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2023 Bluegrass Band Scramble: April 29th!

Is there a budding stage musician inside you? Have you ever dreamed of standing on stage with people you didn’t know two hours before, playing bluegrass in front of tens of enthusiastic fans? (Dreams have to start somewhere.)

The Bluegrass Band Scramble may be for you!

Here’s how to sign-up:

Tell us your contact information and what instrument you play: April 29th

Please pay the $35 fee using this link:

Pay for April 29th

If you’ve ever played in a jam session, or if you can play three chords in rhythm, come out and try your hand. Musicians enter the Scramble individually, and bands are created by picking names out of hats for each instrument, so bands have the tools they need. You and your new bandmates will have a two-hour practice session with CCM instructors’ coaching to prepare songs and stage patter for a three-song turn in front of a live audience and with a professional sound system.

The Scramble is purely for experience and enjoyment. There’s no competition, and there are no prizes, just the chance to meet up and perform with other musicians from the area and try your skills in front of an audience. Come out and have fun!

Plan to stay in the area, have dinner in West Concord, and then return to CCM for the Southern Rail bluegrass concert!

WHAT:   CCM Bluegrass Band Scramble

WHERE:  Concord Conservatory of Music, 1317 Main St., Concord, MA

WHEN:  April 29, 2023, 12:00 pm

Band Scramble participants, 4:00 pm Live Concert – Free and open to the public

WHO:   You, if you can play three chords in rhythm or are advanced and all in between

COST:  Yeah, we have to cover our costs. Please reserve your spot (see links at the top of the page) and pay in advance ($35):

Pay for April 29th

CCM’s Covid policy requires you to show us proof of vaccination for anyone 5-years-old and over. Thank you!


Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.

– Maya Angelou