SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOTE that I have started separating the newsletter into three sections, Workshops, concerts and Jam Sessions​​​


The weekly Wednesday night jam at hthe Bellefonte Café in Wilmington, DE has changed to a jam that meets only EVERY OTHER Wednesday (starting ctober 5, 2016. Details below.


New Open Bluegrass Jam starting on October 16th. The jam will be meeting on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month at the George St. Co-op, 89 Morris St., Princeton, NJ. 1-4pm. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/128292387631811/


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.  


Workshops

Bucks County Music Folk Music Instructional Old Timey and Folk Music Jam. 3rd Tuesday of Each Month - Sept. thru Dec. beginnig on  September 20th 7-8:30 PM with Instructor Jake Seliga. Register for all or fewer. To register see www.BucksCountyFolkMusic.comThese sessions have the beginner in mind. Floor space is limited so pre-registration is a must!


Friday-Sunday, 11/4-11/6/16. Fiddle Hell. At the Westford Regency Hotel, Westford, MA. A weekend of fiddle instruction & jamming. http://www.reinerfamilyband.com/introduction


Saturday, 11/5/16. Dobro Meeting at St Paul United Methodist Church, 645 Main Street, Hellertown, PA 18055. 12 noon - 4:00pm. Light lunch available. We'll discuss all things related to the Dobro. All Dobro players of all levels of experience, builders, fans, spouse......are invited. Musicians (other than Dobro players) and vocalists are also welcome. We will have “circle jams” as well as teaching and learning sessions as requested by attendees as well as an open stage. For more information, contact Tom at dobrotome@yahoo.com and/or see http://www.resohangout.com/my/dobrotome.

Saturday, 11/5/16. Guitar workshop & house concert with Mark Cosgrove and Friends in the home of Steve & Barb in Centerville, DE. Mark will conduct an instructional guitar workshop on Saturday afternoon from 1-4pm.  Later, he will be joined by several of his musical friends for an evening concert starting at 8. Additional instruction private lessons will also be available from Mark on the following day (Sunday).  Contact info & more details are available at http://theunofficialmartinguitarforum.yuku.com/topic/181229/master/1/?page=1#.V9MiS_orLIU

 

 Concerts

Saturday, 10/1/16. Seven Mountains Bluegrass Asociation's Showcase Series presents the Carroll County Ramblers at Young’s UMC Church, 7075 Wertzville Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA. www.sevenmountainsbluegrass.org


Friday, 10/7/16. "Memories of John" with The John Hartford String Band.  8 p.m. at the Godfrey Daniels Coffee House & Original Live Music Listening Room. 7 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015-1601. Tel. 610-867-2390. Call (610) 867-2390 or contact Reservations@godfreydaniels.org. Additional info at http://www.godfreydaniels.org/Shows/Schedule-by-Month/October/John-Hartford-String-Band.aspx


Saturday, 10/8/16. The Bluegrass Brothers, sponsored by the Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association. 7pm at the Goodwill Fire Company, 2318 South Queen St., York, PA. Details awww.sevenmountainsbluegrass.org


Saturday, 10/15/16. The O'Connor Band and multiple Grammy winner Mark O'Connor. The band celebrates their new album and the return of Mark to their live shows! 3 PM & 8 PM. Tickets and other info at http://www.st94.com/event/1258727-oconnor-band-ft-mark-oconnor-sellersville/. Children's Tickets Are $15 off all matinee seating.


Saturday, 10/29/16. Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Rd. Sponsored by the Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association. 7pm at the Goodwill Fire Company, 2318 South Queen St., York, PA. Details at www.sevenmountainsbluegrass.org

Friday, 11/4/16. The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band,  all star bluegrass supergroup, at the Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA. 8 PM. http://www.st94.com/event/1304279

Friday, 11/4/16. Steep Canyon Rangers at theEmilie K. Asplundh Hall of West Chester University of Pennsylvania. 7:30 p.m, http://www.wcupa.edu/oca/wcuLive/currentSeason.aspx  
 

 Jam Sessions

(Arranged by date)

Thursday, 9/29/16. Holmesburg  Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather t jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.Holmesburgjam.com/ 


Friday, 9/30/16. Blue Highway, Award Winning Bluegrass w/ River Bones Band at hthe Sellersville Theaster, Sellersville, PA. 8 p.m. Tickets $25, $39.50. http://www.st94.com

Monday, 9/26/16. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html​

Monday, 10/3/16. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10 p.m.  http://lomacoffee.com/index.html​


Tuesday, 10/4/16. Washington House Bluegrass Jam. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Washington House Restaurant, Sellersville, PA. http://www.st94.com/listing/


Wednesday, 10/5/16. Doylestown Bluegrass Jam. Wednesdays at 7:30 pm at the German Hungarian Sportsman's Club, 1622 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown, PA. http://www.doylestownjam.com/ or https://groups.yahoo.com/neo

Wednesday, 10/5/16. Bellefonte Café bluegrass jam. 804 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware 19809.  Start time: 7:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/Bellefonte-Cafe-327721297603. This jam used to be weekly but now meets only every other Wednesday. 


Thursday, 10/6/16. Holmesburg  Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather t jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.Holmesburgjam.com/ 


Thursday, 10/6/16. Chaplin's Music Cafe Bluegrass Jam in Spring City (Chester County), PA. 1st Thursday of every month.  7-10pm. $3 or $5 with your BYOB. For details see http://www.chaplinsmusiccafe.com/. Or contact Brad Haberle   bassmentbrad@comcast.net.


Friday, 10/7/16. "Memories of John" with The John Hartford String Band.  8 p.m. at the Godfrey Daniels Coffee House & Original Live Music Listening Room. 7 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015-1601. Tel. 610-867-2390.  Price: $29.50 / $34.50 day of show. Patrons - Call (610) 867-2390 or contact Reservations@godfreydaniels.org to reserve your seats. Additional info at http://www.godfreydaniels.org/Shows/Schedule-by-Month/October/John-Hartford-String-Band.aspx 
 

Saturday, 10/8/16. The Bluegrass Brothers, sponsored by the Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association. 7pm at the Goodwill Fire Company, 2318 South Queen St., York, PA. Details at www.sevenmountainsbluegrass.org


Sunday, 10/9/16. Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Assn.'s (AFBA) monthly indoor shindig. 2nd Sunday monthly, October - April. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.  Open stage begins around 12:30 and,  runs to about - 5 pm. at the Plainfield Township Fire Company,6480 Sullivan Trail, Wind Gap, PA.  http://www.afbawindgap.org/


Sunday, 10/9/16. Princeton Bluegrass Meetup Jam. 2nd Sunday of the month at Small World Coffe, 14 Witherspoon St., Princteon, NJ. 7-9 p.m.  http://www.meetup.com/Princeton-Bluegrass-Jam/. 

Monday, 10/10/16. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html​


Thursday, 10/13/16. 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.


Thursday, 10/13/16. Holmesburg  Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather t jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.Holmesburgjam.com/ 


Saturday, 10/15/16. Bluegrass & Old Time Jam at the Wilmington Branch of the Music School of Delaware. 3rd Saturday of each month (except April). 2-4p.m. at 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, DE, Room 224. All ages & skill levels welcome. http://www.musicschoolofdelaware.org/home.html.


Saturday, 10/15/16. The monthly jam session of the Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association is held the third Sunday of each month at Young's United Methodist Church, 7075 Wertzville Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Jam is held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Come out to pick, sing, or just listen. http://sevenmountainsbluegrass.org/


Saturday, 10/15/16. The O'Connor Band and multiple Grammy winner Mark O'Connor. The band celebrates their new album and the return of Mark to their live shows! 3 PM ($29.50, $45) & 8 PM ($35, $49.50). Tickets and other info at http://www.st94.com/event/1258727-oconnor-band-ft-mark-oconnor-sellersville/. Children's Tickets Are $15 off all matinee seating.


Sunday, 10/16/16. Open Bluegrass Jam meeting on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month at the George St. Co-op, 89 Morris St., Princeton, NJ. 1-4pm. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/128292387631811/


Sunday. 10/16/16. 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, 10/16/16. 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, 10/17/16. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html


Tuesday, 10/18/16. Lehigh Valley Old Time Music Jam. Every 3rd Tuesday, 7-9 PM. Vargtimmen King Koffee, 506 Chestnut St., Emmaus, Pa. https://www.facebook.com/Vargtimmen-King-Koffee-188999488323/ 


Tuesday, 10/18/16. Washington House Bluegrass Jam. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Washington House Restaurant, Sellersville, PA. http://www.st94.com/li


Wednesday, 10/19/16. Bellefonte Café bluegrass jam. 804 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware 19809.  Start time: 7:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/Bellefonte-Cafe-327721297603. This jam used to be weekly but now meets only every other Wednesday. 


Thursday, 10/20/16. Holmesburg  Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather t jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.Holmesburgjam.com/ 


Monday, 10/24/16. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html


Thursday, 10/27/16. Holmesburg  Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather t jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.Holmesburgjam.com/ 


Saturday, 10/29/16. Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Rd. Sponsored by the Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association. 7pm at the Goodwill Fire Company, 2318 South Queen St., York, PA. Details at www.sevenmountainsbluegrass.org


Monday, 10/31/16. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html​


Tuesday, 11/1/6. Washington House Bluegrass Jam. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Washington House Restaurant, Sellersville, PA. http://www.st94.com/listing/


Wednesday, 11/2/16. Bellefonte Café bluegrass jam. 804 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware 19809.  Start time: 7:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/Bellefonte-Cafe-327721297603. This jam used to be weekly but now meets only every other Wednesday. 


Thursday, 11/3/16. Chaplin's Music Cafe Bluegrass Jam in Spring City (Chester County), PA. 1st Thursday of every month.  7-10pm. $3 or $5 with your BYOB. For details see http://www.chaplinsmusiccafe.com/. Or contact Brad Haberle   bassmentbrad@comcast.net.  


Thursday, 11/3/16. Holmesburg  Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather t jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.Holmesburgjam.com/

 

Friday, 11/4/16. The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band,  all star bluegrass supergroup, at the Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA. 8 PM. http://www.st94.com/event/1304279


Friday-Sunday, 11/4-11/6/16. Fiddle Hell. At the Westford Regency Hotel, Westford, MA. A weekend of fiddle instruction & jamming. http://www.reinerfamilyband.com/introduction


Friday, 11/4/16. Steep Canyon Rangers at theEmilie K. Asplundh Hall of West Chester University of Pennsylvania. 7:30 p.m, http://www.wcupa.edu/oca/wcuLive/currentSeason.aspx 


​Sunday, 11/6/16. Open Bluegrass Jam meeting on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month at the George St. Co-op, 89 Morris St., Princeton, NJ. 1-4pm. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/128292387631811/

Monday, 11/7/16. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html


Thursday, 10/13/16. 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.

Thursday, 11/10/16. Holmesburg  Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather t jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.Holmesburgjam.com/


Sunday 11/13/16.  Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Assn.'s (AFBA) monthly indoor shindig. 2nd Sunday monthly, October - April. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.  Open stage begins around 12:30 and,  runs to about - 5 pm. at the Plainfield Township Fire Company,6480 Sullivan Trail, Wind Gap, PA.  http://www.afbawindgap.org/


Sunday, 11/13/16. Princeton Bluegrass Meetup Jam. 2nd Sunday of the month at Small World Coffe, 14 Witherspoon St., Princteon, NJ. 7-9 p.m.  http://www.meetup.com/Princeton-Bluegrass-Jam/

Monday, 11/14/16. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html


Tuesday, 11/15/16. Lehigh Valley Old Time Music Jam. Every 3rd Tuesday, 7-9 PM. Vargtimmen King Koffee, 506 Chestnut St., Emmaus, Pa. https://www.facebook.com/Vargtimmen-King-Koffee-188999488323/ 


Tuesday, 11/15/16. Washington House Bluegrass Jam. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Washington House Restaurant, Sellersville, PA. http://www.st94.com/listing/


Wednesday, 11/16/16. Bellefonte Café bluegrass jam. 804 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware 19809.  Start time: 7:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/Bellefonte-Cafe-327721297603. This jam used to be weekly but now meets only every other Wednesday. 


Thursday, 11/17/16. Holmesburg  Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather t jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.Holmesburgjam.com/


Saturday, 11/19/16. The monthly jam session of the Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association is held the third Sunday of each month at Young's United Methodist Church, 7075 Wertzville Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Jam is held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Come out to pick, sing, or just listen. http://sevenmountainsbluegrass.org/

Saturday, 11/19/16. Bluegrass & Old Time Jam at the Wilmington Branch of the Music School of Delaware. 3rd Saturday of each month (except April). 2-4p.m. at 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, DE, Room 224. All ages & skill levels welcome. http://www.musicschoolofdelaware.org/home.html.

Sunday, 11/20/16. Open Bluegrass Jam meeting on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month at the George St. Co-op, 89 Morris St., Princeton, NJ. 1-4pm. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/128292387631811/

Sunday. 11/20/16. 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, 11/20/16. 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, 11/21/16. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html


Thursday, 11/24/16. Holmesburg  Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather t jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.Holmesburgjam.com/


Monday, 11/28/16. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html​

Wednesday, 11/30/16. Bellefonte Café bluegrass jam. 804 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware 19809.  Start time: 7:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/Bellefonte-Cafe-327721297603. This jam used to be weekly but now meets only every other Wednesday. 


Thursday, 12/1/16. Chaplin's Music Cafe Bluegrass Jam in Spring City (Chester County), PA. 1st Thursday of every month.  7-10pm. $3 or $5 with your BYOB. For details see http://www.chaplinsmusiccafe.com/. Or contact Brad Haberle   bassmentbrad@comcast.net. 


Thursday, 12/1/16. Holmesburg  Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather t jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.Holmesburgjam.com/


Sunday, 12/4/16. Open Bluegrass Jam meeting on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month at the George St. Co-op, 89 Morris St., Princeton, NJ. 1-4pm. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/128292387631811/

Monday, 12/5/16. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html​


Tuesday, 12/6/16. Washington House Bluegrass Jam. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Washington House Restaurant, Sellersville, PA. http://www.st94.com/listing/

Thursday, 12/8/16. Holmesburg  Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather t jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.Holmesburgjam.com/


Thursday, 12/8/16. 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, 12/11/16. Princeton Bluegrass Meetup Jam. 2nd Sunday of the month at Small World Coffe, 14 Witherspoon St., Princteon, NJ. 7-9 p.m.  http://www.meetup.com/Princeton-Bluegrass-Jam/

Monday, 12/12/16. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html


Wednesday, 12/14/16. Bellefonte Café bluegrass jam. 804 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware 19809.  Start time: 7:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/Bellefonte-Cafe-327721297603. This jam used to be weekly but now meets only every other Wednesday. 


Thursday, 12/15/16. Holmesburg  Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather t jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.Holmesburgjam.com/


Saturday, 12/17/16. The monthly jam session of the Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association is held the third Sunday of each month at Young's United Methodist Church, 7075 Wertzville Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Jam is held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Come out to pick, sing, or just listen. http://sevenmountainsbluegrass.org/

Saturday, 12/17/16. Bluegrass & Old Time Jam at the Wilmington Branch of the Music School of Delaware. 3rd Saturday of each month (except April). 2-4p.m. at 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, DE, Room 224. All ages & skill levels welcome. http://www.musicschoolofdelaware.org/home.html


Sunday, 12/18/16. Open Bluegrass Jam meeting on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month at the George St. Co-op, 89 Morris St., Princeton, NJ. 1-4pm. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/128292387631811/

Sunday. 12/18/16. Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Assn.'s (AFBA) monthly indoor shindig. NOTE THAT THIS IS THE 3rd SUNDAY OF THE MONHTH INSTEAD OF TYHE USUAL 2nd SUNDAFY. . Doors open at 10:30 a.m.  Open stage begins around 12:30 and,  runs to about - 5 pm. at the Plainfield Township Fire Company,6480 Sullivan Trail, Wind Gap, PA.  http://www.afbawindgap.org/


Sunday. 12/18/16. 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, 12/18/16. 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, 12/19/16. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html


​Tuesday, 12/20/16. Lehigh Valley Old Time Music Jam. Every 3rd Tuesday, 7-9 PM. Vargtimmen King Koffee, 506 Chestnut St., Emmaus, Pa. https://www.facebook.com/Vargtimmen-King-Koffee-188999488323/ 


Tuesday, 12/20/16. Washington House Bluegrass Jam. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Washington House Restaurant, Sellersville, PA. http://www.st94.com/listing/

Thursday, 12/22/16. Holmesburg  Bluegrass & Country Jam. Thursday nights 8 - 10:30p.m.  All levels of players welcome.  In cold weather t jam meets at the  The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.Holmesburgjam.com/


Monday, 12/26/16. LOMA Coffeehouse jam, 239 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.  Every Monday night. 7-10p.m. http://lomacoffee.com/index.html​


Wednesday, 12/28/16. Bellefonte Café bluegrass jam. 804 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware 19809.  Start time: 7:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/Bellefonte-Cafe-327721297603. This jam used to be weekly but now meets only every other Wednesday. ​


Thursday, 12/29/16. Holmesburg  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.  In warm weather it meets at the Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. See http://www.Holmesburgjam.com/


Thursday, 1/12/17. 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.


​Wednesday, 1/11/17. Bellefonte Café bluegrass jam. 804 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware 19809.  Start time: 7:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/Bellefonte-Cafe-327721297603. This jam used to be weekly but now meets only every other Wednesday. 


Sunday, 1/15/17. Open Bluegrass Jam meeting on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month at the George St. Co-op, 89 Morris St., Princeton, NJ. 1-4pm. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/128292387631811/

Saturday, 1/21/17. Bluegrass & Old Time Jam at the Wilmington Branch of the Music School of Delaware. 3rd Saturday of each month (except April). 2-4p.m. at 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, DE, Room 224. All ages & skill levels welcome. http://www.musicschoolofdelaware.org/home.html


Saturday, 2/18/17. Bluegrass & Old Time Jam at the Wilmington Branch of the Music School of Delaware. 3rd Saturday of each month (except April). 2-4p.m. at 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, DE, Room 224. All ages & skill levels welcome. http://www.musicschoolofdelaware.org/home.html.


​​​​​​​​​Doc’s Bluegrass Newsletter
(updated 9/29/16)
  • For a more comprehensive list of jams see my "Bluegrass Jams" page.
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