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SCVFA Events

General information flyer about our monthly jams at Hoover Middle School, with a map (PDF). To help pay for school rental costs, admission is $6 for SCVFA members and $8 for non-members. Youths 17 and under are admitted free.

Summer schedule: This year the July and August jams are being held in the Rose Garden Park on Naglee Ave. at Garden Dr. (2 blocks from Hoover School). Free. Here's our Summer schedule flyer and map (PDF).


Sun. August 3, 2014

Free Jam at the Rose Garden Park

The August jam will be held in the Rose Garden Park on Naglee Ave. at Garden Dr. (adjacent to San José Municipal Rose Garden). The park is just two blocks from our usual Hoover Middle School location. Free admission. (Note: We will not have our usual open-mike performances at this jam.)

If you'd like to participate in a Beginners’ Circle slow jam, please ask. For jams in the park we generally arrange them only on demand.

Bring a picnic if you like (barbeques are available in the park), and come to jam or just to listen. Come early and help us by reserving a table!


Sun. September 7, 2014

Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School

Join us at the September jam at Hoover School for music indoors and out. Our usual format: multiple jam groups from 1-5, open-mike performances on stage in the Hoover multi-purpose room starting around 1:30, and the Beginners’ Circle slow jam from 2-3.


Sun. October 5, 2014

Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School and a Featured Performer

Join us at the October jam at Hoover School for music indoors and out. Our usual format: multiple jam groups from 1-5, open-mike performances on stage in the Hoover multi-purpose room starting around 1:30, and the Beginners’ Circle slow jam from 2-3.

The October 5 jam will be truly historic. Our Featured Performer is actually a reunion of two bands with Jack Sadler: The Overlook Mountain Boys (shown here in a 1970s-era photo) and Lone Prairie. We’re hoping all the band alumni will be able to participate. Jack is a co-founder of the California Bluegrass Association (CBA) and a charter member of the SCVFA. Plans are still being firmed up, but we expect the bands will perform starting at about 3:00.



Details updated: 07/20/14


Event list updated 07/20/14 04:10 EDT

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