Slow Jams for Beginners – Last Tuesday of each Month

In addition to the regular jam, on the last Tuesday of each month, there will be a “Slow Jam” for beginners from 7pm to 8pm in another session room. At Quinault Baptist Church, 5400 W Canal , Kennewick, WA.

Please come join us!

Beginning Bluegrass Jamming Class – May 17th

Join us at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, WA May 17th, 2014 from 10 am to noon for a beginning Bluegrass class. This event is for players with some experience (able to play basic chords on instrument or simple melodies) who are looking to grow skill sets to become comfortable playing with other instruments in Bluegrass jam situations. We will work on on chord changes and common Bluegrass songs. Students should have access to a mandolin, guitar, fiddle, banjo or dobro (typical Bluegrass instruments) to use in class and for practice, and a three ring binder.

Bands Announced for the 2014 Bluegrass Festival

We are pleased to announce that our bands for the 2014 festival are firmed up.

John Reischman and the Jaybirds, The Sweet Lowdown, North Country, and Rural Delivery.

Bluegrass Jams Begin January 2, 7:00pm

We’re having some difficulties putting things on the calendar right now.  The Bluegrass jam will be Thursday, January 2, 2014, 7pm, at Pasco First Christian Church, 1624 W. Marie St., Pasco, WA.  The Tuesday night jam (all but the 3rd Tuesday) starts up again on January 7, 2014, at Quinault Baptist Church.  See you at the jams!

June 14, 2014 is a Free Day at Washington State Parks

We were pleased to find out  that June 14, 2014, will be a free day at all Washington State Parks.  That means you do not have to worry about paying a $10 access fee, nor do you need a discover pass to enter the park on that day.  All you need is a festival ticket.

Also, if you are a ticket holder for the festival, we have agreed to pay State parks your $10 daily access fee for your car (if you do not already have an annual discover pass) on June 13 and June 15.  We don’t want any  festival attendee to have to worry about extra charges above and beyond the cost of the festival ticket.

November 30th Bluegrass Jam at La Villa Espresso

Bluegrass Jam, November 30,  2013:  3:00-6:30pm at La Villa Espresso, 5025 N Road 68, Pasco WA.  This welcoming coffee shop has  invited us for a return visit with a  Bluegrass Jam the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Please drop in for jamming  or to listen. This locally owned business is always super supportive of community events.   Let’s all return the favor by filling this establishment with music and our smiling faces!

Winter Acoustic Show December 28

We are presenting our free annual acoustic open mike show on December 28, at the Richland Community Center. Doors open at 5pm, and the show will be from 6pm to 9:15pm.  Musician signups start at 5:30pm.  As in past years,  we will not allow music stands, written music, or song lyrics on the stage.   Bring finger foods to share.  We will also have a jam room available.

President’s Letter is in the Members Area

President Nancy B. has written a “president’s letter” for the members.  Go to the “members area”  to view it.  If you are a member and don’t know your login and password,  hit the “contact ” button and we will reply and give it to you. We are going to try and get a little more active in the members area, and will let you know on the front page when something new is here..

Thanks for the fall campout

We had a great time at the fall campout. The weather was outstanding, and everyone commented on how great the site was for a group event.  As usual, the Dutch Oven food was the best, and we all had a lot of food.  The musicians got a real workout with a 10 hour jam on Saturday.  Thanks to all who attended, and we hope for a “do again” next year.

The Richland Gardens Jam is cancelled

Due to a lack of participation by the residents in the third Tuesday open mike style jam at Richland Gardens Assisted Living Center, we have decided to cancel that event.  We will still be doing Tuesday night jams on all but the third Tuesday at Quinault Baptist Church on Canal Blvd. in Kennewick.