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PineCone Youth Jam

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Jam Session

Youth musicians (ages 18 and younger) are invited to the PineCone Youth Bluegrass Jam – the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving! If your young musician plays fiddle (violin), guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, or any other stringed instrument, or if they want to simply come sing along, you’re invited to join in for an afternoon of playing music together! Please note: due to the weather, this jam will likely take place inside Sertoma Arts Center. Masks are still required indoors.

These fun, friendly jams will continue to include some skill building, and will also provide opportunities for young musicians to get to know each other and learn about bluegrass jamming. 

Songs will be determined depending on the skill levels of the students who come to the event. More experienced music students have the option to come prepared with a song to lead, either an instrumental or a singing song where they sing the verses/chorus, preferably with only 3 or 4 chords throughout (for simplicity in teaching) – this is not a requirement to participate.

This event will be OUTDOORS – please bring:

  • your own chair
  • bottled water/refillable water container
  • your instrument

This program is open to musicians ages 18 and under, and is organized by the PineCone Youth Council.


Here are some songs frequently played at PineCone Youth jams:


  • Angeline the Baker (D)
  • Squirrel Hunters (E minor)
  • Old Joe Clark (A)
  • Cluck Old Hen (A minor)
  • Soldier’s Joy (D)
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast (D)
  • Cripple Creek (G)
  • Oh Susanna (C)
  • Salt Creek (A)
  • Bluegrass Stomp (D)
  • Cherokee Shuffle (A)
  • Blackberry Blossom (G)
  • Billy in the Lowground (C)
  • Big Mon (A)
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown (G)
  • St. Anne’s Reel (D)
  • East Tennessee Blues (C)
  • Clinch Mountain Backstep (A)
  • Temperance Reel (G)


Songs with Lyrics:

  • Worried Man Blues
  • The Old Home Place
  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • Wayfaring Stranger
  • Long Journey Home
  • I’ll Fly Away
  • Tear My Stillhouse Down
  • Handsome Molly
  • In the Pines
  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home
  • Angeline the Baker

PineCone is committed to making our programs as accessible and welcoming as possible. To request accommodations for this or any upcoming PineCone events, please e-mail Jamie or call 919-664-8333 x4.


Saturday, November 20, 2021
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sertoma Arts Center/Shelley Park Pecan Grove
1400 Millbrook Rd
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