Old-Time Jam Weekend 2018

This year’s jam will be July 20-22.  Details below.

Watch our Facebook event page for updates!

big jam poster photo copy

Photo from previous jam.

The festivities will be held in  C4A’s big downstairs rooms at  202 West Main Street in downtown Urbana.


  • 7:00pm Dessert potluck and open jam


  • 10:00 am. Slow/beginner jam. For people new to old-time jams and people who like to play at a leisurely pace.  Led by Robin Kearton
  • 4:00 pm. Cross-tuning jam.  Focus on cross-tuned fiddles, others welcome.  Led by Kathleen Everingham
  • 7:00 pm. Open jam.
  • 10:00 pm. All hours teens and 20s jam.


  • 7:00 am. Whiskey Before Breakfast jam. Led by Tom Faux.
  • 4:00 pm. Bow-Dacious open jam.  All are welcome! Current and former members of Bow-Dacious String Band especially encouraged.

There is no charge to participate–just come on by!

Come to our 48-Hour Old Time Jam!

Come to our Jam Weekend!

Join us if you play fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, or anything else that works in an old-time jam!

Join us if you play other instruments too!

(If you’re coming from out of town we can point you to lodging.)

If you don’t play you can still participate!  We’d love it if you’d volunteer to help out at the jam, especially feeding the musicians, and keeping the coffee pot stoked.

Want to play?  Want to volunteer? Want more information?  Email us!