Here are all the BUMS Inc jams for this month.
Westside, Ferny Grove 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 October – Coorparoo Jam (1st Wednesday)
Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151
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.
12 October – Westside 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 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 October – East Side (was Wynnum) Jam (2nd Friday)
Redlands Multi Sports Club, Judy Holt Park, Cnr Randall and Bailey Roads, Birkdale
Jam 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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 feed and drink.
16 October – Scratch Jam (3rd Sunday)
The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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 ;)
19 October – Ferny Grove Jam (3rd Wednesday)
Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove
Jam 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Join Linda Gough and Paul Morris in the function room, for a relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun. Great if you are just starting out and a great opportunity for more experienced players to practice their finger style technique. Call the sports club on (07) 3851 1889 to book for dinner. Meals are served from 6:00 pm.
25 October – Northside Jam (4th Tuesday)
Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson St, Zillmere 4034. Carpark and entry from 357 Robinson Road (opposite Meals on Wheels)
Jam starts 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Peter, Andrew and a host of talented BUMS. Jam starts at 6.30 at the spacious function room at Geebung Bowls Club. The bar will be open and help yourself to a pizza slice for $2.
Monday 31 October – The NUMB BUMS FIFTH MONDAY OF THE MONTH JAM (another jam just for fun).
Zillmere Hall, 52 Murphy Road, Zillmere (near Merritt Avenue)
Jam starts 7.00pm – 8:30pm
Join NUMB BUMS for a night of fun songs (all shown on a big screen) with a few open mics thrown in. It’s free and open to anyone. No food or drink provided at this venue – BYO snacks and drinks! Everyone welcome and it’s FREE!
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 via All memberships are due 1 July 2022. Fees remain at $50 a year, a great deal when you can go to as many jams as you want and be eligible for any member discounts for 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. Often you can come early and have a meal.
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.