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July 2019

String Summit

July 18 - July 21

This year’s Northwest String Summit will take place at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon July 18 – 21. Organizers of the 18th annual “Strummit” finalized the 2019 lineup. Galactic featuring Erica Falls, Ayla Nereo, supergroup Hawktail featuring Brittany Haas, Paul Kowart, Jordan Tice and Dominick Leslie are among the additions revealed as part of the final lineup. NWSS recently announced Dark Star Orchestra will play a set dubbed “In The Spirit Of 8/27/72” honoring the Grateful Dead’s August 27,…

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Darrington Blue Grass Festival

July 19 - July 21

The Pacific Northwest's oldest running bluegrass festival. The Darrington Bluegrass Festival started in 1977 and is going strong, drawing over 7,000 people each year. The Darrington Bluegrass Music Park sits at the foot of Whitehorse Mountain in the North Cascade Mountains just three miles form the small town of Darrington, WA

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Pickin’ on Mitchell – Mitchell, OR

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tiger Town Brewing, 108 W. Main St.
Mitchell, OR 97750 United States
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One day, four bands: Keening Foxhounds Buffalo Kin Leon Whistler Greasewood Blarney   The event will take place on the Outside Stage at Tiger Town Brewing in Mitchell, OR. The bands perform from 4 to 8 pm followed by an open jam session from 8 pm till ?? $5.00 donation at door  

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OBA Roseburg Chapter Jam

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2019

Sutherlin Senior Center, 202 E. Central Ave.
Sutherlin, 97479
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Free

Third Sunday Jam is always from 1 to 4:30 pm at Sutherlin Senior Center, 202 East Central Avenue, Sutherlin, OR. Open to listeners and pickers alike. All levels encouraged. Refreshments. Donations kindly accepted. Sponsored by the OBA - Roseburg Chapter. Ample paved parking in back. Handicapped parking accessible. INFO: Lizzie at 541-679-0553

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Strings in Sisters Jam

July 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until October 21, 2019

Sisters Library, 110 N Cedar Street
Sisters, OR 97759 United States
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Free

We call our group “Strings In Sisters” and have been meeting here since August 2016. We normally meet on the third Sunday of each month from 1:30 -3:30 p.m. at the Sisters Library. (As you enter Sisters, turn right on Locust St – just past the elementary school and across from The Pump House service station and Hop & Brew. Turn left on E Cascade – the first left, right on Cedar.) Our main focus is on bluegrass, folk, and…

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Portland Bluegrass Sunday Jam

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Ladd Taphouse, 2239 SE 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Every Sunday from 2 to 5 pm, beginning May 26, 2019. This is an ongoing jam (for the past 8 years in the Hollywood district, Columbia River Brewing, O’Neill pub. Biddy’s). Open to all ages and levels acoustic only. The Ladd Taphouse has a full menu, over 40 taps, and full bar.

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Rambling Bluegrass Jam (Beaverton)

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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except Christmas day
Papa’s Pizza Parlor 15700 N.W. Blueridge Drive Beaverton, OR 97006 (503) 531-7220, 15700 N.W. Blueridge Drive
Beaverton, OR 97006 United States
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Intermediate bluegrass jam session in banquet room.  Celebrating our 15th year at this location (2017).

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Bluegrass Jam in McMinnville

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Trade Steet Taphouse, 510 S Trade St.
Amity, 97101 United States
Free

Informal bluegrass jam every Tuesday night from 7-9:30ish.  All levels are welcome.

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Beaverton Jam

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Round Table Pizza, 10150 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
Beaverton, OR 97005 United States
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Intermediate-level jam!

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JT and Rowdy Mountain play Bluegrass Wednesday at the Gastro Mania Vault

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Vault, 7850 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, 97219 United States
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$7

Like the best gumbos, each ingredient pops with flavor, the notes hand-pressed with raw emotion and garnished with intentional love. Whether performing a classic Stanley Brothers number such as “Highway of Regret” or their own “We Ain’t Even Friends”, Rowdy Mountain makes real music and it really moves. At its core, Rowdy Mountain is Papa Paul Baczuk, a well traveled West Virginian and marine corps veteran, rooted in that mountain groove and high lonesome vocalizing. Ask nicely and you might…

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Gorgegrass

July 25 - July 28

GorgeGrass 2019 July 25th – 28th GorgeGrass, held in beautiful Stevenson Washington, features incredible bands, workshops, electric and dry camping, and much more.

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Courtyard Bluegrass Jam

July 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Weekly
White Eagle Saloon OR United States + Google Map
Free

Open, all level jam, every Thursday from 4:00 -6:00 PM at The White Eagle.

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Clackamas/Happy Valley String Along Jam: 2nd & 4th Sundays 2:15 – 5:00 pm

July 28 @ 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:15 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 20, 2020

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Bluegrass and more. Happy Valley Library (Community Room) 13793 SE Sieben Park Way, Happy Valley, OR 97015. Located off Sunnyside Rd. at SE 147th. Look for the signboard on the sidewalk near the library. For information, contact Charlie:  mels677@aol.com

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The Horsenecks play Bluegrass Wednesday at Gastro Mania!

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Vault, 7850 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, 97219 United States
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$7

Bluegrass Wednesday on July 31 will feature the Horsenecks! With roots in Portland Oregon and Liverpool England, The Horsenecks play hard-hitting and heartfelt Old Time and classic Bluegrass music. The members formed a strong musical bond after meeting at a festival in 2012 and have been performing and touring together ever since. With driving old time fiddle, three finger banjo, and classic harmony singing, they bring the music to life with a high-energy performance that has made them a well-loved…

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NEFESH MOUNTAIN

July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Avenue at Clay
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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$2.83 – $12.00

The critically acclaimed progressive string band Nefesh Mountain ingeniously blends Bluegrass and Old-Time musical stylings with cultural influences from their own Jewish heritage, reimagining a world of American roots music that is all their own. Leaders and husband and wife team Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff are at the heart of the band, pioneering this new genre alongside band members Alan Grubner, Dave Goldenberg, and Max Johnson. Their music, called “Highly eclectic” by Rolling Stone, and “Crisp, refined, timeless Bluegrass”…

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August 2019

WOTFA Fiddle Jam

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, happening 24 times

Clark County History Museum, 1511 Main Streety
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association Jam and SnackLuck open to the public. Held at the Clark County History Museum - a great venue.  First Friday every month and part of the Vancouver Arts Walk.   Generally a song circle jam, but this may vary.  Very newcomer and beginner friendly with advanced and expert fiddlers always most welcome.  Fiddles, Guitars, Mandolins and other traditional backup instruments welcome.  Audience welcome.  The Museum is open and free.  All Fiddle players and backup instruments welcome.  We…

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Train River at Mississippi Pizza

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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summer 2019
Mississippi Pizza Pub, 3550 N. Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97227 United States
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Free

Train River, a collective of accomplished Portland-area bluegrass musicians led by guitarist/mandolinist Jeffree White (Hot Club of Hawthorne), plays 1st Fridays in summer at Mississippi Pizza Pub! The show is all-ages, and there is no cover, but these hardworking pickers sure hope to earn your tips! The lineup varies, so check the individual event pages on Facebook for updates. The band usually performs as a quintet. Train River is always looking for interested talent, so get in touch! For more…

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Winlock Pickersfest

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - August 5 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 pm on day first of August, repeating indefinitely

Winolequa Park, 138 Rhodes Road North
Winlock, WA 98596 United States

The festival includes instructional workshops, open mics and plenty of pickin’ and grinnin’ and organized kids activities! Check out the website www.winlockpickersfest.com to see details about the live bands, the workshop schedule, camping details, ticket info, links and more.

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Klamath Falls Bluegrass Jam

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Mia’s and Pia’s Pizzeria and Brewhouse, 3545 Summers Landw
Klamath Falls, OR 97603 United States
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A monthly bluegrass jam on the First Sunday at 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

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Jon Cooper Bluegrass Jam

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

La Sierra Mexican Grill, 1111 Oregon 99W
Dundee, OR 97115 United States
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Free

An open bluegrass and old time country jam is held at La Sierra Mexican Grill in Dundee Oregon on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.  This jam is dedicated to the memory of Jon Cooper who kicked it off many years ago, but passed on himself in 2015.  The pickers average intermediate in skill level, but the jam is open and encouraging to all skill levels. Please contact Steve Edward (stephene47@frontier.com, ph: 503-664-6351), Ron Taylor (ron@taylorpaintingof portland.com) ,…

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Mountain Honey plays Bluegrass Wednesday at the Gastro Mania Vault

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Vault, 7850 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, 97219 United States
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$7

Bluegrass Wednesday on August 7 features Mountain Honey. Mountain Honey features Linda Leavitt (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Dee Johnson (vocals, bass), Greg Stone (vocals, guitar) and Mike Stahlman (vocals, banjo). Sweet and golden acoustic music inspired by traditional bluegrass, with driving banjo and high lonesome harmonies is what Mountain Honey offers. This all ages show starts at 7pm. Cover $7

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Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival- Medical Lake, Wa.

August 9 - August 11

About the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival Nestled in the pines on the shores of Medical Lake, Washington, the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival is quite possibly the best summertime bluegrass experience in the Northwest. With it's pristine location, warm Eastern Washington summer weather, stellar lineup of world-class and regional bands, and bargain-basement price, it's no wonder folks all over the Northwest Bluegrass scene are buzzing about us. Since its inception in 2002, Blue Waters has brought some of the biggest names…

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Mt. St.Helen’s Bluegrass Festival

August 9 - August 11
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Mount Saint Helens Bluegrass Festival August 9 - 11, 2019 Toledo High School TShow Promo­ter: The Washington Bluegrass Association Show Dir.: General Cothren Show Dir. Ph.: Join to Days/­Hours Open: Fri 4pm‑10pm, Sat 9am‑10pm, Sun 9am‑2pm Ad­mission: $20 - $35 ... Join to read more At the Toledo High School where a little bit of bluegrass heaven happens. It's time for pickin' and grinnin' until you finally have to get some rest to get started again. Open Mic Friday, Band…

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Clackamas/Happy Valley String Along Jam: 2nd & 4th Sundays 2:15 – 5:00 pm

August 11 @ 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:15 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 27, 2020

OR United States + Google Map

Bluegrass and more. Happy Valley Library (Community Room) 13793 SE Sieben Park Way, Happy Valley, OR 97015. Located off Sunnyside Rd. at SE 147th. Look for the signboard on the sidewalk near the library. For information, contact Charlie:  mels677@aol.com

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Slipshod plays bluegrass Wednesday at the Gastro Mania Vault at 7pm

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Vault, 7850 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, 97219 United States
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$7

This week Bluegrass Wednesday will feature Slipshod. Slipshod is Matt Snook (dobro and banjo) and Steve Blanchard (guitar and mandolin). They met a number of years ago as part of the Northwest Bluegrass community and became fast friends and picking partners. They have similar musical styles, yet they draw on many different influences like Gordon Lightfoot, Norman Blake, Simon and Garfunkel, and Tim O'Brien, to name a few.  Slipshod formed in 2012. These musicians enjoy entertaining audiences with both their…

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Bannock County Bluegrass Festival

August 16 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 18, 2019

Bannock County Event Center Pocatello, ID 83201 United States + Google Map
$10.00 – $40.00

This is a three day Bluegrass Music Festival, featuring 8 fantastic Bluegrass bands. We have headlining our festival, The Dave Adkins Band from Kentucky.  Asso featuring Lockwood, The Red Desert Ramblers, The Wild Coyotes, Dry Buck, Panhandle Polecats, Fiddle Express and

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Jon Cooper Bluegrass Jam

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 16, 2020

La Sierra Mexican Grill, 1111 Oregon 99W
Dundee, OR 97115 United States
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An open bluegrass and old time country jam is held at La Sierra Mexican Grill in Dundee Oregon on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.  This jam is dedicated to the memory of Jon Cooper who kicked it off many years ago, but passed on himself in 2015.  The pickers average intermediate in skill level, but the jam is open and encouraging to all skill levels. Please contact Steve Edward (stephene47@frontier.com, ph: 503-664-6351), Ron Taylor (ron@taylorpaintingof portland.com) ,…

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Whiskey Deaf plays Bluegrass Wednesday

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Vault, 7850 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, 97219 United States
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$7

The series of “Bluegrass Wednesday’s” continues August 21 with Whiskey Deaf at the Gastro Mania Vault in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $7 cover. Whiskey Deaf is Annie Staninec & John Kael and friends Annie Staninec has been playing fiddle since the age of four, and can rattle your teeth with a bluegrass breakdown, tug at your soul on a lonesome ballad, or kick you out of your seat with a cajun two-step. She’s toured the world and recorded with renowned artists…

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Rainier Bluegrass Pickin’ Party

August 22 - August 25

The 27th Annual Rainier Bluegrass Pickin’ Party! Come enjoy a wonderful weekend with friends, old and new. There is lots of pickin’, an open-mic on Friday, eight bands on stage Saturday, a gospel show on Sunday and other activities in town including a parade (we have our own entry). For more information, including early camping, please visit www.RainierPickinParty.com.

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MISSY RAINES TRIO

August 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Avenue at Clay
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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$2.83 – $15

From her tenure playing with The Claire Lynch Band, Eddie Adcock, Josh Graves, Jim Hurst, Kenny Baker, and Jesse McReynolds to her 7 International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year awards, Missy Raines has proven herself without doubt as an iconic bluegrass instrumentalist. But with her newest release, Royal Traveller, Raines has stepped into the spotlight as a songwriter for the first time. The album digs deep into Raines’ family life and her upbringing in West Virginia. Featuring…

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OBA Picker’s Fest and Retreat

August 23 - August 25
Zig Zag Mountain Farm, 70220 E. Highway 26
Zigzag, OR 97049 United States
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$45.00

Welcome to the 12th edition of the OBA Picker's Fest at the Zigzag Mountain Farm. The Zigzag Mountain Farm is a beautiful 50 acre mountain paradise with the original homestead farmhouse, wood fired hot tub, camp sites in the woods, space for RVs (self- contained), organic garden and trees to play under. And it's only an hours drive from Portland. The action begins on Friday afternoon, August 23rd, whenever you get there to set up your campsite. Food for the…

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The John Montgomery Band plays Bluegrass Wednesday

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Vault, 7850 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, 97219 United States
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$7

Bluegrass Wednesday features the John Montgomery Band at the Gastro Mania Vault. The John Montgomery Band is a bluegrass band based in Portland, Oregon. The band is known for its authentic traditional vocal presentation of the genre and includes some of the best instrumentalists in the area. While the band reaches into the past to call on the pioneers of the style, it’s not unusual to hear a modern influence in the arrangements of bluegrass standards. The band is made…

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September 2019

FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN

September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Avenue at Clay
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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$15

With chops so hot, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen were named IBMA’s 2016 Instrumental Group of the Year for the second time, with a third nomination in 2017. Their critically acclaimed album Cold Spell earned a 2015 GRAMMY nomination for Best Bluegrass Album of the Year, yet the accolades don’t end there. Solivan, with banjoist Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, award-winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, simmer a progressive bluegrass stew of infinite instrumental,…

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March 2020

Bluegrass Jam in McMinnville

March 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Hotel Oregon (McMenamins), 310 NE Evans St.
McMinnville, OR 97128 United States
Free

Informal bluegrass jam every Tuesday night from 7-9:30ish.  All levels are welcome.

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December 2020

The O’Neill Pub Jam

December 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

O’Neill Public House, (formerly Biddy McGraw's) 6000 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR United States

Formerly Turn Key Bluegrass Jam. Open to all ages and levels with beginner-friendly core of intermediate players, good vibes, good food, full bar. Every Sunday, 2-5 p.m.

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