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Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA)

Happy Thanksgiving


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 & Holiday Potluck

December 7, 2019

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Mark your calendars for December 7th   (First Saturday of December.   We needed to move the slow jam in December to accommodate the Hope Grange's Annual Christmas Party scheduled for the following weekend.)

This is a full fledged potluck so bring your favorite holiday dish to help compliment the meal. WAMA is supplying the Turkey, Ham, and dressing. The rest is supplied by potluck. Also hone up your performance skills as we are having open mic after we feast. Limit of two songs per performer (group).

Please allow 30 minutes from the time the jam ends until we commence with the potluck. It takes a little time to prep the food and get everything set out before we eat. We work as fast as we can.

Turkey Day Notes

Our next Slow Jam will be on

December 7, 2019.

Click here for more information and directions.


Oakview Jam

Having fun at Oakview Jam

The Oakview Jam for October was fantastic. The turnout was exceptional especially with a few new people joining the group. The selections of tunes picked by the participants were all fun to play and to learn. Plan now to join us this Friday, Nov. 15th at 6:00 pm. You won't leave disappointed!

The next Oakview Jam will be on

December 20, 2019.

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.

Our Showcase Band and Jam Schedule is still being worked on, so check back often.

** WAMA is a Wintergrass sponsor **


Wintergrass Ad

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.


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!

Pearl Django

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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