What we're about

The South Philly Acoustic Jam provides a common gathering place for neighborhood amateur musicians and vocalists. Our group is a dynamic adult learner community where amateur musicians build skills, learn from others and play any instrument at any skill level; and our vocalists share their talents with vocal execution, improvisational arts in a supportive group environment.

Our organizing purpose is to offer a friendly, no-judgement musical culture focused on building skills. We are supportive of ourselves and other participants in ways that promote group musicianship. This unique environment fosters musical growth, development and the best conditions to understanding and appreciate music for adult learners.

Our community purpose is to be supportive of South Philadelphia communities and the broader metropolitan area by providing occasional and focused musical outreach to senior residential buildings, community music programs, park programs and other charitable community functions. We take no employment compensation for these activities

We have an acoustic sound and welcome acoustic 6 or 12 string guitar, uke, electric bass, harmonica, percussion instruments, electric bass,keyboards, fiddle are all welcome. Is your voice your instrument? Come and sing. Play, play and sing or sing.

Location and Time: Settlement School 416 Queen Street on Thursday Evenings 6:30 to 9:00 PM.

Find us on a map here: Map Location Settlement School (https://goo.gl/maps/D6Rhjk8VVv72) the school is located between Queen and Christian Streets in beautiful Queen Village ( Easy access from I 95). Parking is free.

Where do I park: Free, unrestricted parking Parking on the Settlement School lot, Map Location of Parking Lot at Settlement (https://goo.gl/maps/Vxdv7LN54Hq)

Who should attend meet-up: The South Philly Jam Invites amateur musicians, singers who can play any instrument at any skill level join us for a fun, non-judgmental jam culture.

What should I bring to meet-up: Instrument if you play, capo if you play guitar. We provide song books, and Settlement School only we provide music stands, piano.

What are the costs: There is a $30 annual Settlement registration (September-June school year) fee as a community student with the Settlement School. Join on a trail basis. This fee is payable for new students after their second visit ( trial visit, no charge). Registration: Settlement Registration Form (http://files.meetup.com/18969178/South%20Philly%20Jam%20Registration%20Form%20-%201516.pdf.pdf)

To cover costs for meet-up fees, printing costs we collect a minimum $1 contribution at each meet-up from each participating player.

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Organizer(s) Membership Management Powers :

The Organizers of the South Philly Jam Group reserve the right to revoke any membership to our group, who in our view compromises the safety and well being of any other member(s), without prior notice.

Upcoming events (5)

South Philly Jam Closed at Settlement for Summer, Other Locations Announced

Settlement Music School, Mary Louise Curtis Branch

Description: We play at the Settlement School for Music, located at 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia on Thursday Evenings 6:30 to 9:00 PM. Our jam conforms to school year, starts in September and ends mid-June. Our parking is free. We offer unrestricted parking on the Settlement School lot. The South Philly Jam Invites amateur musicians who can play any instrument at any skill level join us. Singers are welcome, if your voice is your instrument, no need to play an instrument. We have a friendly, no-judgement musical culture. We are supportive of ourselves and other participants in ways that promote group musicianship and singing. We have an acoustic sound and welcome acoustic 6 or 12 string guitar, uke, bass, harmonica, percussion instruments , electric bass guitar and keyboards. Singers of all abilities are welcome. We provide PA amplification for singers who prefer a microphone. We provide music stands, song books and chairs for all. The South Philly jam is the only meetup group in the Philly area that plays in a professional recital room appropriate for music. What should new comers expect at our Jam? We play popular classic rock, blues, folk, R&B songs from member curated song books suited for acoustic guitar. We select songs in a "round the circle" method but will stop play and listen to a streaming music request by any participant of any song suggested in the circle. Playing the original streamed song serves as a reference for lyrics and guitar and often enables a quality play of new songs for the first time. Are there any costs? To cover costs for meet-up fees, printing costs we collect a minimum $1 contribution at each meet-up from each participating player. To cover Settlement costs, new members pay a one time a school year fee of $30 to the Settlement School this low fee covers room, facilities and insurance costs. Not sure you want to join? Pay the Settlement School fee at the end of your second meetup visit. Payable at front desk.

South Philly Jam Closed at Settlement for Summer, Other Locations Announced

Settlement Music School, Mary Louise Curtis Branch

We play at the Settlement School for Music, located at 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia on Thursday Evenings 6:30 to 9:00 PM. Our jam conforms to school year, starts in September and ends mid-June. Our parking is free. We offer unrestricted parking on the Settlement School lot. The South Philly Jam Invites amateur musicians who can play any instrument at any skill level join us. Singers are welcome, if your voice is your instrument, no need to play an instrument. We have a friendly, no-judgement musical culture. We are supportive of ourselves and other participants in ways that promote group musicianship and singing. We have an acoustic sound and welcome acoustic 6 or 12 string guitar, uke, bass, harmonica, percussion instruments , electric bass guitar and keyboards. Singers of all abilities are welcome. We provide PA amplification for singers who prefer a microphone. We provide music stands, song books and chairs for all. The South Philly jam is the only meetup group in the Philly area that plays in a professional recital room appropriate for music. What should new comers expect at our Jam? We play popular classic rock, blues, folk, R&B songs from member curated song books suited for acoustic guitar. We select songs in a "round the circle" method but will stop play and listen to a streaming music request by any participant of any song suggested in the circle. Playing the original streamed song serves as a reference for lyrics and guitar and often enables a quality play of new songs for the first time. Are there any costs? To cover costs for meet-up fees, printing costs we collect a minimum $1 contribution at each meet-up from each participating player. To cover Settlement costs, new members pay a one time a school year fee of $30 to the Settlement School this low fee covers room, facilities and insurance costs. Not sure you want to join? Pay the Settlement School fee at the end of your second meetup visit. Payable at front desk. Charitable Contributions Online: The South Philly Acoustic Jam is a 501 (C) 3 register educational nonprofit focused on music registered with the IRS under EIN[masked]. We are also registered in Pennsylvania as a charitable organization under registration number[masked] and the South Philly Acoustic Jam business office is at 801 B South Warnock Street, Philadelphia PA 19147 If you would like to give a Tax deductible donation without fees please activate the South Philly Acoustic Jam invite link on SquareCash: https://squareup.com/i/DAE2256885?s=em Thank you for your generosity

South Philly Jam Closed at Settlement for Summer, Other Locations Announced

Settlement Music School, Mary Louise Curtis Branch

We play at the Settlement School for Music, located at 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia on Thursday Evenings 6:30 to 9:00 PM. Our jam conforms to school year, starts in September and ends mid-June. Our parking is free. We offer unrestricted parking on the Settlement School lot. The South Philly Jam Invites amateur musicians who can play any instrument at any skill level join us. Singers are welcome, if your voice is your instrument, no need to play an instrument. We have a friendly, no-judgement musical culture. We are supportive of ourselves and other participants in ways that promote group musicianship and singing. We have an acoustic sound and welcome acoustic 6 or 12 string guitar, uke, bass, harmonica, percussion instruments , electric bass guitar and keyboards. Singers of all abilities are welcome. We provide PA amplification for singers who prefer a microphone. We provide music stands, song books and chairs for all. The South Philly jam is the only meetup group in the Philly area that plays in a professional recital room appropriate for music. What should new comers expect at our Jam? We play popular classic rock, blues, folk, R&B songs from member curated song books suited for acoustic guitar. We select songs in a "round the circle" method but will stop play and listen to a streaming music request by any participant of any song suggested in the circle. Playing the original streamed song serves as a reference for lyrics and guitar and often enables a quality play of new songs for the first time. Are there any costs? To cover costs for meet-up fees, printing costs we collect a minimum $1 contribution at each meet-up from each participating player. To cover Settlement costs, new members pay a one time a school year fee of $30 to the Settlement School this low fee covers room, facilities and insurance costs. Not sure you want to join? Pay the Settlement School fee at the end of your second meetup visit. Payable at front desk. Charitable Contributions Online: The South Philly Acoustic Jam is a 501 (C) 3 register educational nonprofit focused on music registered with the IRS under EIN[masked]. We are also registered in Pennsylvania as a charitable organization under registration number[masked] and the South Philly Acoustic Jam business office is at 801 B South Warnock Street, Philadelphia PA 19147 If you would like to give a Tax deductible donation without fees please activate the South Philly Acoustic Jam invite link on SquareCash: https://squareup.com/i/DAE2256885?s=em Thank you for your generosity

South Philly Jam Closed at Settlement for Summer, Other Locations Announced

Settlement Music School, Mary Louise Curtis Branch

We play at the Settlement School for Music, located at 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia on Thursday Evenings 6:30 to 9:00 PM. Our jam conforms to school year, starts in September and ends mid-June. Our parking is free. We offer unrestricted parking on the Settlement School lot. The South Philly Jam Invites amateur musicians who can play any instrument at any skill level join us. Singers are welcome, if your voice is your instrument, no need to play an instrument. We have a friendly, no-judgement musical culture. We are supportive of ourselves and other participants in ways that promote group musicianship and singing. We have an acoustic sound and welcome acoustic 6 or 12 string guitar, uke, bass, harmonica, percussion instruments , electric bass guitar and keyboards. Singers of all abilities are welcome. We provide PA amplification for singers who prefer a microphone. We provide music stands, song books and chairs for all. The South Philly jam is the only meetup group in the Philly area that plays in a professional recital room appropriate for music. What should new comers expect at our Jam? We play popular classic rock, blues, folk, R&B songs from member curated song books suited for acoustic guitar. We select songs in a "round the circle" method but will stop play and listen to a streaming music request by any participant of any song suggested in the circle. Playing the original streamed song serves as a reference for lyrics and guitar and often enables a quality play of new songs for the first time. Are there any costs? To cover costs for meet-up fees, printing costs we collect a minimum $1 contribution at each meet-up from each participating player. To cover Settlement costs, new members pay a one time a school year fee of $30 to the Settlement School this low fee covers room, facilities and insurance costs. Not sure you want to join? Pay the Settlement School fee at the end of your second meetup visit. Payable at front desk. Charitable Contributions Online: The South Philly Acoustic Jam is a 501 (C) 3 register educational nonprofit focused on music registered with the IRS under EIN[masked]. We are also registered in Pennsylvania as a charitable organization under registration number[masked] and the South Philly Acoustic Jam business office is at 801 B South Warnock Street, Philadelphia PA 19147 If you would like to give a Tax deductible donation without fees please activate the South Philly Acoustic Jam invite link on SquareCash: https://squareup.com/i/DAE2256885?s=em Thank you for your generosity

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