KELSO, WA 1st Friday July 5 Cowlitz Valley Old Time Music Association
- Cowlitz Valley Old Time Music Association jam and open mic
Catlin Grange Hall, 205 Shawnee, Kelso, WA 98626
1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays, for the last 30+ years.
Jamming and open mic sign-up starting 6:00 p.m., show begins at 7:00, continues until about 9:30. Usually 3 songs per performer, depending on how many sign up.
Admission free but donations gladly accepted at the door. "Old Time" music is open to a wide interpretation at this open mic but definitely includes bluegrass, country/western, popular tunes from the 1920s, gospel, etc. There are backup musicians who can follow any song you'd care to sing, or you can play solo. Sometimes there are more musicians than audience members--it would be great to see a larger audience at this long-running event. There's room to dance and a good wooden floor, and refreshments.