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NEWS & EVENTS

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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MAY 2019

Baritone Ukulele Workshop — Saturday 25 May 2019. Ukes come in many sizes and shapes, and can be adapted to different styles of music. We see more and more baritone ukuleles at the jams and in our performing groups. Garry Collins gives you all the info you want to know to get into a baritone ukulele. More Info in this post.

VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo QLD 4151
TIME: 1:00 pm – 3:00 or 4:00 pm
TICKETS $25: via Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/487224 BUMS financial members tickets $5 with promo code.

Northside Jam — Tuesday 28 May (4th Tuesday of the month)
Join jam leaders Andrew Hunt and Peter Grace with friends for a ukin’ lively time. Bar open. BYO food. This is also the May Decider Round for Sprukestar Quest, we need you all to come and vote for your fav act who will go through to the first semi-final.
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


June 2019

Ukulele Upgrade Workshop- Saturday 1 June 2019. Ross Clark and Helena Bond (of Daylight Moon) offer this essential Saturday morning strumming workshop for beginning & intermediate players. All info in this post.
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings St., Coorparoo
TIME: 10:00 am -11:30 am
TICKETS $25: via Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/BCJKW BUMS financial members tickets $5 with promo code.

The Samual Grays Jam — Sunday 2 June (1st Sunday of the Month)
Come in and relax, have a beer or wine and jam along with Blair and Andrew for a new Sunday session. 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
COST: FREE

Big Uke Jam at Coorparoo — Wednesday 5 June (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. This is round 5 of  Sprukestar Quest, we need you all to come and vote for your most entertaining act. Check out the Binary Music pop up shop. All the details here.
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 6, 13, 20, 27 June (weekly)
New Name and New Venue! Read all about it here. Peter McMeel and Brendan Williams are bringing the Irish to the Brat Cave Wooloongabba. The Open Session will start at around 5:30-ish and finish some time after 9:00PM. This is for more experienced players. Ukes tuned in D for Celtic. Check out this post for more details. Email to Peter McMeel at peter.mcmeel45@gmail.com and we will send you our link and weekly email.
VENUE: The Brat Cave, 47 Balaclava St, Wooloongabba
TIME: 5:00PM – 10:00PM.
COST: Free (great beer and food available!)

BUMS Daytime Jam — Wednesday 12 June (2nd Wednesday of the month)
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

WE BUMS Jam at West End – Friday 14 June (2nd Friday of the month) Warm up, wind down and get your weekend off to a great start. Get your weekend started with a lively strum. More about WeBUMS here .
VENUE: Hope on Boundary Café, 170 Boundary St, West End
TIME: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Gold coin donation. Great coffee and food available!

BUMS Bluegrass Workshop- Saturday 15 June 2019. Back from Melbourne, longtime performing BUM, Tony Richardson, offers a you-beaut bluegrass workshop. For intermediate players. All levels are welcome to join in, but we won’t be teaching chords in this workshop. All info in this post.
VENUE: Zillmere Community Hall, 52 Murphy Rd, Zillmere QLD 4034
TIME: 10:00 am start and finish 11:30
TICKETS $25 : Available from Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/BCJMV. BUMS financial members tickets $5 with promo code.

The Scratch Jam — Sunday 16 June (3rd Sunday of the month)
Join Blair for a Sunday session with a difference. Bar open and food available. More
VENUE: The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton
TIME: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: FREE

TUTUS Jam at Toowong   — Tuesday 18 June (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 mkborchardt@gmail.com, or Judy Haines email jodoaus@hotmail.com
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 19 June (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. Round 6 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,  Grove, QLD 4055 (07) 3851 1889
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

Northside Jam — Tuesday 25 June (4th Tuesday of the month)
Join jam leaders Andrew Hunt and Peter Grace with friends for a ukin’ lively time. Bar open. BYO food. This is also the June Decider Round for Sprukestar Quest, we need you all to come and vote for your fav act who will go through to the second semi-final.
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


July 2019

Bass Riffs Workshop- Saturday 27 July 2019. With Mark Cryle. More details and tickets to be released soon.
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings St., Coorparoo
TIME: 9:30 am-12:00 pm
TICKETS $25: BUMS financial members tickets $5 with promo code.