• Trailside Event Center (map)
  • 4416 North Prospect Road
  • Peoria Heights, IL, 61616
  • United States

There is a wealth of amazing folk and bluegrass music rooted in Central Illinois. We want more of it. 

Acoustic jams are the heart and soul of this music. So we've made it our mission to connect musicians and ensure that there will be more of the music we love. We also want more fans to come out and see what this huge community of talented musicians has to offer.

Come listen, eat and drink with us. We'll be sure there's plenty of good food and drink to keep the music going (including a full bar with craft and domestic offerings, occasional whiskey tastings, and non-alcoholic beverages for the sober folk).


Our Open Trailside Jams are acoustic jams that are open to the public. While they are geared towards bluegrass and folk music, we welcome all types of roots styles (including blues, jazz and even funk). The only rules are that you play in tune and respect jam etiquette.

We plan to host these monthly on Thursdays from 6-9 at the Trailside Event Center. The jams will consist of an inner circle for experienced players and an outside circle for beginners. Each open jam is family-friendly and kids are welcome to come learn.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook to find out who is hosting the monthly jam and what kind of food and drink will be offered at the show. 

See you at the Trailside...