Sid Lewis offers jamming workshops at several festivals on the west coast of the United States through the year. If you are wondering what skills you need before you head off to the local jam session you found on folkjam.org you should check out these workshops.
This group organizes festivals in several Midwestern states and also offers an annual guide to festivals in the Midwest on their site.
David Snyder maintains a very good list of Bluegrass shows, festivals and jams in the northern/upstate part of South Carolina.
The Bluegrass Americana site provides a number of items, including a listing of festivals in North America.
Check their site as well as our festival calendar when looking for information on festivals.
Kansas’ only non-profit American roots music school
To teach, promote and support the advancement of all forms of American music and its influences, and to pass on the grand traditions of American-based roots music to future generations. Nestled at the southern end of downtown, Americana Music Academy offers group and private music lessons in a relaxed setting with some of the region's most notable pickers, players and songwriters. This non-profit organization also offers music therapy sessions with a certified music therapist. Take in Americana's packed concert schedule, including plenty of porch jams, community jams held at Signs of Life and other special events.
This website provides information about hammered dulcimer events in the Michigan area, where this is a very high concentration of interest for this particular instrument. There is also a repository of sheet music and midi files for traditional and original (tradtionally inspired) songs as well as links to various other resources within and outside of the hammered dulcimer community.
The Kansas Acoustic Arts Association near Wichita, KS sponsors acoustic music events in the region. See their events calendar for details on upcoming events.
You may also find user contributed jam sessions near Wichita, Kansas on folkjam.
Ed maintains a healthy list of folk festivals across the east coast.
This site has a reasonable list of old time jam sessions broken down by US state as well as a list of festivals.
iBluegrass.com maintains a database of bands, festivals and recurring jams. We urge you to check their listings too as you look for a jam in your neighborhood.