Calendar of Events



SEMBA ROCHESTER ACOUSTIC JAM-Fridays 6:30 pm at Peace United Church of Christ, 1503 2nd Ave NE       Contact:  Pat Lahey, 507 282 5507  Meet on First Floor of the church.

MBOTMA (MN Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association-Visit for information regarding activities and events.  Contact:  Jed Malischke,  715 635 2479 or [email protected].

2nd & 4th Thurs of each month-Old Time Music Jam at Charles City, IA, Senior Center, 900 Hulin St, at 7pm    Contact:  Rick McDonald-641 228 3257.

Biwabik Township Hall Jam- 7:00-10:00 pm every Monday – Gilbert, MN.  Contact:     Tel.

2nd Sunday of the Month- Winona Jam  @ The Acoustic Cafe,  2nd and Lafayette Streets, Winona MN.  5pm to 8pm.  Contact:  507 689 4532 or 507 459 2571.

Every Monday except holidays-Winona- Jam at Black Horse Bar & Restaurant, Big River Room, West side of Hwy 61 (34648 Old Homer Rd) 6pm  to 9pm.  Contact:  507 459 2571.  Acoustic-old country & bluegrass.  Starts May 6 and ends 3rd week of October.

2nd Sunday of the Month-Lacrosse Acoustic Bluegrass Jam  12:30-4:30 pm.  Southside Community Center, Corner of 5th and Hood, Lacrosse.  Tel.  608-787-0445   email:  [email protected].

3rd Sunday of the Month-Join us at Whitewater State Park  3:00 pm  May thru October 2014, for our Pioneer Music-Bluegrass Jam Series!  Pickers of all skill levels and those who want to sing along are invited.

  Nashua Jam-Thursday- 6:30 to 9:00 pm-prefer acoustic.  GMT Building, 69 Maple St., Nashua, IA.   Details:  [email protected].

Plainview Jams-1st and 3rd Thursdays each month-7 pm-Bluegrass/Country Acoustic Jam Sessions, Plainview Area Community & Youth Center, Plainview, MN     Contact:  Diane McNalan  507 534 2105.  NO JAMS IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY 2014.

Viroqua Bluegrass & Gospel Jam-4th Sunday  1:30 pm-4:30 pm. at Parkview Court.  NO JAM IN APRIL, JUNE, JULY OR AUGUST.

Cowboy Church-3rd Sunday of the month, 6:00 pm.-  First Baptist Church, 218 N 7th Street, Osage IA   Contact- Karen Hahn-Brown, 641 732 5585.  Arrive by 5:00pm is you wish to sing or play.

SEMBA JAM SPRING VALLEY-  WILL RESUME IN NOVEMBER 2014-Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Spring Valley MN.  Noon to 5 PM.  Snack and Finger foods.

SEMBA JAM RUSHFORD-  WILL RESUME IN NOV 2014.  Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 700 Building, Rushford MN  Noon to 5 pm.  Snack and finger foods.  Group of musicians needed to provide music to residents in afternoon.  Out by 5PM.

SEMBA TEXAS REUNION JAM- Monday, February 10, 2014.    1-4 pm.  Acacia Park  89 E Business 83  Alamo TX  Everyone is Welcome. $1.00 Donation at the Door.  Drinks, Cake, Icecream available for purchase.  More information:  Tel  507  459  9003.

April 18, 2015  SEMBA’s CATFISH/CHICKEN FRY at the Rushford American Legion on Hwy.16 W.   Rushford, MN  Serving  5:30-8:oo pm.  Cost is $9.00 per person.  Free bluegrass music.

May 15,16,17 2015-SEMBA’s MAY FESTIVAL- 507 864 8109- Held at Cushon’s Peak Campground, Houston MN.   Potluck Thurs. evening.

June 13,14,15  2014-Northwoods Bluegrass Festival-Rusk County Fairgrounds, Ladysmith, WI.   Details:   Arian & Arlene Knops, 715 532 7328 or 715 868 2886     [email protected] or [email protected].

June 20,21,22 2014-Weekend Jam Session-25th Year!Itasca County Fairgrounds, Grand Rapids, MN.  Open Stage Friday & Saturday p.m. Camping.  Free Admission.  Potluck Dinner Sat PM.  For Information contact:  Lloyd LaPlant 218 326 4456.

June 13, 14, 15 2014-Weekend Jam Session-Howard County Fairgrounds, Cresco IA.   From Hwy 9 turn N on 7th Street SW.  Go approx. 2 blocks and turn left.  No Admission.  No formal bands.  Potluck meals.  Lots of Jamming.  Camping paid to Fair Board $10.00 a nite.  Contact:  Charley & Sandy Good, 563-382-2048   or for more info about the fairgrounds.

July 11,12,13 2014-  10th Annual Bluegrass & Gospel Festival-Viroqua, WI.Vernon County Fairgrounds.   608 637 3820

July 25,26,27 2014 -Backbone Bluegrass Festival. Strawberry Point, IA.  563 933 4957  or 563 933 4331.

Plainview Summer Concert Series, Plainview Community Center, 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings  7 pm to 9 pm JUNE, JULY, AUG.  Details call 507 534 3802 or 507 534 4142.   Pie and Icecream too!

Houston MN Free Lawn Chair Concert Series- Every Wed. 7 PM  JULY TO AUG.    Trailhead Park Band Shell, 215 West Plum St, Houston MN.  Contact  507-896-3511.

August  -SEMBA BLUEGRASS WORKSHOP-   Free with the purchase of a SEMBA Wristband -specifically for Bluegrass Instruments, all levels welcome.  9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Instructors:  Keith Yoder and Paul Roberts.  Information:   507 288- 1785 or go to

Aug. 14,15,16,17 2014-SEMBA’s AUGUST FESTIVAL- 507 864 8109 or Held at Cushon’s Peak Campground, Houston, MN.  Potluck Wed. evening.

August 21,22,23,24 2014 -Lake Bluegrass Festival at the Cass County Fair, Pine River, MN.  National and regional bands, camping, workshops and jamming.   Contact:  218-568-5559.

Oct. 25, 2014- SEMBA’s Catfish/Chicken Fry-Rushford American Legion on Hwy 16 W, Rushford, MN.   Serving 5:30 to 8:00 PM.  Cost $9.00 per person.  Free Bluegrass Music.


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