Mo’ Jam Mondays @ Nectar Lounge

Calling all instrumentalists, vocalists, percussionists, emcees, turntablists… 🎙️

📸: Mo’ Jam Mondays

Every Monday at Nectar Lounge (and sometimes High Dive)

Some of us could use a little more jam in our lives, which is precisely the purpose of Mo’Jam Mondays, a weekly jam session held at Nectar Lounge. Sessions are open to all instrumentalists, vocalists, percussionists, emcees, turntablists, etc etc etc. Its hosts are creator Morgan Mo’ Gilkeson and Davy Nefos, who often alternate with each other on drums. 

Gilkeson got her start organizing nights for musicians as a waitress at The Scarlet Tree, a jazz and blues venue that closed in 2014 and was replaced by Wayward Vegan Cafe (which, boo, also ended up closing at the end of August). After floating her jam night between venues, Gilkeson secured Nectar Lounge as Mo’Jam’s home, and they’ve been there ever since 2013, providing a robust platform and network for artists. The pandemic forced them to put the event on hold, but now they’re back and filling the space with sweet sounds.

You don’t have to be a musician to join in, but if you are, consider getting there early to get your name up on the jam list. And be sure to keep an eye out on their Facebook to stay updated on musician and venue announcements. Sometimes they’re over at High Dive. 

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Tiera Nhem

Tiera is an assistant editor for The Ticket. Originally from Tacoma, she’s on the hunt for the baddest bakeries and plant nurseries around town.