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Regional Jam List

Submitted by awarnock on Sun, 11/05/2017 - 20:47

Brandywine Friends Regional Jam List

Below is a list of bluegrass or acoustic jams in the Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey region.  If you know of changes in these jams or jams that are not included in this list send an email to  We would like to acknowledge the work of Ed Pollak to compile the initial list that this was drawn from.

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There will be a one time jam in memory of Jerry Schultz held on Dec 13, 2018 at the  St Thomas Church 276 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19711.  This will be a celebration of the life our friend and fellow picker Jerry Schultz.

Bellefonte Cafe, 804 Brandywine Blvd., Bellefonte, DE. Alternate Wednesday nights at the Bellefonte Cafe, 804 Brandywine Blvd., Bellefonte, DE

The Wilmington Bluegrass Jam  (This jam was originally at the LOMA Coffee House) is on the first monday of the month at the I.M.Pei building 1105 N. Market St. starting at 7:30 PM.  The entrance is off Market St, the patio entrance.  The building is on the corner of 12th and Market in Wilmington. For additional info contact Rich Myers at
The Woodside Farm Creamery Summer Bluegrass jam, weather permitting, will open on Saturday April 14 from 1 - 5 pm, at the Woodside Farm Creamery, 1310 Little Baltimore Road, Hockessin, DE 19707.  Directions and map at  Refer all questions to  Cell 302 605 6513.  $2 off ice cream to all musicians.  Everyone welcome.
Brandywine Dulcimer Fellowship in the Grace Lutheran Church at Route 41 and Graves Lane, Hockessin, DE 19707. All acoustic instruments welcome, including lap dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, banjo, fiddle, guitar, flute, recorder. 1st Friday of each month 7:30 PM.  For more information contact Bill Collins Phone: 302-762-6270
Delaware Friends of Folk "Pickin-In". Blue Earl Brewry 210 Artesan Dr. Smyrna DE 19977 This is an Acoustic Folk event. Songs to Share. 2nd Saturday of each month 12 P. M.  For more information call (302) 465-0805.

The Music School of Delaware Monthly Bluegrass & Old Time Jam, is held the 3rd Saturdays of each month at The Music School of Delaware, 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, DE 19802. For more information, go to or e-mail Rich Myers at

 1st and 2nd Satudays, White Oak Jam (Lancaster County): At the White Oak Campground, 3156 White Oak Rd Strasburg, PA. . All other Saturdays, it will be held at the Quarryville, Presbyterian Home, 625 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, PA (also from 2-5.  For additional information phone (717) 687-6207 or e-mail 

Chaplin's Music Cafe Bluegrass Jam in Spring City (Chester County), PA. $3 or $5 with your BYOB. 1st Thursday of every month 7-10 p.m. Hosted by Ted The Fiddler.   For details see Or contact Brad Haberle
Downingtown (Chester County) Acoustic Guitar Jam.  Despite the name, they accept other instruments such as bass, mandolin, fiddle, etc. The Monthly Acoustic Guitar Jam Group is for any skill level.  Monthly on 3rd Saturday or Sunday. 6-9 p.m.  Location: Downingtown Friends Meeting House Downingtown. PA.  You will need to join the meetup website to attend and check for any date changes.

Bluegrass jam at Walter Burke's house every Wednesday night, 7- 10 pm.  All levels welcome. Fiddle tunes, Gospel Bluegrass, and traditional bluegrass. Location close to Rt 841 and Rt 896. For information contact Walter Burke 117 Liberti Lane Lincoln University PA 19352 302-690-9069.
Bluegrass and Old Time Jam 2 pm to 4 pm every 4th Saturday of the Month at The Oxford Arts Alliance 38th South 3rd St. Oxford PA. 19363.  All Skill Levels welcomed.  $5 entry fee.  For information call 610 467 0301
A folk and bluegrass jam 7 to 10 PM, the second Friday of each month at the Haycock Township Community Center in Quakertown, PA. The address is: 1014 Old Bethlehem Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951-2915.  ALL ARE WELCOME.  Donations are welcome.  Refreshments available.  For more information, email Rich Laughlin at

Old time jam at the Spring Hollow Golf Course (Route 724 near Bridge street) Spring City, Pa. This is a strictly old time (& gospel jam).  1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. 6 to 9 p.m.  For more info contact Ron at
Fitzwater Station Old Time Jam the 1st Wednesday of month 7 - 9pm at 264 Canal St, Phoenixville, PA 19460.  For information visit Organizer: Elyssa Hilton

Additional information on Philadelphia jams can be found at

The Abbaye Bluegrass Jam is on the last Monday of the month from 7 - 11 pm at 637 N 3rd St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123. For more information Contact: Matt Thomas
Holmesburg Bluegrass & Country Jam. The MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
In warm weather it meets at Jenkintown Town Square Gazebo at 307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046. Thursday 8 – 10:30 PM.  For more information visit  All Player levels are welcome.
Center City Bluegrass Jam at Chris' Jazz Cafe 1421 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102,  3rd Wednesday of each month 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Mermaid Inn Old Time Jam 1st Tuesday 8 - 11pm at 7673 Germantown Ave. in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.  For information Organizer: Carl Baron, email
Main Line Medium Bluegrass Jam is being helid every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Radnor United Methodist Church
  Start time is 7PM.  For more information contact or telephone 610 449 4584.
Philadelphia Folksong Society (PFSS) Monthly Sing. These sings are very folky in nature.  Saturday Nights Location rotates among homes.  You should be a member of the PFSS to attend regularly but you can attend one or two before actually joining. See

The Main Line Old Time jam at the Gryphon Cafe is no longer active.

Gogjjo Old Time jam every Wednesday 8 - 11pm at Gojjo (2nd floor, out back if it's warm) 4540 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143, <>  Organizers: Linda Moskowitz & John Salmon

At The Barn - JAM 2000 Harris Mill Rd Parkton, MD. Every 7 Days Until December 17, 2017 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Details at
Franklintown Jam Franklintown Fire Hall 2 Miles south of Dillsburg on Rt 194 $2 admission.  Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Repeats Every Week Until December 21, 2017.  Details at
Carroll Township Community Center Jam at the Carroll Township Community Center Shermans Dale, PA.  Fridays 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Every Week Until December 29, 2017.  Details at  Call 582-2312 for directions.

 MOM's Bluegrass jam Doylestown - Maxwell's On Main, 37 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. Thursday 7:30 PM.  Please check the events page for further details.  All welcome.

Doylestown Jam Location: German Hungarian Sportsmens Club, 1622 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown PA.  Monthly Jam Location: Maxwell's On Main, 37 North Main Street, Doylestown PA.  Wednesday Evening starting around 7:30 PM for a fun, and entertaining evening.  Please check the events page for further details. Ben at
Ponco Folk Song Society Jam at the Quality Inn, 1220 Main St., Stroudsburg, Pa.  If you play an instrument, please bring it along and join one of the many jams.  Admission is $7 ($6 for members). Membership is $10.00 per year and you can purchase here via PayPal.  1st Sunday of Month, Stage Shows 12:30 – 5 PM.  For info 570-420-1000.

Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association. at the Plainfield Township Fire Company,6480 Sullivan Trail, Wind Gap, PA.  2nd Sunday September – April  Doors open 10:30 AM. Open Stage 12:30 - 5PM.  Info:

Acoustic Jam hosted by Dave Fry at Vargtimmen King Koffee, 506 Chestnut St., Emmaus, Pa.  Bring your instrument and a favorite song or two, any style, for some pickin' and singin' with host Dave Fry!  Every 4th Thursday 7- 9 PM.    For information  All skill levels are welcome!

Join Fred Gilmartin and friends for a fine music circle in the tradition at Godfrey Daniels  7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem, PA. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:30 to 10 pm except Summer - Bluegrass jam.  Information at or contact Fred at,
The Old-Time Jam is hosted by Tom and Betty Druckenmiller at Godfrey Daniels 7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem, PA.  1st Tuesday of each month Old Time Jam.  Information at
Godfrey Daniels at 7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem, PA. Presents Blues, Swing, Irish Seisiún and Songwriters Workshops.  For Information on specific dates and times at

Washington House Blue Grass Jam: Main Street, Sellersville, PA.  1st & 3rd Tuesdays 8 to 11 p.m.  For details contact Ed Lick at or see

For jams in the Greater Washington, D.C. area visit DC Bluegrass website at
DC Bluegrass Union VFW Bluegrass Jam is held on the First and Third Monday of the month from 7:00-10:00 PM, at: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 350 6420 Orchard Ave., Takoma Park, MD.  For more information contact: VFW Post 350: 301-270-8008 or Barb Diederich <>.  There are FAQ at .
The VFW Post is at the corner of Orchard Ave. and 4th Ave., just a few blocks from the intersection of New Hampshire Ave. and Eastern Ave. 

The Eastern Shore Bluegrass Association hosts concerts and pick-ins at the Marydel Fire Hall in Marydel, DE 2nd Sunday of each month at 1 p.m.  For info Call (410) 648-5366 or on facebook at Eastern Shore Bluegrass Association.  There is no charge for first time visitors.
Beans in the Belfry Bluegrass Jam. Is held the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month. 3-6 p.m.  and the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:30-9 p.m. at 122 West Potomac St Brunswick MD.  Bluegrass musicians are cordially invited to jam with other bluegrass lovers in this cozy family friendly venue.  No Cover.  For information: call 301-834-7178 and
Arcadia Bluegrass Jam & open stage at the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company Activities Building, 5415 Arcadia Ave., Upperco, Maryland 21155 is held Every Wednesday night.  Doors open at 6 p.m.  For more details see.
The Baltimore old time jam every other Tuesday night of the month slow jam starting at 7 pm an fast jam at 8:15pm at the Five and Dime Ale House, 901 W 36 St, Baltimore, Maryland 21211.  This facility also hosts a Bluegrass Jam on the other Tuesdays.  For more details, email The Facebook group: Baltimore Old Time Jam Faceboook Group, or
Baltimore Bluegrass MeetUp Group. Meets at the Victory Villa Community Center at 404 Compass Rd. at the corner of Compass Rd. & Martin Blvd. in Middle River, MD.  See website for details and to sign up. For details Contact Arnold Dickens at or


Kevin Justice's Bluegrass Jam at Stubini's Tavern South, 270 Shell Rd (Rt. 130), Carney's Point, NJ 08069.  3rd Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. Fall and winter months.  To confirm call the Tavern 856-299-8920. or e-mail 

Albert Hall – 131 Wells Mills Road (Rt. 532) Waretown, NJ Jamming on the Picking Porch and in the Picking Shed is held Saturday 6:30 PM. For information visit

An Old-Time open jam session is held at Mannion’s Pub and Restaurant in Somerville, NJ on 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening of every month.
Starting time is 7:30 p.m.
SJARMS meets at the Medford Memorial Community Center at 21 South Main Street on 2nd Monday of month at 7:00 pm-9:30 p.m.  For Additional information at
A Stage Show and Jam is held at Embury United Methodist Church, Little Silver, NJ the 3rd Sunday of Month Sept thru May.  1 p.m. Until 5 p.m.   $4 forBOTMA members, $8 for Nonmembers.  Visit
The Princeton Bluegrass meetup is held at Small World Coffee 14 Witherspoon St. Princeton, NJ on the 2nd Sunday of month 7 p.m. For more information seach on facebook for Princeton Bluegrass Jam Group.  All stringed instruments are welcome.
An Open Folk Jam (Fiddle Tunes - Old Time – Bluegrass) at Birdhouse Center for the Arts 7 Main St. Lambertville, NJ on the last Wednesday of month 8 p.m.  Information at  $10 Suggested Donation. All Playing Levels welcome.

A traditional bluegrass jam is held on the 4th Sunday of the month from 2 to 4:30 pm at Pino's 13 North 4th Avenue in Highland Park NJ.08904.  For more information contact Marie Austin at