Jam after winter show

We will have a jam from 6:15 to 9pm at Round Table pizza on George Washington Way in Richland after the winter show.  For those of you who haven’t had enough jamming by the end of the show,  come over and have some pizza and more music! Listeners of course are always welcome.

Winter open mike show

Our annual free winter open mike acoustic show will be on Saturday January 2, 2016.  The show is 2:30pm to 5:30pm.  Musician sign-ups start at 2pm.  The show will be at the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Dr. , Richland.  As in past years, musicians are to perform memorized pieces with no music stands, music or lyrics on stage.  Either 2 or 3 songs, depending on how many sign-ups.  Please bring finger food to share. This is always a fun time with a wide variety of traditional and folk music performed. There will also be a jam room available, with a lot of jamming. This is free to all attendees.

Mctama jam and meeting

The annual meeting of MCTAMA will be Saturday December 5, 2015, at Artmil, 5601 W. Clearwater, Kennewick.  Jamming starts at 2pm.  The potluck starts at 4pm.  If you haven’t mailed in your MCTAMA election ballots, please hand deliver them to the meeting by 4pm.  This is always a fun event.

Sierra Hull and Clay Hess

Clay Hess will be playing at the Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous. Enjoy this clip of him at the Lowell Folk Festival.

Badger Mountain Dry Band at The Emerald of Siam

Badger Mountain Dry Band – Bluegrass at Emerald of Siam

Sat, April 11, 5pm – 8pm

For over 21 years the Badger Mountain Dry Band has brought their brand of progressive bluegrass music to the Pacific Northwest. Playing traditional bluegrass instrumentation , the group has presented a music ranging from traditional bluegrass standards, original Gospel material, 60’s rock and roll, swing tunes, big band tunes, old country standards, and more.


Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival & Dutch Oven Rendezvous, June 12-14, 2015

Ned Crisp & Bottomline

Banjo Legends Bill Evans & Alan Munde Jan. 30th 2015

Alan Munde & Bill Evans

Banjo Legends Alan Munde & Bill Evans – together for the first time! Join us for this very special, one-of-a-kind concert bringing together two of the most important and influential bluegrass banjo players of the last several decades, performing bluegrass, original compositions, fiddle tunes on banjo, beautiful slow songs and much, much more. And they’re also funny!


Alan Munde began his long career in bluegrass music with the 1968 recording of Poor Richard’s Almanac featuring Sam Bush and Wayne Stewart, followed by a traditional grounding in bluegrass music as a member of IBMA Hall of Fame member Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys.  In 1972 Alan Joined his college picking friend Byron Berline in the forward-leaning bluegrass group Country Gazette.  Alan continued as the anchor of the group for 21 years.  Along the way, he recorded many highly regarded albums including Banjo Sandwich, and the Festival Favorites series.  Alan participated in the 2001 IBMA Instrumental Album of the Year, Knee Deep in Bluegrass.  His most recent recording is a duo CD with mandolin player Billy Bright titled Bright Munde.  He taught in the Bluegrass Music Program at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas for 20 years.  Alan has also published many instructional books for Mel Bay, instructional DVDs for Texas Music and Video, and participated in music workshops and camps both in America and Europe. To learn more, visit www.almundesbanjocollege.com and www.alanmundegazette.com.


Bill Evans is an internationally known five-string banjo life force and a Nancy’s Far favorite! As a performer, teacher, writer, scholar and composer, he brings a deep knowledge, intense virtuosity and contagious passion to all things banjo, with thousands of music fans and students from all over the world in a career that spans over thirty-five years. In the last two years, Bill has performed all across North America, Canada, England, Russia and Germany and has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony and on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. His book Banjo For Dummies, is the world’s most widely read book on the instrument and his 2012 CD In Good Company charted #1 on the Roots Music Report Folk and Bluegrass Charts and the Folk DJ-List charts. Over a forty year performing career, Bill has played with David Grisman, Peter Rowan, David Bromberg, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, Tony Trischka, and Jody Stecher, among many others.  He has produced numerous instructional DVDs and books for Mel Bay, AcuTab, Homespun Tapes and the Murphy Method. To learn more, visit www.billevansbanjo.com.

November 6th Bluegrass Jam moved to November 18th!

With the Henhouse Prowlers concert being the same night as our usual 1st Thursday night bluegrass jam, we will be moving the jam to the 3rd Tuesday of the month (Nov. 18th.) The jam will be at Artmil 5601 W. Clearwater Ave. Suite 109 in Kennewick. The change will be for this month only.

Top String Will Perform at The Hidden Scene in November

Top String, the bluegrass quartet featured in numerous festivals and venues across the Northwest, will perform at The Hidden Scene located above Artmil Graphic Design Studio November 14th, 2014. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. and lasts until 9:00 p.m. There will also be a jam session following the concert.

The  band is comprised of  three siblings, Madi (fiddle), Zach (guitar), and Joram (mandolin). In 2010 the group added Kaiti Dewhirst (bass). The ensemble has been astonishing audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest for the last eight years.  

This is the second concert held at The Hidden Scene, which bills itself as “an intimate acoustic venue” and plans to host a series of concerts with monthly performances.

General Admission tickets are $12.00 per person, and may be purchased by following this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/904264.



Festival Video from 2013