FREE    3rd-Sunday Jam

August 21st, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mitchell Park in Palo Alto

Near Playground Water Fountains

Parking entrance off of East Meadow Drive

(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”!

Summertime First Sundays – Jam in the Park

Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association — acoustic jamming for all levels

      September 4th, 2022     1:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: Municipal Rose Garden Park in San Jose

                     just a few short blocks from Hoover School

     Donations are greatly appreciated


     easily done via PayPal on this website

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.

A “Afters”   –      immediately after the jam

 time to get to know one another


“Afters” location for August 7th

Sam’s Bar-B-Que

1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA
Note: this is the same location as August since I was not there.


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.