A popular fixture for Western Colorado music lovers makes its return this Monday, October 1. If you or someone you know loves to jam, this event is for you.

Players of all experience levels are encouraged to come out and play every other Monday night at 7:30. This event is held at a local music school, RL Drum Studio at 2513 Belford Avenue. There's no booze, no club atmosphere, just live music. Don't want to play? That's fine. Come on out and listen.

The Monday night jam enjoyed a short break over the summer. With kids back in school and music programs back in full swing, it's a perfect time to get the jam going again.

The necessities are all there; drums, amps, music stands, charts, etc. All you need to do is show up. As with any jam, it's preferable you bring your own ax, i.e. guitar, bass, horn, etc, etc.

There's no need to call ahead. Musical selections tend to lean towards Jazz and Blues.

Here are five reasons you should attend -

  • Where else are you going to hear live music on a Monday?
  • The cost of FREE is pretty hard to beat.
  • It's a chance to meet your fellow local musicians.
  • This is an opportunity to pick up new tunes in a supportive environment.
  • It's a chance to play, and any chance to play is awesome!

Jam nights used to be common 20 years ago. Unfortunately, most were held in bars, thus making it difficult for the younger players to get up. Not only that, those jams assumed you were going to spend some money in the venue by purchasing drinks.

The Monday night jams at RL Drum Studio are free, alcohol-free, educational, and fun. Worst case scenario you wind up with me as a bass player.