Information for bluegrass music jams for the southwest region and beyond. We try to keep the information on this page current. Some of the jams listed below may change location, times, days or no longer exist. We ask for your help. To submit a new jam or update jam info. please use the form at the bottom of this page.
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New Diamond Bar, CA, bi-weekly beginning level Jam We are trying to see if anyone in the Diamond Bar area would like to start a beginning level Jam. If interested, Contact Greg Horton by email: [email protected] Bakersfield, Ca: 1st Monday of the month, 6 – 9 PM, Rusty’s Pizza Rusty’s Pizza 5430 Olive DriveAtascadero, Ca: 2nd Wed of the month, 6 – 9 PM, The first hour is an easy slow jam with sheet music provided. The second hour can be a more advanced jam. The third hour is open mic Last Stage West, Hwy. 41, 15050 Morro Road, If you want to help Lloyd out with the evening call (805) 441-7463.
Corona, Ca: Bluegrass Jam. The first, third & fifth Thursday of the month., 6-9 PM, Crown Pointe Retirement Home 737 Kellogg Blvd Contact: Bill K. 951-907-7156
Covina, Ca: Open mic nite, 1st Saturday of the month, 8 PM, The Fret House Music Shop, 309 N Citrus. Entrance fee is $2.00. Call (626)339-7020
Covina, Ca: third Sunday every other month from 2-5 pm at The Fret House Music Shop, 309 N. Citrus Ave., Covina. (626) 339-7020. René Baquet jam host
Encinitas, Ca: Thursday nights, 6:30-9 PM, Round Table Pizza, 1321 Encinitas Blvd. behind McDonald’s near El Camino Real Contact: Vic (888)481-2100
Escondido, Ca: 3rd Wednesday each month 6 PM SAN DIEGO NO. COUNTY BLUEGRASS & FOLK JAM Round Table Pizza, 1161 E. Washington
Los Angeles, Ca: Bluegrass Thursdays at the Grand View Market, every 2nd Thursday of the month a dinner-time concert, 6:30-9 PM & every 4th Thursday of the month a bluegrass jam 7-10 PM, 12210 Venice Blvd. For Info: Jeff Fleck (310) 773-6753 facebook.com/BluegrassThursdays or burningheartbluegrass.com
La Mesa, Ca: SDBS Open mic & jam, 2nd Tuesday of the month 6:30-9 PM Fuddrucker’s, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., For info call Fuddruckers at (619) 589-6144 or SDBS info line at (858) 679-4854 Sponsored by the San Diego Bluegrass Society
Loma Linda, Ca: Jam American Traditional Music Tuesdays, 7 PM, Loma Linda University, Patio Pantry,1161 Anderson St. Call Don Hergert (909) 796-8812for info & directions.
Lompoc, Ca: Evening jams, 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 7-9PM, Southside Coffee Co., 105 So. “H” St, for more info call Bill at (805) 736-8241
Lompoc, Ca: 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening jams, 7-9PM at Southside Coffee Co., 105 So. “H” St, for more info, call Bill at (805) 736-8241.
Long Beach, Ca: Tuesday’s Soup Jam 6:30 PM, 2420 Gundry St in Signal Hill, Contact: Don Rowan (562)883-0573, open to everyone (this jam is held in an industrial building)
Long Beach, Ca: Open Bluegrass Jam 2nd Thursday of the month 7-10 PM Red Leprechaun 4000 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA [email protected]com
Long Beach, Ca: 4th Sunday jam, 1-5 PM, Shutts Fabricators 1632 W 15th St., 562-432-4648 SWBA Jam Host Mark Shutts Newhall, Ca: Jamming from Noon to 4 PM, Vincenzo’s Newhall 24504 Lyons Ave. 661-259-6733 Palos Verde, Ca: Jam 1- 4 PM, Amuse Music Center, 43 C Peninsula Center This is technically on Indian Peak Rd, a block from Silver Spur (which intersects Hawthorne Blvd) San Diego, CA: 3rd Monday 7 – 8:30 PM SDBS Bluegrass Slow Jam Learning session with Janet Beazley, Our Savior Lutheran Church (in the back) 4011 Ohio St, San Diego, CA. sandiegobluegrass.org Please contact Janet for more info: [email protected] San Diego, CA: Poway Folk Circle 3rd Saturday Bluegrass Slow Jam with Janet Beazley, 9:30-11am at Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Community Room, 10301 Scripps Lake Drive, Please contact Janet for more info: [email protected] or click here to go to meetup.com/Poway Folk Circle San Diego, CA: Walt Richards SLO Jam 6:20 PM 3rd Friday San Carlos Recreation Center, 6445 Lake Badin Ave., 6:30 PM – 9 PM SDBS OPEN MIC, PICKUP BANDS, FEATURED BAND San Juan Capistrano: Jam every Saturday 10 am -12 noon Heritage Park (across the alley from The Swallows.) Torrance, CA: EL CAMINO College Bluegrass Jam, 1st Sunday of the month 1-3 PM 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Steve Barilovits 310-367-8975 [email protected] West Hills, Ca: Jam, Fourth Sunday of the Month, 1-5 PM The West Valley Music Center, 24424 Vanowen St. 818-992-4142, Everyone Welcome! Join the Jam or just listen Yorba Linda, Ca: Thursday Jam 6-9 PM Main Street Restaurant, 4902 Main St., (714) 777-9427, Jan host Barney Barnhouse.
Long Beach/Orange County Bluegrass for Beginners
The LB/OC BfB Meetup gets together every Saturday morning at 10 am and go until noon or sometimes later. The Meetup location alternates between the Long Beach Dog Park (Recreation Park on 7th Street just west of PCH) and at Mile Square Park (on Euclid a block south of Heil) in Fountain Valley. Be sure to check the LB/OC BfB Meetup “Home” page for that week’s location at meetup.com/bluegrass-125/ So come out and join them, they would love to have you! Visitors are welcome. AND IT’S FREE! The Long Beach/Orange County Bluegrass for Beginners Meetup is pretty much what it sounds like. Some members do a gig, but most only play for fun and camaraderie. It is a very good place to get your feet wet with bluegrass and to make good friends in the process, all in a low-pressure environment. If you want to contribute to the fun, that’s great, but no one will think any different if you just want to sit back and take it all in.
Henderson, NV: Tuesday Night Bluegrass & Old Time Music Jam, 6-8 PM, 5795 Sandhill Road, Las Vegas, NV. For details call Betty Bess (702) 564-1630. Las Vegas, NV: Thursday night Bluegrass Jam, 6 – 8:30 PM, NW Mountain Crest Park Community Center, 4701N.Durango Rd., LV, NV 89129 N. Durango & W. Red Coach. For details call Vera Vann-Wilson (702)875-359.
Jams listed on the web
The meetup website at Meetup.com is a great place to find bluegrass jams or events. After going to the site search for bluegrass jams and ask to join the meetups that interest you. With a few questions about your interest in music and a click on submit. They review your request and if excepted, you’re in. You will receive invites and reminders via email, click to rsvp to the jam to let them know who’s coming. Here is some I have found: Covina Beginners Bluegrass Jam, The Fret House Bluegrass Jam, Glendale Bluegrass Jam, San Fernando Valley Bluegrass, Long Beach/Orange County Bluegrass for Beginners and Poway Folk Circle.
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Let’s Go Jamming page last updated 12/31/2017