Thursday Night Bluegrass Jam Sessions
Live Music and Entertainment at the Occidental Saloon
Starting at about 6:30 PM every Thursday evening, a group of local musicians gather in the Occidental Saloon and wow their audience with some of the best Bluegrass, Western and Folk music in the land. The event started with a very humble beginning and has now grown into a hugely popular local event. Not only does the Jam Session showcase local talent, it is often a venue for other skilled musicians who may "just be passing through" and are welcomed to "sit in." The Jam is always open to the public and there is never a cover charge.
Meet Our Hosts
David Stewart on guitar, seen in the center of the above photo, and Lynn Young on Violin, seen forefront in the photo below, host the weekly Thursday Night Jam Session at the Historic Occidental Saloon. Here is a little information about these two stellar musicians.
David Stewart is a singer/songwriter who has enjoyed his songs cut by many up and coming artists, along with veterans Tammy Wynette, Tanya Tucker, Eddy Raven, and Scott Hisey. David has performed on the Grand Ole Opry and has written about his adventures in his book, Heart and Sole, published by White-Bouke. David Writes and works from his home in Buffalo where he lives with his wife, Jackie.
Lynn Young is a musician extraordinaire who plays almost anything with strings. Lynn loves to sing and play old time fiddle music and claw hammer banjo. Lynn worked for the forest service for 38 years. Before, and since his retirement in 2004, he has played all over the world with the acclaimed "Fiddlin Foresters". Thursday nights he plays at the Famous Occidental Hotel. He lives in Buffalo with his wife Shawn.
Thursday Night Jam Sessions
Every Thursday Night at 7 PM
The Famous Occidental Bluegrass Jam!
The Bittercreek Band
Every Saturday Night at 7 PM
(Preceded by Open Mic at 5:45 PM)