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

Houston’s Bluegrass Bootcamp is back!

HoustonFest has partnered with Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc., the parent organization for 50+ after school JAM programs, to offer the third year of Houston’s Bluegrass Bootcamp during this year’s festival, coming up June 10-11, 2022 at Felt’s Park. Houston’s Bluegrass Bootcamp is a two-day traditional music education program for children grades 3-12, featuring workshops, classes and activities led by award-winning youth musicians of the region. The teacher lineup includes the popular...

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JAM Documentary to Premiere on Blue Ridge PBS

Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc., the headquarters office for 50+ after school JAM programs, has partnered with Blue Ridge PBS to release a 90-minute documentary, Bridging the Gap: a Journey through Appalachian Music, that will premiere on Roanoke’s Blue Ridge PBS (Channel 15) Saturday evening, May 7 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The documentary will also be available on demand via their ECHO streaming channel online any time after the premiere. ECHO is a streaming first digital channel that broadcasts...

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Legends of Grayson Old-Time Weekend

              An Annual Gathering Celebrating Grayson County's Musical Heritage   Come join us on April 1-2, 2022 to celebrate the music of Grayson County, Virginia. Current Lineup Includes: The Whitetop Mountain Band and Friends, Wayne Henderson, Brian Grim and Debbie Grim Yates, Steve Kilby, Wayne Erbsen, Malcolm Smith, Jim Lloyd, Tom Barr, The Blue Ridge Girls, The Crooked Road Ramblers, Lucas Pasley and Brett Morris and JAM kids with a tribute to JAM...

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