Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association — acoustic jamming for all levels

1st Sunday Jam and Concert — June 5, 2022, 1:00-5:00p.m.

You’re invited to come and enjoy a lively afternoon playing music with others and/or listening to our local bands perform on stage!

If you play an acoustic instrument, come and join one of the many jam circles that evolve during the afternoon. All levels are welcome.

Live performances by local bands are also schedule and will take place in the cafeteria during the jam.

Hoover School Covid Requirements have been relaxed

  • Mask mandate has been lifted. Please be respectful of those choosing to wear a mask since we have many vulnerable members 
  • Do Not Attend This Gathering IF You Feel Sick. 
  • Anyone who develops COVID-19 within 7 days after attending should notify me (president [at] as soon as possible.


Suggested Donation – $5.00 – more or less as you are able
As an all-volunteer organization, your donation directly supports our ability to provide ongoing jams, workshops and musical events.

You do not need to be a SCVFA member and the public is always welcome to come and listen.

Snacks to share:  Individually wrapped snacks are appreciated.

Learn a tune for an upcoming  jam with Pete’s Tune Collection. Over 200 tunes are provided in Pete’s Tune Collection with easy to use midi sound files, standard music notation, and ABC notation.

Live Concert – 2:30 – 3:30 — Old Time, Celtic, Scottish 

Don’t stay home—come down and listen to some live music!

Enjoy an afternoon of live acoustic music. Local working bands will be playing on stage during the afternoon jam.

The event takes place in the Hoover School cafeteria. Seating is provided.

If you’re outside jamming, be sure to take a break and listen to your friends perform!

Standing Stones

Presenting a “Fairy Set” with tunes from Irish, Scandinavian, Cape Breton genres and more.

SCVFA & SFSF members, along with friends from
the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, will
entertain with traditional Scottish tunes


FREE    3rd-Sunday Jam

June 19th, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Municipal Rose Garden Park

1649 Naglee Ave, San Jose

(Note: rain cancels this outdoor jam)     

Be sure to check this website and/or visit our Facebook page for more about upcoming jams, workshops, concerts and performances by our “Fiddlers band”!



If you like to perform, join SCVFA. Numerous performance opportunities come our way throughout the year such at harvest festivals, school events, senior centers, private parties and celebrations.

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

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 the breadth of music traditions which are based on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar. …traditional music reflects our cultural heritage.

We share a wide variety of styles including old-time, country music, bluegrass, western swing, Celtic, Scandinavian and other traditional styles.

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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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.