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Jam Sessions

While attending workshops, concerts and dances is great fun, many of us love to play music as well.  This festival is designed to give players of all levels opportunities to join in and play along.  For the most part, the jams are informal - it just takes two people playing together to start a jam.  There will be spots around the festival grounds set-up for impromptu jams!

We do have a special old time jam set up for Friday afternoon, August 17 led by John Kirk and Trish Miller of Quickstep.  
We hope
that these great old time musicians will encourage
players, young & old, to explore the joys of old time music!  The jam will take place near the registration area from 2-5 PM on Friday afternoon!
We have the bluegrass jam on Saturday morning, August 18 from 10:30-11:45 AM led by Gary Darling of "Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing" and the "Bayley Hazen Boys".   Be sure to bring your instruments and jump in - all abilities are welcome.  It is hard to beat the fun of jamming with Gary and his bluegrass cohorts!  

There will also be a Mega Jam hosted by Annie & The Hedonists from 12:15-1:30 PM in the tent above the church.  They will be  exploring a variety of familiar songs from a wide array of different musical styles and eras.  Annie & The Hedonists have been part of PAMFest several times in the past and their jam session is not to be missed.

Bayley Hazen Boys Bluegrass Jam - PAMFest 2012
Photo: P. Seaton
Note that all Peacham Acoustic Music Festival Venues and Grounds are smoke and alcohol free! 
No audio or video recording or flash photography without the express written permission of the performer and Copithorn Productions!

Dogs - dogs are allowed at the festival, but there are some rules that need to be observed:  dogs are welcome at the festival as long as they are controlled by the owners – generally that means on a leash.  They are not allowed inside the venues which include the gym, church, library and Peacham Café – unless they are service dogs.  Dogs are allowed on the grounds – around the craft fair and outdoor music tent.  Owners are expected to clean up after them should they have “an accident”.