Saskatoon Bluegrass Jam Camp Fundraiser - November 11-12

Saskatoon Old Time Dance Fundraiser - November 11, 7pm- 10pm


Join us for a weekend of musical instruction and camaraderie at the very first Saskatoon Bluegrass Jam Camp, a special fundraiser hosted by the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Society. This exciting event, taking place on November 11th and 12th, 2023, at The Saskatoon Academy of Music, offers a unique opportunity for music enthusiasts of all levels to come together, learn, and jam while supporting a great cause.

How Jam Camp Works

Our camp is designed to offer you a unique and immersive experience in the world of bluegrass and old-time music. Here’s how it all works:

1. Choose Your Classes

  • We offer a tantalizing “bluegrass menu” of five different classes, catering to a range of skill levels and interests. Whether you’re picking up an instrument for the first time or looking to fine-tune your skills, there’s a class for you. 

2. Customize Your Weekend

  • Tailor your Jam Camp experience by selecting the classes that resonate with you the most. Each class runs for one hour, and over the course of the weekend, you’ll attend 4 classes you choose.

3. Skill-Level Groups

  • To ensure you get the most out of your classes, we divide students into skill-level groups. Whether you’re a novice, an intermediate player, or an advanced musician, you’ll be placed in a group that matches your abilities.

4. Special Interest Workshops

  • Dive deeper into the nuances of bluegrass and old-time music through our special interest workshops. Led by expert instructors, these sessions cover a variety of topics. 

5. Jamming Sessions

  • Jamming is at the heart of bluegrass and old-time music. Join facilitated bluegrass, old-time, and slow jams throughout the weekend. These sessions provide the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow musicians, put your news skills to work and create unforgettable musical moments.

6. Fundraiser Night

  • On the evening of Saturday November 11th, we invite you to our Old Time Dance Fundraiser at the All Saints’ Anglican Church. This lively event is the highlight of the weekend and a chance to let loose on the dance floor. Enjoy live music, bid on exciting items in our silent auction, savor your favorite beverages at the bar, and try your luck with our thrilling 50/50 draws. Your participation directly supports the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Society, ensuring that we can continue sharing the joy of music throughout the year.

7. Make a Difference

  • These events are not just about music; they are a vital source of funding for our society. Your generous donations and participation in the fundraiser go a long way in helping us sustain our mission of preserving and promoting bluegrass and old-time music in our community.

Book Your Jam Camp Experience Now


1️⃣ Jam Band Mastery with Penny Malmberg: Dive deep into the art of creating tight-knit jams that seamlessly blend instruments and voices. In this class you will work on different aspects of jamming such as dynamics, leading a song, handing out solos, instrument’s roles in a group and much much. more.

2️⃣ Improvise with Confidence with Jim malmberg: Enhance your improvisational skills, and learn to spontaneously create those thrilling solos and embellishments that define Bluegrass music.

3️⃣ Vocal Jam with Tom Kennedy: Elevate your vocal game as you explore group singing in a Bluegrass context. Build a repertoire, find a good key to sing in, add cover songs, singalongs, and learn how to start and end well.

4️⃣ Backing Up Instrumentals with Michael Taylor and Olivia Morelli: Develop the ability to listen for chord changes and back up fellow musicians, even when they’re not playing chords. You’ll learn to intuitively accompany instrumentalists, adding depth and richness to the music.

5️⃣ Arrangements on the Fly with Jaxon Lalonde: Master the art of crafting intricate arrangements in real-time, including advanced intros, outros, splitting up instrumental breaks, harmonizing, and much more. Elevate your Bluegrass performances to a whole new level.

📅 Dates:
Sep 11, Classes 9am – 4pm
Sep 11, Old Time Dance – 7pm
Sept 12, 9am – 1:30pm

🏕️ Location: Classes are held during the day at the Saskatoon Academy Of Music
The Old Time Dance will be held at All Saint’s Anglican Church

🎟️Cost: $150 – includes all classes, workshops, jams, snacks and coffee. 


Secure Your Spot Today 

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us for an incredible weekend of music, learning, and fun at the very first Saskatoon Bluegrass Jam Camp! Reserve your spot now and be part of an event that celebrates the heart and soul of Bluegrass music.