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BEAVERTON, OR: Bluegrass Jam

When: Every Wednesday, except the 2nd one, 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
For Information: Email
Event Notice Expires: 10/1/2019


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)
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





BEND, OR: Bluegrass Jam

When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays year round from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Bend-La Pine Schools (Boardroom)
520 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97701 (map)
Desc.: BEND, OR: Bluegrass Jam
Bluegrass Jam in downtown Bend, between Wall and Bond Streets, across from the Public Library. For Information: Call Becky Brown and Verda Hinkle (541) 318‐7341 or Email.
Event Notice Expires: 10/1/2019




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
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: 10/1/2019




TACOMA, WA: Blue Muse Roots Jam

When: Every 3rd Saturday (Jan and Feb are second Saturdays),
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 - September thru June
Every 3rd Saturday - September thru June - 1:00 - 5:00pm
(Jan and Feb are second Saturdays),
For more info, check our Website.
Also, download the latest Roots_Jam_Calendar.
Downloadable information sheet.
Event Notice Expires: 7/1/2019


PORTLAND, OR: Taborgrass Bluegrass - Class & Jam
Taborgrass Fall classes start Saturday, October 6, 2018

When: Every Saturday from 10:00 am ‐ 1:00 pm, October 6, 2018 through May 26 2019
Waverly UCC
Corner of Southeast 33rd and SE Woodward
300 SE Woodward Street
Portland, OR 97202 (map)
Desc.: PORTLAND, OR: Taborgrass Bluegrass - Class & Jam
Beginner & Intermediate Classes and Jams 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, $15

Open Jam 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
For all instruments. No registration required. Drop‐ins welcome. Cost is $15 per session. Knowledge of basic chords and the ability to execute the chord changes is required.
For Information: visit our Website.
Event Notice Expires: 10/1/2019


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: 10/1/2020





CASHMERE, WA: Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival

When: June 14, 2019 - June 16, 2019
Where: Chelan County Expo Center- Fairgrounds
5700 Wescott Ave
Cashmere, WA (Map)
Desc.: Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival

Cost - $25 - $35
One of the longest running Bluegrass Festivals in Eastern Washington.
Headliners are: The Highland Travelers; Mile Twelve; Jeff Scroggins & Colorado; Ned Crisp & Bottomline; Modern Tradition; Rusty Hinges; and Roosevelt Road.

Detailed Info- Website
or call 509 548-1230

Organized By – Cashmere Community Concerts
Event Notice Expires: 6/17/2019


YAKIMA, WA: Yakima Folklife Festival

When: June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019
(Note New Date)
Where: Franklin Park
2101 Tieton Dr
Yakima, WA 98902 (Map)

Yakima Folklife Festival

Celebrating over 36 years of Music & Fun

The Yakima Folklife Festival is held at Yakima’s Franklin Park in partnership with the Yakima Valley Museum. For more information about our organization, the Festival or how you can help, check our website.
Yakima Folklife Festival - Performers

2019 Performers & Musicians
Applications are open!

Applications are due no later than April 1st.
However, if we complete the selection of performer acts before April 1st, the application process may be closed before.

You must apply online to be considered for the 2019 Yakima Folklife Festival. Your scheduled time will be determined no later than April 30th.

Spaces are limited — Submit application as early as possible. Application does not guarantee a performance slot at the festival. Our Performance Committee Chair will be in contact with you. (Check our website for performer information).
Event Notice Expires: 6/24/2019


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WINLOCK, WA: 19th Annual Winlock Pickersfest    WAMA logo

When: August 2, 2019 through August 4, 2019
Where: Winolequa Park
138 Rhoades Road North
Winlock, Wa 98596 (map)
Desc.: 2019 Winlock Pickersfest
August 2-4, 2019

Featuring Richard Smith!
The festival includes instructional workshops, open mics, 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: 9/1/2019


ENUMCLAW, WA: 2019 Western Swing Music Camp and Festival

When: Thursday, August 8, 2019 - Sunday, August 11, 2019
Where: Historic Field House
1456 Roosevelt Ave E
Enumclaw, WA 98022

The North West Western Swing Music Society's
2019 Western Swing Music Camp and Festival

Music Camp: Wednesday, August 7 - Saturday, August 10
Music festival & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony:
Thursday, August 8 - Sunday, August 11

Music Camp Information:
Music Camp is limited to 25 students.
Register early to avoid disappointment.
Suze Spenser (camp coordinator) is teaching swing rhythm guitar. (Super Good Teacher)
Daron Brown (Texas) is teaching lead guitar.
Tim Dawdy will be teaching Dobro and Lap Steel.
There is also fiddle instruction, Teacher is TBD.
They even have some dance lessons.

People dance every night, all night. There is a big wood dance floor. A giant wooden log building houses the event.
Dobro Information:
Bring your Dobro. Like most camps there will only be a few Dobro players. This will be an opportunity for you and Tim Dawdy to “woodshed” on the Dobro.

You could also study guitar with Daron and Suze.

Steel Guitar Stuff:
NOW is a good time for you to start down the steel guitar path. A six string lap steel is a good place to start. An eight string will also work.

Start out with one in G tuning. We will explore other tunings later.
Consult with me before purchasing anything. I have plenty of opinions on the subject of lap steels.

The facility is superior, stage, dance floor, RV campground close, hotel close. Restaurant next door.

You will make a lot of new friends and you can wear goofy Western Clothing. (Which is fun too)

Emphasis is on small group instruction. The music camp portion of the event is only a part of the bigger event. There are shows, socializing, jamming and some limited food.

There is a Hotel next door (reserve early).
A full service RV Park is 100 yards away.
We Hope to See You There!
Contact Tim Dawdy: 360 904-0347
Event Notice Expires: 8/12/2019


RAINIER, WA: 27th Annual Bluegrass Pickin' Party

When: August 22, 2019 - August 25, 2019
(4th Weekend of August)
Where: Wilkowski Park
Rainier, WA 98584 (Map)
Desc.: 27th Annual Bluegrass Pickin' Party


Dry camping. No reservations.
A donation of $20 per tent/RV to the Rainier Lions for the weekend (Thursday-Sunday) is suggested.
$15 per night prior to Thursday is payable to the City of Rainier.
No Alcohol.
Dogs must be on a leash.


Burgers, fries, etc. are available all day Friday and Saturday.
Breakfast served Friday through Sunday.
Corn Feed every evening.

Produced By – Rainier Lions Club

Visit Pickin' Party Website.
Event Notice Expires: 8/26/2019


PORT ORCHARD, WA: American Banjo Camp

When: September 5, 2019 - September 8, 2019
Where: Pilgrim Firs Conference Center
3318 SW Lake Flora Rd
Port Orchard, WA 98367

American Banjo Camp

Spend a long weekend away from everyday life's toil and cares with nothing to do but hang out with world-famous teachers and play the 5-string banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, or . . .

ABC features four levels of instruction in bluegrass banjo and four levels of instruction in old-time banjo, as well as a full-time guitar track, a full-time fiddle track, and new this year, a full-time mandolin track!

Detailed Info- Facebook

Event Notice Expires: 9/9/2019


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