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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday 02/25/2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Annapolis Acoustic Jam
49 West Coffehouse, Annapolis MD

Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am in the Back Room at 49 West Coffehouse. Contact ken.i.mayer@gmail.com for more information.

Venue Info: http://49westcoffeehouse.com/
49 West Coffeehouse
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Sunday 02/25/2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CABOMA Jam (second and fourth Sundays)
Lyon Park CommunityCenter, Arlington VA

Held by the Capital Area Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Slow jam 2 pm – 3 pm, regular jam 2 pm – 6 pm.

More information at http://caboma.org/ or on Facebook.

 
Sunday 02/25/2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brunswick Bluegrass Jam (second and fourth Sundays)
Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD

The Brunswick Bluegrass Jam at Beans in the Belfry is held on the first Thursday and second and fourth Sundays of every month.

Contact: 301-834-7178, or visit http://www.beansinthebelfry.com/events/ or Facebook.

 
Sunday 02/25/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum Jam
Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring Maryland

On the fourth Sunday of each month, bring your stringed instrument and join a bluegrass jam at the museum. Whether you are a relative newbie to jamming or a seasoned musician, you will enjoy the camaraderie as we share favorite songs and learn from one another. Hosted by Mary Burdette of Grey Fox and Bruce Evans of Fire Hazards. All ages are welcome, as are listeners! Food and drinks for sharing are welcome too.

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
3-5pm

 
Sunday 02/25/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sandy Spring Museum Monthly BG Jam
Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring MD

Monthly jam for all playing levels, all ages in the lovely Sandy Spring Museum. Bring your instrument or just come to listen. Suggested “honor system” donation $5.00 for museum maintenance. Jam is coordinated by Mary Burdette and Bruce Evans.

Venue Info: http://www.sandyspringmuseum.org
Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
3-5pm

 
Sunday 02/25/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nothin' Fancy - Bluegrass Barn Concert Series
Frying Pan Farn Park – Bluegrass Barn Concert Series, Herndon VA

Doors open at 6pm and showtime is at 7pm. General Admission.

Nothin’ Fancy is one of the most entertaining bands in the bluegrass genre and has received awards recognizing that fact multiple times. Since formed in 1994, they have grown in popularity, released 11 full length albums and continue to perform at festivals across the United States, Canada and Europe. Their strong vocals, powerful instrumentation, energetic stage presence and their friendly, down-to-earth charm, keeps people coming back for more.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

Buy tickets on line at: http://parktakes.fairfaxcounty.gov/rev1_coursedetail.asp?category2=9999&subject=bluegrass%2D&facility2=9999&age=9999&day=9999&Submit2=Search&LOC=M282&TRM=17FA&CDE=2824994001

Food and drinks, including beer and wine, are available for purchase.

The series at the park’s Visitor Center is sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Park, Vienna Hardwoods and Arts Herndon in cooperation with the Fairfax County Park Authority.

 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday 02/26/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bump 'n Grind Folkjam
Bump ‘n Grind Coffeehouse and Record Store, Silver Spring MD

Within walking distance of the Silver Spring Metro stop. Acoustic roots music jam and original music sharing with a bluegrass and folk music emphasis. Mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, acoustic guitar, bass.

Contact: Scott Slay at http://www.scottslay.com/ or Bump ‘n Grind at http://bumpngrind.co/

 
Monday 02/26/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Line Bluegrass Jam at The Blue Side - Frederick, MD
The Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD

Weekly open jam on stage at the Blue Side in Frederick, MD. Every Monday, 7-9pm.

Venue Info: http://thebluesidetavern.com/
The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday 02/27/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam
Pine Hall Lutheran Church, State College PA

A great place for beginners to get started. Music stands OK. Admission free. Donations encouraged to defray costs of utilities and coffee. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck goodies (cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, etc) for the 10-15 minute break at 8:30 pm.

Contact: 814-883-0287 or askrug@comcast.net

 
Tuesday 02/27/2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Baltimore Bluegrass Jam at the Five and Dime Alehouse
Five and Dime Alehouse, Baltimore MD

Visit the Baltimore Bluegrass Jam Facebook Group for more information and to verify dates, times, and location.

Venue Info: http://www.fiveanddimealehouse.com/
Five and Dime Alehouse
901 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
443-835-2179

 
Tuesday 02/27/2018
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“Live” online concert of bluegrass/country style gospel music by the Roland Zimmerman Family. View at www.StreetJelly.com. Sign up/sign in for privileges of chatting and giving tokens during the concert.

8:00-8:30pm

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday 02/28/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Harbor Acoustic Open Mic
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Deale MD

Acoustic open mic at
Happy Harbor Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
533 Deale Road, Deale, MD 20751
Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm.
No cover, great food available.
Contact: Mike Siegert at mjsiegert@gmail.com for more info.

 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday 03/01/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brunswick Bluegrass Jam (first Thursdays)
Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD

The Brunswick Bluegrass Jam at Beans in the Belfry is held on the first Thursday and second and fifth Sundays of every month.

Contact: 301-834-7178, or visit http://www.beansinthebelfry.com/events/ or Facebook.

 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Saturday 03/03/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Led by IBMA male vocalist of 2016, Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass is rich in tradition. Danny carries on the band started by his father, Bob Paisley. Their music is hard-driving and pure. Bluegrass Country Radio host, Ivy Sheppard and the South Carolina Broadcasters will provide an opening act. This unique trio will bring old-time, early bluegrass, and gospel music to the Lucketts stage. Tickets are $15 at the door. Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages are available in the kitchen. Additional parking is available at The Old Lucketts Store and the elementary school. Credit cards are not accepted.

Venue Info: http://luckettsbluegrass.org/
Lucketts Bluegrass Concerts
42361 Lucketts Rd
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-771-5281, Email: jludin@luckettsbluegrass.com

 
Saturday 03/03/2018
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Old Town Tradition at Paradiso Italian Restaurant
Paradiso Italian Restaurant, Alexandria VA

Old Town Tradition is again playing their unique mix of bluegrass and Americana music for you. No cover charge. Making AMERICANA music great again!

Band Info: https://www.facebook.com/OldTownTradition/

Venue Info: http://www.paradisoristorante.com/
Paradiso Italian Restaurant
6124 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-6222

 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sunday 03/04/2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Annapolis Acoustic Jam
49 West Coffehouse, Annapolis MD

Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am in the Back Room at 49 West Coffehouse. Contact ken.i.mayer@gmail.com for more information.

Venue Info: http://49westcoffeehouse.com/
49 West Coffeehouse
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Sunday 03/04/2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Close to Dupont Circle on Metro’s red line.

Contact: Mike Marceau at mikemarceau@juno.com or visit the Facebook Group

http://omansion.com

 
Sunday 03/04/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frying Pan Park Acoustic Jam
Frying Pan Park Visitor Center, Hendon VA

An open acoustic jam for all levels and ages. This jam meets year round on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month unless the park is closed for a holiday or weather. If cold or rainy the jam is moved inside- ask visitor center staff for details.

 
Sunday 03/04/2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wernick Method bluegrass jamming class
Private home, Silver Spring MD

Learn how to play bluegrass with other pickers. Beginners welcome! For more information, or to register, go to https://jamclasses.drbanjo.com/en/jamclasses/ig-2018-03/class_page/. Class is held every Sunday, March 4 through March 25, 1-5pm.

Instructor Info: http://www.iragitlin.com/

 
Sunday 03/04/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Christian Acoustic Music Open-mic at the Torch
Torch Community Center, Morgantown PA

Open to all skill levels of Christian musicians who are willing to use their God given talent to minister to others through song. Also, open to those who enjoy being ministered to by Godly music.
Musicians’ guidelines, dress code, and sign up times at openmic.RolandZimmermanFamily.org.
Informative video: click here to view
Donations go to the Torch Community Center.

 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday 03/05/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
DC Bluegrass Union VFW Bluegrass Jam (1st and 3rd Mondays)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 350, Takoma Park MD

The VFW Post is at the corner of Orchard Ave and 4th Ave.

Contact: VFW Post 350 at 301-270-8008 or Barb Diederich at barb@barbdiederich.com

 
Monday 03/05/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Line Bluegrass Jam at The Blue Side - Frederick, MD
The Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD

Weekly open jam on stage at the Blue Side in Frederick, MD. Every Monday, 7-9pm.

Venue Info: http://thebluesidetavern.com/
The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

 
Monday 03/05/2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Beaver Dam Baptist Church
1791 Richmond Road, Troy, VA (8 miles east of Charlottesville.)

Contact: dpayne@virginia.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/PiedmontVa.Fiddle.Banjo

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tuesday 03/06/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam
Pine Hall Lutheran Church, State College PA

A great place for beginners to get started. Music stands OK. Admission free. Donations encouraged to defray costs of utilities and coffee. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck goodies (cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, etc) for the 10-15 minute break at 8:30 pm.

Contact: 814-883-0287 or askrug@comcast.net

 
Tuesday 03/06/2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Slow Jam starts at 7pm and the Fast Jam goes from 8:15-10:30pm or so. Visit the Baltimore Old Time Jam Facebook Group for more information and to verify dates, times, and location.

Venue Info: http://www.fiveanddimealehouse.com/
Five and Dime Alehouse
901 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
443-835-2179

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wednesday 03/07/2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
@WestView Bluegrass Music Jam
West View Old Country Church, Swoope Virginia

Bluegrass Jam Sessions at the old West View Church
The Spring 2018 @WestView Bluegrass Jam Sessions are being held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month starting, February 7th and continuing until April 18th. The jams will be held from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Old West View Church, 1529 Parkersburg Turnpike in the Village of West View. Listeners as well as pickers of all ages and abilities are welcome. There is no dress code, so just come as you are! The acoustic string instrument Jams are free and open to the public.

 
Wednesday 03/07/2018
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Welsh Mountain Home Concert
Welsh Mountain Home, New Holland PA

Bluegrass/country style gospel music concert by the Roland Zimmerman Family in the chapel. (This chapel is also used by the Mountain Spring Mennonite Church. Look for the church sign.) Donations appreciated.

Welsh Mountain Home
567 Springville Rd
New Holland, PA 17557

 
Wednesday 03/07/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Harbor Acoustic Open Mic
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Deale MD

Acoustic open mic at
Happy Harbor Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
533 Deale Road, Deale, MD 20751
Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm.
No cover, great food available.
Contact: Mike Siegert at mjsiegert@gmail.com for more info.

 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thursday 03/08/2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Charity Catjam
Franconia Moose Lodge, Alexandria Va

The Charity Catjammers headed by King Street Bluegrass have been playing since 2010 for tips, and have collected over $120,000 – each 2nd Thursday of the month for a different local charity. Come to us if you’d like to suggest a charity. All welcome, food & drink available! Intermediate and advanced jam for invited players.

Franconia Moose Lodge
7701 Beulah St
Alexandria, VA 22315
8-11pm

 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday 03/09/2018 - Saturday 03/10/2018
All Day
7th DC Bluegrass Festival
Tysons Sheraton Hotel, Tysons Corner VA

Top names in Bluegrass today including:
TIM O’BRIEN BAND, GIBSON BROTHERS, BECKY BULLER BAND, MOLLY TUTTLE BAND, JEFF SCROGGINS & COLORADO, MILE TWELVE, CIRCA BLUE, FY5, ONLY LONESOME, AND SWEET YONDER

Mid-Atlantic Bluegrass Band Competition: Competing bands will perform a two-song set on Saturday, March 10, 2018, with the first-place winner receiving a prize of $800, a 20 minute set later in the day, and two free hotel rooms for Saturday night. There are only a few competition spaces remaining. Bands can enter the competition by going to www.dcbluegrassfest.org

Lots of music workshops: Face-to-face with the professionals in music and vocal workshops
To reserve rooms, call Sheraton central reservations at 1-800-325-3535 or call the Sheraton Tysons Hotel direct at 703-448-1234. Festival tickets are not included with room reservations and must be purchased separately. Food and drink are available at the hotel and there are many nearby restaurants.

For more information about this year’s DC Bluegrass Festival and tickets, please visit online at www.dcbu.org

 
Friday 03/09/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Vienna Maple Avenue Market Bluegrass Jam
Oakton Church of the Brethren, Vienna VA

Please note that the jam has a new location as of October 2016!

Our new location is upstairs in the Oakton Church of the Brethren Sunday school building.
The dates are the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, i.e. Oct. 27, Nov. 11, and Nov. 26.

Contact Jim Hewitt at mapleavenuejam@fastmail.fm for info and reminders.

 
Friday 03/09/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Band Info: https://www.facebook.com/Amanda-Murphy-and-the-Lost-Indians-286233733452/

Venue Info: http://www.lostrhino.com/
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
21730 Red Rum Dr #142
Ashburn, VA 20147

 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Saturday 03/10/2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Flower Hill String Band at the 48th Annual Maple Syrup Festival
Cunningham Falls State Park, Thurmont MD

Delicious food will be served including pancakes, sausage, sausage sandwiches and other items for an additional fee. Maple syrup products will be sold including maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy. A maple syrup making demonstration will start every hour.

Band Info: https://www.reverbnation.com/flowerhillstringband
Contact David Adams: 301-802-7453 or david.adams@gmail.com

http://www.cunninghamgambrill.org/Events.html

 
Saturday 03/10/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Little Roy and Lizzy Show at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse
Lucketts Community Center, Leesburg VA

Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long team up to create one of the most entertaining acts in the business. A member of the famed Lewis Family, Little Roy has been a high energy performer since he was a little boy. Lizzy Long, who plays the straight man to Little Roy’s zaniness, is a multi-instrumentalist with a stunning voice. The band puts on a show you won’t want to miss.Tickets are $15 at the door. Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages are available in the kitchen. Additional parking is available at The Old Lucketts Store and the elementary school. Credit cards are not accepted.

Venue Info: http://luckettsbluegrass.org/
Lucketts Bluegrass Concerts
42361 Lucketts Rd
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-771-5281, Email: jludin@luckettsbluegrass.com

 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday 03/11/2018
12:00 am
Darrell Webb Band - Bluegrass Barn Concert Series
Frying Pan Farm Park – Bluegrass Barn Concert Series, Herndon VA

Doors open at 6pm and showtime is at 7pm. General Admission.

Darrell Webb Band brings energy and excitement to the concert stage reaching beyond traditional boundaries. Their brand of entertainment has earned multiple nominations at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. After a successful career as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist in bands such as Wildfire, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Darrell Webb formed his self-titled band in 2009. His newest project, Lover’s Leap, features three tunes penned by Darrell himself.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

Buy tickets on line at: http://parktakes.fairfaxcounty.gov/rev1_coursedetail.asp?category2=9999&subject=bluegrass%2D&facility2=9999&age=9999&day=9999&Submit2=Search&LOC=M282&TRM=17FA&CDE=2824994101

Food and drinks, including beer and wine, are available for purchase.

The series at the park’s Visitor Center is sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Park, Vienna Hardwoods and Arts Herndon in cooperation with the Fairfax County Park Authority.

 
Sunday 03/11/2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Annapolis Acoustic Jam
49 West Coffehouse, Annapolis MD

Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am in the Back Room at 49 West Coffehouse. Contact ken.i.mayer@gmail.com for more information.

Venue Info: http://49westcoffeehouse.com/
49 West Coffeehouse
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Sunday 03/11/2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wernick Method bluegrass jamming class
Private home, Silver Spring MD

Learn how to play bluegrass with other pickers. Beginners welcome! For more information, or to register, go to https://jamclasses.drbanjo.com/en/jamclasses/ig-2018-03/class_page/. Class is held every Sunday, March 4 through March 25, 1-5pm.

Instructor Info: http://www.iragitlin.com/

 
Sunday 03/11/2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CABOMA Jam (second and fourth Sundays)
Lyon Park CommunityCenter, Arlington VA

Held by the Capital Area Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Slow jam 2 pm – 3 pm, regular jam 2 pm – 6 pm.

More information at http://caboma.org/ or on Facebook.

 
Sunday 03/11/2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lou Reid & Carolina w/ King Street Bluegrass
American Legion Post 238, Hughesville MD

Lou Reid & Carolina along with King Street Bluegrass
Sunday March 11, 2018
American Legion Post 238, MD Rt. 381 & 231, Hughesville, MD
Doors open at Noon, show starts at 2:00 pm
Tickets: $20.00 per person
Food available for sale for separate price
For more info, call 301-737-3004 or www.americanlegionbluegrass.com

 
Sunday 03/11/2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you play the guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, or bass and wish to play and sing bluegrass/traditional music? Come and join your new and old friends at the Warrenton Bluegrass Jams! All levels of players of acoustic instruments are welcomed! Sorry, no electric instruments.

Afternoons on the second Sunday of each month. Slow Jam 2-3pm, Regular Jam 3-5pm

Please note that the location changes in April and October!
Warm Months – April-September
Eva Walker Park Picnic Pavilion
Alexandria Pike and Haiti St
Warrenton, VA 20186

Cool Months – October-March
Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility (WARF)
800 Waterloo Road
Warrenton, VA 20186

Proudly sponsored by the Town of Warrenton Department of Parks & Recreation – 540-349-2520

 
Sunday 03/11/2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brunswick Bluegrass Jam (second and fourth Sundays)
Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD

The Brunswick Bluegrass Jam at Beans in the Belfry is held on the first Thursday and second and fourth Sundays of every month.

Contact: 301-834-7178, or visit http://www.beansinthebelfry.com/events/ or Facebook.

 
Sunday 03/11/2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please note: This jam changes locations seasonally.

Winter months (usually from Oct to April, but check) at
Cafe Montmartre
1625 Washington Plaza Lake Anne, Reston VA 20190

Summer months (usually May to Sep, but check) at
Sterling Golf Club
333 S. Sterling Boulevard
Sterling VA 20164

We are a very informal, fun jam encouraging bluegrass, as well as country, blues, folk, folk/rock, or whatever trips your trigger. All instruments welcome. Spouses, significant others, life partners, business partners, bitter enemies, friends, family and total strangers are welcome to hangout, eat, drink and be merry.

Like us on Facebook to get regular updates: Sterling Club Jam on Facebook

Or ask to be on our email list at Sterling Club Jam Email List

Contact: Dirk Johnson at djohnson@roiwebsites.com, (h) 703-406-4698, or http://novaguitarlessons.com

 
Sunday 03/11/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darrell Webb Band - Bluegrass Barn Concert Series
Frying Pan Farm Park – Bluegrass Barn Concert Series, Herndon VA, Herndon

Doors open at 6pm and showtime is at 7pm. General Admission.

Darrell Webb Band brings energy and excitement to the concert stage reaching beyond traditional boundaries. Their brand of entertainment has earned multiple nominations at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. After a successful career as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist in bands such as Wildfire, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Darrell Webb formed his self-titled band in 2009. His newest project, Lover’s Leap, features three tunes penned by Darrell himself.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

Buy tickets on line at: http://parktakes.fairfaxcounty.gov/rev1_coursedetail.asp?category2=9999&subject=bluegrass%2D&facility2=9999&age=9999&day=9999&Submit2=Search&LOC=M282&TRM=17FA&CDE=2824994101

Food and drinks, including beer and wine, are available for purchase.

The series at the park’s Visitor Center is sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Park, Vienna Hardwoods and Arts Herndon in cooperation with the Fairfax County Park Authority.

 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday 03/12/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Line Bluegrass Jam at The Blue Side - Frederick, MD
The Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD

Weekly open jam on stage at the Blue Side in Frederick, MD. Every Monday, 7-9pm.

Venue Info: http://thebluesidetavern.com/
The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday 03/13/2018
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
FY5 at Pearl Street Warehouse
Pearl Street Warehouse, Washington DC

FY5
Tuesday Mar 13, 2018
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
21 and over
$10
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1626877

Venue Info: http://www.pearlstreetwarehouse.com/
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC 20024
202-380-9620
7:00-10:30pm

 
Tuesday 03/13/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam
Pine Hall Lutheran Church, State College PA

A great place for beginners to get started. Music stands OK. Admission free. Donations encouraged to defray costs of utilities and coffee. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck goodies (cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, etc) for the 10-15 minute break at 8:30 pm.

Contact: 814-883-0287 or askrug@comcast.net

 
Tuesday 03/13/2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Baltimore Bluegrass Jam at the Five and Dime Alehouse
Five and Dime Alehouse, Baltimore MD

Visit the Baltimore Bluegrass Jam Facebook Group for more information and to verify dates, times, and location.

Venue Info: http://www.fiveanddimealehouse.com/
Five and Dime Alehouse
901 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
443-835-2179

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday 03/14/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Harbor Acoustic Open Mic
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Deale MD

Acoustic open mic at
Happy Harbor Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
533 Deale Road, Deale, MD 20751
Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm.
No cover, great food available.
Contact: Mike Siegert at mjsiegert@gmail.com for more info.

 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Saturday 03/17/2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Flower Hill String Band at the 48th Annual Maple Syrup Festival
Cunningham Falls State Park, Thurmont Maryland

Delicious food will be served including pancakes, sausage, sausage sandwiches and other items for an additional fee. Maple syrup products will be sold including maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy. A maple syrup making demonstration will start every hour.

Band Info: https://www.reverbnation.com/flowerhillstringband
Contact David Adams: 301-802-7453 or david.adams@gmail.com

http://www.cunninghamgambrill.org/Events.html

 
Saturday 03/17/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Jeff Scroggins and Colorado at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse
Lucketts Community Center, Leesburg VA

This exciting Colorado band returns to the old schoolhouse stage. Jeff’s accomplished banjo style has won awards and the opportunity to play with many top musicians. His son, Tristen, on the mandolin, has been an IBMA Momentum Award nominee. Greg Blake has won SPBGMA awards for vocals and guitar. Award-winning fiddler, Ellie Hakansan, rounds out the band. You won’t want to miss the chance to hear this fine band while they are on the East Coast. Tickets are $15 at the door. Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages are available in the kitchen. Additional parking is available at The Old Lucketts Store and the elementary school. Credit cards are not accepted.

Venue Info: http://luckettsbluegrass.org/
Lucketts Bluegrass Concerts
42361 Lucketts Rd
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-771-5281, Email: jludin@luckettsbluegrass.com

 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday 03/18/2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Annapolis Acoustic Jam
49 West Coffehouse, Annapolis MD

Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am in the Back Room at 49 West Coffehouse. Contact ken.i.mayer@gmail.com for more information.

Venue Info: http://49westcoffeehouse.com/
49 West Coffeehouse
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Sunday 03/18/2018
11:00 am
DCBU Bluegrass & Country Jam (third Sundays)
The Mansion at O St, Washington DC

Close to Dupont Circle on Metro’s red line. Beginners welcome.

Contact: Hank Cash at mferris16@yahoo.com or visit the Facebook Group.

http://omansion.com

 
Sunday 03/18/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bluegrass Brunch w/ The Bentwood Rockers
JV’s Restaurant, Falls Church VA

Bluegrass Brunch at JV’s Restaurant

Band Info: http://www.bentwoodrockers.net/

Venue Info: http://www.jvsrestaurant.com/home.html
JV’s Restaurant
6666 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22042
1-3pm

 
Sunday 03/18/2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wernick Method bluegrass jamming class
Private home, Silver Spring MD

Learn how to play bluegrass with other pickers. Beginners welcome! For more information, or to register, go to https://jamclasses.drbanjo.com/en/jamclasses/ig-2018-03/class_page/. Class is held every Sunday, March 4 through March 25, 1-5pm.

Instructor Info: http://www.iragitlin.com/

 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday 03/19/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
DC Bluegrass Union VFW Bluegrass Jam (1st and 3rd Mondays)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 350, Takoma Park MD

The VFW Post is at the corner of Orchard Ave and 4th Ave.

Contact: VFW Post 350 at 301-270-8008 or Barb Diederich at barb@barbdiederich.com

 
Monday 03/19/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Line Bluegrass Jam at The Blue Side - Frederick, MD
The Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD

Weekly open jam on stage at the Blue Side in Frederick, MD. Every Monday, 7-9pm.

Venue Info: http://thebluesidetavern.com/
The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

 
Monday 03/19/2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Touched By A Song Gospel Jam (3rd Mondays)
Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon VA

An acoustic circle jam, Share favorite gospel, hymns, or praise songs, or just play along. Open to all ages and skill levels.

Contact: Debbie at 703-969-2052 or mailto:debbie@touchedbysongs.com

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tuesday 03/20/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam
Pine Hall Lutheran Church, State College PA

A great place for beginners to get started. Music stands OK. Admission free. Donations encouraged to defray costs of utilities and coffee. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck goodies (cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, etc) for the 10-15 minute break at 8:30 pm.

Contact: 814-883-0287 or askrug@comcast.net

 
Tuesday 03/20/2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Slow Jam starts at 7pm and the Fast Jam goes from 8:15-10:30pm or so. Visit the Baltimore Old Time Jam Facebook Group for more information and to verify dates, times, and location.

Venue Info: http://www.fiveanddimealehouse.com/
Five and Dime Alehouse
901 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
443-835-2179

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wednesday 03/21/2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
@WestView Bluegrass Music Jam
West View Old Country Church, Swoope Virginia

Bluegrass Jam Sessions at the old West View Church
The Spring 2018 @WestView Bluegrass Jam Sessions are being held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month starting, February 7th and continuing until April 18th. The jams will be held from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Old West View Church, 1529 Parkersburg Turnpike in the Village of West View. Listeners as well as pickers of all ages and abilities are welcome. There is no dress code, so just come as you are! The acoustic string instrument Jams are free and open to the public.

 
Wednesday 03/21/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Harbor Acoustic Open Mic
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Deale MD

Acoustic open mic at
Happy Harbor Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
533 Deale Road, Deale, MD 20751
Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm.
No cover, great food available.
Contact: Mike Siegert at mjsiegert@gmail.com for more info.

 
Wednesday 03/21/2018
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Bluegrass Bash! feat.
The Bentwood Rockers
Amanda Murphy and the Lost Indians

Adv GA: $12 | Door GA: $15 | Premiere Plus (Seated): $25

Tickets on sale now: http://www.jamminjava.com/event/1645902

Doors Open: 6:30pm
Show Starts: 7:30pm

 
Wednesday 03/21/2018
8:00 pm

The Jammin Java is hosting a night of Bluegrass Music featuring two long-standing bluegrass bands as part of an effort to help promote the bluegrass live music scene.

Come join us for the fun.

Band Info: http://www.bentwoodrockers.net/
Band Info: https://www.facebook.com/Amanda-Murphy-and-the-Lost-Indians-286233733452/

Venue Info: http://jamminjava.com/calendar
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA 22180

 

Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday 03/23/2018 - Sunday 03/25/2018
All Day
Wilmington Bluegrass Festival
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Claymont Delaware

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Blue Mafia, Country Current, Mountain Ride, The High and Wides, Uncle SAMS, Rockdale Boys, Just Us, Free Range
Call 855-373-8577 to book a room early. THURSDAY NIGHT KICK OFF JAM, Friday BAND DRAW $1000 Cash Prize. For more information: www.wilmingtonbluegrass.org. Seeking bands for the BAND Draw on Friday Night and the Showcase Stage – Please apply through the website – www.wilmingtonbluegrass.org, or call 302-222-1019 Phyllis for more information.

 
Friday 03/23/2018
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Murphy Method Intermediate Banjo Camp
Courtyard Marriott, Winchester VA

Join us for our eighth annual intermediate Murphy Method Banjo Camp, March 23-25, 2018, in Winchester, Virginia. A weekend of all banjo all the time is just what you need to kick your playing up to the next level! Our camp is different from any other camp you’ve gone to. It will be 100% Murphy Method instruction. We’ll do more playing, less talking, and the small class size will allow plenty of individual attention.

Murphy Henry and Casey Henry will be your instructors throughout the weekend. We will add a third instructor if needed to keep class sizes small. We will focus on making you a better, more rounded banjo player. In response to overwhelming student feedback we will focus on playing with other people and improving your jamming skills. Other topics will likely include: improvising, improvising up the neck, playing in C position, playing in D position, and dealing with “off chords.” There will be lots and lots of playing.

We make our camps ones that WE would want to attend! Accordingly, the accommodations will be a private room at the Courtyard Marriott in Winchester. Our camp classes and activities will be held right at the hotel, and you will have access to the classrooms after hours for jamming.

Courtyard Marriott
300 Marriott Drive
Winchester, VA 22603

T 540-678-8822

Friday and Saturday nights are included in your tuition. If you need to book extra nights the hotel has a Murphy Method rate ($93 + tax) if you ask for it.

The Thursday evening before camp (March 22) there will be an early-bird jam for those of you arriving that day.

Private lessons with Murphy are available befire camp if scheduled in advance.

If you have any questions at all or need more information please feel free to email Casey at themurphymethod@gmail.com.

Prerequisites:
These songs are absolutely required:

Banjo In The Hollow (on Beginning Banjo Volume 1 / New Beginning Banjo 1)

Boil Them Cabbage Down (on Banjo for Misfits / New Beginning Banjo 1)

Cripple Creek (on Beginning Banjo Volume 1 / New Beginning Banjo 1)

I Saw The Light (on Banjo for Misfits / New Beginning Banjo 2) or Foggy Mountain Breakdown (on Beginning Banjo Vol. 1 / New Beginning Banjo 2)

Blue Ridge Cabin Home (on Kickstart Your Jamming / New Beginning Banjo 1)

Bury Me Beneath The Willow (on Kickstart Your Jamming / New Beginning Banjo 2)

You must know your F shaped vamp chords and be able to vamp to the above tunes. (on Vamping: Beginning Banjo

Backup and included with the songs on New Beginning Banjo 1 and 2)

Must be able to use the capo in A (two frets) and C (five frets) and vamp to songs there.

Highly Recommended:
All the songs on Beginning Banjo Volume 1 / New Beginning Banjo 1

All the songs on Banjo for Misfits / New Beginning Banjo 2

From Beginning Banjo Vol 2: All songs except Salt Creek and Fireball Mail
OR
From New Beginning Banjo 3: All songs except Salt Creek

From Jam Session Standards: Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms

Improvising: The First Stage: First two songs or three songs

 
Friday 03/23/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Vienna Maple Avenue Market Bluegrass Jam
Oakton Church of the Brethren, Vienna VA

Please note that the jam has a new location as of October 2016!

Our new location is upstairs in the Oakton Church of the Brethren Sunday school building.
The dates are the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, i.e. Oct. 27, Nov. 11, and Nov. 26.

Contact Jim Hewitt at mapleavenuejam@fastmail.fm for info and reminders.

 
Friday 03/23/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tony Trischka & Bruce Molsky
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York, York PA

Sponsored by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society. http://www.sfmsfolk.org/concerts/Trischka_Molsky.html
This double-bill features two master musicians at the top of their craft: honoring their roots while creating innovative new traditions.
In a career that has now encompassed four decades, acclaimed banjo innovator Tony Trischka has created an endless array of new possibilities for the five-string banjo. While he has mastered nearly every element of the instrument’s stylistic history — from old-time modal clawhammer to the most intricate melodic modern styles — it was folk music initially, and bluegrass music in particular, that first drew him to the banjo.

Bruce Molsky stands today as the world’s premier old-time fiddler and one of the defining virtuosos of Appalachia’s timeless folk music traditions. In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting super-groups and artists such as the Fiddlers Four, Mozaik, Nikola Parov, and Donal Lunny.

 
Friday 03/23/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tony Trischka and Bruce Molsky
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York, York PA

Sponsored by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society http://www.sfmsfolk.org/concerts/Trischka_Molsky.html

This double-bill features two master musicians at the top of their craft: honoring their roots while creating innovative new traditions.
In a career that has now encompassed four decades, acclaimed banjo innovator Tony Trischka has created an endless array of new possibilities for the five-string banjo. While he has mastered nearly every element of the instrument’s stylistic history — from old-time modal clawhammer to the most intricate melodic modern styles — it was folk music initially, and bluegrass music in particular, that first drew him to the banjo.
Bruce Molsky stands today as the world’s premier old-time fiddler and one of the defining virtuosos of Appalachia’s timeless folk music traditions. In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting super-groups and artists such as the Fiddlers Four, Mozaik, Nikola Parov, and Donal Lunny.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York
925 S George St
York, PA 17403
7:30-9:30pm

 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Saturday 03/24/2018
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Murphy Method Intermediate Banjo Camp
Courtyard Marriott, Winchester VA

Join us for our eighth annual intermediate Murphy Method Banjo Camp, March 23-25, 2018, in Winchester, Virginia. A weekend of all banjo all the time is just what you need to kick your playing up to the next level! Our camp is different from any other camp you’ve gone to. It will be 100% Murphy Method instruction. We’ll do more playing, less talking, and the small class size will allow plenty of individual attention.

Murphy Henry and Casey Henry will be your instructors throughout the weekend. We will add a third instructor if needed to keep class sizes small. We will focus on making you a better, more rounded banjo player. In response to overwhelming student feedback we will focus on playing with other people and improving your jamming skills. Other topics will likely include: improvising, improvising up the neck, playing in C position, playing in D position, and dealing with “off chords.” There will be lots and lots of playing.

We make our camps ones that WE would want to attend! Accordingly, the accommodations will be a private room at the Courtyard Marriott in Winchester. Our camp classes and activities will be held right at the hotel, and you will have access to the classrooms after hours for jamming.

Courtyard Marriott
300 Marriott Drive
Winchester, VA 22603

T 540-678-8822

Friday and Saturday nights are included in your tuition. If you need to book extra nights the hotel has a Murphy Method rate ($93 + tax) if you ask for it.

The Thursday evening before camp (March 22) there will be an early-bird jam for those of you arriving that day.

Private lessons with Murphy are available befire camp if scheduled in advance.

If you have any questions at all or need more information please feel free to email Casey at themurphymethod@gmail.com.

Prerequisites:
These songs are absolutely required:

Banjo In The Hollow (on Beginning Banjo Volume 1 / New Beginning Banjo 1)

Boil Them Cabbage Down (on Banjo for Misfits / New Beginning Banjo 1)

Cripple Creek (on Beginning Banjo Volume 1 / New Beginning Banjo 1)

I Saw The Light (on Banjo for Misfits / New Beginning Banjo 2) or Foggy Mountain Breakdown (on Beginning Banjo Vol. 1 / New Beginning Banjo 2)

Blue Ridge Cabin Home (on Kickstart Your Jamming / New Beginning Banjo 1)

Bury Me Beneath The Willow (on Kickstart Your Jamming / New Beginning Banjo 2)

You must know your F shaped vamp chords and be able to vamp to the above tunes. (on Vamping: Beginning Banjo

Backup and included with the songs on New Beginning Banjo 1 and 2)

Must be able to use the capo in A (two frets) and C (five frets) and vamp to songs there.

Highly Recommended:
All the songs on Beginning Banjo Volume 1 / New Beginning Banjo 1

All the songs on Banjo for Misfits / New Beginning Banjo 2

From Beginning Banjo Vol 2: All songs except Salt Creek and Fireball Mail
OR
From New Beginning Banjo 3: All songs except Salt Creek

From Jam Session Standards: Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms

Improvising: The First Stage: First two songs or three songs

 
Saturday 03/24/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Larry Stephenson Band at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse
Lucketts Community Center, Leesburg VA

Come hear the man who sets the standard for high lead and tenor singing. Easily recognized by bluegrass fans, Larry Stephenson’s clear voice captures that high and lonesome sound. A Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer, Larry has many awards to his name. Tickets are $15 at the door. Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages are available in the kitchen. Additional parking is available at The Old Lucketts Store and the elementary school. Credit cards are not accepted.

Venue Info: http://luckettsbluegrass.org/
Lucketts Bluegrass Concerts
42361 Lucketts Rd
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-771-5281, Email: jludin@luckettsbluegrass.com

 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sunday 03/25/2018
12:00 am
By & By - Bluegrass Barn Concert Series
Frying Pan Farm Park – Bluegrass Barn Concert Series, Herndon VA

Doors open at 6pm and showtime is at 7pm. General Admission.

By & By brings their ‘impressive vocals, smooth-as-honey string playing and arms-wide-open stage engergy’ (DC Music Download) to bluegrass from Bill Monroe to Nickel Creek. Their original songs reflect on the band’s surroundings, pulling from the fast-pasced, dymanic and engaged culture of Washington DC. Their music has roots that dig through the traditions of bluegrass, folk, Americana and rock-n-roll to create a sound uniquely theirs. Their first album, Get It While You Can, received seven nominations for Washington Area Music Association awards.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

Buy tickets on line at: http://parktakes.fairfaxcounty.gov/rev1_coursedetail.asp?category2=9999&subject=bluegrass%2D&facility2=9999&age=9999&day=9999&Submit2=Search&LOC=M282&TRM=17FA&CDE=2824994201

Food and drinks, including beer and wine, are available for purchase.

The series at the park’s Visitor Center is sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Park, Vienna Hardwoods and Arts Herndon in cooperation with the Fairfax County Park Authority.

 
Sunday 03/25/2018
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Murphy Method Intermediate Banjo Camp
Courtyard Marriott, Winchester VA

Join us for our eighth annual intermediate Murphy Method Banjo Camp, March 23-25, 2018, in Winchester, Virginia. A weekend of all banjo all the time is just what you need to kick your playing up to the next level! Our camp is different from any other camp you’ve gone to. It will be 100% Murphy Method instruction. We’ll do more playing, less talking, and the small class size will allow plenty of individual attention.

Murphy Henry and Casey Henry will be your instructors throughout the weekend. We will add a third instructor if needed to keep class sizes small. We will focus on making you a better, more rounded banjo player. In response to overwhelming student feedback we will focus on playing with other people and improving your jamming skills. Other topics will likely include: improvising, improvising up the neck, playing in C position, playing in D position, and dealing with “off chords.” There will be lots and lots of playing.

We make our camps ones that WE would want to attend! Accordingly, the accommodations will be a private room at the Courtyard Marriott in Winchester. Our camp classes and activities will be held right at the hotel, and you will have access to the classrooms after hours for jamming.

Courtyard Marriott
300 Marriott Drive
Winchester, VA 22603

T 540-678-8822

Friday and Saturday nights are included in your tuition. If you need to book extra nights the hotel has a Murphy Method rate ($93 + tax) if you ask for it.

The Thursday evening before camp (March 22) there will be an early-bird jam for those of you arriving that day.

Private lessons with Murphy are available befire camp if scheduled in advance.

If you have any questions at all or need more information please feel free to email Casey at themurphymethod@gmail.com.

Prerequisites:
These songs are absolutely required:

Banjo In The Hollow (on Beginning Banjo Volume 1 / New Beginning Banjo 1)

Boil Them Cabbage Down (on Banjo for Misfits / New Beginning Banjo 1)

Cripple Creek (on Beginning Banjo Volume 1 / New Beginning Banjo 1)

I Saw The Light (on Banjo for Misfits / New Beginning Banjo 2) or Foggy Mountain Breakdown (on Beginning Banjo Vol. 1 / New Beginning Banjo 2)

Blue Ridge Cabin Home (on Kickstart Your Jamming / New Beginning Banjo 1)

Bury Me Beneath The Willow (on Kickstart Your Jamming / New Beginning Banjo 2)

You must know your F shaped vamp chords and be able to vamp to the above tunes. (on Vamping: Beginning Banjo

Backup and included with the songs on New Beginning Banjo 1 and 2)

Must be able to use the capo in A (two frets) and C (five frets) and vamp to songs there.

Highly Recommended:
All the songs on Beginning Banjo Volume 1 / New Beginning Banjo 1

All the songs on Banjo for Misfits / New Beginning Banjo 2

From Beginning Banjo Vol 2: All songs except Salt Creek and Fireball Mail
OR
From New Beginning Banjo 3: All songs except Salt Creek

From Jam Session Standards: Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms

Improvising: The First Stage: First two songs or three songs

 
Sunday 03/25/2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Annapolis Acoustic Jam
49 West Coffehouse, Annapolis MD

Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am in the Back Room at 49 West Coffehouse. Contact ken.i.mayer@gmail.com for more information.

Venue Info: http://49westcoffeehouse.com/
49 West Coffeehouse
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Sunday 03/25/2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wernick Method bluegrass jamming class
Private home, Silver Spring MD

Learn how to play bluegrass with other pickers. Beginners welcome! For more information, or to register, go to https://jamclasses.drbanjo.com/en/jamclasses/ig-2018-03/class_page/. Class is held every Sunday, March 4 through March 25, 1-5pm.

Instructor Info: http://www.iragitlin.com/

 
Sunday 03/25/2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CABOMA Jam (second and fourth Sundays)
Lyon Park CommunityCenter, Arlington VA

Held by the Capital Area Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Slow jam 2 pm – 3 pm, regular jam 2 pm – 6 pm.

More information at http://caboma.org/ or on Facebook.

 
Sunday 03/25/2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Donna Ulisse & the Poor Mountain Boys w. 15 Strings
American Legion Post 238, Hughesville MD

Donna Ulisse & the Poor Mountain Boys along with 15 Strings
Sunday March 25, 2018
American Legion Post 238, MD Rt. 381 & 231, Hughesville, MD
Doors open at Noon, show starts at 2:00 pm
Tickets: $20.00 per person
Food available for sale for separate price
For more info, call 301-737-3004 or wwww.americanlegionbluegrass.com

 
Sunday 03/25/2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brunswick Bluegrass Jam (second and fourth Sundays)
Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD

The Brunswick Bluegrass Jam at Beans in the Belfry is held on the first Thursday and second and fourth Sundays of every month.

Contact: 301-834-7178, or visit http://www.beansinthebelfry.com/events/ or Facebook.

 
Sunday 03/25/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum Jam
Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring Maryland

On the fourth Sunday of each month, bring your stringed instrument and join a bluegrass jam at the museum. Whether you are a relative newbie to jamming or a seasoned musician, you will enjoy the camaraderie as we share favorite songs and learn from one another. Hosted by Mary Burdette of Grey Fox and Bruce Evans of Fire Hazards. All ages are welcome, as are listeners! Food and drinks for sharing are welcome too.

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
3-5pm

 
Sunday 03/25/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sandy Spring Museum Monthly BG Jam
Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring MD

Monthly jam for all playing levels, all ages in the lovely Sandy Spring Museum. Bring your instrument or just come to listen. Suggested “honor system” donation $5.00 for museum maintenance. Jam is coordinated by Mary Burdette and Bruce Evans.

Venue Info: http://www.sandyspringmuseum.org
Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
3-5pm

 
Sunday 03/25/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
By & By - Bluegrass Barn Concert Series
Frying Pan Farm Park – Bluegrass Barn Concert Series, Herndon Virginia

Doors open at 6pm and showtime is at 7pm. General Admission.

By & By brings their ‘impressive vocals, smooth-as-honey string playing and arms-wide-open stage engergy’ (DC Music Download) to bluegrass from Bill Monroe to Nickel Creek. Their original songs reflect on the band’s surroundings, pulling from the fast-pasced, dymanic and engaged culture of Washington DC. Their music has roots that dig through the traditions of bluegrass, folk, Americana and rock-n-roll to create a sound uniquely theirs. Their first album, Get It While You Can, received seven nominations for Washington Area Music Association awards.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

Buy tickets on line at: http://parktakes.fairfaxcounty.gov/rev1_coursedetail.asp?category2=9999&subject=bluegrass%2D&facility2=9999&age=9999&day=9999&Submit2=Search&LOC=M282&TRM=17FA&CDE=2824994201

Food and drinks, including beer and wine, are available for purchase.

The series at the park’s Visitor Center is sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Park, Vienna Hardwoods and Arts Herndon in cooperation with the Fairfax County Park Authority.

 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Monday 03/26/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bump 'n Grind Folkjam
Bump ‘n Grind Coffeehouse and Record Store, Silver Spring MD

Within walking distance of the Silver Spring Metro stop. Acoustic roots music jam and original music sharing with a bluegrass and folk music emphasis. Mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, acoustic guitar, bass.

Contact: Scott Slay at http://www.scottslay.com/ or Bump ‘n Grind at http://bumpngrind.co/

 
Monday 03/26/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Line Bluegrass Jam at The Blue Side - Frederick, MD
The Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD

Weekly open jam on stage at the Blue Side in Frederick, MD. Every Monday, 7-9pm.

Venue Info: http://thebluesidetavern.com/
The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tuesday 03/27/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam
Pine Hall Lutheran Church, State College PA

A great place for beginners to get started. Music stands OK. Admission free. Donations encouraged to defray costs of utilities and coffee. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck goodies (cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, etc) for the 10-15 minute break at 8:30 pm.

Contact: 814-883-0287 or askrug@comcast.net

 
Tuesday 03/27/2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Baltimore Bluegrass Jam at the Five and Dime Alehouse
Five and Dime Alehouse, Baltimore MD

Visit the Baltimore Bluegrass Jam Facebook Group for more information and to verify dates, times, and location.

Venue Info: http://www.fiveanddimealehouse.com/
Five and Dime Alehouse
901 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
443-835-2179

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wednesday 03/28/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Harbor Acoustic Open Mic
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Deale MD

Acoustic open mic at
Happy Harbor Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
533 Deale Road, Deale, MD 20751
Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm.
No cover, great food available.
Contact: Mike Siegert at mjsiegert@gmail.com for more info.

 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday 03/30/2018
6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Bluegrass Jam at the Old Furniture Factory in Round Hill, VA
The Old Furniture Factory, Round Hill VA

The Bluegrass, Folk, and Old Time Music Jam is in its twelfth year. The Jam is a multi-generational event where people can come to play their instruments or just listen to all styles of acoustic music from Bluegrass, Old time, Folk, and Celtic. It’s a family-friendly mix of music and fun. The Bluegrass, Folk and Old Time Music Jam was started by the owners of The Old Furniture Factory, where it is held ,strong>the last Friday night of each month. The Jam draws musicians and audiences from all over the region, including from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and surrounding counties in Virginia. Providing a destination for musicians to gather, which provides a very desirable focus for helping to promote Loudoun County as a tourism destination. The Bluegrass, Folk, and Old Time Music Jam is ideal for musicians and music lovers of all ages. Visitors are welcome to bring an instrument and join in on the jam.

$5 suggested donation

6 W Loudoun St
Round Hill, VA 20141

 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Saturday 03/31/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hillbilly Gypsies at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse
Lucketts Community Center, Leesburg VA

From the state of West Virginia, Trae and Jamie Lynn Buckner bring their hard-driving, joyful style of bluegrass back to the old schoolhouse stage. Come see why The Hillbilly Gypsies are a Lucketts audience favorite. Their high energy old-timey performance will have you grinning and tapping your toes. Tickets are $15 at the door. Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages are available in the kitchen. Additional parking is available at The Old Lucketts Store and the elementary school. Credit cards are not accepted.

Venue Info: http://luckettsbluegrass.org/
Lucketts Bluegrass Concerts
42361 Lucketts Rd
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-771-5281, Email: jludin@luckettsbluegrass.com

 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sunday 04/01/2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Annapolis Acoustic Jam
49 West Coffehouse, Annapolis MD

Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am in the Back Room at 49 West Coffehouse. Contact ken.i.mayer@gmail.com for more information.

Venue Info: http://49westcoffeehouse.com/
49 West Coffeehouse
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Sunday 04/01/2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Close to Dupont Circle on Metro’s red line.

Contact: Mike Marceau at mikemarceau@juno.com or visit the Facebook Group

http://omansion.com

 
Sunday 04/01/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frying Pan Park Acoustic Jam
Frying Pan Park Visitor Center, Hendon VA

An open acoustic jam for all levels and ages. This jam meets year round on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month unless the park is closed for a holiday or weather. If cold or rainy the jam is moved inside- ask visitor center staff for details.

 
Sunday 04/01/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Christian Acoustic Music Open-mic at the Torch
Torch Community Center, Morgantown PA

Open to all skill levels of Christian musicians who are willing to use their God given talent to minister to others through song. Also, open to those who enjoy being ministered to by Godly music.
Musicians’ guidelines, dress code, and sign up times at openmic.RolandZimmermanFamily.org.
Informative video: click here to view
Donations go to the Torch Community Center.

 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday 04/02/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
DC Bluegrass Union VFW Bluegrass Jam (1st and 3rd Mondays)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 350, Takoma Park MD

The VFW Post is at the corner of Orchard Ave and 4th Ave.

Contact: VFW Post 350 at 301-270-8008 or Barb Diederich at barb@barbdiederich.com

 
Monday 04/02/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Line Bluegrass Jam at The Blue Side - Frederick, MD
The Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD

Weekly open jam on stage at the Blue Side in Frederick, MD. Every Monday, 7-9pm.

Venue Info: http://thebluesidetavern.com/
The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

 
Monday 04/02/2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Beaver Dam Baptist Church
1791 Richmond Road, Troy, VA (8 miles east of Charlottesville.)

Contact: dpayne@virginia.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/PiedmontVa.Fiddle.Banjo

 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday 04/03/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam
Pine Hall Lutheran Church, State College PA

A great place for beginners to get started. Music stands OK. Admission free. Donations encouraged to defray costs of utilities and coffee. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck goodies (cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, etc) for the 10-15 minute break at 8:30 pm.

Contact: 814-883-0287 or askrug@comcast.net

 
Tuesday 04/03/2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Slow Jam starts at 7pm and the Fast Jam goes from 8:15-10:30pm or so. Visit the Baltimore Old Time Jam Facebook Group for more information and to verify dates, times, and location.

Venue Info: http://www.fiveanddimealehouse.com/
Five and Dime Alehouse
901 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
443-835-2179

 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday 04/04/2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
@WestView Bluegrass Music Jam
West View Old Country Church, Swoope Virginia

Bluegrass Jam Sessions at the old West View Church
The Spring 2018 @WestView Bluegrass Jam Sessions are being held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month starting, February 7th and continuing until April 18th. The jams will be held from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Old West View Church, 1529 Parkersburg Turnpike in the Village of West View. Listeners as well as pickers of all ages and abilities are welcome. There is no dress code, so just come as you are! The acoustic string instrument Jams are free and open to the public.

 
Wednesday 04/04/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Harbor Acoustic Open Mic
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Deale MD

Acoustic open mic at
Happy Harbor Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
533 Deale Road, Deale, MD 20751
Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm.
No cover, great food available.
Contact: Mike Siegert at mjsiegert@gmail.com for more info.

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thursday 04/05/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brunswick Bluegrass Jam (first Thursdays)
Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD

The Brunswick Bluegrass Jam at Beans in the Belfry is held on the first Thursday and second and fifth Sundays of every month.

Contact: 301-834-7178, or visit http://www.beansinthebelfry.com/events/ or Facebook.

 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Saturday 04/07/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
David Davis and the Warrior River Boys at Lucketts
Lucketts Community Center, Leesburg VA

Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Famer, David Davis, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Traditional Music Association. He is one of foremost practitioners of the Monroe mandolin technique. For a dynamic show reminiscent of the early days of bluegrass, come see the Warrior River Boys. Tickets are $15 at the door. Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages are available in the kitchen. Additional parking is available at The Old Lucketts Store and the elementary school. Credit cards are not accepted.
Venue Info: http://luckettsbluegrass.org/
Lucketts Bluegrass Concerts
42361 Lucketts Rd
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-771-5281, Email: jludin@luckettsbluegrass.com

 
Saturday 04/07/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN TRIBUTE BAND carries on the legacy of the original Country Gentlemen band with each and every performance. They are keeping the great music of that legendary bluegrass band alive and well and there for all the world to enjoy. These folks are not only superior musicians but they are also living historians in a way keeping the magical sound of the original band as fresh and clean today as when it was originally performed.

Show time at 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm), info/resv: 703-435-8377, admission: $15 (fifteen) – children 12 and younger admitted free.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road (one block off Elden Street), Herndon, Virginia 20170

The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band (http://countrygentlementributeband.com)
Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series (http://hclcbluegrass.wordpress.com)

 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sunday 04/08/2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Annapolis Acoustic Jam
49 West Coffehouse, Annapolis MD

Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am in the Back Room at 49 West Coffehouse. Contact ken.i.mayer@gmail.com for more information.

Venue Info: http://49westcoffeehouse.com/
49 West Coffeehouse
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Sunday 04/08/2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CABOMA Jam (second and fourth Sundays)
Lyon Park CommunityCenter, Arlington VA

Held by the Capital Area Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Slow jam 2 pm – 3 pm, regular jam 2 pm – 6 pm.

More information at http://caboma.org/ or on Facebook.

 
Sunday 04/08/2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you play the guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, or bass and wish to play and sing bluegrass/traditional music? Come and join your new and old friends at the Warrenton Bluegrass Jams! All levels of players of acoustic instruments are welcomed! Sorry, no electric instruments.

Afternoons on the second Sunday of each month. Slow Jam 2-3pm, Regular Jam 3-5pm

Please note that the location changes in April and October!
Warm Months – April-September
Eva Walker Park Picnic Pavilion
Alexandria Pike and Haiti St
Warrenton, VA 20186

Cool Months – October-March
Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility (WARF)
800 Waterloo Road
Warrenton, VA 20186

Proudly sponsored by the Town of Warrenton Department of Parks & Recreation – 540-349-2520

 
Sunday 04/08/2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brunswick Bluegrass Jam (second and fourth Sundays)
Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD

The Brunswick Bluegrass Jam at Beans in the Belfry is held on the first Thursday and second and fourth Sundays of every month.

Contact: 301-834-7178, or visit http://www.beansinthebelfry.com/events/ or Facebook.

 
Sunday 04/08/2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please note: This jam changes locations seasonally.

Winter months (usually from Oct to April, but check) at
Cafe Montmartre
1625 Washington Plaza Lake Anne, Reston VA 20190

Summer months (usually May to Sep, but check) at
Sterling Golf Club
333 S. Sterling Boulevard
Sterling VA 20164

We are a very informal, fun jam encouraging bluegrass, as well as country, blues, folk, folk/rock, or whatever trips your trigger. All instruments welcome. Spouses, significant others, life partners, business partners, bitter enemies, friends, family and total strangers are welcome to hangout, eat, drink and be merry.

Like us on Facebook to get regular updates: Sterling Club Jam on Facebook

Or ask to be on our email list at Sterling Club Jam Email List

Contact: Dirk Johnson at djohnson@roiwebsites.com, (h) 703-406-4698, or http://novaguitarlessons.com

 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday 04/09/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Line Bluegrass Jam at The Blue Side - Frederick, MD
The Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD

Weekly open jam on stage at the Blue Side in Frederick, MD. Every Monday, 7-9pm.

Venue Info: http://thebluesidetavern.com/
The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday 04/10/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam
Pine Hall Lutheran Church, State College PA

A great place for beginners to get started. Music stands OK. Admission free. Donations encouraged to defray costs of utilities and coffee. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck goodies (cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, etc) for the 10-15 minute break at 8:30 pm.

Contact: 814-883-0287 or askrug@comcast.net

 
Tuesday 04/10/2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Baltimore Bluegrass Jam at the Five and Dime Alehouse
Five and Dime Alehouse, Baltimore MD

Visit the Baltimore Bluegrass Jam Facebook Group for more information and to verify dates, times, and location.

Venue Info: http://www.fiveanddimealehouse.com/
Five and Dime Alehouse
901 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
443-835-2179

 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wednesday 04/11/2018
7:00 pm
Della Mae w/ Only Lonesome at Pearl Street Warehouse
Pearl Street Warehouse, Washington DC

Della Mae
Only Lonesome
Wednesday Apr 11, 2018
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
21 and over
$15
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1611468

Venue Info: http://www.pearlstreetwarehouse.com/
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC 20024
202-380-9620

 
Wednesday 04/11/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Harbor Acoustic Open Mic
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Deale MD

Acoustic open mic at
Happy Harbor Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
533 Deale Road, Deale, MD 20751
Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm.
No cover, great food available.
Contact: Mike Siegert at mjsiegert@gmail.com for more info.

 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday 04/12/2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Charity Catjam
Franconia Moose Lodge, Alexandria Va

The Charity Catjammers headed by King Street Bluegrass have been playing since 2010 for tips, and have collected over $120,000 – each 2nd Thursday of the month for a different local charity. Come to us if you’d like to suggest a charity. All welcome, food & drink available! Intermediate and advanced jam for invited players.

Franconia Moose Lodge
7701 Beulah St
Alexandria, VA 22315
8-11pm

 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday 04/13/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Vienna Maple Avenue Market Bluegrass Jam
Oakton Church of the Brethren, Vienna VA

Please note that the jam has a new location as of October 2016!

Our new location is upstairs in the Oakton Church of the Brethren Sunday school building.
The dates are the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, i.e. Oct. 27, Nov. 11, and Nov. 26.

Contact Jim Hewitt at mapleavenuejam@fastmail.fm for info and reminders.

 
Friday 04/13/2018 - Saturday 04/14/2018
7:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Two Day Guitar Workshop with Steve Kaufman on April 13 & 14, 2018. The Cost is $100.

The location of the workshop is in the Greatbridge area of Chesapeake in the community/pool house of the

Cedarlake Townhomes.
401 Southlake Circle Chesapeake Va 23322.

On Friday April 13th arrive at 6:00PM for a pizza meet & greet. The workshop begins at 7:00PM and goes until 9:00PM with some time at the end for jamming.

On Saturday April 14th arrive at 9:00AM for doughnuts & coffee and to get seated. The workshop resumes at 9:30AM and goes until 3:30PM (with an hour lunch break around noon; either bring a bag lunch or go to a nearby restaurant).

Steve will be in Concert Saturday Evening April 14th at Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Ave Norfolk 23508 (30/40 minutes away) tickets $15

 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Saturday 04/14/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Carrying on the traditional bluegrass sound, the Bluegrass Mountaineers add old time claw hammering, classic country yodeling and twin fiddles to their unique style. Their showmanship and love for the traditional bluegrass sound is evident every time they take the stage. Tickets are $15 at the door. Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages are available in the kitchen. Additional parking is available at The Old Lucketts Store and the elementary school. Credit cards are not accepted.

Venue Info: http://luckettsbluegrass.org/
Lucketts Bluegrass Concerts
42361 Lucketts Rd
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-771-5281, Email: jludin@luckettsbluegrass.com

 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday 04/15/2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Annapolis Acoustic Jam
49 West Coffehouse, Annapolis MD

Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am in the Back Room at 49 West Coffehouse. Contact ken.i.mayer@gmail.com for more information.

Venue Info: http://49westcoffeehouse.com/
49 West Coffeehouse
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Sunday 04/15/2018
11:00 am
DCBU Bluegrass & Country Jam (third Sundays)
The Mansion at O St, Washington DC

Close to Dupont Circle on Metro’s red line. Beginners welcome.

Contact: Hank Cash at mferris16@yahoo.com or visit the Facebook Group.

http://omansion.com

 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday 04/16/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
DC Bluegrass Union VFW Bluegrass Jam (1st and 3rd Mondays)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 350, Takoma Park MD

The VFW Post is at the corner of Orchard Ave and 4th Ave.

Contact: VFW Post 350 at 301-270-8008 or Barb Diederich at barb@barbdiederich.com

 
Monday 04/16/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Line Bluegrass Jam at The Blue Side - Frederick, MD
The Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD

Weekly open jam on stage at the Blue Side in Frederick, MD. Every Monday, 7-9pm.

Venue Info: http://thebluesidetavern.com/
The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

 
Monday 04/16/2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Touched By A Song Gospel Jam (3rd Mondays)
Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon VA

An acoustic circle jam, Share favorite gospel, hymns, or praise songs, or just play along. Open to all ages and skill levels.

Contact: Debbie at 703-969-2052 or mailto:debbie@touchedbysongs.com

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday 04/17/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam
Pine Hall Lutheran Church, State College PA

A great place for beginners to get started. Music stands OK. Admission free. Donations encouraged to defray costs of utilities and coffee. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck goodies (cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, etc) for the 10-15 minute break at 8:30 pm.

Contact: 814-883-0287 or askrug@comcast.net

 
Tuesday 04/17/2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Slow Jam starts at 7pm and the Fast Jam goes from 8:15-10:30pm or so. Visit the Baltimore Old Time Jam Facebook Group for more information and to verify dates, times, and location.

Venue Info: http://www.fiveanddimealehouse.com/
Five and Dime Alehouse
901 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
443-835-2179

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday 04/18/2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
@WestView Bluegrass Music Jam
West View Old Country Church, Swoope Virginia

Bluegrass Jam Sessions at the old West View Church
The Spring 2018 @WestView Bluegrass Jam Sessions are being held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month starting, February 7th and continuing until April 18th. The jams will be held from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Old West View Church, 1529 Parkersburg Turnpike in the Village of West View. Listeners as well as pickers of all ages and abilities are welcome. There is no dress code, so just come as you are! The acoustic string instrument Jams are free and open to the public.

 
Wednesday 04/18/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Harbor Acoustic Open Mic
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Deale MD

Acoustic open mic at
Happy Harbor Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
533 Deale Road, Deale, MD 20751
Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm.
No cover, great food available.
Contact: Mike Siegert at mjsiegert@gmail.com for more info.

 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday 04/20/2018
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Murphy Method Advanced Banjo Camp
Courtyard Marriott, Winchester VA

Join us for our first ever Murphy Method Advanced Banjo Camp, April 20-22, 2018, in Winchester, Virginia. This unique camp will focus on more advanced playing skills including (but not limited to): backup, fiddle backup, improvising, getting melody into your improvising, studying recordings by slowing them down, obscure tunes of Earl’s, playing in C position, D position, 3/4 time, improvising up the neck, practice techniques, tone, timing, taste, attack, and cleaning up your playing. Everything will be taught BY EAR.

Casey HenryYour instructors will be Casey Henry and the great Tom Adams. Murphy Method co-founder Murphy Henry will be on hand to lead jams, answer questions, and lend her glorious presence.

We make our camps ones that WE would want to attend! Accordingly, the accommodations will be a private room at the Courtyard Marriott in Winchester. Our camp classes and activities will be held right at the hotel, and you will have access to the classrooms after hours for jamming.

Courtyard Marriott
300 Marriott Drive
Winchester, VA 22603

T 540-678-8822

Friday and Saturday nights are included in your tuition. If you need to book extra nights the hotel has a Murphy Method rate ($93 + tax) if you ask for it.

The Thursday evening before camp there will be an early-bird jam for those of you arriving that day.

Private lessons are available before camp if scheduled in advance.

If you have any questions at all or need more information please feel free to email Casey at themurphymethod@gmail.com.

Prerequisites:

All the songs on Beginning Banjo Volume 1/New Beginning Banjo 1
All the songs on Banjo for Misfits/New Beginning Banjo 2
All the songs on Beginning Banjo Vol 2/New Beginning Banjo 3
From Jam Session Standards: “Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms”
You must be able to vamp, have jam experience, be able to come in for your breaks smoothly, and be able to improvise. (Info on that found on Kickstart Your Jamming [very basic] and Improvising: The First Stage [more advanced])
You must be able to easily keep up with the tempos on our Slow Jam and Picking Up The Pace DVDs. If you can’t keep up with Fast Jam yet, that’s okay!

More info: http://www.murphymethod.com/index.cfm?event=pages.content&contentId=145

 
Friday 04/20/2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Band Info: http://dirtykitchenband.com/

Their progressive bluegrass sound has quickly turned this Grammy-nominated band into industry pioneers through their exploration of new sounds and concepts rooted in tradition. Performing on the mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, and vocals, the band combines its collective musical mastery with traditional bluegrass. With an IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Associations) award and four nominations to their name, this “bluegrass/newgrass stew” of instrumental, vocal, and songwriting talent has inspired a massive shift in the bluegrass paradigm.
Tickets: $25, $30 day of performance. Event is in the Gregory Family Theater.

Venue Info: https://hyltoncenter.org/
Hylton Performing Arts Center
George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday 04/21/2018
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Murphy Method Advanced Banjo Camp
Courtyard Marriott, Winchester VA

Join us for our first ever Murphy Method Advanced Banjo Camp, April 20-22, 2018, in Winchester, Virginia. This unique camp will focus on more advanced playing skills including (but not limited to): backup, fiddle backup, improvising, getting melody into your improvising, studying recordings by slowing them down, obscure tunes of Earl’s, playing in C position, D position, 3/4 time, improvising up the neck, practice techniques, tone, timing, taste, attack, and cleaning up your playing. Everything will be taught BY EAR.

Casey HenryYour instructors will be Casey Henry and the great Tom Adams. Murphy Method co-founder Murphy Henry will be on hand to lead jams, answer questions, and lend her glorious presence.

We make our camps ones that WE would want to attend! Accordingly, the accommodations will be a private room at the Courtyard Marriott in Winchester. Our camp classes and activities will be held right at the hotel, and you will have access to the classrooms after hours for jamming.

Courtyard Marriott
300 Marriott Drive
Winchester, VA 22603

T 540-678-8822

Friday and Saturday nights are included in your tuition. If you need to book extra nights the hotel has a Murphy Method rate ($93 + tax) if you ask for it.

The Thursday evening before camp there will be an early-bird jam for those of you arriving that day.

Private lessons are available before camp if scheduled in advance.

If you have any questions at all or need more information please feel free to email Casey at themurphymethod@gmail.com.

Prerequisites:

All the songs on Beginning Banjo Volume 1/New Beginning Banjo 1
All the songs on Banjo for Misfits/New Beginning Banjo 2
All the songs on Beginning Banjo Vol 2/New Beginning Banjo 3
From Jam Session Standards: “Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms”
You must be able to vamp, have jam experience, be able to come in for your breaks smoothly, and be able to improvise. (Info on that found on Kickstart Your Jamming [very basic] and Improvising: The First Stage [more advanced])
You must be able to easily keep up with the tempos on our Slow Jam and Picking Up The Pace DVDs. If you can’t keep up with Fast Jam yet, that’s okay!

More info: http://www.murphymethod.com/index.cfm?event=pages.content&contentId=145

 
Saturday 04/21/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dry Branch Fire Squad at Lucketts Community Center
Lucketts Community Center, Leesburg VA

Founded by Ron Thomason, Dry Branch Fire Squad is a genuine, old-time bluegrass band. Ron is as much known for his humorous social commentary as for his musicianship. The wit, song choices, and traditional sound of Dry Branch Fire Squad make it one of the most entertaining bands on the bluegrass circuit. Tickets are $15 at the door. Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages are available in the kitchen. Additional parking is available at The Old Lucketts Store and the elementary school. Credit cards are not accepted.

Venue Info: http://luckettsbluegrass.org/
Lucketts Bluegrass Concerts
42361 Lucketts Rd
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-771-5281, Email: jludin@luckettsbluegrass.com

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday 04/22/2018
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Murphy Method Advanced Banjo Camp
Courtyard Marriott, Winchester VA

Join us for our first ever Murphy Method Advanced Banjo Camp, April 20-22, 2018, in Winchester, Virginia. This unique camp will focus on more advanced playing skills including (but not limited to): backup, fiddle backup, improvising, getting melody into your improvising, studying recordings by slowing them down, obscure tunes of Earl’s, playing in C position, D position, 3/4 time, improvising up the neck, practice techniques, tone, timing, taste, attack, and cleaning up your playing. Everything will be taught BY EAR.

Casey HenryYour instructors will be Casey Henry and the great Tom Adams. Murphy Method co-founder Murphy Henry will be on hand to lead jams, answer questions, and lend her glorious presence.

We make our camps ones that WE would want to attend! Accordingly, the accommodations will be a private room at the Courtyard Marriott in Winchester. Our camp classes and activities will be held right at the hotel, and you will have access to the classrooms after hours for jamming.

Courtyard Marriott
300 Marriott Drive
Winchester, VA 22603

T 540-678-8822

Friday and Saturday nights are included in your tuition. If you need to book extra nights the hotel has a Murphy Method rate ($93 + tax) if you ask for it.

The Thursday evening before camp there will be an early-bird jam for those of you arriving that day.

Private lessons are available before camp if scheduled in advance.

If you have any questions at all or need more information please feel free to email Casey at themurphymethod@gmail.com.

Prerequisites:

All the songs on Beginning Banjo Volume 1/New Beginning Banjo 1
All the songs on Banjo for Misfits/New Beginning Banjo 2
All the songs on Beginning Banjo Vol 2/New Beginning Banjo 3
From Jam Session Standards: “Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms”
You must be able to vamp, have jam experience, be able to come in for your breaks smoothly, and be able to improvise. (Info on that found on Kickstart Your Jamming [very basic] and Improvising: The First Stage [more advanced])
You must be able to easily keep up with the tempos on our Slow Jam and Picking Up The Pace DVDs. If you can’t keep up with Fast Jam yet, that’s okay!

More info: http://www.murphymethod.com/index.cfm?event=pages.content&contentId=145

 
Sunday 04/22/2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Annapolis Acoustic Jam
49 West Coffehouse, Annapolis MD

Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am in the Back Room at 49 West Coffehouse. Contact ken.i.mayer@gmail.com for more information.

Venue Info: http://49westcoffeehouse.com/
49 West Coffeehouse
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Sunday 04/22/2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CABOMA Jam (second and fourth Sundays)
Lyon Park CommunityCenter, Arlington VA

Held by the Capital Area Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Slow jam 2 pm – 3 pm, regular jam 2 pm – 6 pm.

More information at http://caboma.org/ or on Facebook.

 
Sunday 04/22/2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brunswick Bluegrass Jam (second and fourth Sundays)
Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD

The Brunswick Bluegrass Jam at Beans in the Belfry is held on the first Thursday and second and fourth Sundays of every month.

Contact: 301-834-7178, or visit http://www.beansinthebelfry.com/events/ or Facebook.

 
Sunday 04/22/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum Jam
Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring Maryland

On the fourth Sunday of each month, bring your stringed instrument and join a bluegrass jam at the museum. Whether you are a relative newbie to jamming or a seasoned musician, you will enjoy the camaraderie as we share favorite songs and learn from one another. Hosted by Mary Burdette of Grey Fox and Bruce Evans of Fire Hazards. All ages are welcome, as are listeners! Food and drinks for sharing are welcome too.

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
3-5pm

 
Sunday 04/22/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sandy Spring Museum Monthly BG Jam
Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring MD

Monthly jam for all playing levels, all ages in the lovely Sandy Spring Museum. Bring your instrument or just come to listen. Suggested “honor system” donation $5.00 for museum maintenance. Jam is coordinated by Mary Burdette and Bruce Evans.

Venue Info: http://www.sandyspringmuseum.org
Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
3-5pm

 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday 04/23/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bump 'n Grind Folkjam
Bump ‘n Grind Coffeehouse and Record Store, Silver Spring MD

Within walking distance of the Silver Spring Metro stop. Acoustic roots music jam and original music sharing with a bluegrass and folk music emphasis. Mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, acoustic guitar, bass.

Contact: Scott Slay at http://www.scottslay.com/ or Bump ‘n Grind at http://bumpngrind.co/

 
Monday 04/23/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Line Bluegrass Jam at The Blue Side - Frederick, MD
The Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD

Weekly open jam on stage at the Blue Side in Frederick, MD. Every Monday, 7-9pm.

Venue Info: http://thebluesidetavern.com/
The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday 04/24/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam
Pine Hall Lutheran Church, State College PA

A great place for beginners to get started. Music stands OK. Admission free. Donations encouraged to defray costs of utilities and coffee. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck goodies (cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, etc) for the 10-15 minute break at 8:30 pm.

Contact: 814-883-0287 or askrug@comcast.net

 
Tuesday 04/24/2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Baltimore Bluegrass Jam at the Five and Dime Alehouse
Five and Dime Alehouse, Baltimore MD

Visit the Baltimore Bluegrass Jam Facebook Group for more information and to verify dates, times, and location.

Venue Info: http://www.fiveanddimealehouse.com/
Five and Dime Alehouse
901 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
443-835-2179

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wednesday 04/25/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Harbor Acoustic Open Mic
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Deale MD

Acoustic open mic at
Happy Harbor Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
533 Deale Road, Deale, MD 20751
Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm.
No cover, great food available.
Contact: Mike Siegert at mjsiegert@gmail.com for more info.

 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday 04/27/2018
6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Bluegrass Jam at the Old Furniture Factory in Round Hill, VA
The Old Furniture Factory, Round Hill VA

The Bluegrass, Folk, and Old Time Music Jam is in its twelfth year. The Jam is a multi-generational event where people can come to play their instruments or just listen to all styles of acoustic music from Bluegrass, Old time, Folk, and Celtic. It’s a family-friendly mix of music and fun. The Bluegrass, Folk and Old Time Music Jam was started by the owners of The Old Furniture Factory, where it is held ,strong>the last Friday night of each month. The Jam draws musicians and audiences from all over the region, including from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and surrounding counties in Virginia. Providing a destination for musicians to gather, which provides a very desirable focus for helping to promote Loudoun County as a tourism destination. The Bluegrass, Folk, and Old Time Music Jam is ideal for musicians and music lovers of all ages. Visitors are welcome to bring an instrument and join in on the jam.

$5 suggested donation

6 W Loudoun St
Round Hill, VA 20141

 
Friday 04/27/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Vienna Maple Avenue Market Bluegrass Jam
Oakton Church of the Brethren, Vienna VA

Please note that the jam has a new location as of October 2016!

Our new location is upstairs in the Oakton Church of the Brethren Sunday school building.
The dates are the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, i.e. Oct. 27, Nov. 11, and Nov. 26.

Contact Jim Hewitt at mapleavenuejam@fastmail.fm for info and reminders.

 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Saturday 04/28/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Karl Shiflett has put together a great band! Their energetic single microphone stage shows bring the best of old-time fiddling, bluegrass and western swing to toe-tapping audiences. Karl Shiflett (Guitar) is accompanied by some of the best sidemen in the business, Fiddlin’ Billy Hurt, Brennen Ernst (Banjo), Justin Harrison (Mandolin), and Kris Shiflett (Bass). This show will be a great finale for the 2017-2018 Lucketts Bluegrass Concert Series. Tickets are $15 at the door. Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages are available in the kitchen. Additional parking is available at The Old Lucketts Store and the elementary school. Credit cards are not accepted.

Venue Info: http://luckettsbluegrass.org/
Lucketts Bluegrass Concerts
42361 Lucketts Rd
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-771-5281, Email: jludin@luckettsbluegrass.com

 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sunday 04/29/2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Annapolis Acoustic Jam
49 West Coffehouse, Annapolis MD

Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am in the Back Room at 49 West Coffehouse. Contact ken.i.mayer@gmail.com for more information.

Venue Info: http://49westcoffeehouse.com/
49 West Coffeehouse
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Sunday 04/29/2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show
American Legion Post 238, Hughesville MD

The Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show
Sunday April 29, 2018
American Legion Post 238, MD Rt. 381 & 231, Hughesville, MD
Doors open at Noon, show starts at 2:00 pm
Tickets: $20.00 per person
Food available for sale for separate price
For more info, call 301-737-3004 or www.americanlegionbluegrass.com

 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday 04/30/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Line Bluegrass Jam at The Blue Side - Frederick, MD
The Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD

Weekly open jam on stage at the Blue Side in Frederick, MD. Every Monday, 7-9pm.

Venue Info: http://thebluesidetavern.com/
The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tuesday 05/01/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam
Pine Hall Lutheran Church, State College PA

A great place for beginners to get started. Music stands OK. Admission free. Donations encouraged to defray costs of utilities and coffee. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck goodies (cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, etc) for the 10-15 minute break at 8:30 pm.

Contact: 814-883-0287 or askrug@comcast.net

 
Tuesday 05/01/2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Slow Jam starts at 7pm and the Fast Jam goes from 8:15-10:30pm or so. Visit the Baltimore Old Time Jam Facebook Group for more information and to verify dates, times, and location.

Venue Info: http://www.fiveanddimealehouse.com/
Five and Dime Alehouse
901 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
443-835-2179

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday 05/02/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Harbor Acoustic Open Mic
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Deale MD

Acoustic open mic at
Happy Harbor Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
533 Deale Road, Deale, MD 20751
Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm.
No cover, great food available.
Contact: Mike Siegert at mjsiegert@gmail.com for more info.

 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thursday 05/03/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brunswick Bluegrass Jam (first Thursdays)
Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD

The Brunswick Bluegrass Jam at Beans in the Belfry is held on the first Thursday and second and fifth Sundays of every month.

Contact: 301-834-7178, or visit http://www.beansinthebelfry.com/events/ or Facebook.

 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday 05/06/2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Annapolis Acoustic Jam
49 West Coffehouse, Annapolis MD

Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am in the Back Room at 49 West Coffehouse. Contact ken.i.mayer@gmail.com for more information.

Venue Info: http://49westcoffeehouse.com/
49 West Coffeehouse
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Sunday 05/06/2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Close to Dupont Circle on Metro’s red line.

Contact: Mike Marceau at mikemarceau@juno.com or visit the Facebook Group

http://omansion.com

 
Sunday 05/06/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frying Pan Park Acoustic Jam
Frying Pan Park Visitor Center, Hendon VA

An open acoustic jam for all levels and ages. This jam meets year round on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month unless the park is closed for a holiday or weather. If cold or rainy the jam is moved inside- ask visitor center staff for details.

 
Sunday 05/06/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Christian Acoustic Music Open-mic at the Torch
Torch Community Center, Morgantown PA

Open to all skill levels of Christian musicians who are willing to use their God given talent to minister to others through song. Also, open to those who enjoy being ministered to by Godly music.
Musicians’ guidelines, dress code, and sign up times at openmic.RolandZimmermanFamily.org.
Informative video: click here to view
Donations go to the Torch Community Center.

 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday 05/07/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
DC Bluegrass Union VFW Bluegrass Jam (1st and 3rd Mondays)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 350, Takoma Park MD

The VFW Post is at the corner of Orchard Ave and 4th Ave.

Contact: VFW Post 350 at 301-270-8008 or Barb Diederich at barb@barbdiederich.com

 
Monday 05/07/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Line Bluegrass Jam at The Blue Side - Frederick, MD
The Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD

Weekly open jam on stage at the Blue Side in Frederick, MD. Every Monday, 7-9pm.

Venue Info: http://thebluesidetavern.com/
The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

 
Monday 05/07/2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Beaver Dam Baptist Church
1791 Richmond Road, Troy, VA (8 miles east of Charlottesville.)

Contact: dpayne@virginia.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/PiedmontVa.Fiddle.Banjo

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tuesday 05/08/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam
Pine Hall Lutheran Church, State College PA

A great place for beginners to get started. Music stands OK. Admission free. Donations encouraged to defray costs of utilities and coffee. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck goodies (cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, etc) for the 10-15 minute break at 8:30 pm.

Contact: 814-883-0287 or askrug@comcast.net

 
Tuesday 05/08/2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Baltimore Bluegrass Jam at the Five and Dime Alehouse
Five and Dime Alehouse, Baltimore MD

Visit the Baltimore Bluegrass Jam Facebook Group for more information and to verify dates, times, and location.

Venue Info: http://www.fiveanddimealehouse.com/
Five and Dime Alehouse
901 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
443-835-2179

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday 05/09/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Harbor Acoustic Open Mic
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Deale MD

Acoustic open mic at
Happy Harbor Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
533 Deale Road, Deale, MD 20751
Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm.
No cover, great food available.
Contact: Mike Siegert at mjsiegert@gmail.com for more info.

 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday 05/10/2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Charity Catjam
Franconia Moose Lodge, Alexandria Va

The Charity Catjammers headed by King Street Bluegrass have been playing since 2010 for tips, and have collected over $120,000 – each 2nd Thursday of the month for a different local charity. Come to us if you’d like to suggest a charity. All welcome, food & drink available! Intermediate and advanced jam for invited players.

Franconia Moose Lodge
7701 Beulah St
Alexandria, VA 22315
8-11pm

 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday 05/11/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Vienna Maple Avenue Market Bluegrass Jam
Oakton Church of the Brethren, Vienna VA

Please note that the jam has a new location as of October 2016!

Our new location is upstairs in the Oakton Church of the Brethren Sunday school building.
The dates are the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, i.e. Oct. 27, Nov. 11, and Nov. 26.

Contact Jim Hewitt at mapleavenuejam@fastmail.fm for info and reminders.

 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Saturday 05/12/2018
All Day
Hollywood Rescue Squad Bluegrass Festival
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown MD

Hollywood Rescue Squad Bluegrass Festival

Saturday May 12, 2018
Noon to 8 pm, gates open at 11 am
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds
42455 Fairgrounds Road
Leonardtown, MD

Featuring: Audie Blaylock & Redline, Patuxent Partners, Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition, Recycled Bluegrass, 15 Strings, Bubby Abell & Spoon Creek, and California Ramblers

Tickets: $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the gate

Rain or Shine, BYOB, Food and Drink available for purchase, 50/50 Raffles

Presented by Jay Armsworthy, Sponsored by Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad
For more info: call 301-737-3004 or www.hvrs.org/content/bluegrass

 
Saturday 05/12/2018
7:00 pm

Internationally touring, Patuxent Music Recording Artist, The Kevin Prater Band will bring their “Pure Coal-Fired Kentucky Bluegrass” to entertain lovers of a variety of music genres. They are highly respected for their strong harmonies in Bluegrass, Gospel, Classic Country and some grassed up Vintage Rock & Roll. Strongly influenced by the original Seldom Scene, Charlie Waller & The Country Gentlemen, Doyle Lawson & Quick Silver and many other legends of Bluegrass Music. They enjoy many of the old standards of Bluegrass, but gain satisfaction in creating their own original material, as well as converting songs of a different genre to their Bluegrass and Gospel roots. Kevin Prater has entertained in 24 countries, currently touring the USA and Canada. More information and booking contacts can be found on their facebook page, www.thekevinpraterband.com or by contacting Stacey Wright, Booking Agent at 740-641-7884 or Kevin Prater at 606-477-4759.

Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association
2318 S Queen St
York, PA 17402
7pm

 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday 05/13/2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Annapolis Acoustic Jam
49 West Coffehouse, Annapolis MD

Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am in the Back Room at 49 West Coffehouse. Contact ken.i.mayer@gmail.com for more information.

Venue Info: http://49westcoffeehouse.com/
49 West Coffeehouse
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Sunday 05/13/2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CABOMA Jam (second and fourth Sundays)
Lyon Park CommunityCenter, Arlington VA

Held by the Capital Area Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Slow jam 2 pm – 3 pm, regular jam 2 pm – 6 pm.

More information at http://caboma.org/ or on Facebook.

 
Sunday 05/13/2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you play the guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, or bass and wish to play and sing bluegrass/traditional music? Come and join your new and old friends at the Warrenton Bluegrass Jams! All levels of players of acoustic instruments are welcomed! Sorry, no electric instruments.

Afternoons on the second Sunday of each month. Slow Jam 2-3pm, Regular Jam 3-5pm

Please note that the location changes in April and October!
Warm Months – April-September
Eva Walker Park Picnic Pavilion
Alexandria Pike and Haiti St
Warrenton, VA 20186

Cool Months – October-March
Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility (WARF)
800 Waterloo Road
Warrenton, VA 20186

Proudly sponsored by the Town of Warrenton Department of Parks & Recreation – 540-349-2520

 
Sunday 05/13/2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brunswick Bluegrass Jam (second and fourth Sundays)
Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD

The Brunswick Bluegrass Jam at Beans in the Belfry is held on the first Thursday and second and fourth Sundays of every month.

Contact: 301-834-7178, or visit http://www.beansinthebelfry.com/events/ or Facebook.

 
Sunday 05/13/2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please note: This jam changes locations seasonally.

Winter months (usually from Oct to April, but check) at
Cafe Montmartre
1625 Washington Plaza Lake Anne, Reston VA 20190

Summer months (usually May to Sep, but check) at
Sterling Golf Club
333 S. Sterling Boulevard
Sterling VA 20164

We are a very informal, fun jam encouraging bluegrass, as well as country, blues, folk, folk/rock, or whatever trips your trigger. All instruments welcome. Spouses, significant others, life partners, business partners, bitter enemies, friends, family and total strangers are welcome to hangout, eat, drink and be merry.

Like us on Facebook to get regular updates: Sterling Club Jam on Facebook

Or ask to be on our email list at Sterling Club Jam Email List

Contact: Dirk Johnson at djohnson@roiwebsites.com, (h) 703-406-4698, or http://novaguitarlessons.com

 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday 05/14/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Line Bluegrass Jam at The Blue Side - Frederick, MD
The Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD

Weekly open jam on stage at the Blue Side in Frederick, MD. Every Monday, 7-9pm.

Venue Info: http://thebluesidetavern.com/
The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday 05/15/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam
Pine Hall Lutheran Church, State College PA

A great place for beginners to get started. Music stands OK. Admission free. Donations encouraged to defray costs of utilities and coffee. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck goodies (cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, etc) for the 10-15 minute break at 8:30 pm.

Contact: 814-883-0287 or askrug@comcast.net

 
Tuesday 05/15/2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Slow Jam starts at 7pm and the Fast Jam goes from 8:15-10:30pm or so. Visit the Baltimore Old Time Jam Facebook Group for more information and to verify dates, times, and location.

Venue Info: http://www.fiveanddimealehouse.com/
Five and Dime Alehouse
901 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
443-835-2179

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday 05/16/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Harbor Acoustic Open Mic
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Deale MD

Acoustic open mic at
Happy Harbor Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
533 Deale Road, Deale, MD 20751
Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm.
No cover, great food available.
Contact: Mike Siegert at mjsiegert@gmail.com for more info.

 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday 05/20/2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Annapolis Acoustic Jam
49 West Coffehouse, Annapolis MD

Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am in the Back Room at 49 West Coffehouse. Contact ken.i.mayer@gmail.com for more information.

Venue Info: http://49westcoffeehouse.com/
49 West Coffeehouse
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Sunday 05/20/2018
11:00 am
DCBU Bluegrass & Country Jam (third Sundays)
The Mansion at O St, Washington DC

Close to Dupont Circle on Metro’s red line. Beginners welcome.

Contact: Hank Cash at mferris16@yahoo.com or visit the Facebook Group.

http://omansion.com

 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday 05/21/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
DC Bluegrass Union VFW Bluegrass Jam (1st and 3rd Mondays)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 350, Takoma Park MD

The VFW Post is at the corner of Orchard Ave and 4th Ave.

Contact: VFW Post 350 at 301-270-8008 or Barb Diederich at barb@barbdiederich.com

 
Monday 05/21/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Line Bluegrass Jam at The Blue Side - Frederick, MD
The Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD

Weekly open jam on stage at the Blue Side in Frederick, MD. Every Monday, 7-9pm.

Venue Info: http://thebluesidetavern.com/
The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

 
Monday 05/21/2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Touched By A Song Gospel Jam (3rd Mondays)
Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon VA

An acoustic circle jam, Share favorite gospel, hymns, or praise songs, or just play along. Open to all ages and skill levels.

Contact: Debbie at 703-969-2052 or mailto:debbie@touchedbysongs.com

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday 05/22/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam
Pine Hall Lutheran Church, State College PA

A great place for beginners to get started. Music stands OK. Admission free. Donations encouraged to defray costs of utilities and coffee. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck goodies (cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, etc) for the 10-15 minute break at 8:30 pm.

Contact: 814-883-0287 or askrug@comcast.net

 
Tuesday 05/22/2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Baltimore Bluegrass Jam at the Five and Dime Alehouse
Five and Dime Alehouse, Baltimore MD

Visit the Baltimore Bluegrass Jam Facebook Group for more information and to verify dates, times, and location.

Venue Info: http://www.fiveanddimealehouse.com/
Five and Dime Alehouse
901 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
443-835-2179

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday 05/23/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Harbor Acoustic Open Mic
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Deale MD

Acoustic open mic at
Happy Harbor Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
533 Deale Road, Deale, MD 20751
Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm.
No cover, great food available.
Contact: Mike Siegert at mjsiegert@gmail.com for more info.

 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday 05/25/2018
6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Bluegrass Jam at the Old Furniture Factory in Round Hill, VA
The Old Furniture Factory, Round Hill VA

The Bluegrass, Folk, and Old Time Music Jam is in its twelfth year. The Jam is a multi-generational event where people can come to play their instruments or just listen to all styles of acoustic music from Bluegrass, Old time, Folk, and Celtic. It’s a family-friendly mix of music and fun. The Bluegrass, Folk and Old Time Music Jam was started by the owners of The Old Furniture Factory, where it is held ,strong>the last Friday night of each month. The Jam draws musicians and audiences from all over the region, including from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and surrounding counties in Virginia. Providing a destination for musicians to gather, which provides a very desirable focus for helping to promote Loudoun County as a tourism destination. The Bluegrass, Folk, and Old Time Music Jam is ideal for musicians and music lovers of all ages. Visitors are welcome to bring an instrument and join in on the jam.

$5 suggested donation

6 W Loudoun St
Round Hill, VA 20141

 
Friday 05/25/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Vienna Maple Avenue Market Bluegrass Jam
Oakton Church of the Brethren, Vienna VA

Please note that the jam has a new location as of October 2016!

Our new location is upstairs in the Oakton Church of the Brethren Sunday school building.
The dates are the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, i.e. Oct. 27, Nov. 11, and Nov. 26.

Contact Jim Hewitt at mapleavenuejam@fastmail.fm for info and reminders.

 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday 05/27/2018
12:00 am
Eddie and Martha Adcock with Tom Gray at Singer's Glen
Singer’s Glen, Silver Spring MD

Members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Creators of contemporary bluegrass of the 1960s, 70s, 80s.

Venue Info: http://www.singersglen.org/
Singer’s Glen
9819 Capitol View Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

 
Sunday 05/27/2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Annapolis Acoustic Jam
49 West Coffehouse, Annapolis MD

Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am in the Back Room at 49 West Coffehouse. Contact ken.i.mayer@gmail.com for more information.

Venue Info: http://49westcoffeehouse.com/
49 West Coffeehouse
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Sunday 05/27/2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CABOMA Jam (second and fourth Sundays)
Lyon Park CommunityCenter, Arlington VA

Held by the Capital Area Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Slow jam 2 pm – 3 pm, regular jam 2 pm – 6 pm.

More information at http://caboma.org/ or on Facebook.

 
Sunday 05/27/2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brunswick Bluegrass Jam (second and fourth Sundays)
Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD

The Brunswick Bluegrass Jam at Beans in the Belfry is held on the first Thursday and second and fourth Sundays of every month.

Contact: 301-834-7178, or visit http://www.beansinthebelfry.com/events/ or Facebook.

 
Sunday 05/27/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum Jam
Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring Maryland

On the fourth Sunday of each month, bring your stringed instrument and join a bluegrass jam at the museum. Whether you are a relative newbie to jamming or a seasoned musician, you will enjoy the camaraderie as we share favorite songs and learn from one another. Hosted by Mary Burdette of Grey Fox and Bruce Evans of Fire Hazards. All ages are welcome, as are listeners! Food and drinks for sharing are welcome too.

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
3-5pm

 
Sunday 05/27/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sandy Spring Museum Monthly BG Jam
Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring MD

Monthly jam for all playing levels, all ages in the lovely Sandy Spring Museum. Bring your instrument or just come to listen. Suggested “honor system” donation $5.00 for museum maintenance. Jam is coordinated by Mary Burdette and Bruce Evans.

Venue Info: http://www.sandyspringmuseum.org
Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
3-5pm

 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Monday 05/28/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bump 'n Grind Folkjam
Bump ‘n Grind Coffeehouse and Record Store, Silver Spring MD

Within walking distance of the Silver Spring Metro stop. Acoustic roots music jam and original music sharing with a bluegrass and folk music emphasis. Mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, acoustic guitar, bass.

Contact: Scott Slay at http://www.scottslay.com/ or Bump ‘n Grind at http://bumpngrind.co/

 
Monday 05/28/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Line Bluegrass Jam at The Blue Side - Frederick, MD
The Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD

Weekly open jam on stage at the Blue Side in Frederick, MD. Every Monday, 7-9pm.

Venue Info: http://thebluesidetavern.com/
The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday 05/29/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam
Pine Hall Lutheran Church, State College PA

A great place for beginners to get started. Music stands OK. Admission free. Donations encouraged to defray costs of utilities and coffee. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck goodies (cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, etc) for the 10-15 minute break at 8:30 pm.

Contact: 814-883-0287 or askrug@comcast.net

 
Tuesday 05/29/2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Slow Jam starts at 7pm and the Fast Jam goes from 8:15-10:30pm or so. Visit the Baltimore Old Time Jam Facebook Group for more information and to verify dates, times, and location.

Venue Info: http://www.fiveanddimealehouse.com/
Five and Dime Alehouse
901 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
443-835-2179

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wednesday 05/30/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Harbor Acoustic Open Mic
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Deale MD

Acoustic open mic at
Happy Harbor Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
533 Deale Road, Deale, MD 20751
Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm.
No cover, great food available.
Contact: Mike Siegert at mjsiegert@gmail.com for more info.

 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sunday 06/03/2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Annapolis Acoustic Jam
49 West Coffehouse, Annapolis MD

Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am in the Back Room at 49 West Coffehouse. Contact ken.i.mayer@gmail.com for more information.

Venue Info: http://49westcoffeehouse.com/
49 West Coffeehouse
49 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Sunday 06/03/2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Close to Dupont Circle on Metro’s red line.

Contact: Mike Marceau at mikemarceau@juno.com or visit the Facebook Group

http://omansion.com

 
Sunday 06/03/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frying Pan Park Acoustic Jam
Frying Pan Park Visitor Center, Hendon VA

An open acoustic jam for all levels and ages. This jam meets year round on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month unless the park is closed for a holiday or weather. If cold or rainy the jam is moved inside- ask visitor center staff for details.

 
Sunday 06/03/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Christian Acoustic Music Open-mic at the Torch
Torch Community Center, Morgantown PA

Open to all skill levels of Christian musicians who are willing to use their God given talent to minister to others through song. Also, open to those who enjoy being ministered to by Godly music.
Musicians’ guidelines, dress code, and sign up times at openmic.RolandZimmermanFamily.org.
Informative video: click here to view
Donations go to the Torch Community Center.

 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday 06/04/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
DC Bluegrass Union VFW Bluegrass Jam (1st and 3rd Mondays)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 350, Takoma Park MD

The VFW Post is at the corner of Orchard Ave and 4th Ave.

Contact: VFW Post 350 at 301-270-8008 or Barb Diederich at barb@barbdiederich.com

 
Monday 06/04/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Line Bluegrass Jam at The Blue Side - Frederick, MD
The Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD

Weekly open jam on stage at the Blue Side in Frederick, MD. Every Monday, 7-9pm.

Venue Info: http://thebluesidetavern.com/
The Blue Side
6 S Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

 
Monday 06/04/2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Beaver Dam Baptist Church
1791 Richmond Road, Troy, VA (8 miles east of Charlottesville.)

Contact: dpayne@virginia.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/PiedmontVa.Fiddle.Banjo