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Event Archive - Victoria Bluegrass Association Weekly Jam: Rock Island Ramblers, Oliver Swain, Ivonne Hernandez, James Whittall, Jesse Cobb

Tue. March 29th 2016 First Church of Christ Scientist (All Ages)
7:45pm - 10:00pm doors at 7:30pm
$7 at the door only.
Times Colonist and M-award winning Oldtime, Bluegrass and Folk artist Oliver Swain and Victoria's hot pickin' mandolin and guitarist James Whittall are joined by Grand North American Fiddle Champion Ivonne Hernandez. The show will feature special guest guitar and mandolin player Jesse Cobb, whose Nashville colleagues include Noam Pikelny and Brian Sutton.

Don't miss this all-star performance.

Open stage at 7:45pm. Band goes on at 9:00pm. To sign up for the open stage, email


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