Another long-awaited Island tradition will re-emerge this Saturday, as the Chilmark Potluck Jam returns to the Chilmark Community Center. The event, started by Alex Karalekas and Willy Mason back in 2007, brings both amateur and professional musicians together on one stage.

“I’m gonna be honest, I actually designed it around my own music career,” Mr. Karalekas said, recalling the first jam 15 years ago. “I just wanted to get people to listen to me, but over the years it’s taken on a different meaning.”

The event is open to all musicians regardless of skill level. Seasoned pros share the stage with first-time performers.

“There’s a kid who apparently shreds electric guitar at the high school, so I’m hoping to get him,” Mr. Karalekas said.

Mr. Karalekas has already secured a full roster of more than 20 musicians for Saturday, including Jemima James, Lexie Roth, Adam Howl, Kate Taylor, Isaac Taylor, Emmet Athearn and Atlas Zack.

Brad Tucker, a musician who was part of the very first Potluck Jam before leaving the Island to become a touring musician, will also return, Mr. Karalekas said.

As for food, Mr. Karalekas said there are no rules. If you don’t have a dish, he said, “there’s always a ton of oysters, so you can always bring a shucking knife.”

More important than the food, though, is the energy you bring.

“Just show up and bring the party and be present,” Mr. Karalekas said. “Come and break bread, you know?”

The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center.