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BOTMA holds stage shows and jams every third Sunday of the month from September through May.

Welcome to our home on the web. The Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Association (also known as BOTMA) is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of the American Heritage of Bluegrass and Oldtime music. Founded in 1978, our association is a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian organization. We promote the coming together of individuals and groups of all ages, both amateur and professional, who are interested in playing Bluegrass and/or Oldtime music on acoustic instruments, either formally (on-stage), or informally (in open jam sessions). To that end we host a stage show and jam session every third Sunday of the month from September through May. In the summer months we host our Pickiní in the Park Jam Sessions in a local park. Our Jam sessions are an opportunity for both musicians and fans of the music to enjoy an impromptu gathering of musicians doing what they love to do most, make music.

Our organization is an all-volunteer organization. Each and every person involved is here because they love the music and the friendship and fellowship it provides. Our association has active and social members. Social members help to support our association and give encouragement to our bands and jam session pickers. Active members make-up the associations officers, staff, and committees, keeping the association running smoothly. You are invited to become an active member. Membership is $5.00 per year for single, $8.00 per year for a family.

If you live in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania come and be a part of a great family organization.