BUMS Inc Jams in May

Here are all the BUMS Inc jams for this month.

Jams at Westside, WE BUMS, Ferny Grove, Geebung and East Side have dining options so please support our venues by having dinner or a snack and a drink while you are there. Different options for each jam are listed below.

3 May – Coorparoo Jam (1st Wednesday)

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151
Beginner’s session 6.30pm

Jam 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Join Max and set leaders to jam along to some great songs and maybe discover a new favourite.  Bar open downstairs.

9 May – WE BUMS (2nd Tuesday)

Archive Beer Boutique, (the Loft) at 100 Boundary Street, West End
Jam 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cath McCourt will lead the jam with other BUMS pitching in. A wide range of beers and drinks and a great bistro downstairs.  Come at 6.00pm and have a meal and a tipple before the jam.

10 May – Westside Daytime Jam (2nd Wednesday)

Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park. Qld 4073.
Jam 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Join Sue & Peter for your mid-week uke fix, playing mostly classics from the 60s and 70s. Peter Grace and John Low will join in with a few songs from the north side. The café will be open as usual. It has a great offer on delicious freshly baked LARGE scones with jam and cream, and a tea or coffee for just $6.00! Café opens at 10 am for those who like to come early for a chat and morning tea before the jam. And, of course, lunches are available as well. Nice conference room and great aircon.

Early warning – there will be no West Side jam in June as Peter and Sue will be away.

East Side Jam (2nd Friday) No jam this month as the room was pre-booked.

14 May – Flat Lizard jam (usually the second Sunday)
18 Harvton Street, Stafford (just past the junction with Wolverhampton St on Webster Road).

Jam 12.30 to 2.30pm.  More details here.

17 May – Ferny Grove Jam (3rd Wednesday)
Ferny Grove Bowls, Sports & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove
Beginner’s session with Donna Farrell 6.00pm

Jam 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Linda Gough will lead the jam supported by Kevin Buckley on bass.  Look forward to a fun filled night in the function room with lots of well-known songs.  Call the sports club on (07) 3851 1889 to book for dinner. Meals are served from 6:00 pm.

23 May – Northside Jam (4th Tuesday)
Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson St, Zillmere 4034. Carpark and entry from 357 Robinson Road (opposite Meals on Wheels)
Beginner’s session at 6.00pm

Jam starts 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Peter, Andrew and a host of talented BUMS as they rock the Function Room.  The bar will be open and food is available at Little Nyonya Kitchen (Malaysian cuisine) from 5.00-6.30pm.  Further details of food options here.

28 May – GeeBUMS Jam (4th Sunday)
Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson St, Zillmere 4034. Carpark and entry from 357 Robinson Road (opposite Meals on Wheels)
A new jam with opportunities for open mics.  Write your name on the whiteboard and be ready to strut your stuff.  We’re trying out a new style of jam – tell us what you think.  The bar and kitchen will be open and there will be opportunities for barefoot bowls.

Starts at 1.30pm for a couple of hours.  Come early for a meal and roll a bowl or two.

For the Coorparoo, Westside, WEBUMS, Ferny Grove, Northside and East Side jams entry for financial members is FREE, and visitors pay $5. Associate members must be accompanied to jams by a paying adult or financial member. All details on membership HERE.

If you are not sure of your current financial status, please email our Secretary Peter Grace at   If you join after December, membership to 30 June is just $25.  That’s a great deal when you can go to as many jams as you want and be eligible for member discounts on upcoming workshops and events.  In addition, you can join BUMS Online and get access to all the play-along videos and their song sheets.

You can always find the latest info on our jams on the News & Events page.

New to BUMS Jams?

There is no need to worry about bringing music stands, or printing. All song sheets are projected onto a screen. There are breaks so you can grab a drink and support our venues. Come early, have a meal and get to know your fellow BUMS.

As a beginner, turning up to your first set of jams can seem quite daunting. Ukulele jams are not like jazz or folk jams. Ukulele jams are different. Leaders will perform their songs, and everyone can join in and play and sing.  You choose what you do.  Most importantly, have fun!

For those who are new to our jams you can find lots of useful tips here on the Jam Survival page.

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