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    Default Roanoke, VA jams, pickers, etc.

    Hello, I'll be spending some time in Roanoke (up from North Carolina) this summer for work. Anyone from the cafe live there? Is there a jam or an event you'd recommend checking out? I play upright bass, mandolin, and guitar. Bluegrass, classic country, and oldtime mostly.

    I plan to be at the fiddlers conventions in Mt Airy and Sparta NC this summer as well as the re-start of the Camp Springs Festival Labor Day weekend.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

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    There’s a jam that’s n B’burg. Wednesday night in the market. It’s fun!

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    I think there is also a weekly jam in Floyd, but I don't know the details

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    The Floyd Country Store has a jam: https://www.floydcountrystore.com/mu...nday-music-jam

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    A little looking shows that there is a Saturday morning bluegrass jam from 10-12 at Hope's Cafe in Garden City. And a Wednesday Old Time Jam at Mill Mountain Coffee in Daleville from 6-9. I know nothing about these except they are closer than Blacksburg or Floyd.

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    Jam at Floyd is Sunday 1:30 to3:00 old time 2:00 to 4:00 bluegrass. At country store couple blocks south of traffic light on rt 8. Jam at Hopes restaurant sat morning 10-12. Wide open anyone welcome, mostly BG or very similar located right on Garden City Blvd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mingusb1 View Post
    Hello, I'll be spending some time in Roanoke (up from North Carolina) this summer for work. Anyone from the cafe live there? Is there a jam or an event you'd recommend checking out? I play upright bass, mandolin, and guitar. Bluegrass, classic country, and oldtime mostly.

    I plan to be at the fiddlers conventions in Mt Airy and Sparta NC this summer as well as the re-start of the Camp Springs Festival Labor Day weekend.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Cheers,
    Zack
    There is a Wed. evening old-time jam in Roanoke at DesChutes Tasting Room (Market and Church) 6-8:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roanokejhp View Post
    There is a Wed. evening old-time jam in Roanoke at DesChutes Tasting Room (Market and Church) 6-8:30.
    Hey! This is great news! I'll likely be in Roanoke next week!

    Thanks!

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    Yes, the jam that used to be at Mill Mt. Coffee in Daleville is now at DesChutes downtown, still on wed. nights.

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    I'm still bummed about the time I finally made it to the downtown Roanoke Mill Mt. Coffee one Wednesday night only to be told the famous Roanoke old time jam was actually in Daleville, some 13 miles away.
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    Default Re: Roanoke, VA jams, pickers, etc.

    Howdy all, thanks for your replies and info. I have been to the Floyd jam, years ago, and will definitely check out the jam at Deschutes--have to make sure the beer is up to par and everything...

    Send me a PM if any of you want to get together and pick. I love backing up tunes on guitar as well.

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