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Club Jams

We have Thursday night jams every week 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, in the North Atlantic Room at the Owen Sound Legion, 1450 - 2nd Ave. West, Owen Sound, Ontario. cDon't forget to view our event calendar!


The Bluegrass Express radio show on Country 93 (www.country93.ca) 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
142 13th St. West,
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 3W4

Club Executive

Club Executive

NameTitlePhone NumberEmail
Mike MatejcicPresident519-376-4815mmatejcic@queensbush.ca
Bernie MeloshVice President519-376-9668bmelosh@queensbush.ca
Vern LawrenceTreasurer519-371-4972vlawrence@queensbush.ca
Louise GowanlockSecretary519-477-0303lgowanlock@queensbush.ca
Barb HoranDirector519-371-7028-
Rose CraigDirector519-376-2423-
Kerry AdamsDirector519-364-5362-
Wendy LawDirector519-371-6039-
Terry LamontDirector519-832-3567-
Chris BestDirector519-372-5878-
Gord CraigDirector519-832-9285-
Bill RobbinsDirector519-389-1565-
Doug Van Den KieboomWebmaster-webmaster@queensbush.ca