The fourth week in March 2022 was special. We welcomed the first jam at Wynnum to our regular calendar and the long-established Northside jam moved to a great new venue at the Geebung Bowls Club.
Wynnum jam on the fourth Friday of the month
Well done Merv Harcourt and Steve Sandilands for getting a new jam up and running at the Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre at Wynnum. The Auditorium comfortable housed the 49 players who witnessed this historical event.
The plan was to keep it simple for the inaugural jam and even a torrential downpour couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the audience. They sung and played to the songs led by Out on Bail, Spare Parts and Spin the Cat.
The next jam at Wynnum will be held on Friday 29 April starting at 7.00pm. Merv is keen to make food available before the next jam. Check out the Waterloo Bay Leisure centre Menu. To ensure there is enough demand to make it viable for the centre, he asks that anyone wanting to eat pre-order by the 26 April. Send your requests to Merv at .
Northside jam shifts to Geebung
Organisers Peter Grace and Andrew Hunt started looking for a new venue in 2021 because of the lack of a bar and food options. Well – the Geebung Bowls Club has fully met our needs in that regard. The bar abuts onto the Function Room so there’s time to grab a beer or softie between songs. The Green Bowls Bistro provided tasty, freshly cooked and well-priced snacks and meals between 5.30 and 7.30. See their menu here Dinner Menu7pdf.
Ian Phillips and Chris Slater had the honour of leading the first set at the new venue followed by Spare Parts with Andrew Hunt finishing of the night. All three acts had expected to lead the planned jam on the day before Australia Day, but it was cancelled because of COVID restrictions. Understandably there was a fair selection of Australiana in the song choices.
We comfortably fitted 48 jam goers into the room, and we can accommodate more people. We’d love to see you there at the next jam on Tuesday 26 April starting at 6.30pm. No need to pre-order, you can order food when you arrive.