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IMPORTANT NOTE: We do our best to keep our Area Events List and Web Calendar up-to-date and accurate. However, some events posted here may have been canceled and recurring events such as jams may have been terminated. For that reason we strongly recommend that before driving long distances to an event, you contact the Event Focal first.

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WEEKLY/MONTHLY JAMS

 

Sunday

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Monday

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

 

BEAVERTON, OR: Bluegrass Jam

When: Every Wednesday, from 6:30 pm ‐ 9:30 pm
Where: Round Table Clubhouse
10150 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
Beaverton, OR 97005 (just east of 217) (map)
Desc.: BEAVERTON, OR: Bluegrass Jam
Mid level jam, very friendly!
For Information: Email: Beaverton Bluegrass Jam
Event Notice Expires: 12/31/2020

 

SEATTLE, WA: Bluegrass Jams at the Machine House Brewery in Georgetown

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, from 6:30 pm ‐ 9:30 pm
Where: Machine House Brewery in Georgetown
5840 Airport Way S #121
Seattle, WA 98108 (map)
Desc.: SEATTLE, WA:
Bluegrass Jams at the Machine House Brewery in Georgetown

Twice Monthly Bluegrass Jams at the Machine House Brewery in Georgetown

Seattle area bluegrass jammers and devotees: We play standard bluegrass tunes and more (including fiddle tunes, singing tunes, etc.). Wide variety of bluegrass oriented instruments welcome. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 7pm-9pm. Great atmosphere for jamming, listening and hanging out and having a good time. Open to musicians of all skill levels.

See you there!
Contact: Patrick Nugent Email

Machine House Brewery in Georgetown: website
Event Notice Expires: 3/25/2020

 

 

Thursday

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Friday

 

CENTRALIA, WA: Oakview Jam    WAMA logo

When: Every third Friday of the month 6:00 pm ‐ 9:00 pm, October through April
Where: Oakview Grange
2715 N Pearl St
Centralia, WA 98531 (map)
Desc.: CENTRALIA, WA: 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 won't be available to open and setup the Oakview Jam at the Grange.

Donations accepted to pay for use of the Grange. For more Information, see the WAMA‐ Oakview Jam page or email us using our " WAMA Contact Us" form. Enter Cheryl Terry - Oakview Jam in the Subject box of the form.
Event Notice Expires: 4/30/2020

 

Saturday

 

TACOMA, WA: Blue Muse Roots Jam

When: Every 3rd Saturday - September thru June - 1:00 - 5:00pm
(Exceptions: January (4th Saturday) & February (5th Saturday)),
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Where: Tacoma Public Library Moore Branch
215 S 56th St
Tacoma, WA 98408 (Map)

Desc.: TACOMA, WA: Blue Muse Roots Jam
Every 3rd Saturday - September thru June - 1:00 - 5:00pm
(Exceptions: January (4th Saturday) & February (5th Saturday)),

Do your ears perk up when you hear:

Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, Rev. Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Johnny Cash, Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Jug Band, Ralph Stanley, the Carters, Old Crow Medicine Show, Louvin Brothers, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mississippi Sheiks, Everly Brothers, Del McCoury, Son House, Sam Bush, Memphis Minnie, Delmore Brothers, Tony Rice, Darrell Scott, Muddy, even Neil and Bob?

Then you got a hankerin’ and an appreciation for American Roots Music. From the Red, White and Blues to the Red, White and Bluegrass, we’ve been blessed with musical traditions speaking directly to our lives, joys, trials, victories, losses, and sorrows. These traditions, each unique, but drawing from common threads and inspirations speak directly to the human condition and our need to appreciate and understand all it offers. Join us in keeping them alive. All levels welcome. Trying is learning.
For more info, check our Website.
Downloadable information sheet.
Contact Event Focal: Billy Ironcrane
Event Notice Expires: 7/1/2020



WINLOCK, WA: WAMA Slow Jam    WAMA logo

When: Second Saturday of the month - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, October through May
Where: Hope Grange
118 Antrim Road
Winlock, WA 98596 (map)
Desc.: WINLOCK, WA: WAMA Slow Jam
Great for all levels and especially good for total beginners. For more Information, see the WAMA‐ Slow Jam page or email us using our " WAMA Contact Us" form.
Event Notice Expires: 5/30/2020

 

 

ANNUAL EVENTS

 

PORTLAND, OR: Basic Dobro Solos Workshop

When: Sundays, 01/19/20 - 02/09/20 (4 weeks)
from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Artichoke Community Music
2007 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202 (Map)
Desc.: PORTLAND, OR: Basic Dobro Solos Workshop

This is the perfect class if you are ready to advance your Dobro playing. We will learn melody playing and improvising. We will start with simple familiar songs, concentrating on clear melody lines and good technique. We will explore scales and apply the scales to improvisation in every class.

Sundays, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 01/19/20 - 02/09/20 (4 weeks)

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Event Notice Expires: 2/10/2020

 

PORTLAND, OR: Dobro Solos Class II

When: Sundays, 03/01/20 - 03/22/20 (4 weeks)
from 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
Where: Artichoke Community Music
2007 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

(Map)
Desc.: PORTLAND, OR: Dobro Solos Class II
Sundays, 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM 3/1/20 - 3/22/20 (4 weeks)

This second class in the series includes more complex approaches to the Dobro. Harmonized playing (double stops) will be explored. Every week we will take an insightful look into the teachings of Stacy Phillips via his book. The student will study more scale concepts and apply the scales to improvisation in every class.

Get your Dobro out and make the musical progress you have always wanted.
This class will help you succeed.

Prerequisites: This is an intermediate level class. Students should be familiar with the Dobro fretboard, and Dobro rolls. The Student should have command of the G major scale. The class will be taught in the GBDGBD tuning. Thumb and two finger picks are required. A solid slide bar is required. This is a lap style Dobro class.

Required Book Beginning Dobro Solos By Stacy Phillips ISBN 978-078-669-192-0 Students may use the physical book (available at Artichoke Music). The electronic version of the book on your device is also acceptable.

Workshop Cost: $80

Call the Dobro Solos Class focal at: (503) 232-8845

or email.

Website for More Information
Event Notice Expires: 3/23/2020

 

BELLEVUE, WA: 2020 WAMA Wintergrass Hospitality Suite    WAMA logo

When: February 20, 2020 through February 23, 2020
Where: Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004 (map)
Desc.: BELLEVUE, WA: 2020 WAMA Wintergrass Hospitality Suite
Wintergrass - Suite 355

This will be the 6th year for WAMA to have a Hospitality Suite at Wintergrass

We use the Hospitality suite to let people know who we are and what we do. With our showcase bands, workshops, and jams, we promote 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. 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. Check out our Showcase Band and jam schedule.
Admission to the Suite is FREE!!

Our presence 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.
Event Notice Expires: 3/1/2020

 

2020 Wintergrass banner

BELLEVUE, WA: 2020 Wintergrass Music Festival

When: February 20, 2020 through February 23, 2020
Where: Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004 (map)
Desc.: Wintergrass Music Festival, Bellevue, WA

Wintergrass is a family-friendly Bluegrass music festival, with concerts and dances at 4 different stages. There are also music education programs for kids and adults, workshops, impromptu jams, and a chance to see and hear some great music.

While Wintergrass is primarily a Bluegrass music festival, you'll hear plenty of other styles of acoustic music including Gypsy jazz, Celtic music, Old-Timey, Swedish polskas and many more types of acoustic string music. Jam sessions reflect the diversity of styles with young and old alike participating in every nook and cranny. Don't be shy! Don't leave home without your instrument. The festival maintains a convenient Instrument Check room so that you can safely stash your instrument while you enjoy shows.

Wintergrass takes place at Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 900 Bellevue Way NE in Bellevue, WA. The Hyatt has plenty of 24 hour jamming space and room for 4 stages all under one roof. Rooms at the Hyatt generally sell out months in advance, and they are selling out earlier and earlier each year. Click HERE for more info.
Event Notice Expires: 3/1/2020

 

John Standefer

WINLOCK, WA; John Standefer Guitar Workshop    WAMA logo

When: March 28, 2020
3:30 pm until 5:00 pm
Where: Hope Grange
Winlock, WA
118 Antrim Road
Winlock, WA 98596 (Map)
Desc.:

John  Standefer

Guitar Workshop

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

Hope Grange, Winlock, WA
As a separate event from the concert, John Standefer will be providing a Guitar Workshop for $35.00 per person.
(Refunds up to 7 days before event.)

These workshop tickets must be purchased in advance.

To learn more and to purchase your workshop tickets,
Please click HERE.


Event Notice Expires: 3/29/2020

 

WINLOCK, WA; John Standefer Preconcert Potluck    WAMA logo

When: March 28, 2020
5:15 pm until 6:30 pm
Where: Hope Grange
Winlock, WA
118 Antrim Road
Winlock, WA 98596 (Map)
Desc.:

Preconcert Potluck

Saturday, March 28, 2020
5:15 pm until 6:30 pm

Hope Grange, Winlock, WA
Following the guitar workshop and before the John Standefer Concert, WAMA is having a Potluck and Meet & Greet.

Whether you attend just the workshop, just the concert, or both, please feel free to join WAMA at the Hope Grange around 5:15 pm to informally meet with John Standefer and other attendees while enjoying a relaxing snack before the concert.

There is no cost for the potluck, but we gladly accept donations.

Hope to see you there!



Workshop - Potluck - Concert
Schedule

Time Event
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Guitar Workshop
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Potluck and Meet & Greet
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm Concert - Set 1
7:45 pm - 8:15 pm Break
8:15 pm - 9:00 pm Concert - Set 2


To learn more,
Please click HERE.


Event Notice Expires: 3/29/2020

 

John Standefer

WINLOCK, WA; John Standefer Guitar Workshop    WAMA logo

When: March 28, 2020
7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Where: Hope Grange
Winlock, WA
118 Antrim Road
Winlock, WA 98596 (Map)
Desc.:

John Standefer

National Champion Fingerstyle Guitarist

in Concert at
Hope Grange in Winlock, WA

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Concert starts at 7:00 pm


John Standefer is a true master of fingerstyle guitar. He began playing music very early on the drums, mandolin, and violin, taking up the guitar in 1963. Soon after hearing Chet Atkins play for the first time, he went to work learning Atkins’ style by ear while also studying music in a conservatory. These early accomplishments gave John a great start towards a career in music. By 1966, he had begun a lifetime career as a professional guitarist and teacher. His musical interests continued to expand to include folk, pop, jazz and bossa nova music (among others). As a result, the guitar arrangements he has developed contain a surprisingly colorful blend of styles, techniques and genres.

These concert tickets must be purchased in advance.

To learn more and to purchase your concert tickets,
Please click HERE.


Event Notice Expires: 3/29/2020

 

Pearl Django

WINLOCK, WA: 20th Annual Winlock Pickersfest    WAMA logo

When: July 31st - August 2, 2020
Where: Winolequa Park
138 Rhoades Road North
Winlock, Wa 98596 (map)
Desc.: 2020 Winlock Pickersfest
July 31st - August 2, 2020

Featuring Pearl Django!
The festival includes instructional workshops, open mics, special genre jams, plenty of pickin' and grinnin', and organized kids activities! Check out the rest of the site to see details about the live bands, the workshop schedule, camping details, ticket info, links, and more.

For more information, Click Here.
Event Notice Expires: 9/1/2020

 

WEISER, ID: Weiser Bluegrass Music Camp

When: April 30 through May 3, 2020
Where: Slocum Hall
2235 Paddock Avenue
Weiser, ID 83672 (Map)
Desc.: WEISER, ID: Weiser Bluegrass Music Camp

Intensive 4-day Bluegrass Music Camp (for either guitar, fiddle, mandolin or beginning dobro) in an intimate setting at the National Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival site in Weiser, Idaho with instruction, jams and concerts, and more.

In 2020 instructors will be internationally known Nashville-based Chris Jones (guitar) and Megan Lynch Chowning (fiddle) and Sharon Gilchrist (mandolin) and Ivan Rosenberg (beginner track and dobro). Austin Clark is expected to add special sessions.

Cost: $325 in 2020

For more information contact Joe Gobel, (208) 869-0952
or (email)

Visit the website for Additional Information

Event Notice Expires: 5/4/2020

 

WEISER, ID: Weiser Banjo Camp

When: May 14 through May 17, 2020
Where: Slocum Hall
2235 Paddock Avenue
Weiser, ID 83672 (Map)
Desc.: WEISER, ID: Weiser Banjo Camp

Intensive 4-day Banjo Camp in an intimate setting at the National Old Time Fiddlers' Contest and Festival site in Weiser, Idaho with classes, jams, concerts, and more.

Instructors will be internationally known Greg Cahill, Bill Evans, David Miles Keenan, and Jason Homey. Greg Boyd is expected to add special sessions.

Cost: $325 in 2020

For more information contact: Mark McDonagh (208) 890-5529

or (email)

Visit the website for Additional Information

Event Notice Expires: 5/18/2020

 


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


Please NOTE: In order to keep the WAMA Events List and the WAMA Calendar as accurate and up-to-date as possible, an expiration date is added to each Event Notice. Events that continue for more than a year will have an expiration date of December 31st in the next year following the announcement. Event Notices older than 2 weeks past the expiration date will be removed unless we are contacted with updates. We will try to contact the event focals to inform them about the impending expiration.


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