Play and sing with other folks. 10am-noon every Saturday morning. Each week has a different theme. All ages and abilities welcome. All jam hosts are encouraged to start each jam with slow tempo, basic chords, and familiar songs with only 3-4 chords. Listeners and appreciators also welcome!
1st Saturdays – Ukuleles!
Any type of ukulele is welcome. Bring songbooks or songs if you’d like but none are required. Lots of singing and strumming is encouraged. We’ll go around in a circle and everyone has the opportunity to lead a song if they’d like.
2nd Saturdays – Old-Time
Old-Time means mostly fiddle tunes. You’ll find guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and clawhammer banjo players here. Often our host is Sarah Cagley, fantastic fiddle player, clogger, and long time Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA) member. We start our jams slow and in the key of G (chords G, C, D, Em and maybe Am and Bm) always playing each tune at full speed before moving on to the next tune.
3rd Saturdays – Americana
Anything from Bob Dylan to the Lumineers, Gillian Welch to Taylor Swift. Anything goes – any instrument, cover songs and originals. We’ll go around in a circle and everyone has the opportunity to lead a song if they’d like. Our host is often singer/songwriter and co-founder of The Warming House – John Louis.
4th Saturdays – Community Sing
Don’t play an instrument but love to sing? Come on down and share melodies or harmonies. We will use the book “Rise Up Singing” and possibly “Rise Again” – bring them if you have them. We will have a couple of copies here. You can order them from our favorite neighborhood bookstore: Magers & Quinn. Our host is singer/songwriter and co-founder of The Warming House – Brianna Lane.
All Community Events are FREE and open to the public.
$5-20 donation encouraged but not required.