December 2022 jams
There will be three jams before Christmas – two big festive jams at Coorparoo and Ferny Grove and the Westside daytime jam.
7 December Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151
Jam 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Come in your festive gear, Santa is near, there’s nothing to fear (if you’ve been good). Free finger food and lots of festive songs to prepare you for Christmas. Bar open downstairs.
14 December- Westside Jam (2nd Wednesday)
Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park. Qld 4073.
Jam 11:00am – 1:00pm.
Join Sue & Peter for your mid-week uke fix, playing mostly classics from the 60s and 70s. 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.
No East Side Jam in December (2nd Friday)
Redlands Multi Sports Club, Judy Holt Park, Cnr Randall and Bailey Roads, Birkdale
Jam 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Join Merv, Steve and their crew for a jam out east near the bay. The club has a restaurant and bar so come early for a meal and drink.
14 December – Northside Christmas Spectacular Jam (earlier date just for December)
Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove
Jam 6.30pm – 9:00pm Earlier start time to pack in more fun.
Ferny Grove regulars Linda Gough and Paul Morris welcome the Northside gang from Geebung Bowls Club. It will be a mix of seasonal and regular songs to get your feet tapping. Free finger food and the bar will be open.
No Scratch Jam in December (3rd Sunday)
The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton
12:30pm – 2:30pm
Grab your uke and a brew and settle in for a very casual jam/gig for intermediate players (beginners welcome). A select menu of goodies to eat and great boutique beers & ciders. All projected on a screen. Got an itch to play? Come and scratch it ;)
No Northside Jam in December (4th Tuesday)
Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson St, Zillmere 4034. Carpark and entry from 357 Robinson Road (opposite Meals on Wheels)
Jam starts 6:30pm – 8:30pm
We’ll be at Ferny Grove on 14 December for the Northside Christmas Spectacular (see above).
There is no longer a need to book a ticket for a jam on Trybooking.
For the Coorparoo, Westside, Ferny Grove, Northside and East Side jams entry for financial members is FREE, and all other 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 on
Fees are $50 a year, 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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