Keep Old Time Music Alive!

Keep Old Time Music Alive! by Terry Carstensen, banjo instructor, FloydJAMS What better way to keep Old Time music alive than to teach it to our children? In Floyd, Virginia, young people gather once per week after school to learn to play the fiddle, guitar or banjo....

Register Online for JAM Kids Regional Day Camp

Attention JAM Kids and Parents! If you haven’t registered yet through your JAM program, feel free to register online for the May 21 JAM Kids Regional Day Camp to be held at the Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax, VA. We will be announcing the workshop instructor...

Regional JAM Kids Day Camp

Mark your calendars for May 21! JAM is offering a regional day camp for kids. JAM kids can sign up or workshops in fiddle, clawhammer banjo, guitar, string band, dance and singing/songwriting. Family members and other non-JAM kids are also welcome to attend; there...

Taylor Guitar Scholarship for JAM Kids

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY, MARCH 14! JAM is extending this special “scholarship” opportunity to all JAM kids (please see PDF below for full information and application).  We have been given a Taylor Guitar and the donors want a special student to gain...

Ashe JAM Offers Extra Jams!

      THIS OPPORTUNITY HAS BEEN EXPANDED! Ashe JAM is continuing to offer a great “jam” opportunity to young pickers. Join instructors and master musicians Chris Testerman and Martha Spencer at the Ashe Civic Center in Jefferson on Tuesday...

Update to IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass JAM Showcase Stage

Due to the weather, the Street Festival has been moved inside the Raleigh Convention Center. You can find the JAM Showcase Stage in Room 304 – ground floor – of the Raleigh Convention Center for Friday and Saturday’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival. See...

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....

Youth Music Competition

Don’t miss the Youth Music Competition this year at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, coming up on September 19. For more information, including an application form, here: Youth Music Competition via dropbox