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Smyth County Jam Schedule Change: (Closed Nov-Feb)
We are closing the Smyth County Jam a couple of months earlier than we did last year. The last night will be on October 30. Hopefully we'll get started back on or around March 5, 2018.
Before the rumors get started, we are NOT planning on ending the jam. As some of you may or may not know, it is a very hard and time-consuming job to keep the jam running smoothly. There are many factors leading us to this decision (attendance, weather, etc.) but the main reason is that Sandy and I just need a little time off. We have some things that we would like to pursue that will require a lot of time and some traveling. I hope everyone understands.
Let's all get together tonight and next week to end this season with some good hot picking and singing.
Next week will also be Halloween dress up night for the ones who want to participate. It will also be Birthday/Cake night.
We would like to thank everyone that has been a part of the Smyth County Jam for all your time and effort, especially the Chilhowie Lions Club for allowing us to use the building.
Our goal is to provide a musical event that will showcase the various musicians and singers in the surrounding area while teaching the aspects of musicianship as well as encouraging the development of new talents while at the same time providing entertainment as a service to the community and the county.
The Smyth County Jam has really grown over the years and is almost solely responsible for exposing our area to the many great talents and people who have adorned our stages and audiences. It's like everywhere we've stepped, a new jam has sprung up. This is a testament to our success. As the old saying goes; imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
We have an open mic stage show as well as plenty of jamming every Monday night. Both pickers and listeners are welcome at this great Bluegrass, Old Time and Acoustic Music Event.