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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


TROUT LAKE, WA: Bluegrass Pickin’ Circle at Trout Lake Hall

When: Every Third Sunday, starting
Sunday, May 21, 2023
(3:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Where: Trout Lake Hall
15 Guler Road
Trout Lake, WA 98650
(MAP)
Desc.:
Trout Lake, WA: Bluegrass Pickin’ Circle at Trout Lake Hall
Bluegrass Pickin’ Circle at Trout Lake Hall

3rd Sunday of the Month, 3pm – 5pm

Hosted by Tony Fuentes

Come and make some music, or just come and listen to some pickin’!

Whether you’ve only learned basic chords or are the next Earl Scruggs, come join the circle! All abilities and ages are welcome.

Tony will lead the circle in some basic bluegrass standards, but all pickers are encouraged to bring a song or two or more to share!

Bluegrass is the focus, but any easy to explain and play roots-style tune is welcome (folk songs, country standards, etc.).

Ready to join the pickin’ circle? Just bring your acoustic stringed instrument (Guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, upright bass, dobro, dulcimer, ukulele, etc.) and a fun attitude!

Folks coming to just listen or support a picker can kick back, pull up to a table or a barstool, order some food/drink, and enjoy the fun!

This is a free community event.

Contact: Tony Fuentes
email: tonymilagros@gmail.com

(Website)

Event Notice Expires: 12-31-2024

Monday

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Tuesday

TUMWATER, WA: Weekly Bluegrass Jam

When: Every Tuesday, 10:00 am until 12:00 pm
Where: Tumwater Old Town Center
215 2nd Ave SW
Tumwater, WA 98512
(map)
Desc.:

TUMWATER, WA: Weekly Bluegrass Jam

Tumwater Old Town Center
215 2nd Ave SW
Tumwater WA

Informal bluegrass and adjacent acoustic jam.

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information, contact: Kate Thedell
360 789-3432
12/31/2024

Wednesday

Ridgefield, WA: Acoustic Slow Jam

When: Every 2nd Wednesday   (Starting 05/08/2024)
7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Where: Ridgefield, WA Church of the Nazarene
747 Pioneer Street
Ridgefield, WA 98642
(map)
Desc.:

Ridgefield, WA Monthly 2nd Wednesday Jam

Acoustic strings slow jam. All level player's welcome.

Ridgefield, WA Church of the Nazarene - meet in the Cafe
Every 2nd Wednesday   (Starting 05/08/2024),
7:00 pm until 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
747 Pioneer Street
Ridgefield, WA 98642

For more information, contact: Ridgefield, WA Slow Jam
(email)     (website)
Event Notice Expires: 05/08/2025

Woodland, WA: Bluegrass Slow Jammers

When: Every 4th Wednesday   (Starting 04/24/2024)
7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Where: Woodland WA Slow Jam
Lewis River Fellowship
2000 Lewis River Road
Woodland, WA 98674
(map)
Desc.:

Woodland, WA: Bluegrass Slow Jammers

Acoustic Strings Jam every 4th Wednesday of the month.
(Starting 04/24/2024)
Lewis River Fellowship
7:00 pm until 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
2000 Lewis River Road, Woodland, WA 98674

For more information, contact: Fourth Wednesday Acoustic Jam
(email)     (website)
Event Notice Expires: 04/23/2025

Thursday

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Friday


CENTRALIA, WA: Oakview Jam    WAMA logo

When:

Third Friday

October through April

6:00 pm ‐ 9:00 pm

Next Oakview Jam
October 18, 2024

Where: Oakview Grange
2715 N Pearl St
Centralia, WA 98531
(map)
Desc.:

Oakview Jam

Please NOTE: This is an acoustic-only jam.
Donations are accepted to help 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: NA

Saturday


WINLOCK, WA: WAMA Slow Jam    WAMA logo

When:

Normally - Second Saturday

October through May

Time:  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Next Slow Jam:
Second Saturday

October 12, 2024

Where: Hope Grange
120 Antrim Road
Winlock, WA 98596
(map)
Desc.:

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: NA



ANNUAL / SPECIAL EVENTS


Corbett, OR: Bluegrass in the Gorge

When: May 30 - June 2, 2024
Where: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center
38711 E Historic Columbia River Highway
Corbett OR 97019 (map)
Desc.:

Corbett, OR: Bluegrass in the Gorge

Menucha Retreat and Conference Center
38711 E Historic Columbia River Highway
Corbett OR 97019

Bluegrass in the Gorge is a 4 day, 3 night workshop for people who love bluegrass music. Spend a long weekend making music and learning with Dave Keenan (banjo), Darol Anger (fiddle), Hailey Pexton (guitar), Ethan Lawton (mandolin), Forrest Marowitz (bass, Saturday only). There will instrumental classes, singing classes, listening classes and time to do your own thing. On Saturday the faculty will give a public concert at the Grange Hall in Corbett (admission is included in cost of registration). You can come stay at Menucha as an overnight guest, or commute and stay in your own bed. We have great food, accommodations, and amazing music instructors. Come join the fun -no camping required!

Contact: Lori Nance
Phone No: 503-695-2243
email

Event Website
Event Notice Expires: 06/03/2024


Weiser, ID: Idaho Bluegrass and Banjo Camp

When: June 6 - 9, 2024
Where: Slocum Hall
2235 Paddock Ave.
Weiser, ID 83672 (map)
Desc.:

2024 Idaho Bluegrass and Banjo Camp

The dates are June 6th through June 9th, 2024 in Weiser, Idaho at the site of the National Old Time Fiddle Festival.

This year we’ll have a band in residence (Missy Raines & Allegheny), added a double Bass track, and new vocal electives. We are fortunate to return to Weiser Idaho and Slocum and Hooker Halls.

Tuition for 2024 is $495

Webpage: https://www.idahobluegrasscamp.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/368805985515077

2024 Instructors

  • 3 Finger Banjo: Bennett Sullivan and Frank Evans
  • Clawhammer Banjo: Evie Ladin
  • Guitar: Hayes Griffin and Ben Garnett
  • Mandolin: Tristan Scroggins and Joe K. Walsh
  • Fiddle: Megan Lynch Chowning and Ellie Hakanson
  • Bass: Missy Raines
  • Instructor at large: Jason Homey


Enrollment is limited.

Event Focal Information
Focal Name: Joe Gobel (Send email)

Event Notice Expires: 6/10/2024


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WINLOCK, WA: 2024 Winlock Pickersfest    WAMA logo

When: August 02 - 04, 2024
Where: Winolequa Park
138 Rhoades Road North
Winlock, Wa 98596 (map)
Desc.:

2024 Winlock Pickersfest

August 02 - 04, 2024


2024 Bands:
  • David Grier
  • The Muddy Souls
  • Mark Gostnell
    and the Jackknife Poets
  • The Geoducks
  • Union City Council
  •  
  • Jackson Linder
    Pickersfest Audio Technician


This annual festival includes instructional workshops, open mics, special genre jams, and plenty of pickin' and grinnin'! 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: NA


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VADER, WA: WAMA Annual BBQ and Slow Jam    WAMA logo

When: Third Saturday In August
August 17, 2024
Where: John and Angi Buck
163 Enchantment Ln
Vader WA 98593 (map)
Desc.:

WAMA Annual BBQ and Slow Jam

Third Saturday In August

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Next WAMA BBQ is:
August 17, 2024

Our annual WAMA BBQ and Slow Jam takes place on the third Saturday of August at the residence of John and Angi Buck. WAMA supplies the burgers, hot dogs, and buns and the rest is by potluck. Marv will also have a homebrew on tap (adult beverages are OK). Bring your favorite dish, musical instrument, friends and family (kids are definitely welcome), and join us!
Jamming will start at 1 pm.

Contact WAMA for more information
Event Notice Expires: NA


BELLEVUE, WA: 2025 WAMA Wintergrass Hospitality Suite    WAMA logo

When: February 21 - 24, 2025
Where: Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(map)
Desc.: 2025 WAMA Wintergrass Hospitality Suite
Hyatt Regency - Suite 355

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 2025 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, since this is a WAMA Fundraising Event, donations are gratefully accepted. Hot Dogs, Beer, Wine, Water, and Snacks 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: NA


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BELLEVUE, WA: 2025 Wintergrass Music Festival

When: February 21 - 24, 2025
Where: Hyatt Regency & Westin - Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(map)
Desc.:

2025 Wintergrass Music Festival, Bellevue, WA

Wintergrass is a family-friendly Bluegrass music festival, with concerts and dances on 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-Time, 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 the 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 sell out earlier and earlier each year. Click HERE for more info.
Event Notice Expires: NA


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