Ashland Blues Society will host its open jams the first and third Tuesdays of every month starting March 19 at Howiee's on Front, 16 N. Front St., Medford. Howiee's touts a new performance space with dance floor, portable stage and PA system with enough power to raise the roof with live music.
The Ashland Blues Society Band — lead guitarist Robert Ogle, guitarist and vocalist David Pinsky, bassist Bill Fischer, harmonica player Mark Howard and drummer Tom Freeman — will play the first set, then open the stage to musicians who would like to sit in.
Blues jams no longer will be at Roscoe's BBQ, a popular venue with the Rogue Valley's rock and blues fans. Roscoe's closed Feb. 17 after co-owner Will Moore was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Members of the blues society hope their new home for regular jams will draw more musicians and fans from surrounding areas.
Howiee's offers a variety of live music on weekends.