Old-time/bluegrass jam at Quail Hollow State Park
The bimonthly Quail Hollow State Park old-time music jam is one of the best and oldest old-time jams in northeast Ohio (though not including dancing), and takes place in Hartville, one of our area's most old-timey towns (located 14 miles south of Kent, off State Route 43). In addition to the old-time music (and some Celtic music), I think there is also a room for bluegrass music.
Acoustic music jam at Quail Hollow State Park
6 to 9 p.m., 1st and 3rd Thursday evening of each month from June through November 2011 (there will be no jams in December 2011 or January through May of 2012).
Quail Hollow State Park
13480 Congress Lake Avenue
Free (a donation jar will be at the door and a $1 donation is requested from all participants--musicians, dancers, and listeners)
More information: call the park office at (330) 877-6652
This event features two rooms for jamming (one for country and gospel songs and another for bluegrass music), both led by veteran musicians. There was formerly a room for old-time and Celtic music but now only a few old-time musicians attend and there is no longer a dedicated room for old-time music. Bring an acoustic instrument and join in (everyone gets to pick a tune) or just come on out and enjoy an evening of listening. Cookies and coffee are available for a small fee.
Quail Hollow State Park, located outside Hartville, Ohio, is a wonderful example of rolling meadows, marshes, pine and deciduous woods surrounding a 40-room manor. Scenic woodland trails, gardens and the house offer a variety of natural and cultural experiences for visitors.