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Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA)

WAMA Events and Announcements

 

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Wintergrass 2022

 

COVID-19 Update for Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA)

WAMA will NOT be attending Wintergrsss 2022 and hosting the
WAMA Hospility Suite for 2022. We are fully planning on being at Wintergrass 2023. Until then, stay safe. We hope to see you there.


Scheduling for the WAMA & Oakview Jams from January through May, 2022 is still tentative until further notice. Keep checking our website for further information.
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With COVID-19 still not under control and with all of the risks and uncertainties currently associated with this virus, the WAMA Board of Directors has unanimously voted to NOT schedule further events until designated as safe to do so. We apologize for any hardships or inconveniences this decision creates for anyone. Rest assured this was not an easy decision for us to make. But we feel under present circumstances this is the best course of action for us to take.

Please continue to be safe and check our website frequently for updates and WAMA news.

Yours Truly,

WAMA Board of Directors

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Marv practicing with safe distancing

 

Marv practicing with safe distancing.


Are you looking for something to do during these uncertain times?

Marv put together a video and a PDF download with tabs for Guitar and Mandolin for those that would like to play "Dill Pickle Rag". Hope you enjoy it.

Also, we still have the tunes that we were going to play at the March Slow Jam available on our Slow Jam Page. There you will find PDF files for some of those tunes, as well as an MP3 file of "Devil's Dream". Check them out and have fun practicing.

If you haven't downloaded the latest WAMA Chord Pamphlet (Last Updated on Nov 11, 2020), now would be a good time to do that.


"Dill Pickle Rag" in G   (Download PDF)


April, 2020 - Marv playing "Dill Pickle Rag"




WAMA Events For 2022

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

We wish you all good health and hope to see you when gathering and making music together is once again safe.

 

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


GOT EVENTS?
If you have an event to announce or update, please click the following link to
SUBMIT YOUR ACOUSTIC MUSIC RELATED EVENT TO OUR WAMA WEB CALENDAR


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Wintergrass 2022
is Happening!

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February 24 - 27, 2022!


This year, Wintergrass is following strict CDC guidelines for masking and social distancing to keep the festival as safe and fun as possible. Using these guidelines and ticket pricing helps Wintergrass maintain good contact tracing.


Please check the Wintergrass 2022 attendance guidelines and ticket pricing information..


Please keep checking the Wintergrass website for lineup, schedules, and other information.



Please NOTE:
WAMA will not be hosting a Hospitality Suite at Wintergrass for 2022.



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Sadly, Due To Covid Concerns

2022 WAMA Wintergrass Hospitality Suite

Will Not Be Hosted

By WAMA At

Wintergrass 2022


WAMA is NOW planning and looking forward to hosting the
2023 WAMA Wintergrass Hospitality Suite
in our continuing support of Wintergrass. We hope to see you then!

 

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WAMA Slow Jams
January through May, 2022

NOT SCHEDULED,
but Tentative

(Slow Jams scheduled after January 1st are still tentative.)

WAMA Pickers at the Hope Grange

 

With the current State guidelines regarding the Corona Virus and social distancing,
WAMA Slow Jams for Winter/Spring, 2022 are not scheduled.
Please keep checking this website for information on upcoming scheduled WAMA Slow Jams.

Please Note:  The latest 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
January through April, 2022

NOT SCHEDULED,
but Tentative

(Oakview Jams scheduled after January 1st are still tentative.)

Join us at Oakview Jam


With the current State guidelines regarding the Corona Virus and social distancing,
Oakview Jams for Winter/Spring, 2022 are not scheduled.
Please keep checking this website for information on upcoming scheduled Oakview Jams.

Click here for more information and directions.



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22st Annual Winlock Pickersfest

August 5 - 7, 2022

Please visit the website for the
2022 Winlock Pickersfest

Greetings Music Fans! Winlock Pickersfest for August 5 - 7, 2022 at Winolequa Park has been scheduled,
with hopes that pandemic restrictions will no longer be in place.



Pickersfest 2022!

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We were very lucky to reschedule all the bands from our canceled 2020 and 2021 lineups for Pickersfest 2022.
We are really, really looking forward to this festival!


Winlock Pickersfest encompasses a wide variety of Acoustic Music Genres. If your band is interested in being considered for our fun filled 2023 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.

Contact WAMA for more information

 

Click here to Submit your Band for our 2023 Winlock Pickersfest

 

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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!
Amanda"

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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 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,
Tracy"


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

 

 



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