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Monthly Jam Schedule

These are the regular Old Time jams in the Knoxville area.

Please visit them all!

Old Time jam at Boyd's Jig & Reel

Every Tuesday​ 

6:30PM- 8:30PM​

101 S. Central St  Knoxville, TN 

Old Time jam with Sarah Pirkle at Knoxville's only authentic Scottish Pub. Metered street parking free after 6PM. Free public parking lots on E. Jackson Avenue under the James White Expressway bridge. (3 minute walk)

Event Calendar For Boyd's Jig & Reel

Old Time jam at Crafty Bastard Brewery
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The Crafty Jam is taking a summer break

We will be back in September

3726 Sevier Heights Rd  Knoxville, TN 

Cold brews and hot fiddle tunes at Crafty's newest location in South Knoxville. Held in their outdoor patio area, weather permitting. Upstairs inside the brewery if not. 

Plenty of free parking, and 71 South restaurant is next door.


Crafty Bastard at Baker Creek Events/Facebook Page

Old Time jam at the Laurel Theater

2nd Thursday of the month

Join us August 8th with special guest Dan Levenson


1538 Laurel Ave   Knoxville, TN 

Join us at the Laurel Theater, a historic venue dedicated to the preservation and advancement of traditional music and art forms of the Southern Appalachians. This jam is a good mix of fiddle tunes and songs. The attached parking lot holds about 20 cars. Street parking is free, but can be a challenge when UT classes are in session.​

Ticket link and info for all Laurel Theater shows

Boyd's Jam Info
Crafty Jam Info
Laurel Jam Info
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Happenings with an Old Time connection

This page is updated as information becomes available

Please consult the website links or venue to confirm events

Event details may be submitted to  

Please email us about broken web links! 

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Knox County Jug Stompers

No Cover - 21+  9-12 PM

July 27, 2024

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Dan Levenson & 

Bob Carlin

Free Show  8 PM

July 28, 2024


Knoxville Contra Dance

7:30 PM Every Monday

 Tickets at the door

Special Musical Guests

Dan Levenson & Bob Carlin

August 5, 2024

Beginners & Toe Tappers Welcome!

Dan Levenson

Free Show 7-9 PM

Food available, covered arena

Bring your lawn chairs

August 9, 2024

12130 Prater Lane

Knoxville, TN 37922


Knoxville Contra Dance


Live Old Time Music - Skilled Callers

7:30 PM - Tickets at the door

Every Monday

Beginners & Toe Tappers Welcome!


Knoxville Contra Dance Facebook Page


 Every third Thursday 6:30 PM

at the rec hall or outside, weather permitting

More Info:

Park Ranger Ethan Sane
Phone: 865-863-0790

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Laurel Folk School

The Laurel Folk School will offer group instruction in traditional music and dance through a series of workshops and short courses. Visit the Laurel Facebook page for more info.


July 28 - Square Dance Calling with Stan Sharp

Friday nights 6PM -?

Friday night jams are held at the community center (the old Rocky Branch School) in Walland. Musicians gather in different "rooms", including bluegrass, old-time gospel, country, Appalachian, and mountain music.

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Festival Info

Festival Information

Nearby Fiddlers Conventions and Old Time Music Festivals

Festivals with competitions must have dedicated Old Time categories to be listed

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February - March

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March 1-2, 2024


Concerts, Workshops and Competition

Mt. Airy, NC

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Flag Pond

April - May

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April 26-27, 2024

6th annual Upper East Tennessee

Fiddlers Convention

Old Flag Pond School

Flag Pond, TN

Facebook page 

2024 Contest Results

Promo video with Roy Andrade & Kalia Yeagle 

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June - July

June-July Festivals
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June 7-8, 2024

52nd annual Bluegrass and Old Time  Fiddlers Convention


Veterans Memorial Park
691 W. Lebanon Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030


2024 Contest Results

Congrats to Knoxville's Cody Bauer, 4th place Adult BG Fiddle​

Mt. Airy Fiddlers Convention

Community Facebook Page

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June 21-23, 2024

3rd annual event

Washington County Fairgrounds

Abingdon, Virginia

Facebook Page

2024 Contest Results

Congrats to Knoxville's Cody Bauer, 1st place Adult OT Fiddle, and 2nd place Adult BG Fiddle



July 5-6, 2024

53rd annual Jamboree


Smithville, Tennessee

2024 Contests Results

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Old Time Week

July 21-27, 2024

Swannanoa, NC

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August - September


July 31-August 4, 2024

pre-camping July 26-30

Appalachian String Band Music Festival


1277 Washington Carver Road

 Clifftop, WV 25831

2023 Contest Results

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August 5-10, 2024


88th annual Old Fiddlers Convention

Felts Park 

601 S. Main St, Galax, VA

2023 Contest Results

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