Places to Jam

Looking for a place to play with others? Jams are open to the public, but musical tastes and etiquette vary from place to place.

Events are weekly unless noted. A call or email may be advisable before your first visit, especially to check holiday and weather schedules. We apologize for any errors in the list, please let us know of any changes.

  • SUN 4-6 PM
    Irish, St. Paul, Center for Irish Music, 836 Prior Ave N, Pat Lyles, lyles1981@gmail.com, Beginner/intermediate session
  • SUN, 6-8 PM,
    Irish, St. Paul, Center for Irish Music, 836 Prior Ave N, John McCormick, johnmcc1431@yahoo.com, Advanced session
  • SUN 1st/month, 2-5 PM — On Summer Hiatus
    Roots, Red Wing, Artist Sanctuary, 502 West Ave, David Vincent, dvincentmando@gmail.com
  • SUN 3rd/month
    3-4:30 PM, Scandinavian, St Paul, Shadow Falls Park, 30 N Mississippi River Blvd, Marilyn McGriff, mmcg844@gmail.com
  • SUN 1-3 PM
    Old-time, Waconia, Mocha Monkey, 115 S Olive St, David Strei, dave.strei@gmail.com, Beginner session
  • MON 2nd/month, 11:00 AM
    Bluegrass, Pine River, Lifehouse Coffee, 306 Barclay Ave, Dick Kimmel, kimmel@newulmtel.net
  • MON 2nd+4th/month, 7-9 PM
    Bluegrass, Spring Lake Park, Torg Brewing, 8421 University Ave NE, Tom Kleinert, teekaymn@gmail.com
  • MON 3rd/month, 6:30-9:30 PM
    All genres, Minneapolis, Utepils Brewing, 225 Thomas Ave N, Al Boyce, alboyce@comcast.net
  • TUE, 6-8 PM
  • Bluegrass fiddle tunes, Minneapolis, American Legion #234, 3751 Minnehaha Ave, Matt Jensen, mattjensen1@gmail.com, All levels welcome
  • TUE, 7-10 PM
    All genres, St Paul, Books for Africa, 717 Prior Ave N, Roger Anderson,  roger.did.anderson@gmail.com
  • TUE, 6-7:30 PM
    Midwest fiddle tunes, St Paul, Edgcumbe Recreation Center, 320 Griggs St S, Michael Sawyer, minnesotafiddle@yahoo.com, Old upper midwest fiddle tunes
  • TUE, 7PM
  • Bluegrass, Buffalo, Hayes Public House & Taproom, 112 1st St, chbrakob@icloud.com, hayespublichouse@gmail.com
  • TUE, 3rd/month, 7-8:30 PM
    Folk, Northfield, Hot Spot Music, 801 Division St S, Helen Forsythe, hlnfrsth@gmail.com, Beginner friendly slow jam folk, bluegrass, old-time
  • WED 7-9 PM
    Bluegrass, Duluth, Sir Benedicts Tavern, 805 E Superior St, Josh Stotts, josh@sir-bens.com
  • WED 9:30-11:30 AM
    Old-time, Maple Plain, Black Water Café, 5159 US-12, Eugene Willms, gene.willms@gmail.com
  • WED 6-8 PM
    Bluegrass, Minneapolis, American Legion #234, 3751 Minnehaha Ave, Matt Jensen, mattjensen1@gmail.com, Beginner jam
  • WED 3rd/month, 6:00 PM
    Bluegrass, Hackensack, Union Congregational Church, 401 Lake Ave, Dick Kimmel, kimmel@newulmtel.net
  • THU 7-9 PM
    Celtic, Duluth, Sir Benedicts Tavern, 805 E Superior St, Josh Stotts, josh@sir-bens.com
  • THU, 2-4 PM
    All genres, St Paul Park, American Legion #98, 328 Broadway Ave, Doug Chasar, dchasar@att.net
  • FRI, 6-8 PM
    Irish, St Paul, The Dubliner Pub, 2162 University Ave, Tom Quinn, tom.quinn@me.com, Advanced session
  • FRI, 6-8 PM
  • Bluegrass - intermediate, Minneapolis, American Legion #234, 3751 Minnehaha Ave, Dan Soneson, dan.soneson@gmail.com
  • SAT, 9:30-11:30 AM
  • Old-Time, St Paul, Mim’s Cafe, 1435 Cleveland Ave N, Robin Fox, foxqx001@umn.edu
  • SAT 1st/month, 5-7 PM
    Jazz, Duluth, Duluth Folk School, 1917 W Superior St, Bryan French, bryan@duluthfolkschool
  • SAT 2nd/month, 5-7 PM
    Celtic, Duluth, Duluth Folk School, 1917 W Superior St, Bryan French, bryan@duluthfolkschool
  • SAT 3rd/month, 5-7 PM
    Acoustic, Duluth, Duluth Folk School, 1917 W Superior St, Bryan French, bryan@duluthfolkschool
  • SAT 4th/month, 5-7 PM
    Old-Time, Duluth, Duluth Folk School, 1917 W Superior St, Bryan French, bryan@duluthfolkschool
  • SAT, 10AM-12PM
    All genres, Mahtomedi, Extreme Temps or Call for Location, Jr: 651-777-7509; Ken: 651-707-3133, mnrover@juno.com

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