Jams & Open Mics                           updated December 30, 2017

Description Address/City/State Contact Info
Asterisks * Denote Bluegrass Jam

New Location:

* The Brown Derby
1st Tuesday

6:30 - 9:00pm

158 Norwich-New London Turnpike
Uncasville, CT

Kathie: klf622@gmail.com

* GuitarTownCT Bg Jam
1st Sunday each month
2:00 - 5:00pm

All ages & abilities welcomed

Best Video
1842 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT

Chris at: 203-430-6020


* Norwich Bg Jam
2nd & 4th Tuesday

7:00 - 10:00pm

31 Lincoln Avenue
Norwich, CT


* The Pines of Bristol
1st Sunday every other month
(even months)
2:00pm - 4:30pm

Bellevue Avenue
3rd Floor
Bristol, CT
Bill at 860-922-5134

* Apple Health Care
1st Sunday every other month
(odd months)
2:00pm - 4:30pm

156 Berlin Road
Cromwell, CT
Bill at 860-922-5134

* Luther Ridge
3rd Saturday
2:00pm - 4:30pm

628 Congdon St., West
Middletown, CT
Bill at: 860-922-5134
NOTE:   The following are jams of various genres and formats:

Acoustic Music Jam

First Tuesday each month

All acoustic instruments
and playing levels welcomed.

Connecticut College
Route 32
New London, CT

Main Entrance of Rte. 32
Crozier-Williams Student Ctr.
Alice Johnson Room
2nd Floor


Open Mic Night
1st Friday each month

Sign-up: 6:30pm
Starts: 7:45pm - 11:00pm

Vanilla Bean Cafe
Jct. Routes 189/44/97
Pomfret , CT



Vanilla Bean Stage-Cam!
(for Concerts & Open Mic)

Open Mic Night
Last Thursday each month

$3.00 admission for all attendees.
Sign up for mic time at 6:30pm,
starts at 7:00pm. Plus a house band.

Acoustic Cafe
Bridgeport, CT
203-335-3655 acousticafe.com

Open Mic Night
4th Thursday each month

Sign up at 6:30pm
Music starts 7:00pm

Music Center
2809 Boston Turnpike (Rt 44)
Coventry, CT


Old-Time Jam for Fiddlers
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Quiet Corner Fiddlers is an informal group of fiddlers holding sessions at various locations in northeastern CT. Contact Chuck (see right column) for latest details.

Willimantic, CT

Chuck at 860-423-4543

Email: chkmrgn@att.net
(Use Quiet Corner Fiddlers
as the E-mail subject


Old-Timey Acoustic Jam
1st Tuesday
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Slow Jam 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Pine Loft
1474 Berlin Turnpike
Berlin, CT


Website (blog site)

Anything Goes Open Mic
6:30 sign up / 8:00pm


The Buttonwood Tree
605 Main Street
Middletown, CT



Contra-Jam Sessions
2nd Saturday
(except August)
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Takes place prior to the second Saturday Contra Dance. Admission is free, but contributions toward the cost of the hall are appreciated. The jam sessions provide a great opportunity for new and experienced musicians to learn, play, and enjoy the contra dance repertoire. A mixture of standard contra tunes: mainly reels, jigs, and waltzes. Players of all instruments are welcome. The jam is most appropriate for "intermediate" skill levels.

American Legion Post
275 Main Street
Old Wethersfield, CT

Rob at 860-232-2504


Jams In Other States ... venues within spittin' distance of CT

* The Fiddler's Green Pub

Fiddler's Green Bluegrass Jam
1st Sunday of each month
4:00 - 8:00pm

19 Temple Street
Worcester, MA

Pub: 508-792-3700


* South Hadley Mason Lodge

Mt. Holyoke Lodge of Masons
3rd Thursday of each month

Coffee, soda and snacks available. Right next to Dave Helman's Country Corner Coffeehouse concert series in South Hadley.

North Main Street
South Hadley, MA

Email Dave Helman for directions and info:


* The Brass Cat
Bluegrass Open Mic Night

1st Thursday of each month
Fifteen minute slots.
No Cover

65 Cottage Street
Easthampton, MA

Woodland Meeting House

1st Sunday of each month

1:00 to 7:00pm


Slow Jam:
Beginning September 21, 2014


115 East Killingly Road Foster, RI

Don Lurgio



Slow Jam
sponsored by
Rhode Island
Bluegrass Alliance

Contact Debbie H.


Multicultural Center

University of Rhode Island Campus


2nd & 4th Monday
7:30pm - 9:30pm


Also: Old-Time Fiddle Jam
2nd & 4th Monday

7:30pm - 9:30pm


Route 138
Kingston, RI

URI Campus Map

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