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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 16 featuring Ken and Brad Kolodner and their bass player, Alex Lacquement.  They will be joined by Carl Jones and Erynn Marshall, and Pete's Posse will be there as well. 
We hope
that these great musicians will encourage
players, young & old, to join in and play with some of the best players anywhere.  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 17 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!  This jam will be in the tent adjacent to the church.

From 1:00 to 2:15, Laurie Alsobrook, mountain dulcimer teacher coming all the way up from Florida, will lead a dulcimer jam.  All are welcome to join in on your instrument of choice and accompany Laurie as she leads you on a dulcimer journey.  This jam will also be under the tent adjacent to the church.

Finally, form 2:30 - 4:00, also in the tent adjacent to the church, the Sky Blue Boys & Cookie will be leading an acoustic music jam.  Banjo Dan Lindner says "All are invited to bring an instrument, voice, song suggestion or question and participate in the fun of making music together."

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”.