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pat dinges
Apr-03-2004, 8:06am
I'll be in the Lakeland/Tampa and Daytona areas in Florida May 11 - 19. Would love to find a bluegrass jam to attend while there. Please let me know if you know of any. Thank you.

Apr-08-2004, 8:00pm
Pat, there are two in Orlando for you to try. Both of them are on Friday nights and both are on Hwy 50. On the west side of town there is the Ocoee jam behind the Twistee Treats Ice Cream on the south side of the street in the parking lot. On the east side of town you can go to the Big Lots parking lot near the intersection of Hwy 50 and Alafaya Trail on the south side of the street. Hope this helps. I might see you there!

pat dinges
Apr-09-2004, 5:22pm
Thanx Pneugrass! Are these high-powered jams? Or do they include a slow or intermediate jam as well? Any charges/donations I should be aware of?

Willie Poole
Apr-09-2004, 10:11pm
Pat...There is a small town called Auburndale just east of Lakeland on highway 92, every Thursday at the flea market the have a show and jamming there...They ask for donations but I always buy a sandwich and a drink so I don`t donate anything else...I just came home from that area and there are some decent pickers there and some are beginners as well as long timers...Have fun...Willie

pat dinges
Apr-11-2004, 10:07am
Thank you Willie! Sounds like it may be easy enough to find. Do you know what time it begins?

Apr-11-2004, 1:00pm
The North Florida Bluegrass Assoc website has a listing of jams & events:


Apr-11-2004, 1:02pm
here's the correct address:


Willie Poole
Apr-12-2004, 1:29pm
Pat...The flea market bluegrass starts about 6 PM every Thursday...The jamming goes on in the back room which is huge, some good pickers and some not so good pickers so have fun....willie

pat dinges
Apr-13-2004, 11:38am
Amandalyn and Willie:

Thanx again! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif


Apr-14-2004, 11:27am
I was bouncing around the web and found this place in Palm Bay, FL that has Jams on Wednesday and Saturday nights... they also seem to do monthly Bluegrass Shows.

http://www.castawaypoint.com ....Castaway Point Park in Palm Bay plays host to "Bluegrass on the Bay" featuring Todd Taylor on his Blazin' Banjo.

pat dinges
Apr-16-2004, 5:41am
Thank you, Scott. I've emailed them for directions. : )


pat dinges
Apr-16-2004, 5:44am
Opps! I meant "Scot"... sorry about that. : (