JAM Showcase at Wide Open Bluegrass

We are excited to announce the JAM Showcase Stage at IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass this year! Friday and Saturday, October 2 & 3 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Featuring old time, bluegrass, americana and more from some of the region’s top youth performers....

Mountain Music for Kids, by VPM

Junior Appalachian Musicians: Mountain Music for Kids The musical culture of Southwest Virginia is steeped in Appalachian instruments like the banjo, fiddle and duclimer. Made possible by the Smith Mountain Arts Council, the Junior Appalachian Musicians affiliate in...

JAM Honors Community Leader

JAM Honors Community Leader Independence, VA — For the past six years, Anthony Edwards of Galax, Virginia, has dedicated countless hours to Junior Appalachian Musicians, an organization with a mission close to his heart. Better known locally as JAM, the nonprofit...

The Bluegrass Standard

The Bluegrass Standard Magazine covers everything in and around bluegrass, Americana, folk, and gospel music, keeping fans up to date on what and who is coming, while also educating you on who and what has been. Check out their latest issue, featuring JAM!

JAM Kids Featured in New Series

New from The Lulus and Los Lulus en Español: LULUS AMERICA, an upcoming series that takes you on adventures all across the Americas in search of kids with amazing stories to tell. Four Junior Appalachian Musicians are featured in this sneak peek! Stay tuned for the...

Our Founder, Helen White

The mountains are still with a great silence. We have lost the vibrant earthly presence of Helen White, our fearless leader. As you all know, nearly twenty years ago in Sparta, North Carolina, Helen started from scratch the program that quickly became known as Junior...

JAM Stage at Wide Open Bluegrass!

JAM is excited to host 16 different youth acts of old time and bluegrass music as part of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Wide Open Bluegrass festival in downtown Raleigh, NC! And it’s free for everyone! For a full schedule, bios and...

JAM Songbook Available!

Do you have your copy of the JAM Songbook yet? In addition to being a wonderful learning resource for JAM kids and teachers, the JAM Songbook has 39 standard bluegrass/old-time songs for everyone to learn! Learn the Nashville number system, chords on five instruments,...

Arts Partnership to Offer JAM in TN

Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc. (JAM) has announced its partnership with South Arts of Atlanta, Georgia. The two non-profit organizations will be collaborating on In These Mountains: Central Appalachian Folk Arts & Culture, a special project that will focus on...