JAM believes

that children who are actively engaged in traditional mountain music are more connected and better prepared to strengthen their communities for future generations.

We envision

a world in which all children have the opportunity to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional mountain music together.

Our mission

is to provide communities with the support and tools they need to teach children to play and dance to traditional old time and bluegrass music.

What’s Happening in the JAM World

Earl Scruggs Music Festival Registration for JAM Kids Available Now!

This amazing partnership between Junior Appalachian Musicians, Tryon Fine Arts Center (PacJAM), Earl Scruggs Music Festival and Tryon International Equestrian Center is back for the third year of this new festival in Mill Spring, North Carolina! Registration provides JAM Kids and parents with festival tickets, access to high-profile workshops, and an overall super dynamic regional JAM gathering. Register online here. More information about this event can be found on the registration form....

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JAM Stage @ IBMA

Martin Street JAM Stage (Street Fest) Friday & Saturday, September 29 & 30 Youth Performers Apply Now Online! Preference & Priority to JAM Students and Alumni *Includes YAM Students from Pickens County, SC

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