Jams and Picking Parties


Bluegrass Tuesdays at Lily P’s Jams

Lily P's Fried Chicken & Oysters 50 Binney St., Cambridge, MA

In addition to the weekly concerts at Lily P's there is a lot of jamming happening all over the restaurant and outside. Also: Beginner & Intermediate Bluegrass Jams at Lily P’s There are now three distinct jams scheduled nearly every week: (1) The weekly Beginner-to-Intermediate Bluegrass Jam continues to meet nearly every Tuesday starting at 5:15 pm at Lily P's (but you'll have to email me at [email protected] to be sure). This is a "teacher-directed" jam where we never know what songs we're going to play, but we're limited to no instrumentals and no very fast nor very complex songs. (2) The Intermediate Bluegrass Jam hosted by Kelley meets every week starting at 6:30 pm. This jam is likely suitable for those who have some experience jamming already and can play songs and tunes, recognize chord changes, and play well with others. (3) The Int/Adv Bluegrass Jam hosted by Wayne usually starts at 7 pm. This jam typically evolves out of the Intermediate Jam and then moves out back unless the weather is nice enough to play outside. For more information about any of these jams, please email me at [email protected]


Tuftonboro Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Jam session

The Old White Church, Center Tuftonboro, NH

The weekly Tuftonboro Country, Bluegrass & Gospel Music Jam Session continues at the historic Old White Church of Center Tuftonboro every Tuesday from 6:30 until about 9:30 pm.  Fans of country, bluegrass and gospel music are invited to enjoy an evening of music. There is no admission charge, a donation is requested to help cover operational expenses.  The Church is located on Route 109A, just across from the Tuftonboro General Store & Post Office.  Everyone is invited to attend the jam session while enjoying cookies and a cup of coffee.  For more info call Joe at 569-3861.


Bluegrass Jam at The Bebop

The Bebop 1116 Boylston St, Boston, MA

Bring your instrument and play some tunes with this talented bunch of bluegrass musicians! Or just come to eat and drink at The Bebop Boston. Every Wednesday 9-midnight.


Concord Open Bluegrass Jam

The Concord Conservatory of Music 1317 Main Street, Concord, MA

The Concord Open Bluegrass Jam is a weekly, community driven jam session that prides itself in being an open space for local musicians and music-lovers to socially engage and create music together. Maxfield Anderson leads the group through vocal songs and instrumental tunes from a variety of musical traditions, including bluegrass, old time, classic country and western, blues, swing, and beyond. Musicians are encouraged—never required—to bring in songs to play with the group. The Jam is open to acoustic musicians including voice, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, dobro, bass, cello, harmonica, etc. and at all levels, as well as community members who wish to listen and enjoy the beautiful sanctuary. The Jam is open to the public. A $10 suggested donation is greatly appreciated! Thank you. July 11, 18 August 1, 29


Bluegrass Brunch at The Bebop

The Bebop 1116 Boylston St, Boston, MA

Join us for some mimosa's and breakfast while listening to your favorite bluegrass tunes! Feel free to bring your instruments and join in! Hosted by Dan Africk.

Brookline Old Time Jam

st pauls episcopal church 79 Cross St., Gardner, MA

Held every Sunday 1-3 in either St Paul's Church inside or along the Charles River at Herter Park. Hosted by Andrew Tanis We get together and play old-time music. During the warmer months we meet outdoors at Herter Park Boston, MA. Once it's cold we meet indoors in Brookline, MA. Join us if you play fiddle, clawhammer banjo, guitar, cello, bass, mandolin, ukulele, autoharp, pennywhistle or anything else, or join us to listen and/or dance. Check for weekly details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427113585480922


JP Jam

Mostly bluegrass jam at the Jamaica Pond boathouse when the weather is nice.


Old Time Jam

The Burren 247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA

Long-standing, weekly Sunday night old time jam led by Alan Kaufman and friends in the Front Room.