Open Mics and Jams

Song Circles and Group Sings

Please Note: – Many Song Circles are on hiatus or meeting virtually due to the pandemic. Check listings for updates, and see the new list of Virtual Sings in the Northwest.

Jam Sessions

  • Every Monday 7:30 Irish Traditional  – Murphy’s Pub 1928 N 45th  7:30 PM
  • Every Monday: (on hiatus – check status) Contra dance music jam session at Sande and Alan’s house. 7:30-10:00 p.m. For more information contact (The group is usually on break July & August)
  • Every Tuesday Cabin Tavern  7PM (singing also)
    19322 Richmond Beach Drive Northwest   Shoreline, WA 98177-2945
    (206) 542-1177
  • Every Tuesday Old Time jam Wedgwood  Ale House 8515 35th NE.  8-11 with Tony Mates
  • Every Wednesday Irish Session 7:30 – 9:30 Shawn O’Donnell’s 3601 Fremont Ave N
  • 3rd Wed. Klezmer Jam   Bernice Maslan
  • Occasional Wednesdays 7:30 PM  Gypsy Jazz-Swing session (slow session & group class at 6:30) at 723 NE Northlake Way,    Seattle Acoustic Workshops/Jams
  • Every Thurs 1-4 JACKS DAYJAMS (warm weather)  Greenlake Bath house area
    park in North lot Info: 206 999-0885 Bring a chair
  • Every Thursday Cajun Jam 7-9:30 PM at various homes.  Contact Lorene for current location.
  • Every Thursday Irish Session 7:30 – 9:30 Shawn O’Donnell’s 3601 Fremont Ave N. All abilities welcome. Contact:
  • Every Friday 7:30-1030pm Acoustic Americana Jam Circle ($7 – $15 donation requested) 723 NE Northlake Way,    Seattle Acoustic Workshops/Jams
  • 1st & 3rd Saturday 11am – 1pm Irish Session Couth Buzzard  8310 Greenwood N 
  • 2nd and 5th Saturday  Jam at Aurora Antique Mall  Sunday 1-5PM  Doug: 206-660-7801
  • 2nd Saturday: Old Time Jam, Molly Tenenbaum, 1:30–3:30, at Dusty Strings. Info:  (Sept – April).
  • Every Sunday Irish Jam :  Fado’s, 801 1st Avenue, 264-2700, 4-7pm (but not during Seahawks home games)
  • First Sunday: Northern Tunes open session led by Laurie Andres and WB Reid. 6–8:30pm, free (Please support the business by buying food, beverage, or books!). Couth Buzzard Books. All instruments and levels welcome. Info: Rhythm Rollers
  • 1st Sunday Jam at the Little Store 1P-4P
    20th NW and NW Richmond Beach Rd.   Doug 206-660-7801
  • 1st & 3rd Sunday Choro  2-4P, hosted by Stuart Zobel Couth Buzzard  8310 Greenwood N
  • 2nd Sunday 2:30-4:30 Everybody Plays hosted by Jalaine Madura.   Dusty Strings.
  • 2nd Sunday 2-5pm Northwest Scottish Fiddlers  meet for a jam monthly (may switch to 3rd Sunday when there is a holiday conflict).  contact
    Marcia Thumma  email:
  •  3rd Sunday: “Mostly Northern” (Contra dance music) 3-6PM, various living rooms, contact Harvey 329-2559, Mary Varnum
  • 3rd Sunday, Ukulele Jam, Sunga Rose, 2:30–4, at Dusty Strings. Info:
  • 3rd Sunday Irish Harp Circle Mountlake Library 2-4:30 PM Info:
  • 3rd Sundays Cape Breton (Poulsbo) – Celtic open trad music session 2-5 PM.  We meet at Tizleys Europe Pub & often stay for a meal.  Fiddles, whistle, guitar,  banjo, concertina, small pipes ..singers welcome.  Jane Landstra   360-697-6192
  • 3rd Sunday Vocal Improv Choir, Debbie Boland Watt. 4:30 – 5:45 PM.  Dusty Strings
  • 4th Sunday Jam Grateful Bread Bakery –
    7001 35th Ave NE Seattle 1P-4P  JACK 206 999 0885
  • Fourth Sunday, Bluegrass Jam, Rob Bulkley, 2:30–4:30, at Dusty Strings. 3406 Fremont Av. Info:

Open Mics


RIP – Silent Strings

  • Sessions or locations no longer hosting Jams or Open Mics
  • Tacoma Irish Session stopped early 2014
  • Tacoma Celtic Players – also no longer active as of 2012
  • Dubliner Pub Irish Harp Sessions
  • Wired and Unplugged Coffee House, 717 1st St, Snohomish.
  • Gypsy Cafe is now the Stone Way Cafe
  • Flying Pie Pizzeria, Issaquah
  • Hotwire Coffeehouse, Shoreline
  • Pickled Onion, Renton
  • Golden Steer, Kent
  • Triple Door no longer hosts open mics or sessions to our knowledge