About The Jam


The Jam is a time-honored tradition in which musicians gather as a community to make music together.
At 317 Main we offer faculty-led acoustic jams that are open to all instruments and all levels of play. No egos allowed — you will be comfortable, supported and engaged by the 317 Main jam community.
These well-run sessions are offered on a drop-in basis — just show up with your instrument and your $5.00 fee, and get ready to experience the joy of improvised play.
Jams do not meet during the months of July and August.


Winter 2017/2018 Jam Schedule


317 Main Contra Dance Repertoire Jam
Monday, 7:30-9:00pm/$5 drop-in fee/Led by Maggie Robinson

The 317 Main Contra Dance Repertoire Jam provides a great opportunity for new and experienced musicians to learn, play and enjoy the contra dance repertoire together.  The group will  play a mixture of standard contra tunes – mainly reels, jigs and waltzes.  Players of all instruments welcome. We generally start a tune by learning it slowly, with music and chord charts available. We then put the tunes together in a set and work them up to dance speed.


Bluegrass Jam
Tuesday, 7:30-9:00pm

(Drop-in Fee $5.00)
Teacher TBA
Calling all bluegrassers! Open to players at all levels – guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, bass, singers – join Steve as he calls the tunes, posts the charts, and leads the group (at a manageable speed) through the great repertoire of tunes and songs from the bluegrass tradition.


Is there an instrument or a genre you’re interested in but isn’t listed? Use our Contact Form to email Chris Moore, Director of Music Education with your questions and suggestions.

Bluegrass Jam