We Have Bluegrass Music and Lots More!
|Claire Lynch Trio performs at the UMC Sanctuary on the Square|
We have an old-time music festival called Breakin' Up Winter, which takes place on the first weekend of March at Cedars of Lebanon (TN) State Park. It's a good wagon-greasin' from Memphis. That one is NOT bluegrass! Visit the site for the Nashville Old-Time String Band Association (NOTSBA):
www.nashvilleoldtime.org/BUW. At the NOTSBA site you will also see dates/locations for old-time jams all over the Nashville/Midstate area.
There's a dandy Thursday night Jackson Plectral Society jam in Jackson, TN, at the Casey Jones Railroad Museum. In the summer, pickers gather all over everywhere in the Old Country Store parking lot. When that shuts down for the night, some folks reassemble at IHOP in Jackson for another session of fine bluegrass music!
We have just the finest Friday night jam anywhere around here. Visitors are welcome, it's all FREE, and it's at the Collierville (TN) Historic Town Square from mid-April until mid-October. We have restaurants, a coffee shop, and 2 (count 'em) places to buy ice cream and frozen treats when the thermometer goes plum' crazy with the heat! In the winter, you can find us at the Common Cup Coffee Shop, which is part of the Collierville (TN) United Methodist Church. The coffee is always on! Bring mama-n-'em for a country-dog good time. (Bro.Joe loves that saying!)
There is other stuff in all these photos, but we didn't want you to miss a thing! The Banjo Camp photo here has a unique feature. See if you can figure it out. Well? Have you spotted the feature?
|Tennessee Banjo Institute 1992 Cedars of Lebanon (TN) State Park|
|Lee Cagle shows her dulcimer to the kids at Storytime on the Square|
|Collierville's Christmas gift to her citizens and friends|
|Claire Lynch Trio Workshop at Sanctuary on the Square - Bryan McDowell (r)|
|Yonder sits little Maggie at a Sunday afternoon jam!|
|Quick Sunday pick outside Square Beans Coffee Shop|
|The David Pierce family checks out the Collierville Friday night jam at the Square|
|Collierville UMC welcomes pickers to the Common Cup Coffee Shop|
|Rob Ickes and an aspiring Dobro-playing Gallarno|
|Sorghum Hill at Wolf River Cafe, Rossville, TN: Phil Cox, Andrea Nash, Larry Windham|
|William See zoned out on a tune at Breakin' Up Winter in Lebanon, TN|
|High Strung at Wolf River Cafe - Donna Gray and Michael Osborne|
|Brush Arbor at Wolf River Cafe - Kacey Cannon, Joe Cupp, Bobby Williams, Preacher-man, Bruce White|
|Mulberry Fest at Collierville Square with 2 Mule Plow|
|Wildwood Express + Brush Arbor bring in the holidays at UMC's Common Cup Coffee Shop|
|Follow the fiddle and the arrow into Cedars of Lebanon State Park for Breakin' Up Winter|
|Toscanini Chamber Ensemble shows Mulberry Fest what kids can do|
|We miss seeing "the girls" at the Collierville Town Square pickin'|
|Roby Cogswell and others enjoy a quick pick at Cedar Forest in Lebanon, TN|
|Badges? We DO need these BUW badges|
|Mildred, Kevin, Kurt, and Curtis at Jackson IHOP for an after-pickin' pickin'|