of styles including old-time, country music, bluegrass, western swing, Celtic, Scandinavian and other traditional styles. Our music is played on acoustic instruments such as fiddles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, string basses, accordions and harmonicas.
The Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association is a non-profit organization.

Visit the SCVFA website at: www.Fiddlers.org

Upcoming events (5+)

Open Mic, Bluegrass, oldtime, & Slow jams. Fiddle, mando, guitar, banjo too

First time admission: FREE - Mention "Meetup Our regular jams typically include: Jamming outside from 1 to 5 pm, usually in many styles. On-stage open-mike performances from 1:30-5 (may be interrupted for special events) Learning groups (beginners' Slow Jam from 1:30-2:30 and intermediates' Tune Builder from 2-3). We usually have 50-80 musicians at the First Sunday Jams. No need to worry if you are the only one who signs up on Meetup. We will be there with many good jams through-out the day. Any acoustic performer or group is welcome to sign up to perform for up to 15 minutes on stage during our open-mike session. Listeners are always welcome. From time to time we invite a musician or group to play on stage for a bit longer as a featured performer. (We also occasionally invite a well-known musician or group to play a longer, paid, concert for us.) Adult admission to jams at the school is $6 for members and $8 for non-members (to help pay the rent); children 17 and under are admitted free. (Special events may have additional charges, and events such as workshops) First time admission: FREE - Mention "Meetup" Visit our webpage: http://www.fiddlers.org or Facebook: "Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association - SCVFA"

Open Mic, Bluegrass, oldtime, & Slow jams. Fiddle, mando, guitar, banjo too

First time admission: FREE - Mention "Meetup Our regular jams typically include: Jamming outside from 1 to 5 pm, usually in many styles. On-stage open-mike performances from 1:30-5 (may be interrupted for special events) Learning groups (beginners' Slow Jam from 1:30-2:30 and intermediates' Tune Builder from 2-3). We usually have 50-80 musicians at the First Sunday Jams. No need to worry if you are the only one who signs up on Meetup. We will be there with many good jams through-out the day. Any acoustic performer or group is welcome to sign up to perform for up to 15 minutes on stage during our open-mike session. Listeners are always welcome. From time to time we invite a musician or group to play on stage for a bit longer as a featured performer. (We also occasionally invite a well-known musician or group to play a longer, paid, concert for us.) Adult admission to jams at the school is $6 for members and $8 for non-members (to help pay the rent); children 17 and under are admitted free. (Special events may have additional charges, and events such as workshops) First time admission: FREE - Mention "Meetup" Visit our webpage: http://www.fiddlers.org or Facebook: "Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association - SCVFA"

Open Mic, Bluegrass, oldtime, & Slow jams. Fiddle, mando, guitar, banjo too

First time admission: FREE - Mention "Meetup Our regular jams typically include: Jamming outside from 1 to 5 pm, usually in many styles. On-stage open-mike performances from 1:30-5 (may be interrupted for special events) Learning groups (beginners' Slow Jam from 1:30-2:30 and intermediates' Tune Builder from 2-3). We usually have 50-80 musicians at the First Sunday Jams. No need to worry if you are the only one who signs up on Meetup. We will be there with many good jams through-out the day. Any acoustic performer or group is welcome to sign up to perform for up to 15 minutes on stage during our open-mike session. Listeners are always welcome. From time to time we invite a musician or group to play on stage for a bit longer as a featured performer. (We also occasionally invite a well-known musician or group to play a longer, paid, concert for us.) Adult admission to jams at the school is $6 for members and $8 for non-members (to help pay the rent); children 17 and under are admitted free. (Special events may have additional charges, and events such as workshops) First time admission: FREE - Mention "Meetup" Visit our webpage: http://www.fiddlers.org or Facebook: "Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association - SCVFA"

Open Mic, Bluegrass, oldtime, & Slow jams. Fiddle, mando, guitar, banjo too

First time admission: FREE - Mention "Meetup Our regular jams typically include: Jamming outside from 1 to 5 pm, usually in many styles. On-stage open-mike performances from 1:30-5 (may be interrupted for special events) Learning groups (beginners' Slow Jam from 1:30-2:30 and intermediates' Tune Builder from 2-3). We usually have 50-80 musicians at the First Sunday Jams. No need to worry if you are the only one who signs up on Meetup. We will be there with many good jams through-out the day. Any acoustic performer or group is welcome to sign up to perform for up to 15 minutes on stage during our open-mike session. Listeners are always welcome. From time to time we invite a musician or group to play on stage for a bit longer as a featured performer. (We also occasionally invite a well-known musician or group to play a longer, paid, concert for us.) Adult admission to jams at the school is $6 for members and $8 for non-members (to help pay the rent); children 17 and under are admitted free. (Special events may have additional charges, and events such as workshops) First time admission: FREE - Mention "Meetup" Visit our webpage: http://www.fiddlers.org or Facebook: "Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association - SCVFA"

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