​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Doc’s Bluegrass Newsletter
(updated 3/23/17)
  • For a more comprehensive list of jams see my "Bluegrass Jams" page.
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​​​NOTE that I have started separating the newsletter into three sections, Workshops, Concerts and Jam Sessions

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, 3/16/17. The Holmesburg Jam will  be at http://www.wilmingtonwintergrass.org/ tonight


Sunday, 4/2/17. Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society monthly shindig hosts the 34th Annual Ron Nauman Fiddle Contest, at the Quality Inn, 1220 Main St., Stroudsburg, PA Stage show & jamming. Details at http://www.poconobluegrass.org/events.htm. 12:30-5p.m.

 

Tickets are on sale for the Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival, March 17-19. See http://www.wilmingtonwintergrass.org/ for details. Special Festival room rates ($104/night) are available at the Crowne Plaza Wilmington North, the Festival's venue. For room reservations call 855-373-8577


As usual, see the "comprehensive list of bluegrass jams" on the navigation bar at  the top of this page. The newsletter lists a lot of jams but the comprehensive list has over 90 of them.


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  Concerts

Wednesday, 3/22/17. The Bluegrass Trio “Borderline” presents a free concert at the Hunterdon County Library, concert and the address is: 314 NJ-Route 12, Flemington, NJ 08822. 7 to 9pm.  Phone: (908) 788-1444.  Arrive early if you want a seat.  Borderline’s new CD “Unleashed” will be available.  Borderline is Bob & Terry Sutor & Bob Harris. Check out our music at: www.bluegrasswithborderline.com.


Friday, 3/24/17. Tim O'Brien (of Hot Rize) with Danny Burns at tjhe Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA. Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. http://www.st94.com/event/1307521-tim-obrien-hot-rize-sellersville/


Friday, 3/24/17. Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music Concerts Presents Jim Hurst & His Guitar. Jim left the Claire Lynch Band in 2010 to embark on a solo career. 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 420 Willa Road, Newark, Del. 19711. More Information at http://www.brandywinefriends.org/


Saturday, 4/1/17. Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association's Showcase Concert Series presents "Bluestione". 7P.M. at Young’s UMC, 7075 Wertzville Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA. Admission $10.00. Food will be available to purchase. www.sevenmountainsbluegrass.org 


Saturday, 4/8/17. The Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association presents "The Boxcars" at 7p.m. at the Goodwill Fire Company social hall, 2318 S. Queen St., York, PA (Spry area). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Food will be available. More information at www.sevenmountainsbluegrass.org or contact 717-395-7128 or 717-515-3324.


Thursday 6/1/17. Nathan Stanley at the Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville, PA. 8PM. http://www.st94.com/

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Workshops

Jamming classes using the Pete Wernick method. There are a number of folks who offer beginners' bluegrass jam classes. For more information see http://www.drbanjo.com/.    


Saturday, 4/8/17. Johnny Staats and Robert Shafer will present a weekend of instruction and performance in a private home in Centerville DE. The afternoon workshops will be from 1:00-4:00 on Sat and will entail separate sessions for mandolin with Johnny and flatpicking guitar with Robert. Attendance at these sessions will be strictly limited to keep the numbers low for maximum attention from the instructors. On Sat. evening both musicians will perform a house concert together at 8pm. In addition, both artists will be available on Sunday morning for a small number of private lessons. More details, including videos are available at http://theunofficialmartinguitarforum.yuku.com/topic/183352#.WI0vkvkrLIU​


Monday, 5/15/17-Thursday, 5/18/17. Wernick Method Jam Camp that will be held in the days leading up to the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival at the Granite Hill Campground, which hosts the bluegrass festival. This intensive program is designed to get even beginners participating on the very first day. And if you’ve already been jamming for a while, this is a great opportunity to work on higher-level skills like faking solos, harmony singing, and more! Leading the camp will be Ira Gitlin who has performed with the likes of Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, and the Johnson Mountain Boys. Ira has taught jamming alongside Pete Wernick for more than a decade. Ira's assistant coaches this year will include banjo great Tom Adams. Additional information at http://www.drbanjo.com/camps-ira-gitlin-gettysburg-2017.php.


July 30 - August 4, 2017. Bluegrass Week at the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, W. VA. Week-long instruction, concerts & workshops. For additional info seehttp://www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org.

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Jam Sessions

(Arranged by date)

Tuesday, 3/21/17. Washington House Bluegrass Jam. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Washington House Restaurant, Sellersville, PA. http://www.st94.com/listing/


Wednesday, 3/22/17. Wednesday night weekly Bluegrass & old time jam in Southern Chester County, PA. 7 - 10 pm at the home of Walter Burke, 117 Liberti Lane, Lincoln University Pa 19352. For more info contact Walter at 302-690-9069 or wburke56@gmail.com 


Wednesday, 3/22/17. Bellefonte Café bluegrass jam. 804 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware 19809. Meets every other Wednesday. Start time: 7pm. https://www.facebook.com/Bellefonte-Cafe-327721297603.


Wednesday, 3/22/17. Doylestown Bluegrass Jam.  Wednesdays at 7:30 PM. at the German Hungarian Sportsman's Club, 1622 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown, PA.  All playing levels welcome.  During the summer they outdoors under the covered porch behind the Club. In cold weather they move indoors, up to the 2nd floor of the Club.  Contact Ben at hilltown5string@yahoo.com or or see https://thedoylestownjam.bandzoogle.com/home


Thursday, 3/23/17.  Holmesburg  (now in Jenkintown) Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather the jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The entrance is through the parking lot in the back.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.holmesburgjam.com/.


Friday, 3/24/17. Annual Hippie Grass Classics Jam.  Special meeting of the Doylestown Jam at the German Hungarian Sportsman's Club, 1622 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown, PA. Jam starts at 7pm.  Doyestown Janm site at https://thedoylestownjam.bandzoogle.com/home. Hippie Grass Flyer at https://groups.yahoo.com/


Sunday, 3/26/17. The Delaware County Monthly Bluegrass Jam, 1-5pm at the John Wesley Cross American Legion Post 507, 20 West Cleveland Ave., Norwood, PA 19074. Drop your instruments at the VFW Post and park your vehicle down the block in the rear end of the Cavanagh Funeral Home parking lot (301 Chester Pike). Handicapped parking is available in the VFW lot for those who require it. Fior more info, contact Bill Smith at smithwestern2@yahoo.com. 

Monday, 3/27/17. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m.  http://lomacoffee.com/index.html


Wednesday, 3/29/17. Wednesday night weekly Bluegrass & old time jam in Southern Chester County, PA. 7 - 10 pm at the home of Walter Burke, 117 Liberti Lane, Lincoln University Pa 19352. For more info contact Walter at 302-690-9069 or wburke56@gmail.com 


Wednesday, 3/29/17. Doylestown Bluegrass Jam.  Wednesdays at 7:30 PM. at the German Hungarian Sportsman's Club, 1622 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown, PA.  All playing levels welcome.  During the summer they outdoors under the covered porch behind the Club. In cold weather they move indoors, up to the 2nd floor of the Club.  Contact Ben at hilltown5string@yahoo.com or or see https://thedoylestownjam.bandzoogle.com/home


Thursday, 3/30/17. Key's Tippling House Bluegrass Jam. 7pm-10:30pm. Keys Tippling House, 224 Market St, Marcus Hook, PA 19061. Hosted by Tim & Debbie Coin. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/1837952639797219/ or e-mail ttc496@aol.com 


Thursday, 3/30/17.  Holmesburg  (now in Jenkintown) Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather the jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The entrance is through the parking lot in the back.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.holmesburgjam.com/.


Sunday, 4/2/17. Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society monthly shindig, generally on the 1st Sunday of the month, 12:30-5p.m. Held at the Quality Inn, 1220 Main St., Stroudsburg, PA Stage show & jamming. Details at http://www.poconobluegrass.org/events.htm. In addition to the stage show, April's shindig hosts the 34th Annual Ron Nauman Fiddle Contest.


Monday, 4/3/17. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html​    (Double Check this date due to te July 4th holiday).


Tuesday, 4/4/17. Washington House Bluegrass Jam. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Washington House Restaurant, Sellersville, PA. http://www.st94.com/listing/  (Double Check this date due to te July 4th holiday).


Wednesday, 4/5/17. Bellefonte Café bluegrass jam. 804 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware 19809. Meets every other Wednesday. Start time: 7pm. https://www.facebook.com/Bellefonte-Cafe-327721297603.


Wednesday, 4/5/17. Doylestown Bluegrass Jam.  Wednesdays at 7:30 PM. at the German Hungarian Sportsman's Club, 1622 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown, PA.  All playing levels welcome.  During the summer they outdoors under the covered porch behind the Club. In cold weather they move indoors, up to the 2nd floor of the Club.  Contact Ben at hilltown5string@yahoo.com or or see https://thedoylestownjam.bandzoogle.com/home


Wednesday, 4/5/17. Wednesday night weekly Bluegrass & old time jam in Southern Chester County, PA. 7 - 10 pm at the home of Walter Burke, 117 Liberti Lane, Lincoln University Pa 19352. For more info contact Walter at 302-690-9069 or wburke56@gmail.com 


Wednesday, 4/5/17. First Wednesday of the month Old Time Jam at Fitzwater Station, 964 Canal St. Phoenixville, Pa.  7 pm-? The jam will be held the first Wednesday of each month. http://www.fitzwaterstation.com/


Thursday, 4/6/17. Chaplin's Music Cafe Bluegrass Jam, 66 N Main St, Spring City, PA 19475 (Chester County). 1st Thursday of every month.  7-10pm. $3 or $5 with your BYOB. For details see http://www.chaplinsmusiccafe.com/. Or contact Brad Haberle at bassmentbrad@comcast.net. . 


Thursday, 4/6/17.  Holmesburg  (now in Jenkintown) Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather the jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The entrance is through the parking lot in the back.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.holmesburgjam.com/.


Sunday, 4/9/17. Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association's monthly shindig, generally, the 2nd Sunday of the month. Stage show, open mic & jamming at the Plainfield Township Volunteer Fire Dept, 6480 Sullivan Trail, Wind Gap, Pa. 12:30-5pm.  Details at http://www.afbawindgap.org/


Monday, 4/10/17. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html​


Tuesday, 4/11/17. Godfrey Daniels Coffee House, 7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem, PA, hosts a bluegrass jam on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7:30 to 10 p.m. BYOB. Pickers & singers of all levels of musicianship are welcome. See http://www.godfreydaniels.org/ or contact Fred at froderickskulldigger@yahoo.com. No admission charge, BYOB. This jam goes on summer hiatus.


Wednesday, 4/12/17. Doylestown Bluegrass Jam.  Wednesdays at 7:30 PM. at the German Hungarian Sportsman's Club, 1622 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown, PA.  All playing levels welcome.  During the summer they outdoors under the covered porch behind the Club. In cold weather they move indoors, up to the 2nd floor of the Club.  Contact Ben at hilltown5string@yahoo.com or or see https://thedoylestownjam.bandzoogle.com/home


Wednesday, 4/12/17. Wednesday night weekly Bluegrass & old time jam in Southern Chester County, PA. 7 - 10 pm at the home of Walter Burke, 117 Liberti Lane, Lincoln University Pa 19352. For more info contact Walter at 302-690-9069 or wburke56@gmail.com 


Thursday, 4/13/17.  Holmesburg  (now in Jenkintown) Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather the jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The entrance is through the parking lot in the back.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.holmesburgjam.com/.


Sunday, 4/16/17. Kevin Justice's 3rd Sunday Bluegrass and Acoustic Jam . 1-5 P.M. at Stubini's Tavern South, 270 Shell Rd   (Rt. 130), Carney's Point, NJ   08069. Tavern's telephone # is 856-299-8920. For additional information  e-mail kevin_justice@yahoo.com. Note: this jam goes on hiatus May-September and usually starts up again in October. 


Monday, 4/17/17. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html​


Tuesday, 4/18/17. Washington House Bluegrass Jam. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Washington House Restaurant, Sellersville, PA. http://www.st94.com/listing/ 


Wednesday, 4/19/17. Bellefonte Café bluegrass jam. 804 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware 19809. Meets every other Wednesday. Start time: 7pm. https://www.facebook.com/Bellefonte-Cafe-327721297603.


Wednesday, 4/19/17. Wednesday night weekly Bluegrass & old time jam in Southern Chester County, PA. 7 - 10 pm at the home of Walter Burke, 117 Liberti Lane, Lincoln University Pa 19352. For more info contact Walter at 302-690-9069 or wburke56@gmail.com 


Wednesday, 4/19/17. Doylestown Bluegrass Jam.  Wednesdays at 7:30 PM. at the German Hungarian Sportsman's Club, 1622 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown, PA.  All playing levels welcome.  During the summer they outdoors under the covered porch behind the Club. In cold weather they move indoors, up to the 2nd floor of the Club.  Contact Ben at hilltown5string@yahoo.com or or see https://thedoylestownjam.bandzoogle.com/home


Thursday, 4/20/17.  Holmesburg  (now in Jenkintown) Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather the jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The entrance is through the parking lot in the back.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.holmesburgjam.com/.


Thursday, /17. Newark, DE 2nd Thursday Night Jam. Meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 10 PM at 276 South College Ave; the sub-basement of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. The site is a 2-mile straight shot north from Delaware Exit 1 of I-95. For info, contact Jerry Schultz atschultz@che.udel.edu


Monday, 4/24/17. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html​


Wednesday, 4/26/17. Wednesday night weekly Bluegrass & old time jam in Southern Chester County, PA. 7 - 10 pm at the home of Walter Burke, 117 Liberti Lane, Lincoln University Pa 19352. For more info contact Walter at 302-690-9069 or wburke56@gmail.com 


Wednesday, 4/26/17. Doylestown Bluegrass Jam.  Wednesdays at 7:30 PM. at the German Hungarian Sportsman's Club, 1622 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown, PA.  All playing levels welcome.  During the summer they outdoors under the covered porch behind the Club. In cold weather they move indoors, up to the 2nd floor of the Club.  Contact Ben at hilltown5string@yahoo.com or or see https://thedoylestownjam.bandzoogle.com/home


Thursday, 4/27/17.  Holmesburg  (now in Jenkintown) Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather the jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The entrance is through the parking lot in the back.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.holmesburgjam.com/.


Monday, 5/1/17. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html​


Tuesday, 5/2/17. Washington House Bluegrass Jam. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Washington House Restaurant, Sellersville, PA. http://www.st94.com/listing/ 


Wednesday, 5/3/17. Bellefonte Café bluegrass jam. 804 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware 19809. Meets every other Wednesday. Start time: 7pm. https://www.facebook.com/Bellefonte-Cafe-327721297603.


Wednesday, 5/3/17. Wednesday night weekly Bluegrass & old time jam in Southern Chester County, PA. 7 - 10 pm at the home of Walter Burke, 117 Liberti Lane, Lincoln University Pa 19352. For more info contact Walter at 302-690-9069 or wburke56@gmail.com 


Wednesday, 5/3/17. Doylestown Bluegrass Jam.  Wednesdays at 7:30 PM. at the German Hungarian Sportsman's Club, 1622 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown, PA.  All playing levels welcome.  During the summer they outdoors under the covered porch behind the Club. In cold weather they move indoors, up to the 2nd floor of the Club.  Contact Ben at hilltown5string@yahoo.com or or see https://thedoylestownjam.bandzoogle.com/home


Wednesday, 5/3/17. First Wednesday of the month Old Time Jam at Fitzwater Station, 964 Canal St. Phoenixville, Pa.  7 pm-? The jam will be held the first Wednesday of each month. http://www.fitzwaterstation.com/


Thursday, 5/4/17.  Holmesburg  (now in Jenkintown) Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather the jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The entrance is through the parking lot in the back.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.holmesburgjam.com/.


Thursday, 5/4/17. Chaplin's Music Cafe Bluegrass Jam, 66 N Main St, Spring City, PA 19475 (Chester County). 1st Thursday of every month.  7-10pm. $3 or $5 with your BYOB. For details see http://www.chaplinsmusiccafe.com/. Or contact Brad Haberle at bassmentbrad@comcast.net


Monday, 5/8/17. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html​


Tuesday, 5/9/17. Godfrey Daniels Coffee House, 7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem, PA, hosts a bluegrass jam on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7:30 to 10 p.m. BYOB. Pickers & singers of all levels of musicianship are welcome. See http://www.godfreydaniels.org/ or contact Fred at froderickskulldigger@yahoo.com. No admission charge, BYOB. This jam goes on summer hiatus.


Wednesday, 5/10/17. Wednesday night weekly Bluegrass & old time jam in Southern Chester County, PA. 7 - 10 pm at the home of Walter Burke, 117 Liberti Lane, Lincoln University Pa 19352. For more info contact Walter at 302-690-9069 or wburke56@gmail.com 


Wednesday, 5/10/17. Doylestown Bluegrass Jam.  Wednesdays at 7:30 PM. at the German Hungarian Sportsman's Club, 1622 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown, PA.  All playing levels welcome.  During the summer they outdoors under the covered porch behind the Club. In cold weather they move indoors, up to the 2nd floor of the Club.  Contact Ben at hilltown5string@yahoo.com or or see https://thedoylestownjam.bandzoogle.com/home


Thursday, 5/11/17.  Holmesburg  (now in Jenkintown) Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather the jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The entrance is through the parking lot in the back.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.holmesburgjam.com/.


Saturday, 5/13/17. AFBA Shindig View Park, 206 East Mt. road , Wind Gap , Pa. 18091. Gate opens at 2 PM on May 12 for camping. -- until Sunday AM. Stage show, open stage & jamming. Kitchen will be open on Sat. INFO call Ted B. 610-838-2700. http://www.afbawindgap.org/


Monday, 5/15/17. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html​


Tuesday, 5/16/17. Washington House Bluegrass Jam. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Washington House Restaurant, Sellersville, PA. http://www.st94.com/listing/ 


Wednesday, 5/17/17. Bellefonte Café bluegrass jam. 804 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware 19809. Meets every other Wednesday. Start time: 7pm. https://www.facebook.com/Bellefonte-Cafe-327721297603.


Wednesday, 5/17/17. Wednesday night weekly Bluegrass & old time jam in Southern Chester County, PA. 7 - 10 pm at the home of Walter Burke, 117 Liberti Lane, Lincoln University Pa 19352. For more info contact Walter at 302-690-9069 or wburke56@gmail.com 


Wednesday, 5/17/17. Doylestown Bluegrass Jam.  Wednesdays at 7:30 PM. at the German Hungarian Sportsman's Club, 1622 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown, PA.  All playing levels welcome.  During the summer they outdoors under the covered porch behind the Club. In cold weather they move indoors, up to the 2nd floor of the Club.  Contact Ben at hilltown5string@yahoo.com or or see https://thedoylestownjam.bandzoogle.com/home


Thursday, 5/18/17.  Holmesburg  (now in Jenkintown) Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather the jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The entrance is through the parking lot in the back.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.holmesburgjam.com/.


Thursday, 5/18/17. Newark, DE 2nd Thursday Night Jam. Meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 10 PM at 276 South College Ave; the sub-basement of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. The site is a 2-mile straight shot north from Delaware Exit 1 of I-95. For info, contact Jerry Schultz atschultz@che.udel.edu


Sunday. 5/21/17. Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association (BOTMA) of New Jersey: Jams & open stage every 3rd Sunday of the Month (September through May). Jamming & stage show 1-5 p.m. at the Embury United Methodist Church Hall on Church St. in Little Silver, NJ.  They also have several jams over the summer in a local park. See http://www.newjerseybluegrass.org.  Each month there is also an organized Jamming Workshop session for closet pickers and people who want to learn bluegrass music. It runs along with their regular monthly jams September through May.


Sunday, 5/21/17. Kevin Justice's 3rd Sunday Bluegrass and Acoustic Jam . 1-5 P.M. at Stubini's Tavern South, 270 Shell Rd   (Rt. 130), Carney's Point, NJ   08069. Tavern's telephone # is 856-299-8920. For additional information  e-mail kevin_justice@yahoo.com. Note: this jam goes on hiatus May-September and usually starts up again in October.


Monday, 5/22/17. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html


Wednesday, 5/24/17. Wednesday night weekly Bluegrass & old time jam in Southern Chester County, PA. 7 - 10 pm at the home of Walter Burke, 117 Liberti Lane, Lincoln University Pa 19352. For more info contact Walter at 302-690-9069 or wburke56@gmail.com 


Wednesday, 5/24/17. Doylestown Bluegrass Jam.  Wednesdays at 7:30 PM. at the German Hungarian Sportsman's Club, 1622 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown, PA.  All playing levels welcome.  During the summer they outdoors under the covered porch behind the Club. In cold weather they move indoors, up to the 2nd floor of the Club.  Contact Ben at hilltown5string@yahoo.com or or see https://thedoylestownjam.bandzoogle.com/home


Thursday, 5/25/17.  Holmesburg  (now in Jenkintown) Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather the jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The entrance is through the parking lot in the back.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.holmesburgjam.com/.


Monday, 5/29/17. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html​


Wednesday, 5/31/17. Bellefonte Café bluegrass jam. 804 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware 19809. Meets every other Wednesday. Start time: 7pm. https://www.facebook.com/Bellefonte-Cafe-327721297603.


Wednesday, 5/31/17. Wednesday night weekly Bluegrass & old time jam in Southern Chester County, PA. 7 - 10 pm at the home of Walter Burke, 117 Liberti Lane, Lincoln University Pa 19352. For more info contact Walter at 302-690-9069 or wburke56@gmail.com 


Wednesday, 5/31/17. Doylestown Bluegrass Jam.  Wednesdays at 7:30 PM. at the German Hungarian Sportsman's Club, 1622 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown, PA.  All playing levels welcome.  During the summer they outdoors under the covered porch behind the Club. In cold weather they move indoors, up to the 2nd floor of the Club.  Contact Ben at hilltown5string@yahoo.com or or see https://thedoylestownjam.bandzoogle.com/home


Thursday, 6/1/17.  Holmesburg  (now in Jenkintown) Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather the jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The entrance is through the parking lot in the back.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.holmesburgjam.com/.


Sunday, 6/11/17. First United Methodist Church is open for an acoustic jam on Sunday. 1 - 5 pm. 398 Belleview Avenue,  Hammonton, N.J. 609-561-1537. For more info, call Jackie at 609-289-0053.


Sunday, 9/10/17. First United Methodist Church is open for an acoustic jam on Sunday. 1 - 5 pm. 398 Belleview Avenue,  Hammonton, N.J. 609-561-1537. For more info, call Jackie at 609-289-0053. 


Sunday, 12/10/17. First United Methodist Church is open for an acoustic jam on Sunday. 1 - 5 pm. 398 Belleview Avenue,  Hammonton, N.J. 609-561-1537. For more info, call Jackie at 609-289-0053. .



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It's not too late to sign up for the Wernick Method Jam Camp that will be held in the days leading up to the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival--Monday, May 15, through Thursday, May 18. The camp will take place at the Granite Hill Campground, which hosts the bluegrass festival.

This intensive program is designed to get even beginners participating on the very first day. And if you’ve already been jamming for a while, this is a great opportunity to work on higher-level skills like faking solos, harmony singing, and more!

Leading the camp will be Ira Gitlin, a highly respected musician and teacher who has performed with the likes of Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, and the Johnson Mountain Boys. Ira has taught jamming alongside Pete Wernick for more than a decade, and has led the Gettysburg camp in the past with great success. Ira's assistant coaches this year will include banjo great Tom Adams.

If you want to spend some time honing your playing in a friendly, supportive environment, please check it out at http://www.drbanjo.com/camps-ira-gitlin-gettysburg-2017.php.

www.iragitlin.com

It's not too late to sign up for the Wernick Method Jam Camp that will be held in the days leading up to the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival--Monday, May 15, through Thursday, May 18. The camp will take place at the Granite Hill Campground, which hosts the bluegrass festival.

This intensive program is designed to get even beginners participating on the very first day. And if you’ve already been jamming for a while, this is a great opportunity to work on higher-level skills like faking solos, harmony singing, and more!

Leading the camp will be Ira Gitlin, a highly respected musician and teacher who has performed with the likes of Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, and the Johnson Mountain Boys. Ira has taught jamming alongside Pete Wernick for more than a decade, and has led the Gettysburg camp in the past with great success. Ira's assistant coaches this year will include banjo great Tom Adams.

If you want to spend some time honing your playing in a friendly, supportive environment, please check it out at http://www.drbanjo.com/camps-ira-gitlin-gettysburg-2017.php.

www.iragitlin.com

It's not too late to sign up for the Wernick Method Jam Camp that will be held in the days leading up to the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival--Monday, May 15, through Thursday, May 18. The camp will take place at the Granite Hill Campground, which hosts the bluegrass festival.

This intensive program is designed to get even beginners participating on the very first day. And if you’ve already been jamming for a while, this is a great opportunity to work on higher-level skills like faking solos, harmony singing, and more!

Leading the camp will be Ira Gitlin, a highly respected musician and teacher who has performed with the likes of Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, and the Johnson Mountain Boys. Ira has taught jamming alongside Pete Wernick for more than a decade, and has led the Gettysburg camp in the past with great success. Ira's assistant coaches this year will include banjo great Tom Adams.

If you want to spend some time honing your playing in a friendly, supportive environment, please check it out at http://www.drbanjo.com/camps-ira-gitlin-gettysburg-2017.php.