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Local Jams

   
ARROYO GRANDE - Bluegrass Jam @ Heritage Square Park: Bluegrass Jam every Tuesday 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Heritage Square Park (small Gazebo behind large Gazebo between the Historical Library and Museum Buildings 126 S Mason St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). Contact: Yael Gott (805) 450-7571. Please bring a folding chair. 
 
ARROYO GRANDE - Central Coast Fiddlers: When: 2nd Sunday of the month Time: 1:15-3:15 PM Where: Arroyo Grande Community Center 211 Vernon St, Arroyo Grande, California, 93420. Enjoy the music, dancing, singing, and camaraderie. Come join in with the dancing and jamming sessions. Join the Musicians and dancers as they continue to entertain themselves in our jamming sessions. There will be classic, country, bluegrass, and oldies music, along with refreshments. More info: 805 937-2238, schoeckk@msn.com http://www.centralcoastfiddlers.org/ 
 
ARROYO GRANDE - Lightning Joe's Guitar Heaven: 2nd Saturday of the month 1-4 PM in the village. Plenty of stools but bring music stands. Go up the stairs to the left of Lightning Joe's. 100 East Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 
 
ARROYO GRANDE - Nipomo Community Presbyterian Church: 1st Sunday of the month starting at 5:30 PM. The Community Room is very spacious with electrical outlets. Bring your instrument(s), music stand and books. 1235 N Thompson Rd, Arroyo Grande, Ca 93420 located east of 101 about 1/10 of a mile south of Windmill Farms on Thompson/Los Berros Road. 
 
ATASCADERO - Last Stage West Hwy. 41: On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, The Last Stage West hosts a bluegrass jam session and buffet dinner. BUFFET: From 5:30 PM until it's gone. Menu varies from Bluegrass Night to Bluegrass night, but it's always good! Beer and wine sold separately. Cost is $9.30 ($10.00) for children and participating musicians, and $16.28 ($17.50) for adult audience members. JAM SESSION: All acoustic stringed instruments are welcome. (Sorry, no amplifiers or percussion.) 5:30 PM: BanjerDan's Slow Jam. Beginners welcome! Learn how to play simple country/folk songs with one of the Central Coast's favorite bluegrass pickers. 6:30: The BLUEGRASS Jam. Songs and instrumentals by "The Founding Fathers" of Bluegrass Music: Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys The Stanley Brothers (Ralph Stanley) 8:00: Open jam. Country, folk, blues, etc. 15050 Morro Road, Atascadero Ca 93422 If you want to help Lloyd out with the evening call (805) 441-7463. 
 
BAKERSFIELD - Rusty's Pizza: First Monday of each month. Rusty's Pizza 5430 Olive Drive (in the Vons center) 6:00 - 9:00. Come on down and bring a couple of songs. Contact Kelvin Gregory kelvin@gregspetro.com 392-7973 home or 428-7044 cell. Alternate contact: S. C. "Slim" Sims slim1070@msn.com 760-762- 6828 
 
FRESNO - Santa Fe Basque Restaurant: The Fresno Folklore Society has a weekly jam. It's the friends of Kenny Hall Memorial jam at the Santa Fe Basque Restaurant every Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. 
 
GOLETA - Acoustic Jam @ The Draughtsmen Aleworks: Weekly Acoustic Jam Where: The Draughtsmen Aleworks 53 Santa Felicia Goleta, CA 93117 When: Wednesdays Time: 5 PM until ?? Music Styles: Folk, Country, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock, Classics Acoustic instruments only (except bass). No drums or percussion please. Contact: Barry McGuire - barrymcgsb@gmail.com 
 
LOMPOC - Southside Coffee Co 105 So. H St 7-9 PM: LOMPOC: 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening jams, 7:00 -- 9:00 PM at Southside Coffee Co., 105 So. "H" St, Lompoc Ca 93436 -- for more info call Bill at (805) 736-8241. 
 
PASO ROBLES - Contra Dances @ Oak Creek Commons 635 Nicklaus Dr: Check Facebook "Paso Robles Contra Dances" for Date and Time: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paso-Robles-Contra-Dances/164967943563420 We meet in the common room in the common building at the center of the complex. Bring an instrument and join in! 
 
SAN LUIS OBISPO - Old-Time jam at Linnaea's: Old-Time jam at Linnaea's on 1110 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 every third Thursday of the month. Starts at 6:30 til about 9. Come join in, play, listen, learn and hang out with music and food at Linnaea's Cafe. Link http://linnaeas.com/ 
 
SANTA MONICA - Finn McCool's: The Bill Cheatham Bluegrass Jam // Chris Murphy. fourth Wednesday of the month, starting around 8:30 PM. The location is Finn McCool's Santa Monica at 2702 Main Street 
 
VENTRUA - Bluegrass Jam @ Grapes and Hops Wine Bar: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. Grapes and Hops Wine Bar. 454 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003 Contact: gene@generubinaudio.com 805-340-2270 

Recurring Gigs

 
GROVER BEACH - Station Grill - The Dusty Shoes Bluegrass Gospel: every Saturday, 5- 7 p.m., no cover charge! The Station Grill is located at 170 West Grand Avenue (corner of Highway 1 and Grand), Grover Beach, CA. 93433 Come listen to the music of Dusty Shoes Gospel Band and food a at the Station Grill. Links: http://www.stationgrill.net; 

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