Bluegrass Events Calendar

Apr
4
Sat
2020
Pearl Texas First Saturday Jam & Stage Show @ Pearl Texas Community Center
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Pearl Texas First Saturday Jam & Stage Show

Pearl Texas Jam & Show

The monthly Pearl Bluegrass Jam and Stage Show is held in Pearl, Texas at the Pearl Community Center on the first Saturday of each month, EXCEPT SEPTEMBER when it’s on the 2nd Saturday. Most jamming starts around noon and the event runs all afternoon and evening. Admission is free with donations boxes to help with expenses and everyone is welcome!

This is a fun and friendly Jam and Stage Show. It often draws over 400 people to listen and play in this little town of Pearl, Texas in the heart of the Hill Country.  It is at an old school house that has been renovated with HVAC.  People jam in every room, in the halls, outside under the pavilion and under any shade tree you can find. Lots of good ol’ time bluegrass and gospel.  All acoustic. Good home cooked food in the old school cafeteria…great pies.  Continuous music all day Saturday from a little before noon until 10 p.m. or later.

Location:  Community Center, west of Gatesville, Texas, Hwy 84 W. to Pumela, South on FM 183 to Pearl Center.

IT’S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO CALL OR E-MAIL BEFORE TRAVELING TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS ON AND NOT AFFECTED BY SEVERE WEATHER OR OTHER CONDITIONS.

Garland Square Bluegrass Jam @ The Square in Downtown Garland Texas
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Bluegrassers of all levels gather late each Saturday afternoon, weather permitting, to jam in and around the downtown Garland Square.  Bring your instrument and/or lawn chair and enjoy the fun!

Note that this jam DOES NOT HAPPEN during the months of December, January, or February.  March through November only.

NOTE THAT THIS IS AN OUTDOOR JAM IN THE EVENING – NO ONE WILL SHOW UP IN COLD, WET, OR OTHER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS, SO CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE TRAVELING.

Apr
11
Sat
2020
Southwest Bluegrass Club Pot Luck and Jam @ First Baptist Church
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our club meetings currently take place on the 2nd Saturday of every month at the First Baptist Church at 301 East Texas Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051 and last from 11 A.M. – 3 P.M. These meetings offer a pot luck dinner along with great opportunities for jamming, so be sure to bring your instrument if you play! We also have different bands perform at club meetings from time to time, so you will also have the great opportunity of listening to some great music as well.

NOTE:  Use the side entrance on the West side (near Jenkins/Wall St. behind the Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant).

IT’S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO CALL OR E-MAIL BEFORE TRAVELING TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS ON AND NOT AFFECTED BY WEATHER OR OTHER CONDITIONS.

Garland Square Bluegrass Jam @ The Square in Downtown Garland Texas
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Bluegrassers of all levels gather late each Saturday afternoon, weather permitting, to jam in and around the downtown Garland Square.  Bring your instrument and/or lawn chair and enjoy the fun!

Note that this jam DOES NOT HAPPEN during the months of December, January, or February.  March through November only.

NOTE THAT THIS IS AN OUTDOOR JAM IN THE EVENING – NO ONE WILL SHOW UP IN COLD, WET, OR OTHER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS, SO CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE TRAVELING.

Apr
18
Sat
2020
Garland Square Bluegrass Jam @ The Square in Downtown Garland Texas
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Bluegrassers of all levels gather late each Saturday afternoon, weather permitting, to jam in and around the downtown Garland Square.  Bring your instrument and/or lawn chair and enjoy the fun!

Note that this jam DOES NOT HAPPEN during the months of December, January, or February.  March through November only.

NOTE THAT THIS IS AN OUTDOOR JAM IN THE EVENING – NO ONE WILL SHOW UP IN COLD, WET, OR OTHER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS, SO CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE TRAVELING.

Apr
25
Sat
2020
Garland Square Bluegrass Jam @ The Square in Downtown Garland Texas
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Bluegrassers of all levels gather late each Saturday afternoon, weather permitting, to jam in and around the downtown Garland Square.  Bring your instrument and/or lawn chair and enjoy the fun!

Note that this jam DOES NOT HAPPEN during the months of December, January, or February.  March through November only.

NOTE THAT THIS IS AN OUTDOOR JAM IN THE EVENING – NO ONE WILL SHOW UP IN COLD, WET, OR OTHER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS, SO CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE TRAVELING.

Apr
30
Thu
2020
Acoustic Music Camp 2020 @ Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – May 2 @ 12:00 pm

Acoustic Music Camp 2020

A three-day music camp for acoustic musicians teaching you how to play Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin,Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar, Bass, & Jam Classes.

Staff includes Alan Munde – Banjo, Dix Bruce – Guitar, Nate Lee – Mandolin, Keith Yoder –  Jam Classes, Gretchen Priest-May -Fiddle, Irl Hees – Bass, Sam Swank  – Fingerstyle Guitar, and Gerald Jones – Special classes.

Acoustic Music Camp 2020

May
1
Fri
2020
Texas State Banjo Championship @ Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for the Texas State Championship contests for flatpick guitar, bluegrass banjo, and mandolin, together with the Bluegrass Heritage Festival, on May 1-3 at the Wyndham Garden in Farmers Branch. The contests are free to watch!

Find out if you’re the best banjo, mandolin, or flatpick guitar player in Texas! First place prize money is $500 plus a confirmed, paid entry to the National Championships in Winfield and a ticket to the Walnut Valley Festival! Must be a Texas resident and qualify under contest rules to compete. All the details are on the website at https://bluegrassheritage.org/texas-state-championships/

Championships screenshot

Contest sponsors

The 2020 Texas State Mandolin, Guitar, and Banjo Championships have been made possible by the generous support of these amazing sponsors:

Acoustic Music Camp
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Bay Area Bluegrass Association
Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
Bluegrass Music Rising
Calton Cases
Central Texas Bluegrass Association
Collings Guitars
Mary Conn, Attorney at Law
Ellis Mandolins
The City of Farmers Branch, Texas
Fuller’s Guitar Shop
Robert & Trista Hough
Paluxy River Bluegrass Association
Pearl Bluegrass 1st Sat Jam & Stage Show
Robertson Guitars
Tracy Dean Smith, Landscape Architect
Southwest Bluegrass Club
Texas Bluegrass Music LLC
Tomball Bluegrass Festival
Triple Creek RV Park
Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel

Texas State Mandolin Championship @ Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel
May 1 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for the Texas State Championship contests for flatpick guitar, bluegrass banjo, and mandolin, together with the Bluegrass Heritage Festival, on May 1-3 at the Wyndham Garden in Farmers Branch. The contests are free to watch!

Find out if you’re the best banjo, mandolin, or flatpick guitar player in Texas! First place prize money is $500 plus a confirmed, paid entry to the National Championships in Winfield and a ticket to the Walnut Valley Festival! Must be a Texas resident and qualify under contest rules to compete. All the details are on the website at https://bluegrassheritage.org/texas-state-championships/

Championships screenshot

Contest sponsors

The 2020 Texas State Mandolin, Guitar, and Banjo Championships have been made possible by the generous support of these amazing sponsors:

Acoustic Music Camp
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Bay Area Bluegrass Association
Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
Bluegrass Music Rising
Calton Cases
Central Texas Bluegrass Association
Collings Guitars
Mary Conn, Attorney at Law
Ellis Mandolins
The City of Farmers Branch, Texas
Fuller’s Guitar Shop
Robert & Trista Hough
Paluxy River Bluegrass Association
Pearl Bluegrass 1st Sat Jam & Stage Show
Robertson Guitars
Tracy Dean Smith, Landscape Architect
Southwest Bluegrass Club
Texas Bluegrass Music LLC
Tomball Bluegrass Festival
Triple Creek RV Park
Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel

Bluegrass Heritage Festival 2020 @ Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – May 3 @ 11:00 am

Bluegrass Heritage Festival

The Lonesome River Band (Saturday)  |  The Byron Berline Band (Friday)
Breaking Grass (Saturday)  |  The Purple Hulls (Friday & Saturday)
Salt Creek (Saturday)  |  Downtown String Band (Saturday)
Chords of Grace (Friday)  |  Prairie Wind (Sunday)

Bluegrass Heritage Festival

The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers,
promoting bluegrass music in Texas. While it's free to get in the door to many of our events,
keeping the doors open isn't free. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

Click the donate button to donate online.​

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