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This web page provides an list of BUMS Inc jams, workshops and other ukulele-related events for the current month. Please also check Jams About Town for a list of other local ukulele groups holding jams in and near Brisbane.

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BUMS Play Music on the Porch Day — Saturday 31 August. Bring a picnic lunch, bring your friends, jam, take photos and be a part of a free worldwide day of Music. Contact Ian Phillips via More info in this post. Tag your pics of the day #playmusicontheporchday
VENUE: Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point … under the Story bridge.
TIME: 10.30am to 1.30pm


The LAST EVER Samual Grays Jam — Sunday 1 September
Come and raise a glass one last time with the crew of Samual Gray, Blair, Andrew and all the regulars for a Ukulele Jam washed down with some fine craft beer. A great selection of beer, wine and spirits. with 9 Craft Beers and 1 Cider on tap and a large choice of imported and local beers and ciders and wines. Check out the Menu specials just for BUMS and remember to book your table! More info here
VENUE: 735 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek
TIME: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SPRUKE 2019 is on 13-15 September at SunPACSPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival — Friday 13 — Sunday 15 September. Uke’n Make Music at SPRUKE featuring live music, workshops, open mic, jams, a music market and concerts. Bring the family, bring your uke, and have a different family day out!
VENUE: SunPAC– Sunnybank Performing Arts Complex, 470 McCullough Street, Sunnybank.
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WE BUMS Jam at West End – Friday 14 September (2nd Friday of the month) NO WEBUMS in September. Come to SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival Sprooky Cabaret instead. More info HERE.

The Scratch Jam — Sunday 15 September (3rd Sunday of the month) NO Scratch Jam in September. Come to SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival instead. More info HERE.

The Pluck Upz Tuesday Practices — Tuesday 3 and 17 September (fortnightly)
*** A new group listing on the Jams About Town Page. Commenced 6 August 2019. *** Come along and learn to play Ukulele with our tutor Hine.  A folder with all song sheets is provided. If you have a favourite song bring the music chords for all to learn. Hosted by The Pluck Upz and SANDBAG
Where: McDonalds Kallangur, 82 Duffield Road, Kallangur.
TIME: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: Annual membership fee of $10.00 for The Pluck Upz if you like what you hear and see.

Big Uke Jam at Coorparoo — Wednesday 4 September (1st Wednesday of the month)
Grab your ukulele, your family & friends for a night playing and singing. All songs projected on 2 big screens and led by some of our talented performing BUMS. Come early and have dinner & a bevvy at the Green Bar downstairs. Get your SPRUKE Festival Gear!
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME: Beginners class 6:30 pm; Jam starts 7:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

McCarthy’s Celtic Music Session (Ukulele Plays Irish) — Thursday 5, 12, 19, 26 September (weekly) (Venue CHANGE!)
Peter McMeel and Brendan Williams are moving the Irish to The Dandelion Social, 4/591 Wynnum Road, Morningside. That’s every Thursday night from 6:30 pm. This is for more experienced players. Ukes tuned in D for Celtic. Check out this post for more details. Email to Peter McMeel at, and we will send you our link and weekly email.
VENUE: The Dandelion Social, 4/591 Wynnum Road, Morningside.
TIME: From 6:30 pm.
COST: Free (great beer and food available!)

BUMS Daytime Jam — Wednesday 11 September (2nd Wednesday of the month)
YES it’s still on …more fun than the Ekka! Join Peter and Sue Sercombe to get your mid-week uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. Read more about this popular jam here. More info contact: Sue and Peter on 07 3378 5938.
VENUE: Toowong Bowls Club, 59 Gailey Road (cnr Heroes Ave), Perrin Park, Toowong.
Just a 5-7 min walk from Toowong station, or there is plenty of parking in the grounds.
If you are not a bowls club member, please remember to sign in at club before each jam. (Bowls club social membership is $1.00 for life.)
TIME: Jam from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
COST: Free to members, $5 for visitors

TUTUS Jam at Toowong   — Tuesday 17 September (3rd Tuesday of each month).  TUTUS is Toowong Third Tuesday Ukulele Strummers. A casual intimate jam….settle in and strum away! For more info contact Max Borchardt phone 0402 071 483/ email, or Judy Haines email
VENUE: West Toowong Bowls Club – 17 Bywong Street, Toowong.
TIME: Arrive 5:30 pm for a 6:00 pm start. Strumming through until 8:00 pm. All welcome!
COST: Free

Ferny Grove Jam — Wednesday 18 September (3rd Wednesday of the month) Join Linda Gough and Paul Morris for a relaxing low key jam with easy chords at an easy pace, that’s lots of fun. It’s also a great opportunity for more experienced players to practise their finger-style technique. Second Semi-Final of our Sprukestar Quest, we need you all to come and vote for your favorite act. Absolute Beginners Class with Donna & Dianne. Before the jam 6:00 – 7:00 pm. New Menu- kitchen open from 6 pm.
VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street,  Ferny Grove. (07) 3851 1889
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

NEW Redlands Uke Jam & Open Mic — Sunday  22 September (Every 4th Sunday of the month) Singers and musicians of all kinds are welcome to this open mic and jam. Songsheets projected for your convenience. Please email Steve Sandilands at for more information.
VENUE: Redlands Modern Country Music Club, 226 Cleveland Redland Bay Road, Thornlands.
TIME: 1:00-5:00 pm
COST: $5 cover charge

Northside Jam — Tuesday 24 September (4th Tuesday of the month)
Join jam leaders Andrew Hunt and Peter Grace with friends for a ukin’ lively time. Bar open. Bar snacks available. This is the GRAND FINAL for Sprukestar Quest, we need you all to come and vote for your fav act your choice will WIN the Sprukestar Quest.
VENUE: Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights.
TIME: Beginners class 6:30 pm; Jam starts 7:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5