Upcoming Bluegrass Related Events

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Harry Smith Frolic

Camp Kiwanee Camp Kiwanee Road, Hanson, MA

Camping and old time jam weekend in Greenfield, MA On the Green River at Camp Keewanee, Greenfield, Mass. July 12-14, 2024 Friday 5pm through Sunday 5pm (No early birds! Day Camp in session weekdays) Suggested donation: $40/weekend or $20/day Summer day camp facilities including: •Unfurnished cabins to play music in (no beds) •Bathrooms and showers •Picnic pavilion & basketball court •Camping and parking on flat ground •Frolicking in the Green River •Swimming Pool open select hours Saturday Morning Secular River Immersions Potluck Saturday Night & Midnight Reenactment Vol. 2 Harry Smith Anthology This volume has everything: fiddle & string band tunes, cajun, gospel, blues, shape note. So study up!

$40
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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.

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JP Jam

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

Old Time Jam at The Burren

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.

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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.

Zoe and Cloyd with Evan Murphy

The Burren 247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA

Zoe & Cloyd - The innovative “klezgrass” music of Zoe & Cloyd springs from the rich traditions and complementary styles of fiddler/vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist John Cloyd Miller. Descending from a lineage of klezmer and jazz musicians, Natalya trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts before moving south in 2004. John, a twelfth generation North Carolinian and grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler, Jim Shumate, is a 1st place winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest and the Hazel Dickens Songwriting Contest. Based in Asheville, NC, Natalya and John are also experienced educators and are both instructors in the traditional music program at Warren Wilson College. With B.B. Bowness and Nate Sabat. Evan Murphy opens. $20 advance; $25 at the door.

$20
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Bluegrass Tuesdays at Lily P’s Fried Chicken & Oysters

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

Bluegrass Tuesdays began in Central Square in Cambridge in September of 1993 and has since grown to host regional and national artists on stage and serve as a weekly gathering place for the local bluegrass community. For 27 years, Tuesday Night Bluegrass at The Cantab Lounge was hosted by Geoff Bartley, about whom reviewer Nate Dow wrote, “If Massachusetts were ever to appoint a Folk Laureate, the honor would have to go to the one and only Geoff Bartley." Geoff welcomed nationally-known bluegrass artists to the stage such as Dale Ann Bradley, Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, David Grier, Missy Raines, Jim Hurst, Chris Jones, Molly Tuttle, and the late James King. Bluegrass Tuesdays have also been a place where many bluegrass musicians have met and “cut their teeth”, including members of The Infamous Stringdusters, Crooked Still, Della Mae, The Gibson Brothers, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Po' Ramblin' Boys, Mile Twelve, and Joy Kills Sorrow. Bluegrass Tuesdays are now hosted by Tony Watt and held at chef Chris Parsons' restaurant Lily P's Fried Chicken & Oysters in Kendall Square in Cambridge.

Free
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Grain Thief Residency

The Burren 247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA

Wednesday nights in The Front Room. 5 piece stringband playing everything from bluegrass to old time to cajun to plain ol' Americana.