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Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA)


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

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WAMA Events and Announcements


WAMA Slow Jam

WAMA Pickers at the Hope Grange


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)

Click here for more information and directions.


Oakview Jam

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.

Join us at Oakview Jam

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

Click here for more information and directions.


6th Annual

2020 WAMA Wintergrass Hospitality Suite

February 20 - February 23, 2020

2020 Wintergrass banner

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 **


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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!!


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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 event.

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.


John  Standefer

Guitar Workshop

Saturday, March 28, 2020
3:30 pm until 5:00 pm

Hope Grange, Winlock, WA




John Standefer

John Standefer

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!

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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.

Contact WAMA for more information


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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


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 visitors:


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,

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



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