Kansas Prairie Pickers Association
First a list of some regular jams around
the state. Before you drive any long distance to one, please call ahead. We
all try to stick to a schedule but things change. If you have one to list, please
- Auburn, Kansas Prairie Picker Association
jam, 4th Sunday of the month, October through April, Auburn Community
Center, 1-5 p.m., for info call Ron Meier at (785) 887-6314. The 2017/2018 schedule
is Oct 22, Nov 26, Jan 1, Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 22.
- Lawrence, Kaw Valley Acoustic Music Assoc.
Jam at the Dillards, 1720 Troon Land, 7:00-9:30 p.m. Usually the second
Tuesday evening of the month. Contact John Dillard (785)865-5502.
- Lawrence, We gather for potluck at 6:15 every
Sunday night, and then play the old time fiddle tunes until 9:00. All acoustic
instruments are welcome. In the old time style everyone plays full blast all the
time. This is great for playing harmonies and counter-melodies, and for stealing
licks from the other players. We meet at various houses and businesses in the
Lawrence area. An email is sent out every Monday telling where the jam will be
held on the next Sunday. To get on the list, send your name and email to :
- Cottonwood Falls, Emma Chase Music Hall, has jams on
Friday nights, all month long. Different flavor each Friday: first Friday one is acoustic
second Friday is acoustic bluegrass & folk, third odd numbered months is rock & roll and
vintage country (amplifiers allowed), third even numbered month is acoustic country,
folk & bluegrass. For info E-Mail:
Emma Chase Music Hall/Prairie Pastimes, 220-1/2 Broadway.
- Elmont, The Kaw Valley Country Music Club meets
the first Sunday of each month at the Elmont United Methodist Church, which is located
at 6635 N.W. Church Lane from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Acoustic musicians welcome. Info:
Larry Maddux at 785 640-3681 or Email:
- Kansas City, HABOT (Heart of America
Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association) Meets 3rd Fri. night of month Oct-May,
6-10:45 p.m. at North Cross United Methodist Chruch, 1321 N.E. Vivion Road in
Kansas City. Contact
Mary Eddings 816-516-5562 or Jim Downs 816-628-3275.
- Topeka, Acoustic Music Jam,first Saturday of each
month, 2-4 p.m. (no jams in June or July). The jam is held at Live Music Institute,
5224 SW 17th, Topeka. For more information Email:
- Alma, Alma Library Acoustic Jam,on Skyline Drive
in downtown Alma, meets 1st Saturday of the month from 7:00-10:00 p.m. for info contact
Joyce Mathews: 785-765-3647.
- ...more to come...
We've listed several events on this page, but some other sources are:
Here are a few events in Kansas and
surrounding area. We cannot guarantee or be responsible for the type of
shows or festivals listed. If in doubt, please contact the promoter. If
you have an event you'd like to list, contact us. If you want to see who
did what in the past, check out our Calendar Archive.
January 1, 2018: KPPA New Year's Pot Luck and Band Scramble. Start eating at 1 p.m., doors
open around noon. Bring a main dish and a salad or desert. The Club provides paper plates,
cups, napkins and plastic ware, and coffee/tea. Enter name for band scramble noon to 1 p.m.,
with names drawn form groups at 1:30. Fun to follow.
February 15-16: 29th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. Bands to be announced.
Visit KBA at
June 7-9: 25th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton.
More information later this year at Our Festival
August 26: Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships,
Lawrence, KS, South Park. More info call (785) 841-6495 or
contact thru email on their web site:
September 12-16: 47th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield
contact Walnut Valley Association (620)221-3250 or visit
October 6-7?: International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK.
Call (405)282-4446 or 1-877-203-1206 or visit
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Last Modified: May 18, 2018.