Bluegrass In The Hill Country

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Welcome to Bluegrass in the Hill Country!


We are a group of Bluegrass "pickers and grinners" that promote Bluegrass music by supporting Jams and music events.


Current News

September 11, 2014 - SCHEDULE CHANGE! Due to poor and dropping attendance over the past year, the regular Beginner/Intermediate JAM is canceled. We will start a new beginner/intermediate jam in the future when we see enough interest to make a jam work.

June 23, 2014 - Burnet is holding "Bluegrass In The Park" on Saturday, July 19th. A full day of Bluegrass music, featuring "Flatt Lonesome". More info is here. The lineup:

Saturday, July 19:

May 10, 2014 - There's a new JAM in Burnet, being held at Cafe 2300 on Hwy. 29 at the west end of town. They meet every 2nd Saturday, 5-7 PM. Grab your instrument and come pick!

May 1, 2014 - The 4th annual Blue Bell Bluegrass Festival band lineup is now set!

Saturday, May 24:

Sunday, May 25:

JAMming all day Sat. and Sun. on the Square!

Special JAM at the "Taste of Llano" Fri. at 6 PM - American Legion Hall

August 22, 2013 - Beginner/Intermediate JAM change! We moved this JAM back to Thursdays. We'll now meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. See our Calendar page for the dates.

May 10, 2013 - Only two more weeks to the kickoff to the 3rd annual Blue Bell/Bluegrass Festival! We'll get the Jamming started Friday evening at the Taste of Llano charity fundraiser at the American Legion hall. Bring your instrument and Jam with us - all Jammers are admitted FREE!

March 18, 2013 - The 3rd annual Blue Bell/Bluegrass Festival band lineup is now set!

Saturday, May 25:

Sunday, May 26:

JAMming all day Sat. and Sun. on the Square!

January 12, 2013 - The first 4th Saturday of 2013 is almost here! We'll gather at The Badu House on Saturday, January 26th and start the JAMming about 5:30. It may be COLD outside, but the music is always HOT inside!

August 2, 2012 - The Uptown Marble Theater will host two Bluegrass groups this fall. First is Nu-Blu in August, followed by The Lost Pines in September. See our Calendar for the dates.

July 29, 2012 - Beginner/Intermediate JAM change! We moved this JAM to Tuesdays from Thursdays. We'll now meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. See our Calendar page for the dates.

July 7, 2012 - SCHEDULE CHANGE! Due to circumstances way beyond our control, we must move our 4th Saturday JAM for July to the 3rd Saturday (July 21st). Please mark your calendars now with this important change! The Piney Grove Ramblers were able to adjust their schedule as well, so we will get to hear them on the 21st.

June 8, 2012 - Announcing our Summer Music Series! In conjunction with our regular JAMs in June, July and August, we will have performances by local Bluegrass bands. This will be a time for everyone to sit back and listen to some great Bluegrass music in an intimate setting - with lots of JAMming as well! The lineup is:

Mark your calendars now! We'll start the JAMming about 5:30 - the bands start about 7:30.

Summer 2012 Flier

May 20, 2012 - Our "Super Sized" 4th Saturday JAM is nearly here! We'll gather at The Badu House on Saturday the 26th and start the JAMming about 7PM. Along with the Blue Bell & Bluegrass Festival, this JAM is the biggest of several JAM scheduled. Here's the complete list:

And when your fingers need a rest, take in some of the bands playing on the stage at the Courthouse square:

Come to Llano this weekend for all the Bluegrass music and Blue Bell ice cream you can get - and it's all FREE!

April 23, 2012 - The 4th Saturday of April is quickly approaching! We'll gather at The Badu House on Saturday the 28th and start the JAMming about 5:30.

March 11, 2012 - Our regular JAM for May is being Super Sized! We're joining up with Llano's "Blue Bell & Bluegrass" festival to put together a big, memorable JAM. Mark your calendars now for this special JAM - at The Badu House on Saturday, May 26th. We'll start the fun at 7 PM sharp!

Blue Bell JAM Flier

January 30, 2012 - The first JAM of the year has us off to a good start! We met in the old Bank lobby (the Badu House started life as a bank), where the acoustics are quite good! Mark your calendars now for the next JAM - at The Badu House on Saturday, February 25th. We'll start the JAMming about 5:30.

January 21, 2012 - The first JAM of the year is almost here! Put the BGHC JAM on your calendar and get started on your musical new year's resolution. We'll gather at The Badu House on Saturday, January 28th. We'll start the JAMming about 5:30.

January 2, 2012 - Happy New Year! Mark your calendars for our first JAM of the new year. We'll gather at The Badu House on Saturday, January 28th. The JAMming starts about 5:30.

October 17, 2011 - We'll have our last JAM of the year on Saturday, October 22. We'll start the pickin' about 5:30! Come early, stay late!

August 24, 2011 - We've set the date for the next JAM - Saturday, September 24th, at 5:30 PM - at The Badu House. Check the calendar page for additional dates.

August 23, 2011 - We have a Facebook Page!