Posts Tagged ‘jam session’

Cajun music jam sessions in Ann Arbor

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Did I ever mention that there is a regular group of musicians who get together to play Cajun music in Ann Arbor, MI, every Monday evening? In the summer, they gather at the Argo Canoe Livery at 1055 Longshore Dr. If the weather is stormy in the summer, and in the fall/winter/spring, they meet at the Northside Community Center at 815 Taylor.

The musicians usually start to gather around 5 pm and play until 9 pm or so, but on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2013, they plan on starting around 4 pm at Argo. It’s also planned as a barbeque/cookout, so if you have food you want to grill and/or share, bring it! Also bring musical instruments if you want, although listeners are welcome too. And, although they have some picnic tables with benches under a shelter roof, you may want to bring a camp chair in case there are many people who show up. Also bring mosquito-repellent!

Note that the Argo Canoe Livery does not have much parking right at the livery, and that folks renting canoes also want those limited parking spots. There is overflow parking about a block away uphill on Longshore Dr. You could always drive down to the livery and unload instruments, etc, then park up on the hill and walk back to the livery’s picnic shelter. For the jams at Northside, there is street parking in front of the center, plus a nearby parking lot.

— Bayou Joe

Cajun jam at Alber Orchard–Report

Monday, October 11th, 2010

A number of folks passed a good time playing some Cajun music at Alber Orchard & Cider Mill this past Sunday, October 10.

Alber Orchard sign

(photo by Patricia F Anderson)

Amazingly, the weather was near 80 degrees F, making us all feel we were playing down in Louisiana at this time of the year! When we were through playing, I made sure to stock up on some apple cider to take home. The orchard folks were kind enough to bring out some free cider for us musician types while we were playing, although it did attract a fair number of yellowjackets who were competing for our cider.

Musicians at the Cajun jam session at Alber Orchard

Some of the musicians at the Cajun jam at Alber Orchard (photo by Patricia F Anderson)

Patricia took a number of photos at the Cider Mill on Sunday. Check them all out at her flickr account.

There are two more scheduled Cajun jam sessions at Alber’s in 2010, on October 24 and 31. Come on out and play along, or just come to listen. And don’t forget to go home with some cider, apples, and donuts.