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NORTH FLORIDA

AMELIA ISLAND

Community beach bluegrass jam at Sliders Seaside Grill at 1998 S. Fletcher Avenue every Sunday 6 to 9 p.m. this summer hosted by Down Yonder. Come play or sing your favorite bluegrass tunes. Everyone welcome. Contact downyonderbluegrass@gmail.com for more information

BARBERVILLE

Every first Saturday workshop/jam at Barberville and Pioneer Settlement. Contact
 Ron Whisler and Carol Taktikian for workshop schedules & info. carolwhisler@yahoo.com.


CHIPLEY

NW FL Music Park Bluegrass Jam 4th Fri, 904.638.1016

DUNNELLON

Sunday Sampler: 2nd Sun monthly concert 2:30-4:45 pm, featuring a FL acoustic musician or group. Dunnellon Historic Depot, 12061 S Williams St. Info 352.489.3766

GAINESVILLE

 

Loosey's Downtown -Open Mic first and second Thursday every month - and by summer or so  transition to every Thursday again. 120 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 http://www.gainesvilleopenmic.com/


Half-Fasst Jam 1st & 4th Tues, 8:30-11 pm. Location:
9710 SW 75th Way, Gainesville, FL  32608. Dea Browning- 352.495.2243 orfiddlerdea@yahoo.com

Wed nite pick-ins:
1st-Staley/Baird, 352.466.3801
2nd Jack Nettles, 352.375.1396
3rd Richard Jones, 352.372.7592
4th Sue Grooms, 352.375.1592
5th Art Crummer, 352.371.0942

Irish Jam- 1st & 3rd Sun Shamrock's Irish Pub, 1017 W University. Info VirginiaBooneva@shands.ufl.edu

JACKSONVILLE

River City Dulcimers and Friends meet 1st and 3rd Sat 2-4:30 pm in Arlington. Info: Brucebwf@everythingdulcimer.com904.551.0114

Al Poindexter and River Rise. Thursdays  7–10 pm Free admission. Al Poindexter and River Rise play from 7 to 7:30 then host of the Open Mic Showcase 7:30 – 10 pm. Three Layers Cafe,1602 Walnut Streethttp://www.threelayersacoffeehouse.com

Al Poindexter and Eric Wendorf  Fringe Eatery on Edgewood        Fridays, noon to 2:00 pm. Free admission. 934 Edgewood Ave. S.www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2012-nov-fringe-cafe-and-eatery-on-edgewoodwww.facebook.com/friends/requests/#!/FringeJax?fref=ts

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 - 904-412-1333

Songwriters Contest, $100 first Prize, First Tuesday of every month, Mudville Music Room, 3105 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, http://www.raylewispresents.com/SONGWRITERS-CONTEST.html

LAKE CITY

Marion Street Cafe, historic downtown. Last Thurs. of ea month featured performer(s) starting at 7 pm. 279 N Marion Ave.  No Cover. Infomckenziew@alltel.net

LIVE OAK


Suwannee County Bluegrass Assn Jam, ea Sat 6-11 pm, Spirit of Suwannee Hwy 129, Non-members will be charged the Park fee which is $2 per person or $5 per car, whichever is cheaper. Info 386.364.1683

MACCLENNY

Suwannee Park open Mic at the music hall,1st & 3rd Wed 7 pm Host Smokey Greene.Bernie Mason- 386.249.7990.

MELROSE

Thursday Jam, (day of wk subject to change- call first) 7:30 pm Karen Newman 386.659.2041 or Pete & Eleta Sucsy 352.473.7761

MICANOPY

Sweetwater Shape Note Singers 3rd Sun (following third Sat) of ea mo, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Church of the Mediator on Cholokka Blvd, No experience needed to join in the singing Pat at 352.377.8061, Pat3@juno.com or Jeanne at 352.463.6630,evensong@atlantic.net

OCALA

Sunday Afternoon Jam 1 pm Jervey Gantt Park. Willie Ramsey 352.236.0662

OLD TOWN

Maple Sugar B'grass Pick-in 3rd Fri, Yellow Jacket Campground 352.542.8365, or 352.542.9510

PENSACOLA

Artel Gallery Folk Jam, Wed 5pm 223 Palafox Pl,  GW Bohn gw@chitzcreek.com www.panhandlefolk.org

Mesquite Charlie's Muscogee River Girls ea Thur & Sat 6-10 pm 590 NW St 904.434.0498

PENSACOLA BEACH

SunRay Taco House-White Sands Panhandle Band ea Wed 7-11 pm, 400 Quiet Water Beach Boardwalk. 904.932.0118

ST AUGUSTINE

Creekside Dinery, 160 Nix Boatyard Rd., St. Augustine, Fla, The Driftwoods (Eric Searcy, Gabe Valla, Lon and Lis Williamson) play folk, bluegrass, swing and old-time music the first and third Sunday of every month, 904-829-6113

The Corner Bar, 830 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, Fla. Lis Williamson and Jim Quine play folk, swing, jazz and old-time music every Wednesday of the month (EXCEPT the third Wednesday) starting at 6:30 pm, 904-823-8700

The Milltop -live music nightly. Info- Don Oja-Dunaway 904.829.2329 or 829.3794, Sam Pacetti Mon, from 9 pm, Dave Dowling 1-5, Thurs 5:30-8:30 pm, Will Pearsall Tues 9 pm, Sharon Dunaway Sat 1-5 p

Peerce's Restaurant (in Camache Cove) Dave Dowling Weds. 5-8 pm

White Lion, Bob Patterson with the Friends of Mine Band, every Sunday 8:30-11:30 pm.http://www.storyteller.net

Allison's on Anastasia, Jay Gilmore Blues Band eawed.8-12pm, 113a Anastasia Blvd (A1A).Info 904.819.9334

O.C. White's, Bob Patterson 6:30-10 pm.http://www.ocwhites.com/

Cafe Alcazar, inside the Lightner Museum Antique mall, downtown, Rick Kuncicky every Wed-Sat noon-2:30 pm

Stogie's, The House Cats every Fri 9 pm, Charlotte Sangria's,

The House Cats every Sat, upstairs. Corner Hypolita & St George Sts.

TALLAHASSEE

TRADITIONAL IRISH SESSIONS
1st Sat 7-10 pm at Marinated Mushroom (850) 422-2131 Hosted by rotating bands; Info Marie Donnelly mariedonnelly@embarqmail.com
3rd Sun 8-10 pm, Fermentation Lounge; Band Tanager hosts
http://www.facebook.com/scarlettanagermusic
4th Sun 7-10 pm Finnegan’s Wake; Scotts host; info scottwells1987@earthlink.net or (850) 386-7784

A new Old Time Jam 7:00pm, 2nd Saturday of month at the Warehouse, 706 West Gaines Street. Contact person is Mary Allgire who can be reached at   maryallgire@yahoo.com 

 WHITE SPRINGS

Cracker Coffeehouse, every 1st Sat. 7-9 pm. Songs stories, yodeling music, poetry Open Mic. Stephen Foster Park. 386.397.2733

CENTRAL

AUBURNDALE

Lundyville Music Hall operates out of the Historic Lake Juliana Boating and Lodging fish camp just off interstate 4 near Polk City / Auburndale.This small Acoustic Singer / Songwriter venue features the Acoustic Stage Open Mic every 3rd Wednesday night starting at 7:30 pm. Three song 15 minute sets available for any genre of music, covers or original works welcomed in a supportive listening environment. Seasoned and beginners are encouraged to attend.
Admission to the Acoustic stage is free on regular program nights. In addition, this open mic believes in the value of featured paid performers taking the stage periodically along with the open mic. On feature nights there is a $5 entry fee.Please check our facebook / Lundyville Music Hall page for upcoming dates and feature acts. We are open for the sole purpose of the music. We do not sell alcoholic beveragbut you are welcome to BYOB in non-breakable containers. Snacks and soft drinks available. Lundyville Music Hall is home to the Local chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Associationwith regular meetings every Third Saturday of the month @ 1pm. and the Simply Country Band performs every Thursday @ 6pm ($5) .lundyville.com

CASSIA

Cassia Community Club Bluegrass Jam, 2nd & 4th Sat 6-10 pm between Eustis & Deland on Hwy 44 info- 352.589.6573 or emaildbowman2@cfl.rr.com

DELAND

Caffe da Vinci is open Mon thru Fri 5pm-2am & Sat 12pm-2am. Caffe da Vinci offers live music of eclectic style:  jazz, folk, rock, blues, reggae, jam, indie, electronic, rockabilly, and Americana. Thurs night's Open Mic with host Magda Hiller has grown to bring musicians from all over central Florida

ENTERPRISE

Jam 1st Wed at Katie & Joe's 910 Braddock Rd. 386.717.5123 or gitfiddle2@yahoo.com

EUSTIS

The LEAD players (Lake Eustis Area Dulcimer) players meet the 3rd Sat. of the month in Eustis at the Arts Accord building next to the Pink Elephant on Orange Ave. It is across from the old Waterman Hospital (which is an empty lot.) Info. call 352-735-4907 or 352-989-1010

Magnolia Cafe, 108 N Bay St in downtown Eustis. Open mic Fridays 7-10 pm, Featured artists on Saturdays. Jenn Weidley hosts Celtic Jam one Sunday a month 1-3 pm. Info 352.357.1887, or fiddlejazz@aol.com.
The folk jam at Magnolia Cafe is the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 7-9 pm 

John French and Olivia Spilotros are hosting a Songwriters Forum night at Magnolia Cafe the 4th Thursday of each month. Starts at 7 pm

Lake Eustis Jam every 3rd Sat, Trout Lake Nature Ctr Covered Dish dinner 7 pm, concert 8-9 pm, jam circle 9-10:30 pm Marvyn Rivettmarvynrivett@mac.com

FT MEADE

Jamboree at Peace River Rec Ctr, I-4, S on US 98 to 98E, E on 98 1 1/2 mi. 2nd Sat 6-10 pm. No alcohol. Free. Country, bluegrass, gospel, cloggers. Bring lawn chair. 941.285.7776

LONGWOOD

Bluegrass Pickins 3rd Sat 6-10 pm, Free. Longwood Community Center 200 W. Warren Ave. Info Marilyn Pardo 407.260.3447

Circle Jam every 3rd Fri (Round Robin Format) All musicians interested in acoustic music & anyone who would like to listen & enjoy the variety of the evening…FREE. Longwood Community CtrInfo 321-303-6464 or email music@jubals-kin.com

MOUNT DORA

Courtyard Rendezvous ea Sun 1-3 outdoors. Jazz & Light Pop music., Bring a chair. Corner 4th Ave & Alexander St. Sponsored by Mainstreet Leasing. 352.735.0334

Dulcimer Society meet monthly on the 1st Saturday of the Month W.T.Bland Library on Donnelly Street in Mount Dora 10:30 Pm to 1:00 am Contact: Ruth Harnden - 352-735-4907dulcirah@msn.com

Lakeside Inn Acoustic Folk Jam every Sunday 4-6 pm. All acoustic jam circle. Host Brian Darby. Inside Tremain's Tavern at Lakeside inn, 100 N Alexander St.407-492-5777 brandarby@earthlink.net

OCOEE

Twistee Treat of Ocoee Bluegrass & Country Jam ea Fri 6:30 pm rain or shine. Free. 10920 W. Colonial Drive. Info- 407.656.6036 orjlewis0@earthlink.net

ORLANDO

Black Cat Cafe open mic 2nd Fri, 8-11 pm, $2, 1st Unitarian Church 1901 E. Robinson St. Info Tom Greenman 407.482.1191 ort_greenman@hotmail.com

Reilly's Lantern Pub Open Jam each Tues w/ Carter Everett, 5681 Vineland Rd. 10 pm-2 am. Come early to signup.Info Reilly’s- 407.351.2260

Central FL Folk monthly acoustic music concert. Location and details contact Sheila at 407-679-6426 or check website CFFolk.org.

Dulcimer Central, 1st & 3rd Tues nights, 7 pm. Dr. Phillips area of Orlando. Info: David.P.Lippy@LMCO.com

OSTEEN

Osteen Diner 195 S State Rd 415. Acoustic Folk Jam every Tues 7-9 pm, Open Mic 1st Friday 6:30 pm. Hosts Dell & Helen Hoyt. Google map:
http://tinyurl.com/ 25tqbc7 or 407-304-0111  http://www.osteendiner.com

WINTER HAVEN

Picking Circle ea Mon 6:30 pm. Old Time Jam Lakeside Music Room. Info Sally Anderson 863.293.1510 or sandhd@verizon.net
 
Dulcimerse practice time twice a month  at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church from 10-12
 1st and 3rd Mondays  for Hammered Dulcimers.  The performance group which plays on the Third Friday in the Park in Winter Haven at 5;30 p.m.    For information, contact Sally Anderson at (863) 293-1510 if interested in joining.


WINTER PARK

Jam 3rd Wed. at Sharon Hartmann's 1209 Formosa Ave. Info 407.898.2929 or Pete 386.774.6951, Sandra 407.786.2373 or emailfiddle638@aol.com

Jam 3rd Wednesday, Each Month 6 - 8:30 PM, Winter Park Public Library 460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789 Phone: 407-623-3300 - Ext. 2 For Information on CFFG  Susan Foster-Trewick 407-760-2153 Please join our facebook group if you haven't already done so.
https://www.facebook.com/ groups/228147620559285/
cfacousticfingerstyleguitar@gmail.com

WINTER GARDEN

I have been chronicling this twenty-three year old open jam for four years via HD video/stereo. https://www.youtube.com/user/vivatones66/featured Paul Shirley, Winter Garden, FL 34787, (407) 877-2158

YALAHA

Yalaha County Bakery Concert on the lawn ea Sat 11am-2pm., S of Lake Harris on CR 48, Info- bakery 352.324.3366 or http://www.yalahabakery.com

EAST/CENTRAL

BROOKSVILLE

The Farm, 19234 Lake Lindsey Rd.-Thursday Night Jam/Open Mic -Open Mic from 7-9:00 pm, Our Featured Artist is on from 9:00 -10:00 pm then Jam until…. Check calendar for Featured Artist and any workshops. BYOB and BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Food provided is normally potluck and a small donation will get you plate of good home cooked food. Primitive Camping available (suggested donation $10) so plan on spending the night. Manager - 727-243-9266http://calendarhome.com/cgi-bin/calforward.pl?user=/TheFarmCalendar

COCOA

Songwriter Sunday at Nature's Haven Aromatherapy Boutique 602 Brevard Ave Cocoa Village. This \regular event features liveoriginal music performances in a concert-like setting at our store on various Sunday afternoons, once monthly. Contact Tod orDoreen 321.632.1221, email todster77@yahoo.com doreen@naturespirit.com orhttp://www.naturespirit.com/songwriter-sunday-music-at-natures-haven/

MELBOURNE

Take Your Pick Dulcimer Club, 1st & 3rd Thurs 2-4 pm Arrowood Mobile Home Pk Clubhouse W Melbourne. Paul or Lome Jones 321.727.2316

MELBOURNE BEACH

Rock the Porch Jam, 2nd and 4th Sat, 1-3pm Contact Bee for local jam information, 321-427-4624, https://www.facebook.com/groups/open.porch.jam.melbourne.beach/ missbee@yahoo.com www.beeandboo.net

PALM BAY

Bluegrass open mic every Wed 7-9:30 at City Limits Restaurant & Lounge, 4851 S Dairy Rd

WEST CENTRAL

ARCADIA

Bluegrass jam & show hosted by the Heartland Bluegrass Association of Florida. Monthly camping, jamming and stage show event on the 4th weekend of the month. It is held in Arcadia at Craig's RV Park. The jamming is all acoustic, and goes on at campsites and inside the air conditioned rec hall during summer months. Friday & Saturday! email: heartlandbluegrass@gmail.com.

CITRUS PARK


Hammered Dulcimer Society 2nd & 4th Thurs. 6:30-9:30 Ray's Music Room, 14807 Del Valle Rd. All levels. Info Ed- 727.784.2193

CLEARWATER

Women's Spiritual Drumming Circle 3rd Thurs of each month 7:30-9 pm. pm @ Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater in the Social Hall Library @ 2470 Nursery Rd.  Discover the contemplative, connecting energy of rhythm. Bring your own drum or enjoy the circle's diverse collection of percussion instruments. Info- Elly 727.848.7910/ 207-4994 or UUC 531-7704

DADE CITY

Sertoma Youth Ranch Bluegrass camp/jam 1st weekend, 7 mi W of Dade City, 4 mi E of I-75 on CR 41. Info- 813.971.5294 or 681.7757

INVERNESS

Concert Series at Old Court House. Infohttp://www.woodviewcoffeehouse.orgor 352.726.9814

LARGO

String-a-long Dulcimer Soc, Informal lap dulcimer class at Heritage Village. Most Saturdays 10 am-12 noon. Beginners & adv. welcome. Info Camille- 727.797.7834

LECANTO

The Woodview Coffee House first Friday of ea mo. Each night presenting a featured group followed by an open mic. 2628 Woodview Lane, 7 pm with the music beginning at 7:30 pm. Info Jim Davis jmcdavis@xtalwind.net or call 352-726-9814.

Performers’ Circle open mic, last Fri of ea month, beginning September 28, at 7 pm. Acoustic participants and all listeners invited. Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship at 2149 Norvell Bryant Road (Rte 486. Musicians, singers, poets and storytellers entertain in a friendly, low-key venue. All ages and levels welcome. Coffee and snacks for sale. The Fellowship is E of Rte 491 & just east of the Chevron Station.$3 donation suggested. Info: Bill Chess 352-746-7040.

MADEIRA BEACH

Florida Folk Night, Every Thursday, Mad Beach Fish House, 13205 Gulf Blvd, 7pm to 11pm, 727-398-4103, http://www.madbeachfishhouse.com/

NEW PORT RICHEY

Hammerhead Dulcimer Society  of Tampa which meets at Ray Belanger’s Music Room on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays

SAFETY HARBOR

 

Tampa Bay Fingerstyle Guitar Guild every second Saturday of the month at http://www.bradysbackyardbbq.com/
7pm - 11pm.  Open to instrumental guitar music from beginning thru advanced Fingerstyle, Chord Melody, Flamenco and Classical guitarists.   If you are not playing, come and listen! You could expect to hear: Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Rag-time, Travis Style & Modern Music By fingerstylists such as: Don Hanby, Jim Allen, Ed Kawalec, John Lieberman, Terry Premru, Glen Hines, Jack White & Denny Falzone.


3rd Friday Music Series, Main St. 6-9 pm. FREE.– The Safety Harbor Downtown Business Council and the City of Safety Harbor. Shopping, Dining & Entertainment. This fun family event runs from 6-9:00pm,
and features live music, food and craft vendors along Main Street from Bayshore Blvd. to 6th Avenue. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of the Safety Harbor Library. Admission and parking are free.The 3rd Friday Music Series is sponsored by the City of Safety Harbor, The Safety Harbor Downtown Business Council, The Suncoast News, Budweiser and Ed’s Fine Wines.The 3rd Friday Music Series is a part of the Budweiser True Music Concert Series. For more information, please call the City of Safety Harbor’s Special Events Dept. at: 727-724-1572.

ST PETERSBURG

Florida Folk Night, Every Tuesday, Old Key West Bar and Grill.-St Pete, 2451 Central Avenue, 7-10 pm; https://www.facebook.com/FloridaFolkShow/

Wednesday Blues Jam w/ T.C. Carr, The Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Ave, 8:00 pm, 727-644-7895,http://www.hideawaycafe.biz/

Living Room Live - Singer/Songwriter Original Song Open Mic, Every Thursday, The Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Ave, 8:00 pm, 727-644-7895,http://www.hideawaycafe.biz/

The Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Ave, St Petersburg, 8:00 pm, 727-644-7895,http://www.hideawaycafe.biz/ Featured Music Performers, local and national, Every Friday and Saturday

Witchgrass Wednesdays, The Ale & Witch 111 2nd Ave NE, St Petersburg, Open bluegrass jam 7-10pm (w OA and amplification) 727-821-2533 http://www.thealeandthewitch.com

TAMPA

Concerts in the UU Dome UU Church of Tampa. Info Gloria Holloway- 813.837.6572

Four Green Fields Traditional Irish Sessions every First Sunday 5-9 pm. 205 W Platt St. Frances Pisacane & Jasmine Hart (of Juniper) along with John McEwen will host the unplugged, authentic, acoustic Irish Session. 813.254.4444.http://www.fourgreenfields.com

Open Acoustic Jam: 2nd Tuesday at various homes; 4th Tues at Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 4819 E Busch Blvd, Temple Terrace.  7:00-9:00 or sometimes later.  With Rick Ferriss, Cece Yocum, & friends.  Details: http://www.folkjam.org/recurring-jam/us/fl/tampa/free-form-acoustic-jam.  Contact: Rick at 813.850.8168 or tampajam@earthlink.net; or Sacred Grounds at 813.983.0837 or http://www.sacredgroundstampa.com/

Music Series every Sunday, except during the summer. Featured artists: 12:30pm & 1:30pm; open mic: follows. Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave. Rick: 813.887.4066. Directions on websitehttp://www.sweetwater-organic.org/about.htm

Jam session every 1st and 3rd Monday at Cafe Kili near USF. 5731 E Fowler Ave, 813.988.2879Infohttp://www.cafekili.comInfo re jam sessions- Ward Cox-lcox22@netzero.com
 
Florida Folk music series at Gram's Place every 2nd Sat starting at 6:30 PM Gram's Place Inn - 3109 N Ola Ave Two folk/Americana artists plus Parson Brown, host band (813) 221-0596 gramspl@aol.com or http://www.grams-inn-tampa.com

Hammerhead Dulcimer Society of Tampa meets at Ray Belanger’s Music Room on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays

SOUTHWEST

BRADENTON

Manatee Historical Park, 4303 Manatee Ave in Bradenton from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, resuming in the fall. We play old time fiddle and dance music (not bluegrass). So come and play or come and listen. If you're a beginner you can get some tips from the more experienced players. If you will be using a GPS, or you're just plain lost, it might be helpful to know the proper address for the park is 1404 Manatee Ave East. Manatee Avenue is State Road 64, and the park is between I75 and Tamiami Trail, not far from either. This is a rain or shine event. If the weather is rainy, cold, snowing, or thundering, please check at the general store to find out where we are.

Mountain Dulcimer Club of Bradenton/Sarasota meets every Tues 6:30-8:30pm. Mt. Dulcimer players & anyone interested inlearning to play are invited. For info: Tom McGill 941-755-3427 ortfmcgill@earthlink.net.

CORTEZ


In celebration of the Cortez Grand Ole Opry and the rich musical heritage of Cortez, The Florida Maritime Museum invites you to Music on the Porch on the second Saturday of each month. Performances begin at 2 pm and continue until 5 pm. Come enjoy the music, or bring an instrument and make some of your own! This event is FREE! Both Children and adults welcome. For more info contact FMM at (941) 708-6120 or FMMinfo@manateeclerk.com

ENGLEWOOD

Folk Jam, 6pm every Monday evening year-round - weather permitting. Indian Mounds Park in Englewood. 210 Winson Ave, Englewood. Having expanded teh original venue of Bluegrass & Country we now include more music types; while still maintaining an unplugged acoustic show. - This is a Civic Community Activity providing a friendly, non-alcohol, family-like environment for ALL AGES... MUSICIANS, POETS, STORYTELLERS are all welcome to participate. **Musicians please arrive 30 minutes early to check in with the "Sound Crew." Contact BG Garner 941-460-8487

Bluegrass Jam, every Thurs. 7-9 pm Indian Mounds Park in Englewood. Just off 776 to Dearborn St. Follow the signs for park. Come by the Mounds at 6:30 to audition, bring a comfortable chair and bug spray.

FT MYERS

Concerts, 1st Sun. 2 pm-5 pm Tinsley Pavilion on the grounds of the Lee County Civic Center, Old Bayshore Rd. $5 Info- 941.482.0363

Bluegrass Concerts 1st Sun. 2-5 Lee County Civic Center, N Fort Myers. $5. Info 239.693.5743

FT MYERS / CAPE CORAL

Fiddle Support Group ea Mon night; & Caloosahatchee Lap Dulcimer Society ea Tues night. Host Frank Dennis 239.542.2066 or wfdcrd@embarqmail.com

FT MYERS / NAPLES

Dulcimer Club of SW FL meets Tuesday evenings. Info: Erma Clarke, President239.455.9552 ermaclarke@aol.com or Joyce Waltman, 239.369.7992musicianjoy@hotmail.com

PUNTA GORDA


Pickin' in the Park Song Circle ea Thurs 7-? pm Gilchrist Park.

Old-time fiddle and banjo jam to meet at Gilchrist Park, Punta Gorda every Thursday starting at 5:30 PM. Traditional  American fiddle music and old-time vocal music will be the focus of this jam.  All string instruments are welcome to this unstructured jam.  We encourage any Old-time musicians in the surrounding area to come out and join us.  Contact us if you have any questions:  info@fiddlecrabs.org

SARASOTA

Bluegrass jam every Thursday 7-10 pm at Bee Ridge Park pavilion, corner Wilkinson & Lockwood Ridge. Info 861.5000

Folk Jam each Wed begins around 8:30 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, ea third Wed, 8-? pm. 941.377.9256, http://www.sarasotafolk.org or http://www.foff.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  Info http://www.sarafolk.org

VENICE

Jam night Sundays 4-6:30 at Venice Beach Pavilion. Info bruceb@onsync.com 941.223.6373. Directions: From 75, take the Jacaranda exit and then take a right at Venice Ave, the 2nd light. Take it all the way to the Gulf and we're right there.

SOUTH EAST

South FL Bluegrass Assn jams and open mics-http://www.southfloridabluegrass.com/events.html

BOCA RATON

Liberties Bookstore, Music in the café 8-10 pm, Mizner Park, FREE. 309 Plaza Real 561.368.1300

Weekly Jams Call Bob Taylor for info-561.483.4535

Patrick J Meli Park 3rd Sat jam. Info 954.921.8704 or 561.395.7338

BOYNTON BEACH

Café Barista Open Mic ea Wed, 529 E Ocean Ave. Host Ric Pattison 561.364.4008

COCONUT GROVE

The Barnacle Historic State Park 3485 Main Hwy Sept.-May Every full moon 6-9 pm $5, under 10 free. Info 305.442.6866 orhttp://www.floridastateparks.org/thebarnacle

DADE COUNTY

Folksong Society Songswap & Jam, 2nd Sat 8 pm, Various homes. Info- Nellie 305.279.8100

DANIA BEACH

BFC Singout in the Park every 4th Sun, 2-5 pm Secret Woods Nature Ctr 2701 W SR 84, Dania Beach. Sponsored by Broward Parks 7 Recreation. 954.791.1030

Wed nite Jam/open mic 6:30. Dania Beach Bar and Grill (end of Dania Bch Blvd) 65 N Beach Rd. Hosted by Kelly. Info 954-923-4148

DAVIE

Workshops at Unity Fellowship Hall, 2nd & 4th Sat. Diana Black 954.435.7956

The Coffee Table Open Mic, ea Thur 8 pm 7711 Nova Dr, FREE 954.424.3177

Open mic w/Robert Mason Tues. 8-11pm (acoustic only) Pine Ridge Plaza, 9118 SR 84 (Next to Uncle Funnie's and Kabooms) 954.474.5040.http://www.chocolatemoosecafe.com

Your Big Picture Café, 4900 S. University Dr., Davie, Fl. 954-252,5644, just south of Griffin Rd. Open mic Saturday 7 till..Info trafn@yahoo.com

Glenn Allen jam every Monday at Stork’s Bakery and Cafe 3325 S University Dr, 954-473-4460 acoustic covers and originals. Acoustic instruments and spoken word are all welcome. Starts at 7:30pm and goes to midnight. Sign-up when you get there.

Open Mic with Glenn Allen every Friday at Stork’s Bakery and Cafe - covers and originals - same times and sign-up as above. By the way, for all you South Florida history buffs, this is part of the original bakery started in 1997 by Jim Stork in Wilton Manors, with both locations still good as gold.

4th Fri 7:30 pm Bluegrass Gospel Sing & Jam, 2400 S Pine Island Dr 954-578-1359 or 954-663-3568

DEERFIELD BEACH

Open mic every Thursday night at the MIXX Java Lounge, 2009 NE 2nd St. Sign-up is at 7 and music will be from 7:30-11:30.

DELRAY BEACH

Boston's on the Beach Acoustic & Folk Music, ea Thur & Fri 4-7 pm, 40 S Ocean Blvd. Info 407.582.2945

Bimini Bob's Acoustic Open Jam, ea Sun 7:30-11:30 pm 3205 S Fed Hwy. Info- 407.278.3545

Green Market, live music ea Sat 11 am-1 pm. W Atlantic Ave at NW 1st Ave E of Tennis Ctr. Info 561.276.7511

FT. LAUDERDALE

Dicey Riley's Open Mic, Tues w/Kevin; 217 SW 2nd St. 954.522.2202

Duck Soup Jam, ea Tues 9 pm. 3809 NW 9th Ave. 954.561.9134

Maguire's Hill, Celtic Fri-& Sat 9 pm. 16535 N. Andrews Ave, 954.764.4453

BFC Folk Music Open House, Songswap/Jam, covered dish party third weekend various homes. FREE Non-smoking. Janis Rubel 561.487.0253 orgrubel@interpoint.net

Durty Nellie's Saloon, Darrell House plays ea Wed & Fri 9 pm-1 am 954.563.3222.

Cafe Bluefish, Darrell House plays ea Sun 2-5 pm. 954.563.FISH.

Main Library Acoustic Guitar Club 8th floor 7-9 pm every 4th Wed Room 8C. Info 954.357.7453

Juice Stop, 1st Sun. Silver Nightingale. 300 SW 1st Ave. Info 954.523.2288.

Musicians' Support Group, 1st Wed 7:30 pm. facilitated by Silver Nightingale, Borders Books & Music, 2240 E Sunrise Blvd. Info 954.566.6335 or 954.941.4645

UU Labyrinth Cafe concert Series, UU Church Every 2nd Sat 7:30 pm. Reservations requested. Info Myra- 954.779.2240 or myrafly@yahoo.com, and day of concert 954.478.8637

1st Sunday 12:30 pm So FL B'grass Asssn, Greynolds Park, Miami Gardens Dr & NE 22nd Ave, No Miami Beach 305-358-1800 or 888-950-BLUE or sfba@southfloridabluegrass.com

2nd Monday 8 pm, Chrystal Hartigan presents the Singer/Songwriters showcase. http://www.chrystalhartiganprresents.com in the Abdo New River room of the Broward Ctr for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave. 954-462-0222. Open mic 8-9 pm. Featured songwriters starts at 9 pm

2nd Sat Sing-along/raffle, UU Church 3970 NW 21st Ave. Info day of concert 954-478-8637

GEIGER KEY

Geiger Key Marine & Travel Pk., Live Bluegrass & BBQ 1st & 2nd Sun 6-10 pm. SR 941 mile marker 10.5. Info 305.296.3141

KEY WEST

Green Parrot- Folk to Blues to Rock, Fri & Sat 5:30-7 and 7-10 pm. Info- Mitch Mestel, surfbass@bellsouth.net Bottle Cap Bar & Liquor Store, 1128 Simonton St at corner Catherine St. Info Caroline- 305-296-2870

LAKE WORTH

Library Song Circle First & Third Saturdays of each month, 1-4 PM, Share your special songs, tunes, and stories. Palm Springs Library, 217 Cyprus Lane 561.964.5141

MIAMI

South Florida Folk Club open house song swap and pot luck supper at 5 pm 2nd Sunday of the month in various homes. Call 305-667-4386 for info.

Music Tech, 4045 SW 96 Ave., Miami has open jam sessions every Friday 8-10 p.m. Info- 305.554.8818

John Martins Restaurant, Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, open mic Sundays from 7:30 p. Info- John Brown, 305.267.2200

Elks Club, Open mic every Thurs. US 1 at 63rd Ave. Sign up begins at 7:30 pm. Hosted by Charlie Rathburn- 305.989.7899 or Lodge 305.668.2495

Churchill's- Open Mic, 5501 NE 2nd Ave Every Wed 9 pm. Start the night with all you can eat Curry $9 - served all night. Fabulous buffet, all kinds of curries, sauces, breads and veggies. 9-10pm- act, Open mic, 10 pm-closing. Different featured act each week, 11pm 2nd open mic of the evening. Mon- Open Mic Outback Theatre starts 11 pm til closing- acoustic, alternative, poetry, music.

Concert Series at Lighthouse Caft, 117115 SW 87th Ave. Info Kathy Tues or Fri 10am-2pm 305-3325-1419 or vicki@dragonfly129.com

NORTH MIAMI

Acoustic Underground Concert Series, Luna Star Café, 8 pm. 775 NE 125th St 8 pm. Presented byFolk Club S FL. Admission $7 members any folk Club, $10 non-members. Info 305.799.7123

Luna Star Cafe, Open Mic 2nd & 4th Sat & on the 1st Thursday, Country & Western or Bluegrass. 775 NE 125th St. 8-11 pm, 3 song limit. Info Alexis 305.799.7123http://www.lunastarcafe.com

Spinnaker's Bar & Grill, 18145 Northeast 19th Ave, North Miami Beach (305) 949-9105 Every Tues 7 to 10pm. Acoustic music, Solo or duo performers. Originals or covers, both okay.trafn@yahoo.com

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

1st Sundays, So FL Bluegrass Assn. Greynolds Pk, Miami Gardens Dr & NE 22 Ave. 305.358.1800 or 888.950.blue or sfba@southfloridabluegrass.com.

PLANTATION

Barnes & Noble, NSAI Broward Songwriters' Workshops, 2nd Sun, 7:15 pm 591 S University Dr. Info- B & N 954.723-0489 or Diana 954.435.7956

Starbuck's Live music ea Fri & Sat at Nob Hill & Cleary.

Open Mic 7 pm, featured performer 9-11pm on 2nd Friday of each month. Info 954.587.2147 Sig or Liz

POMPANO BEACH

Fern Forest Jam/songswap 2nd Sun 2 pm 201 Lyons Rd. Karl 954.974.0318

The Green Marble, presents combination of young adults art gallery & teen coffeehouse open mic for teens ea Tues Eve, 616 E Atlantic Blvd 954.946.3992

Broward Folk Club monthly 1st Friday Open Mic w/ featured performer series. Stinger’s (stingerspizza.com)
located on A-1-A in Pompano Beach, less than 3 miles from the Atlantic Boulevard exit of I-95

Old Time Music String Band Jam Tuesdays, 7:30-10 PM at The Elks Lodge, 700 NE 10th St., Pompano Beach, Fl. 33060 Contact John Amon, 954 943 6047,harperjohn2001@gmail.com

PORT ST LUCIE

Rooster's Dockside, near PSL Blvd & Bayshore, Open Mic ea Mon 8 pm midnite. 407.879.2422

Treasure Coast Dulcimer Society Tues.1-3 pm at Barry University Center, Len AlIman 561.460.9028 or Gloria Case 561.466.7313

STUART

Lyric Theatre Songwriters' Exchange, ea Tuesday 8 pm. Musicians must play originals only. Listeners invited. Info- Leigh Ann Cheek 561.220.1942

VERO BEACH

Dulcimers Plus, dulcimer group meets ea Mon. 7-9 pm at Pioneer Baptist Church. Info Julie Piraino 772.569.2525

WEST PALM BEACH

Coasters Play it in Public, Wed. Nights, Songwriters & Performers bring new material. 2409 S Dixie Hwy Info 561.655.4738

Underground Coffee Works, open mic Tues 8 pm. 105 Narcissus Ave. 561.835.4792

The Wing Hut Songwriters' Night, ea Thurs 8 pm 1632 S Military Tr 561.964.9596

Merlin's Bar & Grille Songwriters' Night, ea Thur 9pm-1 am, 1800 Latham Rd.Original material. 561.471.1331

Tree's Wings Songwriters' Workshop, 2nd Thurs 7:30 pm. 8020 S Dixie Hwy. Robin Plitt 561.586.4467, 561.582.0808

Yesterday Village, Get together & pick-in ea 2nd Sun, Palm Beach Fairgrounds. Info- John561.795-3100 or Bob 561.965.4876.

O'Shea's, 531 Clematis. Irish music, Sundays 5-7 pm. Free. 833.3865

Around the World Café, ea Thurs, 7-10 open mic

Nashville Songwriters' Assn workshop, song critiques, creative writing ex, etc. Wed 7:30-10:30 pm at The AMP Shop, 776 South Congress, Grant Livingston 305.264.0094, Janet Goodman 305.899.0730, or Rachel Wiseman 561.795.1458,http://www.grantlivingston.com/html/nsal.htm