UP COMING EVENTS

9/11-9/13/15 8th Annual Pickers Retreat by Oregon Bluegrass Association
Where: Zigzag Mountain Farm, Zigzag OR
Bring your instrument.
A weekend of camping at the beautiful Zigzag Mountain Farm.
Picking with old & new friends.
All instrument workshops.
www.oregonbluegrass.org or contact president@oregonbluegrass.org
Tickets now on sale at BrownPaperTickets.com

9/14-9/20/15  George, WA Annual Bluegrass Festival
Where: George WA
The 2015 lineup includes The Weavils, Kevin Pace and The Early Edition, Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising, Nick Dumas and many more! A week of  bluegrass heaven!

10/3/15  The Debutones
Where: Tradition’s Café, Olympia (1)
The Debutones play a tasteful, eclectic blend of country, folk and bluegrass music. Featuring tight harmony singing and great instrumental accompaniment including guitar, violin, dobro,  banjo and bass.

10/8/15  John McMutcheon
Where: Tradition’s Café, Olympia (1)
McCutcheon has been referred to as folk music’s renaissance man for his songwriting and instrumental abilities. He accompanies himself on banjo, guitar, hammer dulcimer, piano and fiddle. Johnny Cash called him “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard..” For more information: (1) wwwtraditionsfairtrade.com

WEEKLY JAMS

Sunday

 KLAMATH FALLS: Bluegrass Jam ‐ Sunday after the first Friday of the month from 1 ‐ 5 pm Mia’s and Pia’s Pizzeria and Brewhouse, 3545 Summers Lane, Klamath Falls, OR 97603 For Information: Ben Coker (541) 783‐3478 benfcoker@gmail.com

PORTLAND: OBA Jam First Sunday of every month October‐ April: 12:30‐4:30PM Portland Audubon Center, 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland. All levels of bluegrass players are welcome and we frequently break a small group off for faster picking. Small donation of $6.00 requested to help cover room rental. For Information: Rich Powell powellR5923@q.com

PORTLAND: Off Key Easy Bluegrass ‐ Every Sunday 2pm to 5pm. Biddy McGraw’s Irish Pub, 6000 N.E. Glisan St. Beginner and intermediate jam. “Nobody’s too crummy too play with us!” For Information: Randy Black or Tony McCormick offkeybluegrass@oregonbluegrass.org

CLACKAMAS: Sunnyside Library Jam ‐ 2nd and 4th Sundays 2:15 pm to 5 pm. Sunnyside Library Community Room, 13793 SE Sieben Park Way, Clackamas, OR 97015. Located on circle behind Albertsons off Sunnyside Rd. at SE 148th. For information: Charlie mels677@aol.com  or LeaAnne ldenb@juno.com

ROSEBURG: OBA Roseburg Jam ‐ 3rd Sunday 1‐5 pm year round. Evergreen Grange, 5361 Grange, Rd. Take Exit 119 off I‐5. Just past the 2nd stop light, turn left on Grange Rd. The Grange is down 1/2 mile on the left. Bluegrass Jam ‐ all levels encouraged. For Information: (541) 679‐0553 lizcrain42@gmail.com

WILLIAMS: Pancakes & Jam ‐ 2nd Sunday of every month except July and August. Pancake Breakfast: 8:30‐11am, Bluegrass Jam: 11 am‐ 1 pm. Williams Grange, 20100 Williams Hwy. For Information: Steve Radcliffe (541) 479‐3487 steveradcliffe@peak.org

Monday

PORTLAND: Rambling Bluegrass Jam ‐ Every Monday night all year. Friendly! See Our Website for information on location, time, contact, etc. www.ramblingbluegrass.org

Tuesday

ASHLAND: Bluegrass Jam ‐ 2nd Tuesday ‐ 7‐11pm. Caldera Taproom, 31 Water Street, Ashland. For Information: Call Glenn Freese (541) 482‐8984 justapicker@charter.net

DUNDEE: Bluegrass Jam: 1st and 3rd Tuesday Each Month, 7‐9 pm. Held upstairs at La Sierra Mexican Grill, 1111 N Hwy 99W, Dundee, OR, 97115. Features bluegrass/old country music. Beginner to intermediate jam, all levels welcome. Information: Jon Cooper (503) 702‐8978 cooperweld@gmail.com

EUGENE: Bluegrass Jam Every Tuesday 9:00 pm ‐ 1:00 am. Sam Bond’s Garage, 407 Blair Blvd, Eugene. Established in 1995, the venue of this year ‘round jam offers good food and micro brews. For Information: Chuck Holloway & Sean Shanahan. Call (541) 431‐6603.

HILLSBORO: Rock Creek Bluegrass Jam Every Tuesday 7‐9pm. McMenamin’s Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 N.W. Old Cornelius Pass Rd. Hillsboro, OR 97124. Established, open intermediate and advanced Bluegrass only jam. Information: timhowell74@gmail.com

Wednesday

BEAVERTON: Bluegrass Jam ‐ Every Wednesday except the 2nd one, 6:30‐9:30 p.m. Round Table Pizza, 10150 SW Beaverton‐Hillsdale Hwy Beaverton, OR (just east of 217). For Information: janeromfo5@gmail.com

EUGENE: Jam ‐ Each Wednesday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Music Masters Studios in South Eugene located at the shopping center at 40th & Donald. All skill levels are encouraged. Good players stop in frequently and sit right in with newbies. No charge. Some old time and old country tunes filter in with the bluegrass. For Information: Sean McGowan (541) 510‐1241 http://www.musicmastersstudio.com/

Thursday

BEND: Bluegrass Jam ‐ 2nd and 4th Thursdays year round from 7 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Held in the board room of the Bend ‐ LaPine School District, downtown Bend, between Wall and Bond Streets, across from the Public Library. For Information: Becky Brown and Verda Hinkle (541) 318‐7341. hinklebrown@bendbroadband.com

GRANTS PASS: bluegrass‐folkgrass‐gospelgrass‐mountain‐musicgrass ‐ 3rd Thursday 6pm‐9pm. Wild River Pub meeting room. Acoustic‐bluegrass, folk, western, Americana roots & more! For Information: (541) 471‐2206 ‐ Brinkerhoff and Antonucci

VANCOUVER: Bluegrass Slow Jam Every Thursday from 6:30‐9:30. Barberton Grange, 9400 NE 72nd Ave, Vancouver WA 98665. Please note this is a slow jam, with the belief that bluegrass is a non‐competitive participation sport. All talent levels are invited to participate. No amplified instruments. Listeners welcome. No charge, but there is a donation jar for those who would like to support the Grange for allowing use of their facility. For information: Chuck Rudkin pbr@comcast.net

Friday

DALLAS: All Gospel, All Acoustic Jam Every third Saturday of the month 7‐10 pm. Guthrie Park in Dallas. For Information: Sally Clark (503) 623‐0874.

Saturday

PORTLAND: Taborgrass Bluegrass Class & Jam ‐ Every Saturday Through May. Starts up again September 6, 10‐1 for the beginning class and jam; 1‐4 for the intermediate. St. David of Wales Episcopal Church 2800 SE Harrison Street Portland, OR 97214. For all instruments. No registration required. Drop‐ins welcome. Cost is $10 per session. Knowledge of basic chords and the ability to execute the chord changes is required. For Information: www.taborgrass.com

DALLAS: All gospel, all acoustic jam ‐ Every third Saturday of the month 7‐10 pm. Guthrie Park in Dallas. For Information: Call (503) 623‐0874 dusterjim@hotmail.com

WINLOCK, WA: Slow Jam Second Saturday of the month beginning at 1 pm, October through May. Held at the Hope Grange in Winlock, Washington. Great for all levels and especially good for total beginners. For Information: see website ‐ http://wamamusic.com/slow-jam or email   info@wamamusic.com

VANCOUVER, WA Old Time Country Jam ‐ Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 6:30‐10:00 pm. 2500 N.E. 78th Ave., Vancouver, WA. 98665 at the Vancouver Masonic Center. All are welcome to join the fun as a musician, singer, or to just listen and or dance. Contact info: Dean Roettger (360) 892‐0769 or (360) 627‐1228 email vip1x1@yahoo.com

If you have jam updates or additions, please contact WAMA info@wamamusic.com