Lot’s of exciting things going on in the CT Bluegrass scene!
James Kerr Leads a Bluegrass Ensemble in New Haven (<–Read more and sign up!)
Podunk Bluegrass Festival (Goshen CT) Tickets on Sale!
Bluegrass, Country, and Youth Club in Ridgefield CT
Bluegrass, Country, and Roots Kids Perform “Country Roads” by John Denver
Podunk Bluegrass Festival has a kids program that brings folks from all over the state to jam together. We hope to bring more opportunities like this to kids throughout the year!
If you’re a parent with kids who are pickers, just getting started, interested, or already playing, the CTBA has a Facebook Page for parents to connect. Also, contact Cathy Day to be added to the email list so you will be automatically informed of upcoming youth jams. Parents have been discussing getting our bluegrass kids together outside of the festival season, to learn, jam, make new friends. Cathy Day is organizing a monthly jam and social at her house in Hebron and needs to hear from you. Please take this 3 question survey to help her determine the best time. Her boys are ages 11 and 19, so she says any youth age is welcome, big or small!
Bluegrassers Jamming in Norwalk
And in Bethel CT…
There are jams happening all over CT. Interested in getting connected? Ask us about the “CT Bluegrass Jammers Map” where we help folks connect to others in their area who are also looking to jam.
Spotlight on STAR Bluegrass Supporters
Thanks to Stephen Bacher of Sweetcake Mountain Bluegrass Band for generously donating his talents to CTBA. Stephen volunteered to gift a sandwich board and banner to CTBA – We will have it at all of our events going forward!
Thanks again to Stephen Bacher for the new Sign and banner – Will be perfect for summer events. We’re thinking CTBA hosted jams, info booths, and workshops!
Valley Stage Presents: Tony Trishka
“A presentation of Tony playing music of all sorts, telling stories about his past, his banjos and the history of the instrument itself.”
Tony will appear live at the beginning of the streaming event and in select spots throughout the program relating stories and anecdotes. He will also participate in a live chat room alongside during the recording. He’ll conclude the concert before ushering those who would like to continue this experience into the VIP Room for a Question and Answer period which is limited to 30 participants.
Here’s a sample of what you’ll hear and see during Tony’s performance.
It will air on the Mandolin.com streaming platform on Saturday, Dec. 11 beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST.
The Q&A session will follow.
Options for tickets are available
Learner Loaner Program
New donations were made to the learner loaner program. Interested in trying out a banjo, mandolin, or guitar? Let us know! Have an instrument you don’t play that you’d be willing to donate? Contact us at CTBluegrassAssociation@Gmail.com
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Is there a map somewhere on the site? I am in Simsbury and definitely looking to jam.
Hi Anthony, I’ll send it to you in an email
Hi Austin. You can publicize : Easton Jam â 2nd Thursday of the month. Because of Covid, we limited our indoor numbers to 10 vaccinated participants. Please contact email@example.com if youâd like to attend.
Sure! I’ll put it on the calendar with that info
Austin, I am a Newtown, CT resident. Play fiddle, mandolin, guitar. Interested in CT Bluegrass Jam Map. Thanks, Luecella, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great! I’ll send you an email with the link