What’s Happening in the JAM World

JAM was well represented by talented students on May 24 at the Blue Ridge Music Center for Young Appalachian Musician Day! Alleghany JAM Ashe JAM Galax JAM Several JAM programs have been featured in the news lately! Check out these great articles highlighting student...

JAM Kids to Perform at Blue Ridge Music Center

Saturday, May 24 – Concert at 3 p.m. – Activities Begin at 12 p.m. Catch Galax JAM, Alleghany JAM and Ashe JAM Students in Concert at the Blue Ridge Music Center, Milepost 213. FREE ADMISSION! The JAM kids are opening for the Whitetop Mountain Band at 4...

Great Music from JAM Kids!

These are just a few clips of so many talented students in JAM and YAM programs throughout Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Check out your local JAM kids to see such talent and creativity for yourself. If your area does not have a JAM program, contact JAM,...

JAM Kids in Concert!

Just a few of the JAM affiliated program events this month!  For more information, see the details below the calendar. Please go out and support your local JAM program! Galax JAM will be ending their year with a special student concert at the Rex Theater in Downtown...

JAM News & Opportunities

HoustonFest is a festival held annually the first weekend in May in Galax, Virginia at Felt’s Park. The 2-day event features a wonderful lineup of bluegrass and old time music, and will feature Ralph Stanley as a headliner this year! HoustonFest is in memory of...

Fundraiser Concert! Don’t miss it!

Don’t forget the instrument drive! Bring the dusty fiddles, banjos, guitars, mandolins, dulcimers, autoharps, basses (whatever ya got) to donate! If the instrument is playable, it will be distributed to a program in need. If it is not, it will be worked on or...

Regional Workshops, New Executive Director & More

Check out the latest e-news which is ‘jam packed’ with upcoming events & more. Click below to see the whole newsletter. Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Email Format html...

Youth Contests at Surry Fiddlers!

The Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention held at Surry Community College in Dobson, NC the last weekend of March will once again feature youth contests for fiddle, clawhammer banjo, guitar, variety, folk song and dance. Kids must be 12 and under to qualify, and there...

Don’t Miss These Deadlines!

We encourage all eligible programs to apply for these awards and grants coming up soon. Please contact the JAM, Inc office if you have questions or need assistance. The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National...

Scholarship Opportunity!

Hello, JAM world, Happy New Year! We have an exciting opportunity to extend to our JAM, Inc affiliates. Due to the generosity of Scott & Mimi Thomas and The Kruger Brothers, we are very happy to be offering a scholarship opportunity to one young musician who is...