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DFW open jams

Discussion in 'Social Events and Get Togethers [BG]' started by tbone0813, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
    I was curious if there are many open jams in the DFW area that allow newbies (or those who haven't played out before) to join in?

    I would like to check out a couple to see what they are like.
  2. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
  3. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
  4. 4dog


    Aug 18, 2012
    Apparently brother,there are no bassists in dallas and nowhere to play, Rock that praise and worship !!
  5. praisegig

    praisegig Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2008
    Stephenville, TX
    A couple of years ago there was a gtg at the Cadillac Pizza in McKinney,that was a lot of fun. It was an open jam after the house band played. On a Thursday night doing blues, you try there
  6. millertx

    millertx Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Flower Mound, TX
    Try going to meetup.com and searching for Music meetups within some distance of your location. Probably only some of the groups have jam sessions, but pretty easy to check out.
  7. Crater


    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    Here's a couple that I know of:

    West End Pub - open mic night, Thursdays, sign-up starts at 7:30 pm.

    Sons of Hermann Hall - Acoustic-only ( :oops: ) Jam session on Thursday nights.

    I haven't been to either of these, my (ex?) bandmate wanted to do the acoustic jam session at Sons of Hermann Hall but I don't own an acoustic bass guitar.

    I have been to the Blues Jam at the Cadillac Pizza Pub in McKinney, but I went there to purchase a guitar amp, not to play. The people were very friendly and asked me multiple times if I wanted to jam with them.
  8. mr sprocket

    mr sprocket

    Jul 31, 2006
    Try looking at http://www.musicdfw.com. There are some jams listed there that are open to players at many levels.
  9. dave2


    Feb 10, 2007
    Nate's Seafood in Addison has a well known and long time running jam session on Sundays.
    In fact there are several on Sunday around the DFW area but I always have to work and miss those.

    On Monday and Thursdays there are the jam sessions at The Goat over in the Lakewood area of Dallas. Those have been there forever it seems.

    The Free Man in Deep Ellum has a jam on Mondays. I went once but it was very poorly run and disorganized.

    There are others - just ask around to other locals. Hope this helps.

  10. If you don't mind coming out to southwest Cowtown, there's a really cool Thursday night blues jam at Keys Lounge, just south of I20 off of McCart (I live 5 minutes from there). The jam is actually run by Bobby Counts, the bass player, and he's a super-chill guy. Keys itself is an awesome dive bar.

    I've been meaning to get out there more often myself.
  11. Also, in FW, Mambos Mondays and Thursday.
  12. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses/Genz Benz - RIP/Mojo Hand FX
    At Burger Girl in McKinney on Wednesday nights. Mark Sena runs it...And at the Cadillac Pizza in McKinney on Thursday nights...Buzz Andrews runs this one. Just show up and you can play.
  13. INTP


    Nov 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX