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Code of Conduct
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History, old Newsletters
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Performers' Referral List:
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Children's Entertainment
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Local Folk Venues
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Jam at FFF 2018

Spokane Folklore Society

MUSIC JAMS, open mics, 
and regular dance events

Jams come and go, so check with the contact number or venue before trying it,
and let us know if one is no longer happening....also try this link for more jams from the Inland Northwest Bluegrass Music Association
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
If you play  an instrument, write “SFS jam session” on your calendar for the second Sunday of each month! The jams include a potluck dinner and are open to any interested
musician. We plan to continue offering the monthly jam sessions as long as people are attending them and we can find persons willing to host them. For more information, contact Margie at copelandheller@netzero.com
212 W. Cedar St., Sandpoint, ID. 208.263.4005
Monday Blues Jam (8pm) hosted by Truck Mills
Contradance music jam takes place on the third Wednesday of each month (Sept-June) at the Woman's Club Hall Sponsored by the Spokane Folklore Society 509/747-2640.
Musicians play for contra dance...
Weekly bluegrass/country music jam at Popeye's bar on main street in Priest
River, ID every Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00.
All you can eat Tacos for $5.00 - good music, good people! Non Smoking,
Acoustical instruments.

Downtown Community Jam  2;30-5 PM Community Building
35 W. Main
LaVona Reeves
509 359 7060
Phil Kleinman (509) 951-0728
Sacred Harp singing:   Waterford off 30th and Pittsburg on South Hill every 2nd Sunday 7-9 pm free call Greg 299-7771 for more info


  • Jam in Moscow (first and third Saturdays)

  • There will be jam sessions at Thorn creek Grille and Gifts (520 S. Main, Moscow, ID) from noon to 2:00 p.m., and at Bookpeople from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Bluegrass, oldtime, Irish, Klezmer and other types of folk music are encouraged.
    6-8:30 pm
    O'Doherty's Irish Session performs traditional Irish dance music and tunes on a variety of instruments. O’Doherty’s in downtown Spokane, by the carousel, has hosted traditional Irish folk music sessions for over two decades. The session on Sunday nights at six o’clock is free and open to everyone of all ages and backgrounds. The musicians here are regular attendees and play a variety of instruments, including fiddle, flute, penny whistle, hammered dulcimer, concertina, uilleann pipes, mandolin and guitar.
    Contact: brycemorrisonspokane@gmail.com
    To see a list of commonly played tunes:
    Website: https/www.spokanesessions.com

    Regular dance events:
    As a rule, Contra dances are held at the Women's Club on Wednesdays and 2nd Saturdays at the East Spokane Grange, during non summer months. Check the Calendar page for changes.

    Palouse Folklore Society Contra Dances:  monthly, 3rd Saturday, 1912 Building in Moscow, 7:30 pm.

    Sandpoint Dances   First Saturdays, more info Vickie Marron 208-683-3912

    Scottish Country Dancing   First Pres. Church (downtown off Maple exit) Thursday 7-9 pm.