A SWEETHEART OF A BLUEGRASS JAM!
COLLIERVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
454 W. POPLAR AVENUE
MARCH 24, 2017
NOW AND AGAIN...every once in a while...a real sweetheart of a bluegrass jam just sort of emerges from somewhere. Such was the case on a recent Friday evening. Local pickers were there, some loyal fans, too, and even a wonderful family from Nova Scotia showed up! How good is that? You can't predict this stuff, and when it happens, it's just magic!
We will soon begin our 18th year of Friday night jams at the Collierville TN Historic Town Square, but at the moment we are still indoors trying to escape unpredictable March weather. We always welcome musicians at any level; fans, too, at any level! It's all free and it's all acoustic bluegrass music. No mics or amps, no alcohol, and no smoking/vaping in or near a jam group on the Square.
Getting back to the sweetheart part, we kicked off the jam at about 6:30 PM BST (Bluegrass Standard Time). Each musician and fan picked out a spot to pick or watch--no assigned seats or order of importance. No chiefs, no "stars"--we're all in this together! We're just folks meeting weekly to have a good time around bluegrass music. Our current warm and dry location inside the Common Cup Coffee Shop just adds to the joy! Hot coffee, spiced tea, hot chocolate, and a few snacks make life just about "Friday night perfect" in our way of thinking.
We will cut to the chase and show you photos from the jam, and we will ask you to join us at your first opportunity. We will move to the great outdoors on Friday, April 14, and take our chances with the weather. Bring lawn chairs or your pickin' stool and head on out to the Town Square around 6:30 PM. Stay as long as you wish. The Square is extraordinarily beautiful at this time of year, and there are restaurants and our favorite dairy bar to fill that hollow spot in case you get hungry. See you soon at the Collierville, TN, Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Jam!
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