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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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July 2019

Big Uke Jam at Coorparoo — Wednesday 3 July (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 7 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 4, 11, 18, 25 July (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 starting Thursday 11 July 2019.

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!)

The Samual Grays Jam — Sunday 7 July (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

BUMS Daytime Jam — Wednesday 10 July (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 12 July (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!

TUTUS Jam at Toowong   — Tuesday 16 July (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 17 July (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 8 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

The Scratch Jam — Sunday 21 July (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

Northside Jam — Tuesday 23 July (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 July 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

“I’m all about that bass” Workshop with Mark Cryle- Saturday 27 July 2019. Designed to enhance the bass playing skills of the participants. The workshop will focus on bass as an ensemble instrument and will be divided into 3 sections. More details in this post
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings St., Coorparoo
TIME: 9:30 am-12:00 pm
TICKETS $25: via Trybooking BUMS financial members tickets $5 after entering promo code.
Check your email 21 June 2019 Subject: Members Promo Code for Bass Workshop with Mark Cryle 27 July 2019.


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


SPRUKE 2019 is on 13-15 September at SunPACSPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival — Friday 13 September— 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 QLD 4109.
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