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Important Dates for Major Festivals

for dates of local/smaller (but no less important) happenings read on down the email which is organized by date
 
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2017
 
September 8-10, 2017 - Stephen Foster Old Time Music Weekend
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096 - www.floridastateparks.org

October 13-15, 2017 - Florida State Fiddler's Convention
Sertoma Youth Ranch - https://flafiddlers.wordpress.com/annual-convention/
Special Guest Eddie Bond

October 14-15, 2017 - 20th Annual Lake County Folk Festival
Eustis Florida - http://lakecountyfolkfest.org/

 
November 4-5, 2017 - Barberville Fall Jamboree 
Fall Jamboree festival at the Settlement - applications now up/available
http//folkfiddle.com/barber.htm


2018

February 9th-10th, 2018 - Mt. Dora
Central FL Dulcimer and Autoharp Festival - info TBA

February 22-25, 2018 - Homosassa
6th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat -  with Bing Futch, Guy & Sharrie George and Richard Ash.  Sponsored by Folkcraft Instruments.  23 workshops in mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, Native American flute, ukulele, pennywhistle and repertoire-building.  Join the Manatee Orchestra and perform in the Saturday night concert, plus lots of jamming and relaxing on the Homosassa River. Visit http://floridagulfcoastdulcimerretreat.blogspot.com/ for more info!
 
March 9-11, 2018 - Brooksville - Will McLean Festival 
Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville.  www.willmclean.com

April 21-22, 2018 - Ormond Beach - 8th Annual Celtic Festival 
Save the Dates! - www.ormondbeachcelticfestival.com
 


Local Happenings
 
 
2017
 
 
July 22nd (Saturday), 2017 - Howie-In-The-Hills-Yalaha Bakery-11am-2pm
La Grange (John French, Paul Smithson, Joe Ramirez, Larry Ziegenfuss) performing their Americana originals and select covers at the beautiful Yalaha Bakery!  www.lagrange.band , www.yalahabakery.com  for more info.
July 29th (Saturday), 2017 - Mt. Dora@Tremain's (Lakeside Inn -7:00-10:00pm
Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Jonathan, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired tunes in the tavern inside the Lakeside Inn - some of the best in Celtic songs and tunes
July 30th  (Sunday) - Winter Park 2:00 - 4:00pm
Name of the event - Indoor Acoustic Music Concert
Description of the event - Acoustic music featuring Brian Smalley
  with opening act Deserie and Jim  
Time & date of the event July 30, 2017 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Name & address of the venue - Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 
Admission - Suggested Donation $15/ Members $10 at the door
Phone number for the public to call regarding up-to-date information regarding
            performances - 407-679-6426

Website for the public to use - www.cffolk.org

August 5th (Saturday), 2017 - Osteen @ Osteen Diner 6:00-8:00pm
Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Dave, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired tunes in the famous Osteen Diner
195 State Rte 415, Osteen, FL 32764 - Website
August 10th (Thursday), 2017 - Jacksonville - Celtic Session -6:30pm - workshop @ 4:00pm
Monthly Celtic Session & Introduction/Beginner's Level Bodhran workshop
Bodhran workshop - 4:00pm - 5:30pm  (Chuck Spano) - no charge - if you have a drum, please bring it - may have a FEW  loaners - will cover the BASICS such as stick/tipper selection, drum selection/fit/types/care, playing posture & GOOD hand/wrist technique so as not to hurt yourself - basics of the right hand for Kerry style playing and brief mention of Top-End style - BRIEF intro for left hand technique - we'll primarily cover the reel pattern(s) in 4/4 but will also touch on hornpipes, jigs, marches, and polkas. Homework will be given!!!

Session - 6:30 - 8:30 pm (the normal monthly session will follow the workshop at the regularly scheduled time)
Magnolia's Pub. - 1190 Edgewood Ave. S.,  Jacksonville, FL 32205 - Website

Sessions held the 2nd Thursday each month and will begin at 6:30 pm
For info, contact Susan at:
Email:  Sstaton07@yahoo.com - 904-434-9481
August 13th (Sunday), 2017 - Dunnellon - 2pm
Still Friends – Strong songwriting with elements of folk, rock, bluegrass, jazz, and soul music
Sunday Sampler Concert Series - Historic Train Depot (Indoors)
12061 S Williams St - Dunnellon, FL  34432
$10 donation at the door
August 19th (Saturday), 2017 - Osteen @ Osteen Diner 6:00-8:00pm
Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Dave, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired tunes in the famous Osteen Diner
195 State Rte 415, Osteen, FL 32764 - Website
August 26th (Saturday), 2017 - Mt. Dora@Tremain's (Lakeside Inn -7:00-10:00pm
Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Jonathan, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired tunes in the tavern inside the Lakeside Inn - some of the best in Celtic songs and tunes
August 27th  (Sunday) - Winter Park 2:00 - 4:00pm
Name of the event - Indoor Acoustic Music Concert
Description of the event - Acoustic music featuring Roy Schneider with opening act
 Sandy and Sharon's Porch Revue
Time & date of the event August 27, 2017 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Name & address of the venue - Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 
Admission - Suggested Donation $15/ Members $10 at the door
Phone number for the public to call regarding up-to-date information regarding
            performances - 407-679-6426

Website for the public to use - www.cffolk.org

Sept 9th (Saturday), 2017 - Mt. Dora@Tremain's (Lakeside Inn -7:00-10:00pm
Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Jonathan, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired tunes in the tavern inside the Lakeside Inn - some of the best in Celtic songs and tunes


September 10th (Sunday), 2017 - Dunnellon - 2pm
Paul Garfinkel & Mixed Media – Contemporary acoustic folk originals
Sunday Sampler Concert Series - Historic Train Depot (Indoors)
12061 S Williams St - Dunnellon, FL  34432
$10 donation at the door


September 14th (Thursday), 2017 - Jacksonville - Celtic Session -6:30pm
Monthly Celtic Session - Magnolia's Pub. 
1190 Edgewood Ave. S. Jacksonville, FL 32205
Sessions held the 2nd Thursday each month and will begin at 6:30 pm

For info, contact Susan at:
Email:  Sstaton07@yahoo.com - 
904-434-9481

October 6th (Friday), 2017 – Eustis – Wine Cellars Uncorked  7:30pm - 10:30pm

La Grange  (John French, Paul Smithson, Joe Ramirez, Larry Ziegenfuss) performing their Americana originals and select covers in downtown Eustis during the First Friday Festival!  www.lagrange.band , www.winecellars-uncorked.com  for more info


October 8th (Sunday), 2017 - Dunnellon - 2pm
 “2PM – Florida’s premier harmony trio
Sunday Sampler Concert Series - Historic Train Depot (Indoors)
12061 S Williams St - Dunnellon, FL  34432
$10 donation at the door
October 12th (Thursday), 2017 - Jacksonville - Celtic Session -6:30pm
Monthly Celtic Session - Magnolia's Pub. 
1190 Edgewood Ave. S. Jacksonville, FL 32205
Sessions held the 2nd Thursday each month and will begin at 6:30 pm
For info, contact Susan at:
Email:  Sstaton07@yahoo.com - 904-434-9481

October 14-15th (Sat-Sunday), 2017 - Eustis - Lake County Folk Festival
http://lakecountyfolkfest.org/  - please check schedule for perf times - Hard To Port and MacNamarra's Hurrah
October 21st (Saturday), 2017 - Mt. Dora@Tremain's (Lakeside Inn -7:00-10:00pm
Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Jonathan, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired tunes in the tavern inside the Lakeside Inn - some of the best in Celtic songs and tunes
October 28th (Saturday), 2017 - Osteen @ Osteen Diner 6:00-8:00pm
Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Dave, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired tunes in the famous Osteen Diner
195 State Rte 415, Osteen, FL 32764 - Website

November 1st (Friday), 2017 – Eustis – Wine Cellars Uncorked  7:30pm - 10:30pm

La Grange (John French, Paul Smithson, Joe Ramirez, Larry Ziegenfuss) performing their Americana originals and select covers in downtown Eustis during the First Friday Festival!  www.lagrange.band , www.winecellars-uncorked.com  for more info


November 4-5th (Sat-Sunday), 2017 - Barberville - Fall

Jamboree Festival


http//folkfiddle.com/barber.htm  - please check schedule for perf times - Hard To Port and MacNamarra's Hurrah



November 9th (Thursday), 2017 - Jacksonville - Celtic

Session - 6:30pm

Monthly Celtic Session - Magnolia's Pub. 
1190 Edgewood Ave. S. Jacksonville, FL 32205
Sessions held the 2nd Thursday each month and will begin at 6:30 pm

For info, contact Susan at:
Email:  Sstaton07@yahoo.com - 
904-434-9481

November 11th (Saturday), 2017 - Mt. Dora@Tremain's

(Lakeside Inn -7:00-10:00pm

Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Jonathan, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired tunes in the tavern inside the Lakeside Inn - some of the best in Celtic songs and tunes



November 12th (Sunday), 2017 - Dunnellon - 2pm

Amy Carol Webb – Songs from the heart that will touch yours
Sunday Sampler Concert Series - Historic Train Depot (Indoors)
12061 S Williams St - Dunnellon, FL  34432
$10 donation at the door


December 9th (Saturday), 2017 - Mt. Dora@Tremain's
(Lakeside Inn -7:00-10:00pm

Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Jonathan, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired tunes in the tavern inside the Lakeside Inn - some of the best in Celtic songs and tunes


December 10th (Sunday), 2017 - Dunnellon - 2pm
Jeanie Fitchen is featured in December
Sunday Sampler Concert Series - Historic Train Depot (Indoors)
12061 S Williams St - Dunnellon, FL  34432
$10 donation at the door


December 14th (Thursday), 2017 - Jacksonville - Celtic Session -6:30pm
Monthly Celtic Session - Magnolia's Pub. 
1190 Edgewood Ave. S. Jacksonville, FL 32205
Sessions held the 2nd Thursday each month and will begin at 6:30 pm

For info, contact Susan at:
Email:  Sstaton07@yahoo.com - 
904-412-1333

December 31st (Friday), 2017 – Eustis – Wine Cellars Uncorked  9pm - 1am

La Grange (John French, Paul Smithson, Joe Ramirez, Larry Ziegenfuss) performing their Americana originals and select covers in downtown Eustis during the First Friday Festival!  www.lagrange.band , www.winecellars-uncorked.com  for more info

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Bye for now!! - Any adds, corrections, etc., please send to Chuck Spano,yoda2@bellsouth.net - if sending stuff in for inclusion, it must be in a text file (Word, .txt, etc or an email text file - no images, pdf's and such as don't have time to retype and lots of folks on this list still on dial-up so no images/attachments 

Also - I do NOT have time to do nothing but search out upcoming events so I rely on folks (like you) to make me aware of major upcoming events (festivals, workshop weekends, etc.) - Pat and I participate in a lot of events and they'll be up along with a bunch of others we know about - BUT, there are lots of others we aren't aware of unless you let us know.

Unfortunately lots of stuff comes in but in a format I can't use without re-typing everything - if it arrives that way it most likely won't appear - so, anything for inclusion, please just send as a plain text file or copy one of the things above and put your info in and then send it along - weird typefaces, multiple font sizes and colors, centered/justified changes, etc. all complicate life - if I have to spend much time (a tiny bit is ok) re-formatting submitted info, I likely won't - sorry - also, please include enough info so folks interested in your event can call, email, etc if they have ??

To be removed from this email list just send a note to: yoda2@bellsouth.net
If you've received a copy of this info from a friend, etc. and would like to be on our emaillist, just send a note to me (Chuck Spano) at yoda2 at bellsouth.net (replace the word "at" with the @ sign of course and say you want to be added to the weekly events newsletter
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Facebook: Chuck Spano

www.macnamarrashurrah.com
www.hardtoportband.com/

www.ormondbeachcelticfestival.com

386-852-5436

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Recurring - Ongoing Events/Venues which have music on a regular basis:
 
BARBERVILLE PIONEER SETTLEMENT -Barberville First Saturday Jam First Saturday Monthly Workshops/jams
NOT to be missed - on some months we have a full day's worth of musical workshop offerings, all at no charge once you come in to the Settlement grounds ($8 for the day for adults) - Such a deal!! - we have some of the best instructors ANYWHERE - 

Offerings change from month to month so check the current schedule - things are sometimes "light" during the summer months while folks are off on vacation or to music camps and festivals. Obviously not everything is offered all the time - just depends on the interest and we're always adding things
Workshops: 
Come learn to play acoustic old time, blue grass, and blues - Beginner & intermediate classes on Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Bass, and more from 9 AM to Noon
Followed by Jams where we all have fun just playing along - Just the normal $6 entry fee - all of the workshops are FREE!!!
 
Workshop/Time Room Host/Instructor
If not being used for a workshop, rooms are "OPEN" for jamming
Ron & Carol are handling the "day-to-day" of the First Saturday Jams so please contact them if you'd like to teach, any questions, etc. - we will of course continue to post the offerings here in this newsletter so you'll know what's coming up workshop-wise.

Here's their contact info:  Ron - banjojunkie@att.net and/or Carol - carolwhisler@yahoo.com

Course you can still email me about teaching a workshop and I"ll be glad to send along to Ron & Carol

Brooksville (just outside of)
Come out to The Farm in Brooksville !
Live acoustic music! -   Great Food! Cookhouse! - Rest Rooms!  - Nice Stage!
Location: 19234 Lake Lindsey Rd. Brooksville, FL 34601

Ongoing events include:
Every Thursday Evening  6:30pm- 11pm -  Open Mic hosted by Rod Sillars - Potluck!
ALSO:
Every 3rd Weekend ( counting from Saturday) -   There is a 4 day weekend celebration. Thursday - Sunday

During the 3rd Weekend Campover there are 3 events. All events are potluck!
  • Thursday, Open Mic hosted by Rod Sillars: 6:30pm - 11pm
  • Friday, The Gail Carson Show Live- Songwriters Showcase: 6:30pm - 11pm -  $5
  • Saturday, Featured Performer Showcase hosted by Rod Sillars: 6:30pm - 11pm
 Primitive Camping: $10 donation per night
For directions and more information please go to our website at www.thefarmwebsite.weebly.com

Cassia - 2nd & 4th Saturdays - Bluegrass/Country, etc Jam
The music inside starts much earlier than 6:00...around 4:30.  The music is not limited to bluegrass on 2nd and 4th Saturdays. country, bluegrass and gospel are all welcome.
6pm-10pm - on SR-44 between Deland and Eustis - 352-589-6573 for info or emaildbowman2@cfl.rr.com

Cassia - 3rd Saturdays - 100% bluegrass jam
The third Sat of every month...5PM to 10 or 11. at the Cassia Community Center, Cassia, Fl. Call 352-217-2422 Concessions.

Crystal River - Second Sunday Sunset Drum Circle
Second Sunday Sunset Drum Circle - contact is Charlotte at 352 344 8009.
The drum circle meets at the end of the beach at Ft Island Trail Road (aka Hwy 44W) off Hwy 19 in Crystal River, at the last picnic shelter and meets 2 hours before sunset. Bring a chair and beverage, maybe bug spray. It is always in the newspaper.

Daytona Beach - Slo-Jam - Every Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Hot Spot Coffee Shoppe - 1216 South Ridgewood, Daytona Beach (north of Beville Road on west side of Ridgewood/US-1)2 - slo-jams WILL continue - 6:30 till 8:30pm or so - bring a snack to share if you'd like and maybe a couple bucks to put in the kitty to help pay the electric bill and such for the jammers - lots of great folks here - especially good for beginning players - if you have a tune you'd like to have folks join in on, try and keep sorta simple, preferably 3-4 chords and bring about 10 copies of the tune so folks can follow along

Daytona Beach - Irish Sessions - Every 4th Saturday, 2:00 - 5:30pm
A Traditional Irish Music Session will be hosted at McK's Tavern, 218 South Beach St. Daytona Beach( 386)238-3321 on Fourth Saturday each Month from 02:30 to approx. 05:30 P.M. - Directions: take your best route to Daytona. Take International Speedway Blvd (US 92) east towards the beach. Turn right on Beach St (just before the bridge). Go down a block and it's on the right.
McK's has graciously offered the use of their facilities for Irish Music players and supporters to share in a ( 4th Sat. of each month) Trad. music session. We hope you can bring your Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Flutes, Bodhran and Irish Whistles OR just come to enjoy 'a wee taste of The Celtic Islands' and share in 'The Music' .
Bring along your friends to play or listen too. All are welcome!!!

Destin Area -
Americana Under the Stars at Topsail Hill State Park,  7525 W. Scenic Hwy 30A, near Destin. All Topsail Hill concerts start at 7pm in the open air theater at the park, with indoor concerts available during inclement weather. The concerts are preceded by open mic from 5:30 - 6:30pm. Every Thursday night 
More info: http://luckymudmusic.com/
 

Eustis
3rd Saturday of each month - concerts @ Trout Lake Nature Center
Lake Eustis Folk - 3rd Saturday House Concerts 

Held every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Trout Lake Nature Center.  Pot luck dinner and a concert featuring local, national and international artists.  For more information contact Sheryl Chapman LAkeEustisFolk@gmail.com

For 25 years, Lake Eustis Folk has provided an intimate setting to enjoy outstanding local and national-touring acoustic performers. Donation varies (usually $5)at the door.
To sign up for the email alerts please fill out this form
http://eepurl.com/cGBLZb

NOTE: this is the best way to be informed of the concerts so sign up now!

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LAKE EUSTIS AREA DULCIMER PLAYERS (LEAD Players) - 3rd Saturday each month
NEW Meeting Location - 230 N Grove St, downtown Eustis, FL. (Corner of Clifford Ave & N Grove)
Doors open @ 1:00pm. Circle Jam from 1:30 - 4 pm. 
Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer, Autoharp, Tin Whistle & other Acoustic instruments welcome.
For more info, contact Carolee Stewart - Emailwsdsc@mindspring.com
 
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Second Saturday Open Mic - the monthly second Saturday open mic at TEFC, 890 Abrams Rd. in Eustis - Covered Dish at 6:30, music starts at 7:00. If you need more info you can call Kathy at 352-406-0429. There is a map on the church website,www.trinityfree.com.
 

 
Flagler Beach - 
First Friday (of the month) jam - everyone's welcome - from about 6-6:30pm till 8-8:30 or so - sometimes have inside the Revive Cafe (or out in front)
Revive Cafe-201 North 2nd St., Flagler Beach  - will put under recurring events


Jam Session, Gamble Rogers Rec Area
Every 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 2:00 to 4:00 - the RIVER side of the park, NOT the oceanfront section. Under the pavillion
The park is @ 3100 s. a1a, Flagler, about 14 miles n. of 40.


Geneva -
Mountain Dulcimer Gathering     1st Sunday of every month - -
We meet at 1:00 PM at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E Main St., Geneva,FL. Bring your dulcimer and learn to become a better player or try out one of ours to see if you might like to learn.  (We tune Ionic, DAA.)  For help with tuning or questions, come at 12:30. Info:GenevaFL@aol.com

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Geneva Jam - 3rd Saturday of every month -  Acoustic bluegrass, old country, and gospel music. 161 1st Street, Geneva, FL. Concessions from 5:00 to 6:00 PM or until the food runs out.  Music starts at 5:30 PM. (No concessions June, July, & August.) 
Info: GenevaFL@aol.com

Interlachen - Monday night Jam Sessions
Jam session and potluck in Interlachen, tonight and every Monday at the Old Brush Store, 201 Commonwealth Ave. (across from the VFD) from 5 p.m. till.....about 9 p.m. Music, food, fellowship, fun. Bring your musical instrument (acoustic, not electric), folding chairs, and a dish or snack to share. FREE......EVERYONE WELCOME. For information, contact Barbara at 386-684-3284 or songsmith@windstream.net

Jacksonville

MUDVILLE MUSIC ROOM -3104 Atlantic Blvd. -Jacksonville, Florida
FOR RESERVATIONS OR TICKET INFORMATION CALL (904)352-7008 or emailFlaMusic@bellsouth.net


Second Sunday at Stetson Kennedy’s-Folk Music Concerts at Beluthahatchee
usually on the second Sunday of each month
But call to make sure.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
$10 donation appreciated.  Call 904 206 8304
2- 4 pm   1523 State Road 13, Jacksonville, Fl  32259
At  Beluthahatchee, home of Stetson Kennedy.

Celtic Session - Jacksonville
Monthly Celtic Jam - Magnolia's Pub. 
1190 Edgewood Ave. S. Jacksonville, FL 32205
Jams held the 2nd Thursday each month and will begin at 6:30pm. 
Here are the dates:  June 8, Jul 13, Aug 10, Sep 14, Oct 12,  Nov. 9, Dec. 14
For info, contact Susan at:
Email:  Sstaton07@yahoo.com - 904-434-9481

 


Lake Wales - Cypress Dulcimer Society - 2nd/4th Friday evenings
2nd Friday - Pedaler's Pond MH community, in the Clubhouse
Beginners - 5:30pm
Jamming - 6:30pm

4th Friday - Central Park in downtown Winter Haven by the fountain
5:30pm till 8pm +/-
Instruments: Mountain Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer, Guitar, Autoharp, and any other acoustic instruments
Contact for info: Fletcher Lipford - Phone (863)-669-8990 - Email skylersdad@directv. net

 

Lecanto
Lineup for Woodview.Woodview Coffee House, 2628 Woodview Lane, Lecanto 34461
Admission $7* - Doors open at 6:30* Talent Showcase
�  eMailTalent@WoodviewCoffeeHouse.org - site: www.woodviewcoffeehouse.org 
 

Lynn Haven (Panama City area)
Americana Cafe Sundays at the legendary Roberts Hall, 831 Florida Avenue, Lynn Haven, Florida (just outside Panama City). All Roberts Hall concerts are from 4 - 6pm, preceded by an open mic from 2 - 3:30 pm.
More info: http://luckymudmusic.com/
 

Maitland - Every Sunday from 9am until 2pm - Maitland Farmer's Market in Lovely Lake Lily Park!  Family- and Pet-Friendly, plenty of shady path, playground, great vendors, tables and benches, good facilities - and Fabulous Live Music from a variety of local performers!  All Fun...All Free!
http://www.itsmymaitland.com/community-events.aspx?a=viewPost&PostID=13022


Mount Dora - Mt. Dora Dulcimer Society - 1st Saturday each month

Meet at W.T. Bland Library, Community Room - 1995 Donnelly Street, Mount Dora
10am open - 10:30am - 1pm Circle Jam
More info? Contact Ruth Harnden via Emaildulcirah@msn.com

Lakeside Inn Acoustic Jam! 
- Mount Dora
Tremain's Tavern at Lakeside Inn.
 - Every Sunday at "Lakeside Inn - Acoustic Jam" from 4 - 6 pm
100 N. Alexander St. - Host 
Brian Darby  352-383-4101   
www.lakeside-inn.com


New Smyrna Beach
New circle Slo jam at The Hub in New Smyrna Beach. It will be The 3rd Thursday of each month beginning June 19. 6:30 to 8:30pm. 132 Canal St., NSB. Suggested $5.00 donation.
Orlando -
1) The Orlando Brewing Companhosts a second Sunday jam. They play primarily Old time and Irish, but welcome swing and anything else. It's open. Goes from 4-7 PM and musicians drink free, but please tip the waitress as they are volunteers.
O.B. has 21 different organic beers brewed onsite. Last jam was last weekend September 9th - next one is October 14th
Orlando Brewing® - 1301 Atlanta Avenue - Orlando, Florida 32806 - Phone: 407.872.1117

2) Central Florida Folk Concert Series - Locations TBA
Phone number for the public to call regarding  up-to-date information regarding performances - 407-679-6426
Website for the public to use - www.cffolk.org

Osteen:
Jams - acoustic Folk jams every Tuesday from 6pm - 8pm at the Osteen Diner - Bring friends! The diner is located at 195 South State Road 415 just south of Skips Boots and across the street from the Dollar General.   Players and listeners are welcome!
Come early and have dinner if you like... or just come jam!  Let your friends know!!!   See you there!!! Here is a Google map: http://tinyurl.com/ 25tqbc7    Call for more information:407- 304-0111   

 


Oviedo:
Friday Night Old Time Jam,  7:30 pm to 10:30 pm every Friday, alternating betweenOviedo and Sanford.   An open jam for all levels playing pre-bluegrass Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, etc.,  toe-tapping Mountain Dance Tunes. A great way to learn to play and learn some tunes..  This jam has been around for over 25 years.  For details contact: Jay Bradbury 407-587-9134  jaybrad44@yahoo.com 
Sanford area: (may move around a bit)

Picky Chics & Chaps Dulcimer Practice/Jam
Every Saturday afternoon, 12:30pm for beginners, >1pm for technology session, 1:30pm for regular players
Call for this week's location:  Sheryl Chapman >321.223.7350 or Pat Morse 386.957.4314.


Sanford:
Friday Night Old Time Jam,  7:30 pm to 10:30 pm every Friday, alternating between Oviedo and Sanford.   An open jam for all levels playing pre-bluegrass Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, etc.,  toe-tapping Mountain Dance Tunes. A great way to learn to play and learn some tunes..  This jam has been around for over 25 years.  For details contact: Jay Bradbury 407-587-9134  jaybrad44@yahoo.com 
Sarasota:
Bluegrass jam every Thursday 7-10 pm at Bee Ridge Park pavillion, corner Wilkinson & Lockwood Ridge. Info 861.5000

Folk Jam each Wed begins around 9 pm, various homes. Info: Jim Leps 941.747.2096

Old Packinghouse Cafe Live music Mon-Sat, 7-10 pm, Open Mic Mon. 987 S. Packinghouse Rd. Info:941.371.9358

O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill open air venue, music daily 12-3 pm & 4-9 pm, 5 Bayfront Dr, 953.7505

Folk Jam at Hewitt's house, each third Wed, 8-? pm. 941.377.9256,  -
 www.sarasotafolk.org

Sarasota Folk Club Concert & Open Mic last Mon. 7:15-10 pm. Featured act starts 8:30. Sailing Squadron City Island. Beer & wine avail. $10 or more donation. Info: Jean 941.377.9256    Infowww.sarasotafolk.org

Starkeeper Cafe has singer/songwriter night every 2nd tues  Performance starts at 7pm and runs till 10pm. $5 suggested donation goes to the artists performing.

South Daytona
Each second Sunday of the month from 4-7 pm for fun, exercise and the opportunity to enjoy the dance with other like minded folks! 

Regular admission to dances: $9 - Adult, $7 - Senior (65), Student $5. April dance $10 - Regular, $5 - Student.

3100 South Ridgewood Ave, GPS? 3090 S. Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, Florida 32119, US | 386-307-5705
http://www.contradaytona.com/
Contact Steve Chesson at steveclc@gmail.com
St. Augustine 
"Music in Anastasia State Park" jam sessions" - 6pm-9pm
These jam sessions are sponsored by the Friends of Anastasia State Park. Our events are well attended by some real talented folks! Please join us if you can! 
This is a totally open music event. The whole universe is invited to attend. Bring your instrument and join in or sing along. The Island grill will be open for refreshments or pack a picnic basket. Inside Anastasia State Park.
2015 dates are:  Feb 7, April 18, May 9, June 13, July 4, Aug. 8, Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, and Dec 12
St. Petersburg

Folk Sing Along/Jam in St Pete that meets every first third Sunday of the month from 130-430.  More info:  meetup.com/tampabaysojo


Tavares Sunday Jam & Open Mic - every Sunday - at the RUBY STREET GRILLE
Every sunday at Ruby Street Grille in Tavares, next to O'keef''s on Wooton Park overlooking the lake, Logan sets up drums,bass guitar and amp, keyboard, and full pa with mics and inputs. They have a jam with many professional musicians from the surrounding towns.

7 pm till late. Rubystreetgrille.com. Logan's cell for info, etc. is: 352-483-7434.


Williston (Levy County) - Bluegrass Jam
EVERY 2nd Saturday - 1 - 4 PM
Open Bluegrass Jam - held in Williston FL (Levy County) on the second Saturday of the month from 1-4PM. All playing levels/instruments are welcome. Stop by and check us out - it's a friendly, low-stress jam. Call Steve at 352-528-5475 for details.

Winter Haven -
MUSICAL HAMMERS,  performing Hammered Dulcimer band practice 1st and 3rd MONDAYS
Meets in St. Paul¹s Episcopal Church Music Room,  656 Ave. L.,N.W. In Winter Haven from 10 a.m. To Noon
 
MUSICAL HAMMERS is composed of hammered dulcimer musicians, some of which
also play the mountain dulcimer.
The dulcimers  are accompanied by rhythm guitar, harmonica, occasional banjo and some vocals.  It is a voluntary group committed to performing locally or for events, if available.
 
They  perform and demonstrate the hammered dulcimer at Winter Haven's Central Park THIRD FRIDAYS from 5:30 - 7:00   September - May.   Community members bring lawn chairs and support this unique H.D. Band.
CONTACT: Sally Anderson (863) 293-1510 for more information.

Winter Park Central Florida Fingerstyle Guitar Jam
EVERY 3rd Wednesday - 6:00-8:30 PM
Central Florida Fingerstyle Guitar jam at the Winter Park Library, 460 E New England Ave., Winter Park.

- Dates: EVERY 3rd Wednesday
Time: 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. - Cost: Free
Contact: Susie Cool 407-760-2153 or Winter Park Library for directions 407-623-3300, Ext. 2
Info: Audience welcome also. All genres of acoustic fingerstyle welcome. Beginners, intermediate and
advanced players welcome too. - Hope you can make it.
If you play fingerstyle guitar or just like to listen, come join in the fun at our monthly playing
circles. All levels and styles of acoustic fingerstyle guitar are welcome. The circle jam is very
informal and free to the public. The more fingerstyle guitarists that attend, the more fun we have.

For Information on CFFG contact Susan Trewick at 407-760-2153