I’ve listed as much information as I could obtain about acoustic music jams in The Land of Enchantment.  You can view the jams by city, and if you find errors, or if you know of any jams to add, please email me.

It is always best to contact the jam leader to make sure all is correct.

City Type Contact Location
1st Sunday of the Month Albuquerque Folk Festival Sing Along
4 pm to 6 pm
Dan brings the songs and everyone sings (and plays acoustic instruments if they want) Contact Dan Matthews
Here’s the Zoom invitation:
Meeting ID: 921 8875 6700Passcode: Sing
There is a New Location!
Nahalat Shalom
3606 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
3rd Saturday of the month
NM Folk Music and Dance Society (FolkMADS) Megaband Jam
3 pm to 5 pm
See Folkmads website for tune examples and samples.  Download the Duke City Book of Tunes Here!  Questions?
Send an email to Bruce Thomson
High and Dry Brewing
529 Adams, NE
New Location Begins 3-16-24.
3rd Sunday of the month
Albuquerque Folk Festival Old Time Acoustic
4 pm to 6 pm
Hosted by Jason Sewell and band members.  Mostly fiddle tunes played on various acoustic instruments. Questions?
Send an Email!
Temporarily on Hiatus
While Looking for a New
4th Sunday of the month
Western Song Circle
4 pm to 6 pm
Join the fun – all acoustic instruments are welcome.  Western Genre. Questions?
Send an email!
Temporarily on Hiatus
While Looking for a New
Ukulele Club
1st and 3rd Mondays
2 pm to 4 pm
Don projects the music on a screen and club members get to choose a song from an ongoing list. Don Crowder -Leader Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt, NE
(505) 767-5959
Ukulele Jam
3rd Saturday of the month
4 pm to 5:30 pm
All Instruments Welcome
All Levels
Contact Ivy for More Information South Valley Library
3904 Isleta SW – ABQ
2nd Saturday of each month
2pm to 4 pm
Cajun Music Jam
If you are interested in hearing or playing the French music of bayou Louisiana, come on by. (Note: this group plays old-style cajun music, not zydeco.)
Contact Brenda with your questions and for additional information. The Grille Restaurant
3300 San Mateo NE
ABQ – Off The Couch
Slow  Bluegrass Jam
1st and 3rd Saturdays –
1 to 3 pm
Easy level slow jam for folks who have not played out with other people much or at all, and want to learn jam etiquette and practice their skills.

Email Laura Watt for More Info


Covenant Presbyterian Church

9315 Candelaria NE

1st Saturday
12 noon to 2 pm
Celtic Only Contact Barbara Herrington for more information High and Dry Brewing – 529 Adams, SE
1st and 3rd Saturday
3:00-4:30 pm
Acoustic Music
Celtic Heavy and Other Old Tunes
All Levels
Hosted Jam
(505) 899-2267
Email Jim Stapp
Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church
8600 Academy, NE
Adult Education Wing
Sunday 2 pm to 4 pm
Bluegrass and Acoustic Instruments only.
No Knock – Open Bluegrass Jam

Email or phone Robert O’Malley

(856-912-1253) for Additional Information

High & Dry Brewery
529 Adams NE
(This is a new location)
Celtic – quick paced jam led by Duke City Celi members Contact Harlow Pinson Hops Brewery Los Rancho Taproom – Outside Patio
7222 4th ST, NW
5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Celtic Music Session Bob Deaver is in charge Singing Arrow Community Center
Behind Sprouts Central/Tramway
13200 Wenonah SE
Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Celtic Music Session
The Not So Fast Irish Tunes
All Instruments welcome!
All tunes are played as written without improvisation.
Email Kip
for a song book
phone 505-980-7828
Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center
501 Elizabeth SE – ABQ
Tuesdays, 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Old Time Music – Appalachian fiddle and banjo music.
Led by Virginia Creepers Old Time Band
Jane Philips
Not For Beginners
Learn More Here:
Hosted Jam
Albuquerque Press Club
Gold and Elm, SE
(Up the Little Hill)
Contact Jane for more information.
4th Saturday of the Month
12:30 pm
Scottish Sherilyn Urban
or call
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
Near Wyoming and Paseo NE
Acoustic Jam and Song Circle
10 am – 12 noon
Open Acoustic Jam
All Instruments – all levels
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
Near Wyoming and Paseo NE
Email abqstrummers@yahoo.com
for more information.
Wednesday Afternoon
Beginning Ukulele Instruction
Ukulele Instruction Beginners Only
Contact Anne Withrow
4:30 -6:30 pm Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE (behind Dion’s Restaurant on Central)
High Desert Sand Fleas
2nd and 4th Thurs, 6-9
Ukulele – all Levels See Website
Albuquerque Press Club
201 Highland Park Circle, SE
1st and 3rd Saturdays
1-3 pm
Email for more information
Call Elaine (505) 326-7571
for location and information
Friday Night
 Hootenany  Toni Neff
Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe
306 South 2nd Street
Gallup, NM
Los Alamos Ukulele Jam
10 to 11 am
FREE play-a-long using The Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition (the Blue Book) and more. Singers are always welcome. We also perform as the Hillstrummers. Free Instruction Available by appointment.
Send an email!
Betty Ehart Senior Center
1101 Bathtub Row
Los Alamos Ukulele Jam
10 to 11 am
FREE play-a-long using The Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition (the Yellow Book) and more. Singers are always welcome. We also perform as the Hillstrummers. Free Instruction Available by appointment.
Send an email!
Betty Ehart Senior Center
1101 Bathtub Row
Rio Rancho
Monday Nights
Doors Open at 6:30
Western Music (505) 463-3169 Blue Grasshopper Brew Pub
4500 Arrowhead Ridge Dr, SE
Santa Fe
Tuesdays 6-8
Bluegrass Jam at the Sage Inn
Bluegrass Music Bob Fisher
Sage Inn
725 Cerrillos Road
(Don Diego x Cerrillos Roads)
Folk Jam
4th Thursday of the Month
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Open to all levels and all instruments, come jam your favorite folk tunes.
Download the book!
Tim Goering -Leader
Send an Email
El Rey Court / La Reina Bar in the living room
1862 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe
Santa Fe
Songwriter’s Circle
1st Thursday of the Month
6:30 pm to 8 pm
Calling all songwriters, our song circles are an opportunity to get inspired, workshop your songs, and gather feedback from peers and professional musicians in Santa Fe. Tim Goering -Leader
Send an Email
Queen Bee Music Association
Aspen Plaza Building
1596 Pacheco St Unit B-1
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe
Old Time Jam
1st Sunday of the Month
4 pm to 6 pm
Old Time Appalachian Dance Music
Play by Ear
Here’s the Tune List
Eric Carlson -Leader
Send an Email
Nuckolls Brewing
611 Alcaldesa St
Santa Fe
Santa Fe
NM Folkmads
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
6:30-8:30 pm
Santa Fe Megaband
Contradance Tunes
Contact Vinnie with questions Saint John’s College
Music Room
Santa Fe
Second Sunday of the Month
Bluegrass and Bagels
Open Jam
10 am to noon
Contact via email Greg Neal
for more information
(505) 577-7004Traditional bluegrass format–participants take turn calling and leading songs in a circle.
Bagels and coffee provided by Boultawn’s Bagelry, Café and Gallery Community Room at the Railyard Park in Santa Fe
Behind Site Santa Fe
Santa Fe
Every Tuesday of the Month
Klezmer Music Jam
235 B Rosario
All musical styles and levels welcome
7 PM Contact Liv Orovich (603) 770-6070.
Santa Fe
Practice Varies
Santa Fe Dulcimer Ensemble welcomes other acoustic musicians.  An aspiring group of beginning and intermediate players performing in Santa Fe. Doug Conwell Different locations.  Contact 505-231-5802
Santa Fe
Alternate Thursdays
3:30-5:30 pm
Great Horny Toad Ukulele Club

See website for schedule and additional information


Contact Jack
call 650-464-7113
Alternate Thursdays
Open Mike-everyone takes a turn performing  More Info at this link Capitol Bar
110 Plaza
Alternate Wednesdays
Zoom open mike
Everyone takes a turn performing
Jim Ruff
(575) 835-2929
For the link and date information, contact Jim Ruff.
Wed, 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Acoustic Jam.  All Levels
Bluegrass, old-tyme, old country, Americana
Jacob Haggerty
(575) 770-6313
Dalee at KTAOS Solar Center
Taos, NM
 9 NM-150, El Prado, NM 87529
(575) 770-6313