Jim’s Picks for the Next Thirty Days

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Thursday, Apr 27
  • 7:00 pm Uke Night at Freddy's
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–768–0131

    A monthly event that's an informal, fun jam session (open to the public for total ukulele enjoyment) followed by a performance of a featured uke group. Jam begins at 7pm; uke performance at 9:00.

  • 7:00 pm Eastern L.I. Old Time Jam
    Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 – 631-298-5292

    2nd and 4th Thursday every month. Old time musicians of every skill level welcome. http://poc2163.wix.com/eliotmj

  • 7:00 pm Bluegrass 'n Beer
    Acoustic Café, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605 – 203-335-3655

    Come tap yer toes or pick along to our longest residency.

  • 8:00 pm Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co.
    Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 East 14th St., btwn A & B, NY, NY 10009 – 212 228-2240

    last Thursday each month

  • 8:00 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
    The Archer, 176 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – 201-309-1090

    http://www.archerbar.com/

  • 8:30 pm Charlie Judkins
    Milk and Roses, 1110 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-389-0160

    Ragtime & Stride piano

  • 9:00 pm The Hot Club of Flatbush
    Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973

  • 9:00 pm Ellery Marshall's Bluegrass Jam
    Matt Torrey’s, 46 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-218-7646

    Williamsburg

  • 9:30 pm Gordon's Grand St. Stompers
    The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942

Friday, Apr 28
  • 12:00 am 9th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival
    St. Ann’s Church, 157 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-875-6960

    http://tinyurl.com/m4wpfqj

  • 10:00 am The Slocan Ramblers
    Best Video, 1842 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517

    http://tinyurl.com/gvth5j2

  • 7:30 pm The Booglerizers
    Ragin' Cajun, 1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719 – 732–280–6828

    2 sets starting 7:30 or 8:00, no cover, BYOB. Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com

  • 8:00 pm Regional de NY
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248

    Choro

Saturday, Apr 29
  • 12:00 am 9th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival
    St. Ann’s Church, 157 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-875-6960

    http://tinyurl.com/m4wpfqj

  • 12:00 pm Damn Tall Bluegrass Brunch
    Daryl's House, 130 Route 22, Pawling, NY 12564 – 845-289-0185

  • 3:00 pm Afternoon Bluegrass Jam at Session 73
    Session 73, 1359 1st Ave. at 73rd, NY, NY 10021 – 212-517-4445

    73rd Street and 1st Avenue - take the Q Train to 72nd and 2nd.

  • 4:00 pm Hoboken Blues Jam
    Hobson's Choice, 77 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201–420-0070

    At the Hotel Victor, with house band Jimmy Mack and the Boys. All players and singers welcome; must be 21 years of age.

  • 4:00 pm Blues Jam with Jimmy Mack and the Boys
    Farside Bar and Grill, 531 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201-963-7677

    Blues jam. All singers and players welcome

  • 4:30 pm Raya Brass Band
    Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973

  • 5:30 pm Oldtime Banjo Workshop
    St. Anne's Church, 157 Montague St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-875-6960

    with Hilary Hawke!

  • 7:00 pm Hazmat Modine
    Terra Blues, 149 Bleecker St., NY, NY 10012 – 212-777-7776

  • 7:30 pm Contra beginners' workshop
    United Methodist Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011

    http://cdny.org/ for more details

  • 8:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
    and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 8:00 pm Banjo Lisa's House Concert
    269 Vose Ave., South Orange, NJ

    Radio Woody Benefit/Resist. An evening of music by (or inspired by) Woody Guthrie. Proceeds Benefit Planned Parenthood. BYOB & Pot Luck.
    Lisa Zwier, Andy Riedel, DW, Mary Olive Smith, Boo Reiners, Elena Skye,
    Rebecca Turner, Scott Anthony, Mark Moran and MORE! Doors at 7:00 - Music at 8:00.

  • 8:00 pm Swingin' Tern Dances
    1st Presbyterian Ch. Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover, NJ 07936 – 973-887-0298

    Contras & sometimes swing. Beginners' workshop at 7:30 PM. Please carry in clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. http://www.folkproject.org/swtern/swtern.shtml#ST2011-11-19

  • 8:00 pm Contra Dance for All
    United Methodist Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011

  • 9:00 pm Tin Pan
    Flute Midtown, 205 W 54th St, New York, NY, 10019 – 212-265-5169

    Join us on the last Saturday of every Month for Wit's End, our salute to the Jazz Age, with live hot jazz and cold cocktails. 1920's/1930's vintage or vintage-inspired evening wear required. $12 door charge

  • 9:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's
    Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211

    Now at 9:00!

  • 9:30 pm Danny Barnes, Jenni Lynn
    Hill Country Barbeque, 30 West 26th St.,btwn 6th & 5th Ave., NYC NY, NY 10010 – 212-255-4544

    http://tinyurl.com/n3l2w9l

Sunday, Apr 30
  • 12:00 am 9th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival
    St. Ann’s Church, 157 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-875-6960

    http://tinyurl.com/m4wpfqj

  • 10:00 am Hilary Hawke – Bluegrass Mass
    Bedford Presbyterian Church, 44 Village Green, Bedford, NY 10506

    “The World Beloved, A Bluegrass Mass"-Hilary on banjo, performed during the church service.

  • 12:00 pm Blue Plate Special Bluegrass Brunch
    Daryl's House, 130 Route 22, Pawling, NY 12564 – 845-289-0185

  • 1:00 pm Bluegrass Brunch Hells Kitchen
    Southern Hospitality Hell’s Kitchen, 645 9th Avenue at 45th, NY, NY 10036 – 212-265-1000

  • 2:00 pm Second Ave. Mountain Boys
    The Strand Smokehouse, 25-27 Broadway, Astoria, Queens, NY 11106 – 718-440-3231

    Every Sunday 2-5:00

  • 4:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Henry Public, 329 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-852-8630

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 4:00 pm Sheriff's Broome St. Sessions
    Brinkley's, 406 Broome St. (btwn Lafayette & Centre), NY, NY 10013 – 212-680-5600

  • 5:00 pm Roda de choro at Beco
    Beco, 45 Richardson Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 — 718-599-1645

    Brazilian "jam" hosted by Regional de NY Flute: Rodrigo Ursaia Mandolin: Justin Douglas 7-string guitar: Cesar Garabini Cavaquinho: Kahil Nayton Percussion: Ranjan Ramchandani.

  • 5:00 pm Paddy's Sunday Jam
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212-686-1210

    A long-standing bluegrass jam run by Tony Delello

  • 6:00 pm Traditional Irish Seisiun
    Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, Taproom, 30 Water Street, NY, NY 10004 – 646-422-7906

    Weekly Irish jam

  • 7:00 pm BG Jam at Irish Whiskey Bar
    Irish Whiskey Bar, 2848 31st St., Astoria, New York 11102 – 718-777-1690

    Bluegrass in Queens, people! Formerly Olde Prague Tavern. Hosted by Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker of Moonshine Falls. Friendly and open to all levels of players.

  • 7:00 pm The Quays Bluegrass Jam
    The Quays Pub, 4502 30th Ave at 45th St., Astoria, NY 11103 – 718-204-8435

    David McKeon hosts and plays guitar & mandolin, Ellery Marshall on banjo, and Mary Noecker on bass. 2 blocks from the M/R slightly longer from the N train.

  • 9:00 pm Stephane Wrembel
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248

  • 9:30 pm The Dang-It Bobbys
    Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., btwn Richardson & Frost, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718–302–3770

    "...bluegrass for people who don't like bluegrass." - twangville.com http://www.thedang-itbobbys.com/site/

Monday, May 1
  • 6:30 pm Fresh Baked Bluegrass
    Flatiron Room, 37 W. 26th St., NY, NY 10010 – 212-725-3860

  • 7:00 pm Brain Cloud
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–965–9177

    Every Monday. Western swing that borrows heavily from Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys' most edgy, raw, and unrestrained phase. Dennis Lichtman, mandolin/fiddle; Tamar Korn, vocals; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Raphael McGregor, lap steel guitar; Andrew Hall, bass and Kevin Dorn on drums.

  • 7:30 pm "Fairly Odd Monday Bluish Grass" Jam
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212–686–1210

    First, third & the occasional fifth Monday monthly. 7.30pm - Late

  • 8:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Greenwich Village Bistro, 13 Carmine St., btwn Bleeker & 6th, NY, NY 10014 – 212-206-9777

    No Cover. Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 8:00 pm Matt Munisteri
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    Great guitar!

  • 8:00 pm Trad Seisiun at Rocky Sullivan's
    Rocky Sullivan’s 34 Van Dyke Street at Dwight, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-246-8050

    Every Monday night. Irish. Right after the beginner tin whistle workshop at 7.

  • 8:30 pm Lowlands Old-Time Jam
    Lowlands Bar, 543 3rd Ave. at 14 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-463-9458

    Led by Betsey Plum http://tinyurl.com/pzs2o6b

  • 9:30 pm Big Ed Sullivan's Blues Jam
    The Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 – 212-260-9797

    http://www.redlionnyc.com/

  • 9:30 pm 1st Monday Bluegrass Jam
    Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St., at E. Houston, NY, NY 10002 – 212-477-4155

    Hosted by Michael Daves http://tinyurl.com/kvcn2vf

  • 10:00 pm Mona's Bluegrass Jam
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212–353–3780

    Built around a band with Rob Hecht on fiddle, Bennett Sullivan on banjo and Jared Engel on bass.They play bluegrass standards and some less standard ones: Bela tunes, Manzanita-era Tony Rice Unit and Strength In Numbers will find a place among Monroe, Jimmy Martin and Stanley Brothers favs.

Tuesday, May 2
  • 8:30 pm 1st Tuesdays Ragtime & Bluez
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131

    with Host Ida Blue

  • 9:00 pm Dirt Floor Review
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–768–0131

    The Dirt Floor Revue combine the twang of Buck Owens, the grit of Johnny Cash and the edge of the Flying Burrito Brothers to create their own modern urban country sound.

  • 9:30 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
    The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942

  • 10:00 pm Michael Daves
    Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, at E. Houston, Lower East Side, Manhattan 10002 – 212-477-4155

    http://www.myspace.com/michaeldavesmusic

  • 11:00 pm Mona's Hot Four
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212-353-3780

    Jazz from the 20's & 30's. Every Tuesday 11 pm til late...

Wednesday, May 3
  • 6:00 pm Hudson Valley Bluegrass Assn. Jam
    The Brown Derby, 96 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 - 845-452-3232

    Jam sessions feature a Slow Jam, for the first hour. From 6 to 7:00, we play at a non-competitive, sane pace. For info, call Jeff at (845) 331-6517.

  • 6:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints, and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 7:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

  • 7:00 pm Manhattan Midweek Sacred Harp Singing
    St. John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St., NY, NY 10014 – 212-242-5737

    btwn Bleecker & W. 4th, near 7th Ave. South Check http://tinyurl.com/nawmz9k for updates.

  • 7:00 pm Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam
    The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-3195

    http://tinyurl.com/q2mdq2x

  • 8:00 pm The Booglerizers
    16 Prospect Wine Bar & Restaurant,16 Prospect St., Westfield, NJ 07090 – 908–232–7320

    Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com No cover

  • 8:00 pm Andy Statman
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248

  • 8:00 pm Third Wheel Band
    Brick Café, 30-95 33rd Street, Astoria, Queens, NY 11102 – 718–267–2735

    Two sets. http://www.thethirdwheelband.com/Home.html

  • 8:30 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz.

  • 9:00 pm Western Caravan
    Hill Country Barbeque, 30 West 26th St.,btwn 6th & 5th Ave., NYC NY, NY 10010 – 212-255-4544

    Western swing

  • 9:00 pm Gordon's Grand St. Stompers
    Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973

  • 9:30 pm Roosevelt Dime
    Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 347–763–1506

    Here every Weds night!

  • 9:30 pm Roots 'n Ruckus
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    Folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday featuring banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. The gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. http://www.jalopy.biz/performance.php

Thursday, May 4
  • 8:00 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
    The Archer, 176 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – 201-309-1090

    http://www.archerbar.com/

  • 8:00 pm Dead Sage
    The Acoustic Bar & Music Hall, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT, 06605 – 203-335-3655

  • 8:30 pm Charlie Judkins
    Milk and Roses, 1110 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-389-0160

    Ragtime & Stride piano

  • 9:00 pm Ellery Marshall's Bluegrass Jam
    Matt Torrey’s, 46 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-218-7646

    Williamsburg

  • 9:00 pm Brooklyn Country Hoedown at Freddy's
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131

    Bluegrass & Beyond – First Thursday each month. 8, 9 & 10:00pm different country artists perform. At 11:00pm an all-star jam open to all!

  • 10:30 pm The Stray Birds
    Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St., at E. Houston, NY, NY 10002 – 212-477-4155

  • 11:00 pm Freddy's All Star Jam
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–768–0131

    Open to all.

Friday, May 5
  • 6:30 pm Old Time Music Jam & Potluck
    Hilltop Hanover Farm, Bldg A, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 – 914-962-2368

    First Friday each month. Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/354580067915784/ If stormy weather call 914-646-8835 to find if it's still on. Directions: http://www.hilltophanoverfarm.org/information.html Google Maps: enter http://tinyurl.com/dbhvzg

  • 7:30 pm The Booglerizers
    Ragin' Cajun, 1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719 – 732–280–6828

    2 sets starting 7:30 or 8:00, no cover, BYOB. Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com

Saturday, May 6
  • 12:00 pm Hurricane Hoss Bluegrass Brunch
    Daryl's House, 130 Route 22, Pawling, NY 12564 – 845-289-0185

  • 3:00 pm Old Time Open Jam with Harry Bolick
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    http://tinyurl.com/kxdapya

  • 4:00 pm Hoboken Blues Jam
    Hobson's Choice, 77 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201–420-0070

    At the Hotel Victor, with house band Jimmy Mack and the Boys. All players and singers welcome; must be 21 years of age.

  • 4:00 pm Blues Jam with Jimmy Mack and the Boys
    Farside Bar and Grill, 531 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201-963-7677

    Blues jam. All singers and players welcome

  • 4:30 pm Raya Brass Band
    Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973

  • 7:30 pm Contra beginners' workshop
    United Methodist Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011

    http://cdny.org/ for more details

  • 8:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
    and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 8:00 pm Contra Dance for All
    United Methodist Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011

  • 9:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's
    Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211

    Now at 9:00!

  • 9:00 pm M Shanghai String Band
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    http://tinyurl.com/m62sabx

Sunday, May 7
  • 1:00 pm Bluegrass Brunch Hells Kitchen
    Southern Hospitality Hell’s Kitchen, 645 9th Avenue at 45th, NY, NY 10036 – 212-265-1000

  • 2:00 pm Second Ave. Mountain Boys
    The Strand Smokehouse, 25-27 Broadway, Astoria, Queens, NY 11106 – 718-440-3231

    Every Sunday 2-5:00

  • 3:00 pm Hilary Hawke – Bluegrass Mass
    Christ Church, 5030 Henry Hudson Pkwy, Bronx, NY 10471

    “The World Beloved, A Bluegrass Mass." Mass will be played during church service.

  • 4:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Henry Public, 329 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-852-8630

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 4:00 pm The Johnson Girls
    The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-3195

    All-woman a cappella ensemble, performing traditional and contemporary music with an emphasis on songs of the sea and shore.

  • 4:00 pm Sheriff's Broome St. Sessions
    Brinkley's, 406 Broome St. (btwn Lafayette & Centre), NY, NY 10013 – 212-680-5600

  • 5:00 pm Paddy's Sunday Jam
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212-686-1210

    A long-standing bluegrass jam run by Tony Delello

  • 6:00 pm Traditional Irish Seisiun
    Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, Taproom, 30 Water Street, NY, NY 10004 – 646-422-7906

    Weekly Irish jam

  • 7:00 pm Seth Kessel and The 2 Cent Band
    Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973

  • 7:00 pm BG Jam at Irish Whiskey Bar
    Irish Whiskey Bar, 2848 31st St., Astoria, New York 11102 – 718-777-1690

    Bluegrass in Queens, people! Formerly Olde Prague Tavern. Hosted by Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker of Moonshine Falls. Friendly and open to all levels of players.

  • 7:00 pm The Quays Bluegrass Jam
    The Quays Pub, 4502 30th Ave at 45th St., Astoria, NY 11103 – 718-204-8435

    David McKeon hosts and plays guitar & mandolin, Ellery Marshall on banjo, and Mary Noecker on bass. 2 blocks from the M/R slightly longer from the N train.

  • 8:00 pm The Bearcat Chasers
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    well, they have a washboard...

  • 8:00 pm Pork Chop Willie Residency
    John Brown Smokehouse, 10-43 44th Dr., Long Island City, NY 11101 – 718-361-0085

    call for actual time

  • 8:00 pm The Stray Birds and Five in the Chamber
    Cafe Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511 – 203-789-8281

    http://tinyurl.com/goajpk5

  • 9:00 pm Stephane Wrembel
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248

  • 9:30 pm The Dang-It Bobbys
    Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., btwn Richardson & Frost, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718–302–3770

    "...bluegrass for people who don't like bluegrass." - twangville.com http://www.thedang-itbobbys.com/site/

Monday, May 8
  • 6:30 pm Abby Hollander Band
    Flatiron Room, 37 W. 26th St., NY, NY 10010 – 212-725-3860

  • 7:00 pm Brain Cloud
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–965–9177

    Every Monday. Western swing that borrows heavily from Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys' most edgy, raw, and unrestrained phase. Dennis Lichtman, mandolin/fiddle; Tamar Korn, vocals; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Raphael McGregor, lap steel guitar; Andrew Hall, bass and Kevin Dorn on drums.

  • 7:30 pm Bluegrass Slow Jam at Paddy Reilly's
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212–686–1210

    Check out the Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/banjo-56/

  • 8:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Greenwich Village Bistro, 13 Carmine St., btwn Bleeker & 6th, NY, NY 10014 – 212-206-9777

    No Cover. Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 8:00 pm Trad Seisiun at Rocky Sullivan's
    Rocky Sullivan’s 34 Van Dyke Street at Dwight, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-246-8050

    Every Monday night. Irish. Right after the beginner tin whistle workshop at 7.

  • 8:30 pm Lowlands Old-Time Jam
    Lowlands Bar, 543 3rd Ave. at 14 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-463-9458

    Led by Betsey Plum http://tinyurl.com/pzs2o6b

  • 9:30 pm Big Ed Sullivan's Blues Jam
    The Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 – 212-260-9797

    http://www.redlionnyc.com/

  • 10:00 pm Mona's Bluegrass Jam
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212–353–3780

    Built around a band with Rob Hecht on fiddle, Bennett Sullivan on banjo and Jared Engel on bass.They play bluegrass standards and some less standard ones: Bela tunes, Manzanita-era Tony Rice Unit and Strength In Numbers will find a place among Monroe, Jimmy Martin and Stanley Brothers favs.

Tuesday, May 9
  • 7:00 pm Old-Timey Southern Fiddle Tunes
    Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street Beacon, New York 12508 – 845-831-4988

  • 8:00 pm Oldtime Jam at the Globe
    The Globe, 158 East 23rd Street, btwn 3rd & Lexington, NY, NY 10010 – 212-477-6161

  • 8:00 pm The Dang-it Bobbys
    Claret Wine Bar, 4602 Skillman Ave, Sunnyside, Queens, NY 11104 – 718-937-7411

  • 9:30 pm Greezy Greens
    Saint Mazie, 345 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-384-4807

    No Cover Traditional Jazz, Blues and Jug Music

  • 10:00 pm Michael Daves
    Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, at E. Houston, Lower East Side, Manhattan 10002 – 212-477-4155

    http://www.myspace.com/michaeldavesmusic

  • 11:00 pm Mona's Hot Four
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212-353-3780

    Jazz from the 20's & 30's. Every Tuesday 11 pm til late...

Wednesday, May 10
  • 6:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints, and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 7:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

  • 7:00 pm Manhattan Midweek Sacred Harp Singing
    St. John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St., NY, NY 10014 – 212-242-5737

    btwn Bleecker & W. 4th, near 7th Ave. South Check http://tinyurl.com/nawmz9k for updates.

  • 7:30 pm Old-time Jam with Alan Friend
    Brooklyn Farmacy Soda Fountain, 513 Henry St. at Sackett, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-522-6260

    weekly. On vacation over the summer. Sponsored by Folk Music Society of NY: www.folkmusicny.org.

  • 8:00 pm The Booglerizers
    16 Prospect Wine Bar & Restaurant,16 Prospect St., Westfield, NJ 07090 – 908–232–7320

    Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com No cover

  • 8:30 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz.

  • 9:00 pm Bar Chord BG Jam
    Bar Chord, 1008 Cortelyou Road, btwn Stratford & Coney Island Ave, Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, NY 11218 – 347-240-6033

    monthly

  • 9:00 pm A Boy Named Banjo
    American Beauty, 251 W 30th St, NY, NY 10001 – 212-695-8970

    They say it's bluegrass

  • 9:30 pm Roosevelt Dime
    Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 347–763–1506

    Here every Weds night!

  • 9:30 pm Roots 'n Ruckus
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    Folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday featuring banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. The gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. http://www.jalopy.biz/performance.php

Thursday, May 11
  • 7:00 pm Eastern L.I. Old Time Jam
    Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 – 631-298-5292

    2nd and 4th Thursday every month. Old time musicians of every skill level welcome. http://poc2163.wix.com/eliotmj

  • 8:00 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
    The Archer, 176 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – 201-309-1090

    http://www.archerbar.com/

  • 8:00 pm The Avett Bros.
    The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573 – 914-937-4126

    http://tinyurl.com/lrp6ow8

  • 8:30 pm Charlie Judkins
    Milk and Roses, 1110 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-389-0160

    Ragtime & Stride piano

  • 9:00 pm Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra
    Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973

  • 9:00 pm Ellery Marshall's Bluegrass Jam
    Matt Torrey’s, 46 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-218-7646

    Williamsburg

Friday, May 12
  • 7:30 pm The Booglerizers
    Ragin' Cajun, 1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719 – 732–280–6828

    2 sets starting 7:30 or 8:00, no cover, BYOB. Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com

  • 8:00 pm The Calamity Janes
    Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club, 59 Kent Ave., btwn 10th & 11th Sts., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    The time listed is a ballpark guess, as the venue did not specify.

  • 8:00 pm The Avett Bros.
    The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573 – 914-937-4126

    http://tinyurl.com/lrp6ow8

  • 8:30 pm Kitchen Dwellers
    The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT 06514 – 203-288-6020

    Montana bluegrass

Saturday, May 13
  • 12:00 pm Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys Bluegrass Brunch
    Daryl's House, 130 Route 22, Pawling, NY 12564 – 845-289-0185

  • 2:00 pm Tony Trischka Banjo Workshop
    Dobbs Ferry Woman’s Club, 54 Clinton Avenue, Hastings on Hudson, NY 10522 – 703-999-8695

    http://tinyurl.com/mmcmqjk Taraworlds@gmail.com

  • 4:00 pm Hoboken Blues Jam
    Hobson's Choice, 77 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201–420-0070

    At the Hotel Victor, with house band Jimmy Mack and the Boys. All players and singers welcome; must be 21 years of age.

  • 4:00 pm Blues Jam with Jimmy Mack and the Boys
    Farside Bar and Grill, 531 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201-963-7677

    Blues jam. All singers and players welcome

  • 4:30 pm Raya Brass Band
    Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973

  • 7:00 pm Hazmat Modine
    Terra Blues, 149 Bleecker St., NY, NY 10012 – 212-777-7776

  • 7:30 pm Contra beginners' workshop
    United Methodist Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011

    http://cdny.org/ for more details

  • 8:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
    and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 8:00 pm Swingin' Tern Dances
    1st Presbyterian Ch. Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover, NJ 07936 – 973-887-0298

    Contras & sometimes swing. Beginners' workshop at 7:30 PM. Please carry in clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. http://www.folkproject.org/swtern/swtern.shtml#ST2011-11-19

  • 8:00 pm Contra Dance for All
    United Methodist Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011

  • 9:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's
    Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211

    Now at 9:00!

Sunday, May 14
  • 12:00 pm Bob Stump Band Bluegrass Brunch
    Daryl's House, 130 Route 22, Pawling, NY 12564 – 845-289-0185

  • 1:00 pm Bluegrass Brunch Hells Kitchen
    Southern Hospitality Hell’s Kitchen, 645 9th Avenue at 45th, NY, NY 10036 – 212-265-1000

  • 2:00 pm Sacred Harp Singing in B'klyn
    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, upstairs in parish house, 199 Carroll St. at Clinton, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231

    The Joe Beasley Singing, monthly

  • 2:00 pm Second Ave. Mountain Boys
    The Strand Smokehouse, 25-27 Broadway, Astoria, Queens, NY 11106 – 718-440-3231

    Every Sunday 2-5:00

  • 3:30 pm Slow Jam with Hilary Hawke
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    And Charlie Shaw!! http://tinyurl.com/kzxbfc3

  • 4:00 pm John Pinamonti
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131

    A long-time Freddy’s favorite, John was one of the first acts to play the original bar, and helped establish its thriving artistic community. A stalwart of the Brooklyn roots music scene, he has recorded 5 albums and continues to perform on a regular basis in the New York area. John performs in the frontroom on the 2nd Sunday monthly.

  • 4:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Henry Public, 329 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-852-8630

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 4:00 pm Sheriff's Broome St. Sessions
    Brinkley's, 406 Broome St. (btwn Lafayette & Centre), NY, NY 10013 – 212-680-5600

  • 5:00 pm Roda de choro at Beco
    Beco, 45 Richardson Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 — 718-599-1645

    Brazilian "jam" hosted by Regional de NY Flute: Rodrigo Ursaia Mandolin: Justin Douglas 7-string guitar: Cesar Garabini Cavaquinho: Kahil Nayton Percussion: Ranjan Ramchandani.

  • 5:00 pm Paddy's Sunday Jam
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212-686-1210

    A long-standing bluegrass jam run by Tony Delello

  • 6:00 pm Traditional Irish Seisiun
    Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, Taproom, 30 Water Street, NY, NY 10004 – 646-422-7906

    Weekly Irish jam

  • 7:00 pm BG Jam at Irish Whiskey Bar
    Irish Whiskey Bar, 2848 31st St., Astoria, New York 11102 – 718-777-1690

    Bluegrass in Queens, people! Formerly Olde Prague Tavern. Hosted by Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker of Moonshine Falls. Friendly and open to all levels of players.

  • 7:00 pm The Quays Bluegrass Jam
    The Quays Pub, 4502 30th Ave at 45th St., Astoria, NY 11103 – 718-204-8435

    David McKeon hosts and plays guitar & mandolin, Ellery Marshall on banjo, and Mary Noecker on bass. 2 blocks from the M/R slightly longer from the N train.

  • 9:00 pm Stephane Wrembel
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248

  • 9:30 pm The Dang-It Bobbys
    Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., btwn Richardson & Frost, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718–302–3770

    "...bluegrass for people who don't like bluegrass." - twangville.com http://www.thedang-itbobbys.com/site/

Monday, May 15
  • 6:30 pm Blueplate Special
    Flatiron Room, 37 W. 26th St., NY, NY 10010 – 212-725-3860

  • 7:00 pm Brain Cloud
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–965–9177

    Every Monday. Western swing that borrows heavily from Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys' most edgy, raw, and unrestrained phase. Dennis Lichtman, mandolin/fiddle; Tamar Korn, vocals; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Raphael McGregor, lap steel guitar; Andrew Hall, bass and Kevin Dorn on drums.

  • 7:30 pm "Fairly Odd Monday Bluish Grass" Jam
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212–686–1210

    1st and 3rd Monday every month 7:30–late.

  • 8:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Greenwich Village Bistro, 13 Carmine St., btwn Bleeker & 6th, NY, NY 10014 – 212-206-9777

    No Cover. Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 8:00 pm Trad Seisiun at Rocky Sullivan's
    Rocky Sullivan’s 34 Van Dyke Street at Dwight, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-246-8050

    Every Monday night. Irish. Right after the beginner tin whistle workshop at 7.

  • 8:30 pm Lowlands Old-Time Jam
    Lowlands Bar, 543 3rd Ave. at 14 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-463-9458

    Led by Betsey Plum http://tinyurl.com/pzs2o6b

  • 9:30 pm Big Ed Sullivan's Blues Jam
    The Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 – 212-260-9797

    http://www.redlionnyc.com/

  • 10:00 pm Mona's Bluegrass Jam
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212–353–3780

    Built around a band with Rob Hecht on fiddle, Bennett Sullivan on banjo and Jared Engel on bass.They play bluegrass standards and some less standard ones: Bela tunes, Manzanita-era Tony Rice Unit and Strength In Numbers will find a place among Monroe, Jimmy Martin and Stanley Brothers favs.

Tuesday, May 16
  • 7:30 pm UWS Bluegrass Jam
    Grill on the Hill, 1624 Amsterdam Ave at 140th St, NY, NY 10031 – 646-838-8879

    Hosted by the Westside Irregulars. 2nd & 4th Tues each month, and a swell place.

  • 8:00 pm Freddy's Jam
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131

    Acoustic open Jam folk / country / bluegrass! Third Tues each Month.

  • 8:00 pm Dirt Floor Review
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–768–0131

    The Dirt Floor Revue combine the twang of Buck Owens, the grit of Johnny Cash and the edge of the Flying Burrito Brothers to create their own modern urban country sound.

  • 9:30 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
    The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942

  • 10:00 pm Michael Daves
    Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, at E. Houston, Lower East Side, Manhattan 10002 – 212-477-4155

    http://www.myspace.com/michaeldavesmusic

  • 11:00 pm Mona's Hot Four
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212-353-3780

    Jazz from the 20's & 30's. Every Tuesday 11 pm til late...

Wednesday, May 17
  • 6:00 pm Hudson Valley Bluegrass Assn. Jam
    The Brown Derby, 96 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 - 845-452-3232

    Jam sessions feature a Slow Jam, for the first hour. From 6 to 7:00, we play at a non-competitive, sane pace. For info, call Jeff at (845) 331-6517.

  • 6:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints, and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 7:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

  • 7:00 pm Manhattan Midweek Sacred Harp Singing
    St. John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St., NY, NY 10014 – 212-242-5737

    btwn Bleecker & W. 4th, near 7th Ave. South Check http://tinyurl.com/nawmz9k for updates.

  • 8:00 pm The Booglerizers
    16 Prospect Wine Bar & Restaurant,16 Prospect St., Westfield, NJ 07090 – 908–232–7320

    Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com No cover

  • 8:30 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz.

  • 8:30 pm Ditmas Park Bluegrass Jam
    Club 773, 773 Coney Island Ave., btwn Cortelyou & Ditmas, Brooklyn, NY 11218 – 718-462-9746

    Third Weds every month, replaces Sycamore jam.

  • 9:00 pm Sherrif Uncle Bob's Bluegrass & Goodtime Jam
    Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd St., btwn Thompson & Sullivan, NY, NY 10012 – 212-477-9462

    Better check Sherrif's Facebook page for schedule: http://tinyurl.com/zzretv2

  • 9:30 pm Roosevelt Dime
    Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 347–763–1506

    Here every Weds night!

  • 9:30 pm Roots 'n Ruckus
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    Folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday featuring banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. The gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. http://www.jalopy.biz/performance.php

Thursday, May 18
  • 12:00 am Gettsburg Bluegrass Festival
    Granite Hill Campground, 3340 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325 – 800-642-TENT

    http://www.gettysburgbluegrass.com/may-festival

  • 8:00 pm Andy Statman
    Charles St. Synagogue, 53 Charles St., at W. 4th, NY, NY 10014 – 212-242-6425

  • 8:00 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
    The Archer, 176 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – 201-309-1090

    http://www.archerbar.com/

  • 8:30 pm Charlie Judkins
    Milk and Roses, 1110 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-389-0160

    Ragtime & Stride piano

  • 8:30 pm Roosevelt Dime
    The Astor Room‎, 34-12 36th Street, Astoria, Queens, NY 11106 – 718–255–1947

  • 9:00 pm Ellery Marshall's Bluegrass Jam
    Matt Torrey’s, 46 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-218-7646

    Williamsburg

Friday, May 19
  • 12:00 am Gettsburg Bluegrass Festival
    Granite Hill Campground, 3340 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325 – 800-642-TENT

    http://www.gettysburgbluegrass.com/may-festival

  • 10:00 am Spuyten Duyvil
    Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY 11530 – 516-541-1006 

    call for time

  • 7:30 pm The Booglerizers
    Ragin' Cajun, 1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719 – 732–280–6828

    2 sets starting 7:30 or 8:00, no cover, BYOB. Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com

  • 8:00 pm Ukulele Cabaret
    Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th St., NY, NY 10003 - 212-982-3006

    Call for actual time. 8pm is just a guess!

  • 8:00 pm David Bromberg & John Sebastian
    Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown, NY 10591 – 914-631-3390

    http://tinyurl.com/k3hxspz

  • 8:00 pm Erin Loughran and Friends
    Glucksman Ireland House, NYU, 1 Washington Mews, NY, NY 10003 - 212-998-3950

    trad Irish

Saturday, May 20
  • 12:00 am Gettsburg Bluegrass Festival
    Granite Hill Campground, 3340 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325 – 800-642-TENT

    http://www.gettysburgbluegrass.com/may-festival

  • 10:00 am Kristen Andreassen, Chris Eldridge & Shane Leonard
    Jenkins House Concerts, West 89th Street, btwn CPW & Columbus, NY, NY 10024

    Details and reservations: Sandilion49@gmail.com

  • 12:00 pm Long Steel Rail Bluegrass Brunch
    Daryl's House, 130 Route 22, Pawling, NY 12564 – 845-289-0185

  • 4:00 pm Hoboken Blues Jam
    Hobson's Choice, 77 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201–420-0070

    At the Hotel Victor, with house band Jimmy Mack and the Boys. All players and singers welcome; must be 21 years of age.

  • 4:00 pm Blues Jam with Jimmy Mack and the Boys
    Farside Bar and Grill, 531 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201-963-7677

    Blues jam. All singers and players welcome

  • 4:30 pm Raya Brass Band
    Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973

  • 7:00 pm Westchester Bluegrass Club
    Lake Purdys Clubhouse, 33 Lake Way, Purdys, NY 10578 – 914–276–2239

    3rd Saturday Every Month: Westchester Bluegrass Club Jam at 7:00pm, Open Mic at 8:00pm, /Featured Artist at 9:00pm; $10-includes refreshments; All proceeds to to the artist; BYOB; contact mccueburns@aol.com

  • 7:30 pm Contra beginners' workshop
    United Methodist Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011

    http://cdny.org/ for more details

  • 8:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
    and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 8:00 pm Contra Dance for All
    United Methodist Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011

  • 9:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's
    Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211

    Now at 9:00!

  • 9:00 pm Too Blue
    Westchester Bluegrass Club, 33 Lake Way, Purdys, NY 10578 – 914-276-2239

    Jam 7pm – bring your instruments! Open Stage 8pm, Too Blue 9pm. $15 includes refreshments.

  • 10:00 pm Smith & 9th Ward
    The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave. btwn Prospect & St Marks, Prospect Hgts, Brooklyn, NY 11238 – 917-279-5412

    New Orleans Blues/Funk/Jazz

Sunday, May 21
  • 12:00 am Gettsburg Bluegrass Festival
    Granite Hill Campground, 3340 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325 – 800-642-TENT

    http://www.gettysburgbluegrass.com/may-festival

  • 12:00 pm Jan Bell & The Maybelles
    Superfine, 126 Front St., at Pearl, Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-243-9005

    ...and special guests!

  • 1:00 pm Traditional/Folk/Roots Singing Workshop
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    Styles and Performance Technique with Ken Schatz. http://tinyurl.com/n6bqlg8

  • 1:00 pm Harmony-Singing Intensive with Val Mindel
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    http://tinyurl.com/llhv849

  • 1:00 pm Bluegrass Brunch Hells Kitchen
    Southern Hospitality Hell’s Kitchen, 645 9th Avenue at 45th, NY, NY 10036 – 212-265-1000

  • 1:00 pm Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Assn. of NJ
    Embury United Methodist Church, 49 Church St, Little Silver, NJ 07739 – 732-741-9708

    Stage Show & Jam every third Sunday of the month September thru May. http://tinyurl.com/lmauzax

  • 2:00 pm Manhattan Sacred Harp Singing
    Church of the Epiphany, 1393 York Ave at 74th, NY, NY 10021

    Third Sundays each month September to June. Entrance on 74th St.—chapel to the right of the main sanctuary. http://manhattansing.org/info.htm

  • 2:00 pm Second Ave. Mountain Boys
    The Strand Smokehouse, 25-27 Broadway, Astoria, Queens, NY 11106 – 718-440-3231

    Every Sunday 2-5:00

  • 3:30 pm Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam
    Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 – 718-484-8704

    Lotsa fiddle tunes! http://tinyurl.com/jxw3w5q

  • 4:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Henry Public, 329 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-852-8630

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 4:00 pm Sheriff's Broome St. Sessions
    Brinkley's, 406 Broome St. (btwn Lafayette & Centre), NY, NY 10013 – 212-680-5600

  • 4:30 pm Old-timey Jam Session
    Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211

    Third Sunday afternoons. Open Old-timey Jam Session. Acoustic instruments welcome. The topic is Southern fiddle tunes in the keys of A,G,D and C. Led by Harry Bolick, bring your favorite tunes!

  • 5:00 pm Paddy's Sunday Jam
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212-686-1210

    A long-standing bluegrass jam run by Tony Delello

  • 6:00 pm Traditional Irish Seisiun
    Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, Taproom, 30 Water Street, NY, NY 10004 – 646-422-7906

    Weekly Irish jam

  • 7:00 pm BG Jam at Irish Whiskey Bar
    Irish Whiskey Bar, 2848 31st St., Astoria, New York 11102 – 718-777-1690

    Bluegrass in Queens, people! Formerly Olde Prague Tavern. Hosted by Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker of Moonshine Falls. Friendly and open to all levels of players.

  • 7:00 pm The Quays Bluegrass Jam
    The Quays Pub, 4502 30th Ave at 45th St., Astoria, NY 11103 – 718-204-8435

    David McKeon hosts and plays guitar & mandolin, Ellery Marshall on banjo, and Mary Noecker on bass. 2 blocks from the M/R slightly longer from the N train.

  • 9:00 pm Stephane Wrembel
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248

  • 9:30 pm The Dang-It Bobbys
    Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., btwn Richardson & Frost, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718–302–3770

    "...bluegrass for people who don't like bluegrass." - twangville.com http://www.thedang-itbobbys.com/site/

Monday, May 22
  • 6:30 pm Abby Hollander Band
    Flatiron Room, 37 W. 26th St., NY, NY 10010 – 212-725-3860

  • 7:00 pm Brain Cloud
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–965–9177

    Every Monday. Western swing that borrows heavily from Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys' most edgy, raw, and unrestrained phase. Dennis Lichtman, mandolin/fiddle; Tamar Korn, vocals; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Raphael McGregor, lap steel guitar; Andrew Hall, bass and Kevin Dorn on drums.

  • 7:30 pm Bluegrass Slow Jam at Paddy Reilly's
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212–686–1210

    Check out the meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/banjo-56/

  • 8:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Greenwich Village Bistro, 13 Carmine St., btwn Bleeker & 6th, NY, NY 10014 – 212-206-9777

    No Cover. Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 8:00 pm Trad Seisiun at Rocky Sullivan's
    Rocky Sullivan’s 34 Van Dyke Street at Dwight, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-246-8050

    Every Monday night. Irish. Right after the beginner tin whistle workshop at 7.

  • 8:30 pm Lowlands Old-Time Jam
    Lowlands Bar, 543 3rd Ave. at 14 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-463-9458

    Led by Betsey Plum http://tinyurl.com/pzs2o6b

  • 9:30 pm Big Ed Sullivan's Blues Jam
    The Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 – 212-260-9797

    http://www.redlionnyc.com/

  • 10:00 pm Mona's Bluegrass Jam
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212–353–3780

    Built around a band with Rob Hecht on fiddle, Bennett Sullivan on banjo and Jared Engel on bass.They play bluegrass standards and some less standard ones: Bela tunes, Manzanita-era Tony Rice Unit and Strength In Numbers will find a place among Monroe, Jimmy Martin and Stanley Brothers favs.

Tuesday, May 23
  • 7:00 pm Stacy Phillips & His Bluegrass Characters
    The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT 06514 – 203-288-6400

    Each last Tuesday of the month a different cast of Bluegrass Characters!  This time Phil Zimmerman (mandolin), Pete Kelly (bass), Andy Bromage (guitar), Pete Kaufman (banjo) and your gormless host, Stacy Phillips (dobro & fiddle)….

  • 8:00 pm Deadgrass & Brummy Bros.
    Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., btwn N. 11th & 12th, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3369

    http://tinyurl.com/mp9tov3

  • 8:00 pm Oldtime Jam at the Globe
    The Globe, 158 East 23rd Street, btwn 3rd & Lexington, NY, NY 10010 – 212-477-6161

  • 8:00 pm The Dang-it Bobbys
    Claret Wine Bar, 4602 Skillman Ave, Sunnyside, Queens, NY 11104 – 718-937-7411

  • 10:00 pm Michael Daves
    Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, at E. Houston, Lower East Side, Manhattan 10002 – 212-477-4155

    http://www.myspace.com/michaeldavesmusic

  • 11:00 pm Mona's Hot Four
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212-353-3780

    Jazz from the 20's & 30's. Every Tuesday 11 pm til late...

Wednesday, May 24
  • 6:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints, and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 7:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

  • 7:00 pm Manhattan Midweek Sacred Harp Singing
    St. John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St., NY, NY 10014 – 212-242-5737

    btwn Bleecker & W. 4th, near 7th Ave. South Check http://tinyurl.com/nawmz9k for updates.

  • 7:30 pm Old-time Jam with Alan Friend
    Brooklyn Farmacy Soda Fountain, 513 Henry St. at Sackett, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-522-6260

    weekly. On vacation over the summer. Sponsored by Folk Music Society of NY: www.folkmusicny.org.

  • 8:00 pm The Booglerizers
    16 Prospect Wine Bar & Restaurant,16 Prospect St., Westfield, NJ 07090 – 908–232–7320

    Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com No cover

  • 8:30 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz.

  • 9:00 pm The Hot Club of Flatbush
    Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973

  • 9:00 pm Old-time music & dance
    Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th St., btwn 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY 10003 – 212-982-3006

    Old-time music & dance the last Wednesday every month. Hosted by NY City Stompers https://www.facebook.com/events/881602775241366/

  • 9:30 pm Roosevelt Dime
    Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 347–763–1506

    Here every Weds night!

  • 9:30 pm Roots 'n Ruckus
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    Folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday featuring banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. The gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. http://www.jalopy.biz/performance.php

Thursday, May 25
  • 12:00 am Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival
    Mountain View Park, 206 East Mountain Road, Wind Gap, PA 18091

    http://www.windgapbluegrass.com/

  • 12:00 am Sterling Folkfest Sterling Stage
    274 Kent Rd., Sterling, NY 13156

    http://sterlingstage.com/

  • 12:00 am Delfest
    Allegany County Fairgrounds, 11490 Moss Ave Cumberland, MD 21502 – 510-595-1115

    http://delfest.com

  • 7:00 pm Uke Night at Freddy's
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–768–0131

    A monthly event that's an informal, fun jam session (open to the public for total ukulele enjoyment) followed by a performance of a featured uke group. Jam begins at 7pm; uke performance at 9:00.

  • 7:00 pm Eastern L.I. Old Time Jam
    Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 – 631-298-5292

    2nd and 4th Thursday every month. Old time musicians of every skill level welcome. http://poc2163.wix.com/eliotmj

  • 7:00 pm Bluegrass 'n Beer
    Acoustic Café, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605 – 203-335-3655

    Come tap yer toes or pick along to our longest residency.

  • 8:00 pm Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co.
    Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 East 14th St., btwn A & B, NY, NY 10009 – 212 228-2240

    last Thursday each month

  • 8:00 pm Andy Statman
    Charles St. Synagogue, 53 Charles St., at W. 4th, NY, NY 10014 – 212-242-6425

  • 8:00 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
    The Archer, 176 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – 201-309-1090

    http://www.archerbar.com/

  • 8:30 pm Charlie Judkins
    Milk and Roses, 1110 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-389-0160

    Ragtime & Stride piano

  • 8:30 pm Sara Watkins
    Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St., at E. Houston, NY, NY 10002 – 212-477-4155

  • 9:00 pm Ellery Marshall's Bluegrass Jam
    Matt Torrey’s, 46 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-218-7646

    Williamsburg

  • 9:30 pm Gordon's Grand St. Stompers
    The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942

Friday, May 26
  • 12:00 am Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival
    Mountain View Park, 206 East Mountain Road, Wind Gap, PA 18091

    http://www.windgapbluegrass.com/

  • 12:00 am Sterling Folkfest Sterling Stage
    274 Kent Rd., Sterling, NY 13156

    http://sterlingstage.com/

  • 12:00 am Black Creek Fiddlers’ Reunion
    Altamont Fairgrounds, 100 Main St., Altamont, NY 12010 – 518–861–8783

    http://blackcreek.oldsongs.org/

  • 7:30 pm The Booglerizers
    Ragin' Cajun, 1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719 – 732–280–6828

    2 sets starting 7:30 or 8:00, no cover, BYOB. Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com