Bluegrass Highland Jam

by | 5 May, 2021

Miena Jam, Tasmania

Tasmanian Bluegrass Assoc. Jam.

The next Bluegrass Highland Jam at the Miena Community Centre is scheduled for this Saturday 8th May, from 10:00am till 3.00pm.

The Tasmanian Bluegrass Association welcomes many musically-minded folk who meet in Miena every month for up to five hours of playing, singing, sharing knowledge, catching up, and they love every minute of it. Musos of all ages arrive from all parts of Tasmania – and many of them are late starters. Others have played for years and generously share their skills. Everyone joins in with an enthusiasm

It’s all about getting together and sharing. If you’ve been hanging out for somewhere, and someone, to play along with, then the Great Lake Community Centre is perfect. You will find we are welcoming and supportive in a friendly space. Those who are more experienced happily share their knowledge, and our leaders organize basic entry-level workshops ~ (subject to tutor availability) to help those who are either raw beginners and need a hand to get started or, having rusty skills from a lifetime ago, need to polish them up – Ken Sulman, organiser.

Bluegrass Highland Jam details:

The jam is held at the Great Lake Community Centre, Turn left at the Lodge; Tea & Coffee is always provided. Centre opens from 9:00am and a $5:00 PP donation is required for heating and Tea & Coffee.

WARNING: Highland roads can become very dangerous, please check our Facebook and Tas Police pages on the day to check road conditions or Ring/txt Ken 040913628

Bluegrass Highlands Jam Format:

  • 10:00am – Tune and chat, Introductions, some basic theory & practice.
  • 12:00pm – Break for lunch BYO inside. (Tea & coffee will be available)
  • 12.30pm – Workshops (beginner guitar, beginner ukulele, Banjos Mandolin fiddles.) to name a few, then back to jamming until about 3:00pm.

Please note that this event is for Bluegrass, Country and some folk only, therefore instruments like percussion, drums, electric guitars and brass instruments are not suitable and are not invited to participate. String instruments only please. Harmonicas & electric bass are ok.

The Bluegrass HIghland Jam is the only State wide Bluegrass jamming venue; right in the middle of Tasmania and a great adventure day out. Trout Season is now open, so may be a good time to toss a line in. Miena is a small town at the southern end of the Great Lake in the Central Highlands of Tasmania, Australia. At the 2016 census, Miena and the surrounding area had a population of 87. Elevation 1,052 metres.

See the Island FIsheries website or the live webCam of the Lake

This is an ideal space for people to meet and enjoy playing music and learning new skills. It is also a good chance to experience the Tasmanian high country and the community centre.

Traveling time is approx. 1 and a 3/4 hours from Hobart and Launceston.

There are 2 great places for accommodation and good food. If you want to stay the night. Motorhomes and campers will find this a great drive. There are many places of interest along the way, as well as being the premier place in the state for trout fishing.