When: The first Wednesday of every month
Place: The Grafton Pub (4530 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60625)
What is the Old Time Jamboree?
The Old Time Jamboree is a community event to celebrate Old Time Music and the people who play it. We kick off the Jamboree with a short set of music by the hosts, The Wren & The Whistler (that’s me! and Jason McInnes). Then it’s time for the Open Stage, where you can step up to the mic and play a tune. The night ends with everyone coming together for a Jam. We’re proud to be part of such a great community of musicians and friends in Chicago. The Old Time Jamboree is a welcoming event where we can get together and have fun with the music we love.
The Open Stage
The Open Stage is a place for musicians of all levels to get up and play a tune. It is a great space to practice playing in front of people. If you’ve been taking classes for a while and want to start performing, the Old Time Jamboree is for you. It’s an opportunity to work on your performing skills and play to a supportive audience. Beginners are especially welcome. We love to hear folks share their music. Come, show us what you’ve working on! You don’t have to sign up ahead of time; just get there by 9pm and put your name on the list. Performers are invited to play 1–3 tunes, solo or with accompaniment. Do what feels good!
We close out the night with an open jam. Everyone is invited to play along and we’ll play until it’s time to go home.