About Us

Our Mission:

"To promote the development, performance, and preservation of American acoustic music."

Who We Are

  • Nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization
  • Among the fastest growing music associations in the Northwest
  • Highly contagious enthusiasm where members mentor and encourage one another in a musical, family friendly atmosphere
  • Top priority is involving youth and helping people of all ages find their inner musician and creative spark

Dan Crary Workshop

What We Do

  • Conduct a Slow Jam on the 2nd Saturday of the month (Oct - May) at the Hope Grange in Winlock, WA and host a Jam at the Oakview Grange in Centralia, WA on the 3rd Friday of the month (Oct - May)
  • Sponsor concerts & multi level workshops
  • Have an Annual BBQ and Slow Jam on the 3rd Saturday in August
  • Musicians of all levels and visitors are always welcome
  • Email bulletins and newsletters: exclusive articles about some of the greatest musicians worldwide; musical arrangements; reviews; instruments for sale; upcoming concert events; and important notifications
  • WAMA members have enjoyed ticket discounts for concerts/workshops from musical greats such as Dan Crary, Steve Spurgin, David Grier, Kate Long, Robin Kessinger, Steve Kaufman, Emory Lester, Don Stiernberg, Stephen Bennett, Jim Hurst, and many others

Annual WAMA Wintergrass Hospitality Suite

WAMA uses the 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!!

Learn more about the WAMA Wintergrass Hospitality Suite

Annual Winlock Pickersfest

Our annual 3 day music festival is held on the first weekend of August in beautiful Winolequa Park, Winlock, WA. This festival features slow jams, live bands on stage, workshops, open mic, food, camping, children's activities, and much more. Check out our next Pickersfest at WinlockPickersfest.com

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With your WAMA membership, you get a great discount on Pickersfest tickets! JOIN TODAY!!!

Use our "Contact Us" form to email us. You can also reach us at:

PO Box 845
Winlock, WA ~ 98596

View the official WAMA Bylaws adapted by the Board Members

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WAMA Board of Directors

  • Marv Sobolesky, President
  • Jim Bierlein, Vice President
  • Joyce Marick, Secretary
  • Ron Hall, Treasurer
  • John Buck, Board Director
  • Don Dorris, Board Director, Webmaster
  • Steve Buckner, Board Director

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As a WAMA member, you get a great discount on Pickersfest Tickets!