I'm actually new to playing the guitar (2 years in, I call it new) and the friend that got me into it also got me into bluegrass and folk music, as well. My favorite 'night out' activity is finding picking parties; you know the kind: everyone brings whatever they play (banjo, mandolin, guitar, harmonica, spoons, washboards, whatever) and gathers to jam and sing, no matter what skill level they're at.
It was how I rung in my 25th birthday this year (last Friday).
So, hi and I'm glad to be here. :)