The monthly jams are open to musicians of all ages and bluegrass instruments at the advanced beginner level and above.  See below for information and times for jams with our local music school partners.

$5 fee per session.

CONCORD CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC,  1317 Main St, Concord, MA 01742 (978-369-0010)

Currently on a hiatus.  Watch for spring 2020 information.

Bluegrass instrument lessons are available. Please call Concord Conservatory for more information and to register.


Our monthly jams are open to all school-age kids, through high school, of all levels of experience. Kids receive group instruction as well as an opportunity to participate in a musical community. Some of our regulars are pretty good players — and they’re welcoming to newcomers, whether beginners or more experienced. The jams are hosted by the kids’ parents, and led by experienced, patient and professional educators.

There is no fee for the Kids Jam. The Jam is an outreach program of the Boston Bluegrass Union, and is supported by the BBU and your donations.  Kids’jams will be held at:

NEW SCHOOL OF MUSIC, 25 Lowell St, Cambridge MA,  (617-492-8105)

2nd Sunday of each month, 1-3:30pm – September – June

Please email [email protected] for the locations or additional information or call 617-738-8198

For the latest information, click here for the BBU Kids Jam Facebook Page

Please join us!

NOTE:  The 39th Lowell (Massachusetts) Banjo and Fiddle Contest was held on Saturday, September 7th, 2019.  The performances by kids who attend the New School Jams were quite memorable .

In the last contest, the top three prizes (as well as an honorable mention ) in the youth (14 and under division) went to kids currently in this program .

One youngster who is part of our program but above the 14 year age limit , entered in the adult division and won first place in the adult old time fiddle category

Another alumnus of the program took first place in the adult bluegrass fiddle category and two sisters in the program took first place in twin fiddle.

Congratulations to all the contest winners and to all the kids who participate in the Jams.