Announcements & Schedule

REGULAR JAM Every 1st & 3rd Thursday 6:30 p.m. (get there early to visit)

Our jams are at the Athens Recreation Center, on corner of Hwys. 31 N and AL 251 (Pryor St) by Athens High Football stadium. Any changes to the dates or times will be listed below. Click here to see what makes our jams so successful.

In addition to our regular jams here are some other opportunities to play:

  • Every Monday 1-3 p.m.  West Side Village Community Center, 21639 Alabama Hwy 99, Athens, AL 35611. Behind the Village Mart on highway 99 next to Owens Elementary School.
  • Second Wednesday 9:45 a.m. Limestone Health Facility and the Athens Convalesent Center, 1600 W. Hobbs St., Athens, AL
  • Third Friday 9:45 a.m. Ardmore On Main Care and Rehabilitation Center, 25385 Main St., Ardmore, TN 38449
  • Fourth Sunday 1:45-2:45 p.m. Jake and Friends – The Madison Village

The following are ADDITIONS and DEVIATIONS from the above schedules, as well as regional old-time music festivals that have mountain dulcimer events/contests:





  • 1 Mar – Regular Jam
  • 15 Mar – Regular Jam


  • 5 Apr – Regular Jam
  • 5 – 8 Apr – “We Shall Gather at the River” Dulcimer Festival Host group: Montgomery Dulcimer Players. For a map or additional information, Contact: Barbara & Dave Betts
  • 19 Apr – Regular Jam
  • 26-29 Apr –  The Lee County Gathering: Old-Time Music Festival “Down From the Mountains.  6500 Stage Road, Loachapoka, Alabama 36865



  • 7 Jun – Regular Jam
  • 21 Jun – Regular Jam
  • Date TBD  SUMMERTOWN BLUEGRASS REUNION -this is not a dulcimer event unless you do some shade tree picking


  • 5 Jul – Regular Jam
  • 19 Jul – Regular Jam
  • Date TBD  Uncle Dave Macon Days-this is not a dulcimer event unless you do some shade tree picking


  • 2 Aug – Regular Jam
  • 16 Aug – Regular Jam
  • Date TBD  SUMMERTOWN BLUEGRASS REUNION -this is not a dulcimer event unless you do some shade tree picking


  • 6 Sept – Regular Jam
  • 20 Sept – Regular Jam
  • 26 – 28 Sept – Melodies and Musings, Guntersville, AL, a 3-day Mountain Dulcimer Workshop RSVP at


  • 4 Oct – Regular Jam
  • 4 – 6 Oct – 52nd Old Time Fiddlers Convention
  • 18 Oct – Regular Jam


  • 1 Nov – Regular Jam
  • 15  Nov – Regular Jam


NOTE: Remember our regular Thurs. jam dates are usually out of kilter during the month of December so be sure to check the schedule for additions and changes.

  • 13 DecChristmas dinner/jam
  • 27 Dec – Year End Jam

5 thoughts on “Announcements & Schedule

  1. Thanks David & Karen, for keeping us so well informed. Without ya’ll who knows would show up when or where!!!! LOL to both of you!!! xoxoxxoooxxxoo

  2. The JP coleman festival is August 17th – 19th. I have just talked with Larry Kendall to confirm this, as several places have it posted as the 2nd weekend which is incorrect.

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