Asheville’s Saturday Contact Improv Jam is held (almost!) every Saturday at the Center for the Arts and Spirit (1 School Road, Asheville, NC).

The Center for Art and Spirit (CAS, AKA St George’s Episcopal Church) is just off Patton Ave (West out of Asheville). Pass SkyLanes Bowling and turn at the traffic right onto Bear Creek Road directly opposite Advance Auto Parts. At the intersection of Mimosa Dr and Bear Creek Rd (immediately off Patton) make a quick right onto Mimosa and stay right of the orange divider poles to the lower lot (or stay left of the divider poles, turning onto School Road for the upper parking lot).

Enter CAS (St. George’s Church)’s main space through the large double gray doors.

Note: Don’t confuse St. George’s Episcopal Churche with Malvern Hills Presbyterian nearby.

Ideal parking is off Mimosa Dr. in the lower lot, but additional parking is in the upper lot off of School Road.

We do occasionally switch locations, or change our schedule around.

Be sure to check the google calendar and sign up for our newsletter (both on right) to stay up to date!


Average Jam Schedule:
First Saturdays (4-6pm) – Open Jam
Second Saturdays (4-7pm) –
 Class + Jam

Third and Fifth Saturdays (4-6pm)  Music Jam 
Fourth Saturdays (4-6pm) – Underscore

Again, these may be subject to change month to month, so be sure to check the google calendar and/or newsletter!

All Jams are $5. Class cost may vary.Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to keep up to date with any schedule changes. Occasionally we’ll have a special location, class, or musical accompaniment.


Regular Contact Improv Jam Details

First Saturday 4-6pm – Open Jam

First Saturdays are an open jam, which may have a brief warmup at the beginning.

Second Saturday 4-7pm – Class and Jam

The first Saturday classes begin at 4pm and run between 1 and 2 hours. Classes are taught by Asheville Contact Improv community regulars. They are designed to be very beginner friendly, and spotlight the unique talents, perspectives and experience of our community. Class and Jam are priced separately.

Class prices are generally donation/sliding scale but may vary.

Third Saturdays 4-6pm – Live Music Jam

We often try to bring in a wonderful musician on 3rd Saturdays, but stay tuned via the newsletter or calendar to be sure! 🙂

Fourth Saturdays 4-6:30pm – Underscore

The Fourth Saturday is an Underscore, a specific format developed by Nancy Stark Smith. Often featuring a talk through before the jam (time of talk through may vary, tune in!).

Occasionally we’ll use an alternate (and more wheelchair accessible venue) on these Saturdays, so be sure to check up on the location!

Fifth Saturdays 4-6pm

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