The Next 8 Days

Please verify events with venues or musicians before paying hefty cab fares!
  • Bluegrass/Old-time
  • Other Savories
  • Jams
  • Festivals/Workshops
Saturday, Apr 18
1:30 pm Bluegrass Brunch w Fresh Baked Bluegrass Randolph Beer, 343 Broome St, btwn Bowery & Elizabeth, NY, NY 10013 – 212-334-3706
4:00 pm Buckeye Rooster Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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 Weekly Beginners' Contra Workshop Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470 For details check: http://www.cdny.org/
8:00 pm Weekly Contra Dance Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470 For caller & music check: http://www.cdny.org/
8:00 pm David Bromberg & Larry Campbell and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown, NY 10591 – 914-631-3390 If this isn't enough for ya...
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. http://www.themanhattaninn.com http://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
10:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211
Sunday, Apr 19
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
4:00 pm The Milkman & Sons Henry Public, 329 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-852-8630 Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz
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 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.
5:30 pm Old Time Slow Jam w Hilary Hawke Living Room, 34 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY – 718-782-6600 Formerly at B'klyn Rod & Gun Club. Close to L train at Bedford, and the G and L at Lorimer. A nicer and safer walk from the train. *New Jam Time: 5:30-8pm!
7:00 pm BG Jam at Olde Prague Tavern Olde Prague Tavern, 28-48 21st Street, Astoria, New York 11102 – 718-777-1690 Bluegrass in Queens, people!
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, Apr 20
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 & Beyond Jam at Paddy Reilly's 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 Blue Vipers of Brooklyn Brooklyn Public House, 247 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205 – 347-227-8976 Fort Green Brooklyn amazing selection of beer on tap and great food.
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, Apr 21
12:00 am Make Music New York All over NYC http://tinyurl.com/mfggkuv
7:00 pm Blue Vipers of Brooklyn Quartet Bar Tabac, 128 Smith St. Brooklyn NY 11201 - 718-923-0918 Featuring Billy Nemec on vocals and guitar while, The Biergarten in Manhattan features the trio with Sean Condron on vocals and guitar. More Vipers = More Happiness!!!! Wow, franchising like Bob Wills! Go for it!
8:00 pm Old Time Country Open Jam: Freddy’s Back Room, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131
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.
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.
8:30 pm Sheriff Bob's Gaslight Revival 116 MacDougal, 116 MacDougal St., NY, NY 10012 – 212-254-9996 NY's best folk, bluegrass, old-time & country music. Each show features a house band made up of a who's who of traditional music with a slew of special guests.
9:00 pm Sheriff Bob's Broome St. Sessions Brinkley's Broom St., 406 Broome St. at Center, NY, NY 10013 – 212-680-5600 Bluegrass & Country http://www.sheriffunclebob.com/news.asp
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, Apr 22
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. http://www.themanhattaninn.com http://www.smokinbillyslater.com
6:00 pm Bluegrass Jamming Class Midtown Manhattan with Mark Sunderwirth using the Wernick Method. Weds, 4/8- 5/6, 6-9 PM. All bluegrass instruments welcome, no jamming experience necessary. Only Requirements: be able to tune your instrument, and change smoothly between G, C, D, and A chords. Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords. $195 for whole series. Contact: rick@drbanjo.com
6:00 pm Bluegrass Jamming Class National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave, near Penn Station, New York, NY 10001 NY, NY 6 Wednesdays 6–9:00 pm, Starting April 1st. $195 (includes all printed materials). Beginners welcome. World Famous Method taught by the redoubtable Mark Sunderwirth. For more info & to sign up visit: http://drbanjo.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 Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St., NY, NY 10022 September–June. Entrance on 54th St—choir room on theatre level. July–August it moves to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 346 W. 20 St. btwn 8th & 9th, NY, NY 10011 – 212–929-2390
8:00 pm The Booglerizers 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Restaurant,16 Prospect St., Westfield, NJ 07090 – 908–232–7320 Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. http://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 Bluegrass Brother Singin' The Shanty, 79 Richardson St. btwn Leonard & Lorimer, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-412-0874 Bennett Sullivan and Pedro Barquinha pickin' and singin' bluegrass brother favorites in the styles of the Monroe Brothers, Louvin Brothers, Skaggs and Rice and many more!
Every Wednesday 9-11.Come hang, listen & drink some of the killin' gin they distill ON SITE!
9:30 pm Sherrif Uncle Bob's Bluegrass & Goodtime Jam Zirzamin, 90 W Houston St., NY, NY 10012 – 646-823-9617 'til 1:30
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, Apr 23
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.
7:30 pm Anonymous 4 with Bruce Molsky Great Hall, Cooper Union, 30 Cooper Square, NY, NY 10003 – 212-353-4100 Anonymous 4 commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War’s end.
9:00 pm Pork Chop Willie Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd., NY, NY 10030 – 212-690-7807 North Mississippi Hill Country Night
9:30 pm Greezy Greens Cafe Moto, 394 Broadway, at Hooper St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-599-6895 Traditional Jazz, Blues and Jug Music
Friday, Apr 24
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. http://www.booglerizers.com
7:30 pm Dick Bowden's Flying Circus http://tinyurl.com/oosfhzs
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. http://www.themanhattaninn.com http://www.smokinbillyslater.com
Saturday, Apr 25
1:30 pm Bluegrass Brunch w Fresh Baked Bluegrass Randolph Beer, 343 Broome St, btwn Bowery & Elizabeth, NY, NY 10013 – 212-334-3706
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
4:00 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.
4:30 pm Raya Brass Band Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973
7:30 pm Weekly Beginners' Contra Workshop Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470 For details check: http://www.cdny.org/
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. http://www.themanhattaninn.com http://www.smokinbillyslater.com
8:00 pm Weekly Contra Dance Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470 For caller & music check: http://www.cdny.org/
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
10:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211