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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

 

PORTLAND, OR: Bluegrass Jam

When: Every other Sunday, starting
Sunday, April 10, 2022
(1:30 PM – 4:30 PM)
Where: Artichoke Community Music
2007 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
(MAP)
Desc.:
Portland, OR : Bluegrass Jam
Come jam with us at Artichoke Community Music, located at
2007 SE Powell Blvd - Portland, OR 97202

Every other Sunday, starting
Sunday, April 10, 2022
(1:30 PM – 4:30 PM)

For more information, call - 503-232-8845
(Website)

Event Notice Expires: 04-11-22

 

Monday

No Events Listed

 

Tuesday

No Events Listed

 

Wednesday

No Events Listed

 

Thursday

No Events Listed

 

Friday

 

CENTRALIA, WA: Oakview Jam    WAMA logo

When: Every third Friday of the month 6:00 pm ‐ 9:00 pm, October through April
NOTE: January - April, 2022 Jams are tentative and NOT scheduled.
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: 4/30/2021

 

Saturday

 

WINLOCK, WA: WAMA Slow Jam    WAMA logo

When: October 2022 through May 2023 Schedule:
Time:  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm,
2022
October 1
November 5
December 3

2023
January (January, 14th) through May - second Saturday of each month



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: 5/30/2023

 

 

 

ANNUAL / SPECIAL EVENTS

 

 

Pearl Django

WINLOCK, WA: 2022 Winlock Pickersfest    WAMA logo

When: August 5 - 7, 2022
Where: Winolequa Park
138 Rhoades Road North
Winlock, Wa 98596 (map)
Desc.: 2022 Winlock Pickersfest
August 5 - 7, 2022

Featuring Pearl Django!
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: 9/8/2022

 

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

When: Third Saturday In August
August 20, 2022
Where: John and Angi Buck
163 Enchantment Ln
Vader WA 98593 (map)
Desc.: WAMA Annual BBQ and Slow Jam
August 21, 2021

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, music 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: 9/21/2022

 

RIDGEFIELD, WA: BirdFest and Bluegrass - Ridgefield Bluegrass and Pickers Festival

When: October 1, 2022
(All Day Event)
Where: Downtown Ridgefield
101 S Main Ave
Ridgefield, WA 98642 (map)
Desc.: Enjoy Bluegrass music in Downtown Ridgefield during the annual Friends of the Refuge BirdFest festival!

BirdFest & Bluegrass is a joint event planned in a partnership between the City of Ridgefield and the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge that includes virtual birding activities, kids crafts, Bluegrass performances, and a Pickers Festival.

Performances: Bluegrass performances by Whiskey Deaf, Whistlin' Rufus, Hardshell Harmony, Fadin' by 9, Ash Creek, and Corral Creek. Check out the performance schedule on our main website, so you don't miss your favorites!

Pickers Festival: Bring your string instruments for some Bluegrass Jamming! Designated indoor and outdoor Picker Locations will be open around Downtown Ridgefield from Noon to 5PM. Check locations on our website!

Contact: City of Ridgefield - Events   (email)

or call: (360) 887-3557

(Website)
Event Notice Expires: 10-02-22

 

John Standefer

WINLOCK, WA; John Standefer Guitar Workshop    WAMA logo

When: October 22, 2022
3:00 pm until 5:00 pm
Where: Hope Grange
Winlock, WA
118 Antrim Road
Winlock, WA 98596 (Map)
Desc.:

John  Standefer

Guitar Workshop

Saturday, October 22, 2022
3:00 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: 10/23/2022

 

WINLOCK, WA; John Standefer Preconcert Potluck    WAMA logo

When: October 22, 2022
5:15 pm until 6:30 pm
Where: Hope Grange
Winlock, WA
118 Antrim Road
Winlock, WA 98596 (Map)
Desc.:

Preconcert Potluck

Saturday, October 22, 2022
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
3:00 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: 10/23/2022

 

John Standefer

WINLOCK, WA; John Standefer in Concert    WAMA logo

When: October 22, 2022
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, October 22, 2022
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: 10/23/2022

 

BELLEVUE, WA: 2023 WAMA Wintergrass Hospitality Suite    WAMA logo

When: February 23 - 26, 2023
Where: Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004 (map)
Desc.: BELLEVUE, WA: 2023 WAMA Wintergrass Hospitality Suite
Wintergrass - Suite 355

This will be the 7th 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 2023 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. 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: 4/1/2023

 

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BELLEVUE, WA: 2023 Wintergrass Music Festival

When: February 23 - 26, 2023
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: 3/27/2023

 


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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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