The following are area on-going events. For Jams, it's suggested that you bring lawn or folding chairs and instruments and get ready to play, sing or listen.
Englewood, INDIAN MOUNDS PARK, Monday nights, Folk, Country & Bluegrass Jam, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Venice, Beach Pavilion, Bluegrass jam hosted by Swinging Bridge. 7:00pm - 9:00pm.
Sarasota, JR's Old Packinghouse Café, 987 S Packinghouse Rd, 941-371-9358. Open mic with Rick Alvis.
Bluegrass Jam, Punta Gorda, 7pm - 10pm, The Darkwood Center for Arts and Music, 502 King Street. Directions: just off U.S. 41, one block South of the ice house. Info: 941-764-7431
Sarasota, WEDNESDAY NIGHT JAMMERS, rotating locations, public welcome (listeners/players/singers), around 8:30 p.m. Jim Leps 941-747-2096, Jim Glover, email@example.com
Sarasota, Wednesdays, open mic at Pastry Art on Main Street, Sarasota. 7 - 10pm. Full PA available-just bring your instrument and let's make some music! This town is full of talent!
Osprey, Oscar Scherer State Park, Starts Jan 8, 2015, Jan. - Mar., Thursdays, 3:00pm - 6:00pm, acoustic folk jam hosted by Bill & Kate Isles.
Punta Gorda, GILCHRIST PARK, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., three song circles, Folk, Bluegrass & Country. Retta Esplanade Dr. next to the Best Western.
Sarasota, Bluegrass jam every Thursday 7-10 pm at Bee Ridge Park pavilion, corner Wilkinson & Lockwood Ridge. All year! Info 861.5000.
Arcadia, Bluegrass jam & show hosted by the Heartland Bluegrass Association of Florida. Monthly camping, jamming and stage show event on the 4th weekend of the month. It is held in Arcadia at Craig's RV Park. Details are available at www.heartlandbluegrass.com. The jamming is all acoustic, and goes on at campsites and inside the air conditioned rec hall during summer months. Friday & Saturday! email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venice, Jam, the Venice Beach Pavilion at 4:00-6:30pm. It's at the end of Venice Avenue by the snack bar.
St Petersburg, Folk Jam every 1st Sunday, 1:30 - 4:00pm. For location and more information: meetup.com/tampabaysojo
Palmetto, SARAH MITCHELL'S OPEN MUSIC PARTY 2nd Sunday from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. This is a nice party that usually features Irish tunes, Contra Dance tunes and even some Old Time, and usually also some guitar/folk song type stuff. It is a potluck affair, so bring some food and brews!!!!! Sarah also has a wonderful garden in her backyard, so if you are a plant buff you are in for a real treat (plus, she is VERY generous with her plants, and if she has something that strikes your fancy you can probably get a clipping or two). For directions to Sarah's you can reach her at email@example.com
Sarasota, Sarasota Folk Club SAILING SQUADRON CONCERTS, last Monday of each month unless specified, Open Mike 7:15 p.m., Feature 8:30 p.m. $6 donation, 1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy, contact Jean Hewitt, 941-377-9256, 941-320-4774, email firstname.lastname@example.org