Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA)
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WAMA Events and Announcements
WAMA Slow Jam
Looking forward to seeing you at our February Slow Jam. The WAMA Slow Jam is ALWAYS fun and NEVER intimidating. If you're a beginner, you will find everyone very supportive and helpful. Jamming starts at 1:00 pm and lasts until around 4:00 pm. We have a break about 2:20 pm for social time and a snack type potluck. (If you would like, please bring a snack to share.) Also, we have three open mic slots (one song per slot) before we begin the second half. To see the tunes we'll be playing in February, visit our Slow Jam page.
Our next Slow Jam will be on
February 8, 2020
Please Note: A newly updated WAMA Chord Pamphlet is available.
(Last Updated on Jan 10, 2020)
PLEASE NOTE: The February 21st Oakview Jam has been canceled because it
coincides with Wintergrass in Bellevue, WA. Many WAMA members will be attending Wintergrass,
so no one will be available to open and setup the Oakview Jam at the Grange.
We've been having some great jams with lots of good tunes, fun, singing, and snacks. If you haven't
been there yet, dust off your instrument and come enjoy some great music and jamming,
and join us Friday, March 20th at 6:00 pm.
You won't leave disappointed!
The next Oakview Jam will be on
March 20, 2020
2020 WAMA Wintergrass Hospitality Suite
February 20 - February 23, 2020
If you’re going to the 2020 Wintergrass Music Festival,
be sure to come to Suite 355 and visit with us, see some terrific Showcase Bands,
and participate in some incredible jams.
Click HERE to learn more about our WAMA Hospitality Suite.
Check Our Current Showcase Band and Jam Schedule.
We're still in the process of updating the information on our Wintergrass Suite page, so check back often.
** WAMA is a Wintergrass sponsor **
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.
Admission to the WAMA Suite is FREE!!
Our presence at Wintergrass is intended to increase awareness regarding our
association and as a non-profit organization, we are NOT charging admission. However,
donations are gratefully accepted. Food and refreshments are available in the suite
for a small donation. We will also be selling WAMA and Pickersfest T-Shirts,
WAMA Pick Cards, and WAMA Stickers as fund raisers.
Please donate to our WAMA Wintergrass Suite fund to help us reach
our goal for 2020. For Donations of $25 or more, a person (or family),
a business, or a band will be recognized as a WAMA Wintergrass
Hospitality Suite Sponsor. Just click on the button to the left to
find out more about donating for this fun and worthwhile WAMA
WAMA is extremely grateful to all of those who have already so
graciously donated to our Wintergrass project this year. To view
the list of those who have contributed $25.00 or more, click
here for SPONSORS list.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
3:30 pm until 5:00 pm
Hope Grange, Winlock, WA
National Champion Fingerstyle Guitarist
in Concert at Hope Grange in Winlock, WA
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Concert starts at 7:00 pm
To Learn More About The Workshop And This Concert
20th Annual Winlock Pickersfest
July 31st thru August 2nd, 2020
Please visit the website for the 2020 Winlock Pickersfest
Greetings Music Fans! Winlock Pickersfest will take place on July 31st thru August 2nd, 2020 at the Winolequa Park.
Coming to Pickersfest 2020!
Winlock Pickersfest encompasses a wide variety of Acoustic Music. If your band is interested in being considered
for our fun filled 2020 festival, click here to see how to submit your band.
The Winlock Pickersfest is a labor of love created by a dedicated group of volunteers from the Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA). We host events throughout the year, so we hope you'll check this site often.
Please consider joining this wonderful group.
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WAMA in the News!!From
"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
WAMA Website Feedback
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
To the WAMA Board of Directors
"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 article 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,