Jams, Singalongs, and Other Festival Events 2016

Please see our schedule to find out when all these great things are happening!

  • “Three Chords and the Truth” Sing and Play Open Jam - Local favorite Rob Krumm leads 3-chord songs. Bring your guitar, uke, bass, banjo, or just yourself and be ready to play and sing along!
  • Family Singalong, with Cielito Lindo - Sing along with the fabulous Cielito Lindo! The group performs in the styles of mariachi and Latin/American folk. A bilingual fourth generation family music group that performs a variety of Mexican and American folk music, the four young brothers and their father each sing … Continue reading
  • Festival Send-Off Open Jam, with Dan Andree - Calling all musicians! Jams are open to musicians of all skill levels and experience, and each jam will be facilitated by jam-seasoned musicians. This jam will be hosted by Dan Andree, here for the festival with the Hobnob String Band. … Continue reading
  • Open Bluegrass Jam, with Dave Lowe - Calling all musicians! Jams are open to musicians of all skill levels and experience, and each jam will be facilitated by jam-seasoned musicians. This daytime bluegrass jam will be led by Dave Lowe. Spectators welcome.
  • Open Blues Jam, with Susan Williams - Calling all musicians! Jams are open to musicians of all skill levels and experience, and each jam will be facilitated by jam-seasoned musicians. This daytime blues jam will be led by Susan Williams. Spectators welcome.
  • Open Irish Session, with Jimmy Keane and Dean Karres - Calling all musicians! Jams are open to musicians of all skill levels and experience, and each jam will be facilitated by jam-seasoned musicians. The Irish session will be ably hosted by Dean Karres of Piper’s Hut Concerts and Jimmy Keane. Spectators welcome.
  • Open Mountain Dulcimer Jam, with Hilary Valentine - Bring your mountain dulcimer to this jam and singalong for all levels. A few extra dulcimers will be available if you want to give it a try. This dulcimer jam will be led by Hilary Valentine. Spectators welcome.
  • Open Old Time Jam, with Dan Gellert - Calling all musicians! Jams are open to musicians of all skill levels and experience, and each jam will be facilitated by jam-seasoned musicians. This daytime old time jam will be led by Dan Gellert. Spectators welcome.
  • Pickin’ Illini Open Jam Session - Come join members of the Pickin’ Illini in an old-fashioned, pickin’-style jam! If you love to pick bluegrass, blues or folk, or just want to sing along, then pull up a chair and join us in playing through some great tunes, old … Continue reading
  • Sea Chantey Sing, with Chris Maden - Join chanteyman Chris Maden and some of the regulars from the Chambana Chantey Sing for an open song session. We’ll sing chanteys (sailors’ work songs) and forebitters (recreational songs), songs of the oceans and inland waterways, songs of fishing, of … Continue reading
  • Shape Note Singing - Shape-note singing is a musical-notation system developed by 18th-century itinerant American singing masters to quickly teach 4-part unaccompanied vocal harmony for use in worship. No longer connected to any particular church denomination, today the unique harmony, full-throated energy and community experience … Continue reading
  • Singalong with the Women of Early Country Music, with Hilary Valentine and Rebecca Grosser - Here’s your chance to sing along with the great women of early country music. Acoustic instruments are welcome. When not otherwise occupied, Hilary plays with the Young and the Fretless and regularly leads singalongs and playalongs around town. Rebecca performs with … Continue reading