2023 is SCVFA’s 50th year


There will be Cake!

Come enjoy the sweet celebration!

Celebrate every month with music.


Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association

Come jam with us – Rain or Shine

Inside jamming spaces will be available in the event of rain.

First Sunday Jam & Concert
June 4th, 2023    1:00-5:00 pm

Come celebrate 50 years and enjoy cake with us!

Herbert Hoover Middle School 
1474 Naglee Ave, San Jose, CA

Jam location: cafeteria and playground area

Parking: Use lot by Hoover School Gym  on Naglee Ave.

(Do Not park at the main lot off Park Ave)


Suggested donation: $5.00 – more or less as you are able.  Donate Online Here

Intermediate Bluegrass Jam: 1:30 – 5:00 led by Robert Cornelius

Slow Jam:  1:30 – 2:30 pm

Open Mic:  1:30 – 2:30 and 3:30 – 4:30

Concert: 2:45 – 3:30   Featuring: “The Corn Likkers”


– Ray Chen on fiddle
– Lauren Graves on upright bass
– Elijah Chen on guitar
– Eleanor Chen on banjo-uke, banjo, flat-footing, and vocals
– family friend Lael Sigal on second fiddle and vocals

Afters:  After the music, gather to share conversation, food, and good cheer.

Five Guys – 1205 The Alameda #10, San Jose


Players of all levels are encouraged to jam or sign up to perform on stage!

You don’t play an instrument? Come listen. We love an audience.

FREE 3rd Sunday Jam

Sunday,  June 18th, 2023 (Father’s Day)
1:00 – 3:00

Location:   Washington Park

840 West Washington Ave


Note: Rain Cancels this jam

 All acoustic string music
Come play with us.

Musicians are encouraged to form smaller jam groups when the circle grows too big .

More information: If you have trouble finding the park, call Susan 412-609-1232

Come play with us! San Jose Rose Garden

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(if you enjoy the jam, we encourage you to become a member!)


If you like to perform, there are numerous opportunities throughout the year at harvest festivals, school events, senior centers, private parties, and farmers markets.  Donations support SCVFA programs. More Info

Enjoy this and other benefits when you become a member of SCVFA. Join Today!

Current COVID-19 precautions:

  • Masks are strongly recommended when indoors, but not required .   Our community has many vulnerable members
  • Anyone who develops COVID-19 within 1 week after attending should notify me (president@fiddlers.org)
  • Do Not Attend This Gathering If You Feel Sick. 
Who We Are

The Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association (SCVFA) represents close to 200 members from the San Francisco Bay area — from Gilroy to Berkeley, San Francisco to Santa Cruz. And the big surprise: we’re not all fiddlers! SCVFA celebrates music traditions based on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar, including old-time, country, bluegrass, western swing, Celtic, Scandinavian and many others.

Our music is played on acoustic instruments such as fiddles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, upright basses, accordions, penny whistles, harmonicas, dulcimers, and more.  Learn more about SCVFA.

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Join the Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association

As a member you will be part of a long tradition of supporting and sharing live music with friends, the local community and beyond.

The SCVFA is a California non-profit corporation, registered with the California Registry of Charitable Trusts. We are classified by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3). Donations to the SCVFA can generally be deducted from the donor’s Federal (and often state) income tax. Consult your tax advisor about your specific situation.

We are also supported by our members through dues, individual donations and participation in our public performances, as well as by monthly Jam attendees and newsletter advertisers — particularly Kamimoto String Instruments.

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