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Next Jam: September 06, 2018

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Announcement - Website Shutting Down At End of August

The website will be retired at the end of August 2018. When it was first created there were not many options for keeping club members up to date on club activities. Over the past several years alternatives such as Facebook have become very popular. The need for a dedicated website has diminished. You can keep up to date with club events through our Facebook page (

Club Jams

Our jam nights have changed location - Now every Thursday Night 7:30 Open Jam at the Harmony Centre, Owen Sound.

- Harmony Centre Owen Sound is a non-profit organization and charity
- Registered with the Canadian Revenue Agency. Charity No.001216 Harmony Centre
- Address: 890 4th Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 2N7
- Contact: By Office Phone: 519-376-8880. By Office Email:
- There is a $3 per person admission fee each jam night.

Club jams

Why the change? The music community in Owen Sound is a vibrant one, and we wanted to be part of a growing number of music organizations that call the Harmony Centre their "Home". Please look up:

Preserving this place for our community to share, create, and perform!

The Bluegrass Express radio show on Country 93 ( plays live every Sunday from 6 pm to 7 pm. Click here to access archived shows from the last few months.

The Origin of "Queen's Bush"

A treaty of 1836 gave the Ojibway the Bruce Peninsula as a reserve but pushed them out of a huge tract of land. These former hunting grounds were designated crown land. The area was called the �Queen�s Bush�, because of the large forest cover, and to differentiate it from other blocks of land taken up by private entrepreneurs such as the Canada Company. The private holdings were mainly for speculative purses, and land was therefore much more expensive, and usually closer to the hub of new Canada. By 1847, the population of Upper Canada had grown so much that the demand for good arable land resulted in the opening of the �Queen�s Bush�, by British Parliament Order-in-Council. �Free Grants� of land were offered to those who built mills or settled before 1850 when Bruce County came into being. Land classed as �school lands� were typically sold for $2 per acre and the rest of the crown land sold for an average of $1.50 per acre. Over the next 50 years there would be a huge influx of pioneers to the �Queen�s Bush�.
From �Barns of the Queen�s Bush� by Jon Radojkovic

About Us

The Queen's Bush bluegrass club opened on June 19, 2001 in Owen Sound. Every week bluegrass pickers and fans can get together for a bluegrass jam. Membership is $20 for a family per year. Members recieve a monthly newsletter as well as a discount on ticket pricing at our winter concerts. Click here for our membership application form, or come out to any of our jams, and become a member!

The Queen's Bush Bluegrass Club
2196 8th Ave. West,
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 5M8

Club Executive

Club Executive

NameTitlePhone NumberEmail
Vern LawrenceTreasurer519-371-4972-
Louise GowanlockSecretary519-477-0303-
Kerry AdamsDirector519-364-5362-
Bob RobbDirector519-353-5324-
Chris BestVice President519-372-5878-
Pat HagenDirector--
Doug Van Den