Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA)

WAMA Events and Announcements

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WAMA Slow Jam

Normally - Second Saturday

October through May

Time:  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Next Slow Jam:
Second Saturday

May 11, 2024

Click here for more details..

WAMA Pickers at the Hope Grange

Please Note:  The WAMA Chord Pamphlet (PDF), is available for download.

(Last Updated on Nov 11, 2020)

Click here for more information and directions.

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Oakview Jam

Third Friday
October through April

Time:  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Next Oakview Jam
October 18, 2024

Join us at Oakview Jam

Click here for more information and directions.

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WAMA Events For 2024

Please NOTE:
Any and all future WAMA scheduled events or activities are subject to sudden change or cancellation.
Keep checking this page for information on our events.

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Be sure to check the WAMA Events Calendar so you can make your plans now!

If you have an event to announce or update, please click the following link to

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Banjo Picking Chicken


Winlock Pickersfest

August 02 - 04, 2024

Submit Your Band for the 2025 Pickersfest

Band Submissions accepted until October 31, 2024

Click HERE to submit your band.

This annual festival includes instructional workshops, genre jams, open mics, and plenty of pickin’ and grinnin’! Check out the Pickersfest website to see details about the live bands, the workshop schedule, camping details, ticket info, links, and more.

The festival officially starts on Friday, but the jamming, fun, and camping begin on Thursday!

(Camping is allowed from Thursday before the festival until Sunday, 3:00 pm of the festival.

Please visit the website for the
2024 Winlock Pickersfest

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WAMA Annual BBQ and slow jam

Third Saturday In August

August 17, 2024
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

163 Enchantment Ln
Vader, WA 98593

At the WAMA BBQ, You'll have a great time, lots of comradery, an excellent BBQ and potluck dinner, and a fantastic slow jam. This is a FREE WAMA event, and everyone, including all acoustic musicians and their families, are invited. Come join us and see what WAMA has to offer.

Visit our BBQ web page for more information
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2025 WAMA Wintergrass Hospitality Suite

Suite 355

Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, WA

February 21 - 24, 2025

Wintergrass 2025 is just around the corner!

WAMA Needs your help for the Hospitality Suite to be a successful event!


Besides the Winlock Pickersfest, the WAMA Hospitality Suite is one of our main annual fundraising events.

2024 Wintergrass Ad

Since WAMA is a total volunteer nonprofit organization, the only way we can exist to fulfill our mission is through membership fees, donations, and fundraisers. We ask you to Please Support Us in whatever way you can to help us reach our goal for covering expenses of this great WAMA event. Please click HERE and be a Suite Sponsor or Donor.

Click HERE to see our 2025 Suite Sponsors and Donors.

We use the WAMA Hospitality Suite to let people know who we are and what we do. With our showcase bands, workshops, and jams, we promote WAMA and American Acoustic Music in many ways. One of our main purposes includes being a supportive sponsor for Wintergrass. Another is to involve as many members and acoustic music fans as we can to enjoy this fantastic festival with us.

If you’re going to the Wintergrass 2025 Music Festival, be sure to come to Suite 355 in the Hyatt Regency and visit with us, have some snacks and refreshments, participate in some incredible jams, and see some terrific Showcase Bands.

Click HERE to learn more about our WAMA Hospitality Suite.

Admission to the WAMA Suite is FREE!

** WAMA is a proud Wintergrass sponsor **
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WAMA in the News!

From      Lewis Talk Logo

"World Class Music with Washington Acoustic Music Association"
By Krysta Carper

"Did you know you can hear and even play with world-class acoustic musicians right here in Lewis County? The Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA) brings musical guests such as David Grier, ..."    Read More

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WAMA Website Feedback

Please let us know what you think about our website.

If you would like to provide feedback, or any comments about our website, please
use the WAMA Contact Us page to send us an email.

WAMA is an organization that supports all genres of American Acoustic Music. Since WAMA's top priorities include involving youth and helping people of all ages find their inner musician and creative spark, it was fantastic to receive this type of feedback from some of our young website visitors:

To the WAMA Board of Directors

"As a music instructor out here in Vermont, I'm sending the Washington Acoustic Music Association a thank you email in regards to your links page!

I've been putting together some lesson plans for my music classes - I'm currently educating the group all about the history bluegrass and old time music, including the instruments used... which sadly, is foreign to most of them! Your page led me to some great sites to check out! Thank you!

I've had a few of my students helping me, and they showed me this fantastic fiddle guide! I thought it was perfect to share! This is it...

Musical Playgrounds: All About Fiddling

Can you include a link to it on your page? ...

I would LOVE to show the kids that their contribution is helping other musicians outside of our group. I just know they'd get a kick out of it :)

Let me know - ..., if you get a chance to include it... (But I know life can be busy, so if not, whenever you get a chance to is great!)

Thanks for keeping the love of music alive!


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"I just wanted to quickly say thank you! I'm a youth services librarian running a fun bluegrass and country music history class for 7-13 year olds, and I thought you all might enjoy hearing that we were able to get some great use out of your association's links list. We were even able to use some of this information for our most recent group project. Thanks so much for sharing!

One of our youngest, Annie has also asked me if I could share the div where she initially became interested in country music with you all, "From Austin to Tennessee: The History of Country Music" - I've listed it below if you'd like to review!

Initially I was a little hesitant to reach out, but I thought this could actually be a really fun addition for any other young aspiring musicians coming across your information, like Annie! I wondered if you wouldn't mind adding this one to your list? I find a little encouragement goes a long way, and would love to show Annie and the rest of the library group if you do choose to include it! wamamusic.com/links.html

Thanks so much,

"From Austin to Tennessee: The History of Country Music".

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As a WAMA member, you get a great discount on Pickersfest Tickets!