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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.

If you have jam updates or additions, please use our "WAMA Event Request Form" form to email us.

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, 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)
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

 

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

 


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
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

 

Saturday

 

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
Where: NEW LOCATION:
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

 

 

ANNUAL EVENTS

 

Richard Smith Poster

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
(Map)
Desc.:

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

 

WINLOCK, WA: WAMA Annual BBQ and slow jam    WAMA logo

When: August 17, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: WAMA BBQ
163 Enchantment Ln
Vader WA 98593
(map)
Desc.: WAMA Annual BBQ and slow jam

Our annual WAMA BBQ and Slow Jam is taking place on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the residence of John and Angi Buck. WAMA supplies the burgers and buns and the rest is by potluck. Marv will also have a homebrew on tap (adult beverages are OK). Bring your favorite dish, music instrument, friends and family and join us! Jam will start at 1 pm.
Event Notice Expires: 9/18/2019

 

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

Camping

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.

Food

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
(Map)
Desc.:

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

 

2020 ANNUAL EVENTS

 

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

 

If you have jam updates or additions, please use our "WAMA Event Request Form" form to email us.

Please NOTE: In order to keep the Events List as accurate and up-to-date as possible, an expiration date has been added to each Event Announcement. Announcements older than 2 weeks past the expiration date will be removed unless we are contacted with updates.


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