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Pacific Northwest Bluegrass Music Jams

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* Adna, WA
Adna Grange #417 Bluegrass Jam
When: 2nd Saturday of the month October through May
Where: 123 Dieckman Road, Chehalis, WA 98532
2:00pm to 5:00pm - Bluegrass Jam
5:00pm to 6:00pm - Break for supper ($6.00)
6:00pm to 7:00pm - Bluegrass open mic (sign up for 10 min. set)
7:00pm to 8:30pm - Occasional Featured Band (flexible)
Directions: Exit 77 off I-5, go west on Rt. 6 for 4.3 miles; right on Bunker Creek Road, right on Dieckman Road. The Grange is on the left hand side at 123 Dieckman Road.
Info: 360-748-4632

* Bellevue, WA
Where: Bellewood Presbyterian Church., 10936 NE 24 St. at the basement recreation room.
When: 2nd Sunday 6:30 - 9 pm
Open to the Public Contact: Mike Liles 206 328 2816 Contact: Pastor John Rantal at the church office 425 454 1247
The Jam Songbook (PDF) is available for download here.

* Cashmere, WA
Contact: Marie Vecchio....509-548-1230
Looking to Jam in Cashmere? Call Me.

* Chimacum, WA
Finn River Farms and Cidery
September 20th 2015 Starting at 11am
142 Barn Swallow Road, Chimacum, Wash 98325
Featuring The Powell Mountain Bluegrass Band
For more information contact Bob at (206) 992-3396 or email [email protected]
Visit the website for details: www.powellmtbluegrass.com

*Clackamas, OR North Clackamas (Sunnyside) Library Community Room Every 2nd and 4th Sunday 2 – 5 pm through May, 2013. 13793 SE Sieben Park Way (off Sunnyside Road) Clackamas, OR 97015 Host: Sharon Sandgren, [email protected] Bring some jam-friendly songs you like.

* Darrington, WA
Where: Darrington Community Center.
When: Second Sunday 1:00 pm - ?
Open to the Public Contact: Diana Morgan, 360-436-1179 Contact: Grover Jones, 360-436-1006

* Eatonville, WA
Where: Eatonville Library (Meeting Room), 205 Center St. W.
When: 1st Saturday: New Hours: 1:00-6:00 pm
Open to the Public
Contact: David Wuller, 360-832-8320

* Edmonds, WA
2nd Sunday Aurora Antique Pavilion Jam
Where: Aurora Antique Pavilion, 24111 Highway 99 (Aurora) Edmonds, WA 98026 just north of the Hwy 99 / Hwy 104 (Edmonds Way) interchange.
When: Every 2nd and 5th Sundays of every month, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
"Big tent" Bluegrass jam, all ages & abilities welcome. Contact: Jack Boyer, 206-999-0885

* Kennewick, WA
Where: Quinault Baptist Church, 5400 West Canal Drive.
When: 1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 -9:00 pm
Open to the Public
Contact: Jim and Liz Sapp 509-545-8024
Stringed acoustic music (bluegrass and other genres).
Quinault Baptist church is the one just in front of the Tri-Cities Court Club on Canal Street in Kennewick. Enter off North Grant Street. Enter through the front door, or walk past the play area and around the corner. The Third Tuesday of the month, this jam moves to Richland Garden’s assisted living facility. 770 West Gage Blvd. Richland WA

* Kent, WA
Where: Kent Senior Center
When: Third Saturday of the Month October. thru April Noon to - 5 pm Open to the Public. Call to confirm, 253-939-5594

* Longbranch, Washington
Where: Longbranch Community Church, 16518 46th Street KPS, in the fellowship hall.
When: Third Sunday of each month, commencing July 17, 2011, 6 - 8:30
Open to the Public Contact Pastor John Day (425) 492-4177. Songbook (PDF) available through Pastor Day.

* Maltby, WA
Where: Maltby Community Club, corner of 206th St. SE and 87th Ave. SE.
When: First Saturdays. Jamming from 1pm-5pm Potluck and Open Mic from 5Pm-10Pm More jamming til ??
Open to the Public Contact: Trisha Tubbs or Jan Jones, (360) 568-3685 Directions: From the north, go south on Hwy 9. Turn east on 180th St. SE (Clearview); right on 91st SE; right on 206th St. SE. The club is on the right. From the south, go north on Hwy 9; turn east on 212 St. SE; left on 86th Ave. SE; right on 206th

* North Bend, WA
The North Bend Jam is no more. Contact: Terry O`Brien/Mary Sackman, 425-888-2477
Visit www.northbendbluegrassjam.weebly.com/index.html

* Olympia, WA
Black Hills Pickin' Party. Acoustic old-time/bluegrass jam on the 2nd Saturday of every month at the Friendly Village Clubhouse, 1111 Archwood Drive SW, Olympia. from 1:00 to about 3:30. Coffee is provided; bring your own snack if desired. All levels of players, small and casual jam.  Email [email protected] for more information.

* Olympia, WA
3rd Sunday Bluegrass Jam at Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art, 300 5th Ave. SW, Olympia, WA 98501 (www.traditionsfairtrade.com) Intermediate & up, 2-4:30 pm every 3rd Sunday of the month Contact Jordan Bell ([email protected])

*Port Gamble
New monthly jam started in Port Gamble,WA held in the Historic Port Gamble Theater. Starts Sunday, March 25th beginning at 2pm until 4pm Open to the public. Please call Melanie 360-509-3305 for more information and find us on facebook for current updates. https://www.facebook.com/BluegrassJam

* Pasco, WA
Where; Pasco First Christian Church, 1524 West Marie
When: First Thursday of the month, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Open to the public: Contact Jim & Liz Sapp 509-545-8024
Bluegrass jam, the use of jam etiquette is appreciated and a play list will be developed as we go along. We meet at the back of the church in the old sanctuary.

* Richmond Beach, WA
Where: Richmond Beach`s "The Little Store" 2002 NW Richmond Beach Road in Shoreline, WA.
When: First Sunday of every month 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Open to the Public Contact: For Info Call, 206-546-1944 or Tom Petersen, 206-546-4865. Directions: from I-5, 175th Street exit ("Shoreline"), west to Aurora (hwy 99), Right, north to 185th, Left onto 185th. Stay on this road; name will change to Richmond Beach road. Richmond Beach Foods is at the corner of 20th NW and Richmond Beach Road.

* Seattle, WA
Where: Check www.meetup.com/seattlebluegrass for updates

* Seattle, WA
The new format of Saturday Jams at Dusty Strings continues, now with bluegrass jams every Fourth Saturday of the month. 2:30-4:30 through April 2016. 3406 Fremont Ave N., Seattle WA 98103 (206) 634-1662 • www.dustystrings.com

*Shelton, WA.
Where: 40 & 8...in the blue ox room....113 w. Cota street (in downtown Shelton) When: alternating Tuesdays at 7 pm. to 9:15 pm. open to all acoustic instrument players and the public. This is a year round jam. Contact Duane l. Wilson 360-490-4240 for info, or email [email protected] with 'shelton jam' in the subject line to get on the jam reminder list.

* Silverdale, WA
1st wednesday every month at the Global Bean 7-9:00.
Call Terry Enyeart 360 710-2361(cell) 360-373-1102(home).

* Tacoma, WA
Blue Muse Roots Jam Tacoma, WA
Dates - We are scheduled to meet every third Saturday of the month, starting September 2015, and running continuously thru June 2016. Starting time is 1:00 pm. Only exception is January 2016, which will meet on the fourth Saturday. Come a few minutes earlier if you want to get acquainted and comfortable. We wrap it up around 5:00 pm and use the final few minutes for housekeeping and pack out. Full detail/contact info (including notice of changes or cancellations due to weather, etc.) is available at www.bluemuse.org

The Grace R. Moore Library (Conference Room)
215 South 56th Street
Tacoma, WA 98408

The Tacoma area Second Saturday jam will take place at Ted Brown Music at 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd Tacoma Wa 98409. The dates are
October 8,
November 12,
December 10,
January 14,
February 11,
March 11,
April 8.
Contact Neil Massey for more info at 253-686-5912


* Vancouver, WA Slow Jam - On thursday nights at the Barberton Grange (9400 NE 72nd Ave, Vancouver). We're playing fiddle tunes and songs, and have a mix of people each week. Contact: [email protected]


* Winlock, WA
Hope Grange Slow Jam, Winlock --- 2nd Saturday of every month from 1 pm til 4 pm.
This jam is great for beginners to advanced player alike. We keep the songs slow at about 85 to 90 bpm. This jam takes place from October thru May. Contact Marv Sobolesky at 360-785-4932 or email marv_at_marvsmusic.com Also visit www.marvsmusic.com for the latest updates to this great jam.

* Yakima, WA
Slow Acoustic Jam- Bluegrassy type fiddle tunes & songs. 3rd Thurs. each month. 7-9 pm. For information call Cheryl Hall in Yakima, WA: (509) 949-2100. Email: [email protected] (Private Fiddle and Rhythm Guitar Lessons also available).


* Beaverton, OR
Where: Hillsboro/Portland Vicinity.
When: Every Monday 6:00 - 10:00
Contact: The Rambling Bluegrass Jam, 503-283-8520 http://www.ramblingbluegrass.org/

* Eugene, OR
EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD AREA: Eugene/Springfield Bluegrass Jam – 2nd Sunday of each month (except June, July, August & September) at Willakenzie Grange, 3055 Willakenzie Road, Eugene, OR. From Coburg Road at the Dairy Queen, turn East onto Willakenzie Road. The Grange is down 2 blocks on the left. For more info call Joe Canaday at 541-344-3966

* Gresham, OR
Where: Gresham Little Theater,
30639 SE Bluff Rd. When: 3rd Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm
Open to the Public Contact: John http://www.greshamlittletheater.org/bluegrass

* Hillsboro, OR
Where: McMenamin’s Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 Old Cornelius Pass Road.
When: Every Tuesday 7:00-9:00 PM
Bluegrass instruments only, intermediate to advanced level.
Open to the Public. Contact: Tim Howell, 503-208-1874

* Portland, OR
Where: Produce Row Cafe, 204 SE Oak.
When: Every Tues. 9:00 pm
Open to the Public Contact: John Malloy, 503-232-8355

* Portland, OR
Where: Oregon Bluegrass Association Jam at the Audobon Center, 5151 NW Cornell Road.
When: 1st Sunday 12:30 - 4:30 pm
Open to the Public Contact: OBA:Visit the OBA Website for more Oregon Jam Listings. http://www.oregonbluegrass.org/jams.htm

* Prineville, OR
Where: New Life Bible Chapel, 510 NW 4th St (Behind Community First Bank).
When: Last Sunday of the month 6:00 pm - ?:00 pm
Gospel Contact: Ron Hemphill, Pastor, 541-447-6543, 447-3229 Info: Sound checks at 4:00 pm - Open Mic. Refreshments afterwords. 100-200 people attending. Best Gospel Music in Central Oregon.

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