Jim's Picks for the Next Thirty Days

Rebuilding this calendar. Some places have closed, others gone virtual—let me know if you have any hot tips!
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Saturday, Sep 25
  • 6:30 pm Saturday Night Bluegrass!
    Albert Music Hall, Wells Mill Road (Rt 532), Waretown, NJ 08758 – 609-971-1593

    Presented by Pinelands Cultural Society all year 'round. http://tinyurl.com/y7jv6mrv for details.

  • 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, Sep 26
  • 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

  • 5:30 pm Bluegrass Sunday
    Freddy's Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131

    hosted by Melody Allegra & Friends https://freddysbar.com/calendar-of-events/

  • 6:00 pm Old Time Slow Jam
    Living Room, 34 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY – 718-782-6600

    Led by Hilary Hawke, among others, and highly recommended.

  • 7:00 pm Jacob Jolliff Band
    Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St., at E. Houston, NY, NY 10002 – 212-477-4155

    Stage 2

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

    "the foremost interpreter of Django Reinhardt's music in North America." Can livestream it, too.

Monday, Sep 27
  • 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 Trad Irish Session
    Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th St., NY, NY 10036 - 212-247-2562

    Irish Traditional Music session (jam), lead by Don Meade.

  • 8:00 pm Sarah Jarosz
    Webster Hall, 125 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

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

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

Tuesday, Sep 28
  • 5:00 pm Thompson St. Medicine Show
    Thompson Chemists, 132 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

    Starring Sheriff and the Deputy

  • 5:00 pm Thompson St. Medicine Show
    Thompson Chemists, 132 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

    Starring Sheriff and the Deputy

Wednesday, Sep 29
  • 7:00 pm Manhattan Midweek Shape Note 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.

  • 9:00 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. Jalopy Link

Saturday, Oct 2
  • 6:30 pm Saturday Night Bluegrass!
    Albert Music Hall, Wells Mill Road (Rt 532), Waretown, NJ 08758 – 609-971-1593

    Presented by Pinelands Cultural Society all year 'round. http://tinyurl.com/y7jv6mrv for details.

  • 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, Oct 3
  • 2:00 pm Lower East Side Shape Note Singing
    Jimmy's No. 43, 43 East 7th St., btwn 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY 10003 – 212-982-3006

    First Sundays

  • 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

  • 5:30 pm Bluegrass Sunday
    Freddy's Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131

    hosted by Melody Allegra & Friends https://freddysbar.com/calendar-of-events/

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

    "the foremost interpreter of Django Reinhardt's music in North America." Can livestream it, too.

Monday, Oct 4
  • 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 Trad Irish Session
    Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th St., NY, NY 10036 - 212-247-2562

    Irish Traditional Music session (jam), lead by Don Meade.

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

    Hosted by Betsy Plum, Kristin Andreassen, Stephanie Coleman & friends. Facebook Group link

  • 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

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

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

Tuesday, Oct 5
  • 8:00 pm Old Time Jam @ the Green Room
    Green Room, 156 E. 23rd St., btwn Lex & 3rd, NY, NY 10010 – 212-477-6161

    Southern Folk, a.k.a. Old Time...

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

    Hosted by Betsy Plum, Kristin Andreassen, Stephanie Coleman & friends. Facebook Group link

Wednesday, Oct 6
  • 7:00 pm Manhattan Midweek Shape Note 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 Andy Statman Trio
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248

  • 9:00 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. Jalopy Link

Saturday, Oct 9
  • 6:30 pm Saturday Night Bluegrass!
    Albert Music Hall, Wells Mill Road (Rt 532), Waretown, NJ 08758 – 609-971-1593

    Presented by Pinelands Cultural Society all year 'round. http://tinyurl.com/y7jv6mrv for details.

  • 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, Oct 10
  • 2:00 pm Joe Beasley Shape Note Singing
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church, (upstairs in Parish House), 199 Carroll St. (near corner of Clinton), Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-4126

    Second Sundays 2-5:00
    Call 718-793-2848 or email BJPub@Prodigy.net for info

  • 2:00 pm Shape Note 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

  • 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

  • 5:30 pm Bluegrass Sunday
    Freddy's Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131

    hosted by Melody Allegra & Friends https://freddysbar.com/calendar-of-events/

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

    "the foremost interpreter of Django Reinhardt's music in North America." Can livestream it, too.

Monday, Oct 11
  • 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 Trad Irish Session
    Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th St., NY, NY 10036 - 212-247-2562

    Irish Traditional Music session (jam), lead by Don Meade.

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

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

Tuesday, Oct 12
  • 5:00 pm Thompson St. Medicine Show
    Thompson Alchemists, 132 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

    Starring Sheriff and the Deputy

Wednesday, Oct 13
  • 7:00 pm Manhattan Midweek Shape Note 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.

  • 9:00 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. Jalopy Link

  • 9:30 pm Michael Daves w/ Andy Statman
    Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St., at E. Houston, NY, NY 10002 – 212-477-4155

    Stage 2

Thursday, Oct 14
  • 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. https://poc2163.wixsite.com/eliotmj

Saturday, Oct 16
  • 6:30 pm Saturday Night Bluegrass!
    Albert Music Hall, Wells Mill Road (Rt 532), Waretown, NJ 08758 – 609-971-1593

    Presented by Pinelands Cultural Society all year 'round. http://tinyurl.com/y7jv6mrv for details.

  • 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

  • 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, Oct 17
  • 10:00 am Manhattan Shape Note Singing
    The Church of The Epiphany, 1393 York Ave., NY, NY 10021 – 212-737-2720

    Third Sundays 1:30-4:30 Sept-May. Entrance on 74th St. Chapel to right of the main sanctuary. Check for any changes: http://nycsacredharp.org/localsingings.html

  • 2:00 pm Manhattan Shape Note 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

  • 3:00 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

  • 5:30 pm Bluegrass Sunday
    Freddy's Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131

    hosted by Melody Allegra & Friends https://freddysbar.com/calendar-of-events/

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

    "the foremost interpreter of Django Reinhardt's music in North America." Can livestream it, too.

Monday, Oct 18
  • 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 Trad Irish Session
    Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th St., NY, NY 10036 - 212-247-2562

    Irish Traditional Music session (jam), lead by Don Meade.

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

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

Tuesday, Oct 19
  • 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 Old Time Jam @ The Green Room
    Green Room, 156 E. 23rd St., btwn Lex & 3rd, NY, NY 10010 – 212-477-6161

    Southern Folk music, a.k.a. Old Time...

Wednesday, Oct 20
  • 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.

  • 7:00 pm Manhattan Midweek Shape Note 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.

  • 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

  • 9:00 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. Jalopy Link

Friday, Oct 22
  • 8:00 pm Chris Thile
    Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown, NY 10591 – 914-631-3390

Saturday, Oct 23
  • 6:30 pm Saturday Night Bluegrass!
    Albert Music Hall, Wells Mill Road (Rt 532), Waretown, NJ 08758 – 609-971-1593

    Presented by Pinelands Cultural Society all year 'round. http://tinyurl.com/y7jv6mrv for details.

  • 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!