Jam Sessions

Jam sessions are a great way to build confidence as a performer, try out new songs and musical styles, and have a great time with other music lovers.

Grab your instrument, and c’mon out to one of the jams happening around our fair city. Check back often for new gigs opening up.

And check out the cool stuff happening in the online music community!

Try out some online guitar lessons for all levels of ability (some are free) at Jamplay.

Listen to and learn about some amazing collaborative recordings made by musicians from around the world at Playing for Change.

Know about a jam session resource that the Music for All Alliance should be featuring? Contact us and let us know.

Check out some local Jam Sessions

Host Where When Who Details
Joe Black Coffee Bar  2037 Portage Avenue  Sept-June Wed evenings Open Mic for musicians, singers, poets, comedians see OPEN MIC at Joe Black Coffee Facebook page or call Call (204) 415-1660
Manitoba Metis Federation 150 Henry Ave
Elsie Bear’s Kitchen
Wednesdays from 6-9pm Open to everyone
Several styles of Music
P.A., Mics, Drum Kit, Amps provided free tea and coffee

Gordon King Memorial Church


127 Cobourg

Gordie's Coffee House

Thursday Nights
7 - 11pm Sept - June

Musicians and Music Lovers welcome

1960's style coffee house with open mic

P.A., Mics provided. Free of charge
Sam's Place 159 Henderson Hwy. 2nd and 4th Saturday from noon-3pm July & Aug 2017 Free, everyone is welcome A program of the MCC
St. James Anglican Church 196 Collegiate

Happy Mike's Coffee House

Monthly on Saturdays from 8-11pm Sept - June

Open to all forms of entertainment for all ages

Free admission

P.A., Mics provided. Free of charge
Jewish Federation of Winnipeg 123 Doncaster
Berney Theater
Check Website for schedule Musicians and Music Lovers welcome Call first
Manitoba Bluegreass Association

The Anola Friday Morning Jam

Petro Can Restaurant & Station on the corner of Highway 12 and 15 (Dugald Rd)

Bluegrass Jamming at the Transcona Legion, 117 Regent Ave. E (at Day St)

Friday Mornings restaurant opens at 9 am

Second and Fourth Friday of each month


Acoustic only Bluegrass/Gospel

Singers and acoutic bluegrass

Contact Bob Whittaker 204-222-2884 for the Anola jam.

Contact Joe Cotie 204-222-6756 for the Transcona Jams

Open Mic Listings for Winnipeg and Surrounding Area Music Clubs

Winnipeg is home to many music clubs.  Some clubs have a membership available for purchase, other are completely free to join. Most clubs have annual open houses and events to connect with Winnipeg’s community in addition to their membership.

Manitoba Old Tyme Bluegrass Society (MOBS) www.manitobabluegrass.ca
Manitoba Blues Society www.bluesmb.ca
Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra www.facebook.com/WinnipegMandolinOrchestra
Winnipeg Labour Choir www.mts.net/~worc/WLC.htm
Rainbow Harmony Project (choir) www.rainbowharmonyproject.ca/about/about.html
Winnipeg Boys Choir www.winnipegboyschoir.ca
Manitoba Fiddle Association www.fiddling.ca