Jams in April 2023
Here are all the BUMS Inc jams for this month.
Westside, WE BUMS, Ferny Grove, Northside and East Side jams 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.
5 April – 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.
11 April – 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.
12 April – 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. 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.
14 April – East Side Jam (2nd Friday)
Redlands Multi Sports Club, Judy Holt Park, Cnr Randall and Bailey Roads, Birkdale
Jam 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The set leaders and audience are having so much fun at Birkdale. Join Steve and the crew to catch the vibes out by the bay. The club has a restaurant and bar so come early for a meal and drink.
16 April – Flat Lizard jam (special date because of Easter) (usually the second Sunday)
18 Harvton Street, Stafford (opposite Morris Brothers Music Store on Webster Road).
Jam 12.30 to 2.30pm. More details here.
19 April – 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
A special night as we thank Paul Morris for his amazing contribution to BUMS. He will join Linda Gough in the function room for a fun filled night of well-known songs. There will be a ukulele on offer as a door prize. Call the sports club on (07) 3851 1889 to book for dinner. Meals are served from 6:00 pm.
25 April – Northside Jam (ANZAC day but it’s still on) (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.
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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