WAMA Events and Announcements
Please visit the website for the
2023 Winlock Pickersfest
Just click on the image below:
Any and all future WAMA scheduled events or activities are subject to sudden change or cancellation as the coronavirus situation continues to evolve. 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.
Be sure to check the
WAMA Events Calendar so you can make your
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm,
January (January, 14th) through May - second Saturday of each month
Please keep checking this website and the WAMA Calendar of Events for information on
upcoming scheduled Oakview Jams.
Just click on the image below:
If you’re going to the 2023 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.
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 2023. 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 Suite Project for 2021. To view
the list of those who have contributed $25.00 or more, click
here for SPONSORS list.
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.
By Krysta Carper
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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
"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!
"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".