The Portland, Oregon region is rich with performers across the traditional music spectrum. See the details for different genres below.  Is there a band we should add? Email



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PORTLAND FIDDLE CAMPS is a summer day camp for young musicians age 6–16. Most of our campers are violin/fiddle students, but we also offer instruction for cello, guitar, and banjo. Students learn fiddle tunes and techniques, create arrangements to perform with peers, and experience the joy of jamming and dancing with friends. Taught by experienced performers and teachers, Portland Fiddle Camps offers a chance for young musicians to expand their musical horizons in a fun and supportive setting. Check out our website for more information or to register.
PORTLAND YOUTH OLD TIME JAM is a free monthly jam open to students of all ages and levels. Hosted by a rotating cast of local fiddle teachers, the jam provides an opportunity for students to experience playing in a group and connecting with peers through music. ON BREAK FOR MAY, JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST. Starting back up in the fall of 2023 they will meet at 4:30 pm every third Sunday of the month during the school year at the NW Hostel Café covered patio 479 NW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97209. The Hostel Café serves great food and drink. Stay for dinner or come early for a drink and snack before you play. Come share your favorite fiddle tunes and enjoy playing along with others. Don’t have many tunes yet? No problem. Jam hosts will share ideas for how you can still participate and pick up what you can. Listening is always welcome too. Here is an evolving tune list. For kids, tweens, and teens with fiddles, guitars, banjos, ukes, etc!   If you have any questions, please contact Steph Noll: You can get on their email list here –   Youth Jam Email List  
YOUTH IRISH SESSION at Rose City Book Pub (previously held at the Hostel Café – now at the Rose City Book Pub twice a month).  Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, this jam is free and open to all youth musicians. 1329 E Fremont St. 4-5 pm. To see more about Irish performances and sessions in the Northwest go to  There are so many more!


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