First Friday is the Old Town School's monthly night of music, dance, and community. Bring your instrument, your voice, dancing shoes, a date, your family, or a few friends. The bar is open, and we welcome the public to participate in many ways! Join a jam, sample class, or, for beginners, we have an open rhythm circle with instruments provided, performances, and square dances with live bands.
Admission is $5 for individuals and $10 for families, and activities happen on the East side of the street, at 4545 North Lincoln Avenue. The first event, a family jam called the Gather-All, begins at 6:00 PM.
Ensemble Classes Perform
The Gather-All with Jason McInnes & Shana Harvey
6:00 - 7:00 PM, Lobby
The Gather-All is a chance for musicians of all ages and abilities to make music together. All singers and instruments are welcome. All ages!
Bluegrass Jam with the Bluegrass Faculty
6:30 - 8:30 PM, Room 324
Come play classic tunes and songs with some of the Bluegrass faculty. This jam is open to all. Come watch, listen, pick and sing.
Song Circle with Cathy Norden
6:30 - 7:30 PM, Room 221
Join us for singing & strumming to oodles of fun tunes!
Skip's Back Porch Jam with Skip Landt & Jon Spiegel
6:30 - 8:30 PM, Room 126
We're picking and playing blues, country, ragtime and more.
Songwriters' Exchange with Dan Connolly
7:00 - 10:00 PM, Room 320
Share a tune or two with others and gain new insights in our monthly songwriters round robin.
String Jam with Faculty
7:15 - 8:15 PM, Lobby
Play rounds, jigs, fiddle tunes, and singin' songs! Beginner friendly and open to all stringed instruments.
Voice of the People Jam with Andrea Bunch
7:30 - 8:30 PM, Room 221
Voice of the People is a fun open jam that celebrates music's power to uplift and change society.
Rhythm Circle with Rick Neuhaus
Ages 13 & Up
8:00 - 9:30 PM, Room 124
Instruments provided or bring your own. No experience necessary.