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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....

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...

JAM Welcomes New Program Director

Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc. (JAM) has announced the recent hire of traditional music educator, Jim Lloyd, of Rural Retreat. JAM is the parent organization for more than 40 after school Junior Appalachian Musicians programs throughout North Carolina, South...

Summer E-Newsletter

JAM’s summer e-newsletter! Make the Mountains Ring with Music             Click above to view the entire e-newsletter, provided by Mailchimp. To sign up for our e-newsletter, click...

Register Now – JAM Day – May 19!

The registration is now available for JAM kids to sign up for the second JAM Day for the “northern region” to be held at the Blue Ridge Music Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway outside of Galax, VA on Saturday, May 19. There will be several learning and...