Jamming Tents

All are welcome to bring their own instruments and join in making music together at the Jam Tent. Meet new musical friends and learn new tunes! We provide one 20×20 Festival Jam Tent for all participants. Certain time slots at the Festival Jam Tent may be hosted by area jam groups in different styles. Check the schedule below to see when to catch your favorite jam group. At unscheduled times, the Festival Jam Tent is open for jamming to whomever arrives. You are welcome to bring your own pop-up tent if you wish to to accommodate smaller groups in specific styles.

Satuday Jams

12-2pm Open Jam

2-4pm Canaan Institute Contra Jam

The Canaan Institute’s Weekly Jam is an instrumental acoustic jam that focuses on contra dance tunes and couple danc

e tunes. It is the Ithaca area’s oldest continuously running contra tune jam. Since 2002 we have been teaching each other fiddle tunes in a fun community oriented atmosphere.  Contact Mike Ludgate for more information on this group at michael@canaaninstitute.org   https://www.facebook.com/groups/canaan.music.jam/

4-6pm Open Jam

Sunday Jams

12-2pm Irish Jam with the Trumansburg Community Session

Trumansburg Community Session is an open session that meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of the month at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts. For more information, contact Youngiee Quennell at youngiee@quennellfamily.com, or join our Yahoo Group for email reminders at http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/TburgCommunitySession/info .


2-5pm Southern Old Time Jams with the Ithaca Old Time Jam.

This jam group meets regularly in Ithaca at members’ homes to play Southern Old Time Music. Tunes will be in G for the first hour or so at the Festival, switching to another key afterwards.  All are welcome. Contact Rick Biesanz at rbiesanz@stny.rr.com for more information.