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...

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...

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...

In These Mountains: Virtual JAM Teacher Gathering

Don’t forget to RSVP (although not required) for our virtual JAM/traditional music education gathering coming up Saturday morning at 10 am (EST). Participation stipend available. Many thanks to South Arts for this opportunity. See RSVP link for more information....

Spring Registration Now Open for Boone JAM

        Registration is now open for the spring semester with Boone Junior Appalachian Musicians! Lessons begin the week of February 15th and 17th. Classes are made up of 3 to 5 students and held weekly on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at the...

JAM Presents: Bridging the Gap Video Series

                    Junior Appalachian Musicians would like to introduce our Bridging the Gap Video Series   A video series surrounding the traditions of Appalachian music and culture. Showcasing local musicians...

JAM Performing Band Seeks Students

JAM is opening submissions for the future to the regional JAM performing band centered around Southwest VA and NW North Carolina. The full information is at the link. Please feel free to spread the word to possible interested students and families! JAM Band Interest...

Teaching Tradition Workshop

( The Teaching Tradition virtual workshop will take place on November 13, 2021, from 9:00am – 12:30pm ET. Registration is open to folk arts instructors who work with In These Mountains partners, including Junior Appalachian Musicians, North Carolina Traditional...

East Tennessee & Western North Carolina JAM Gathering

All JAM teachers, staff, volunteers and teaching assistants are welcome to attend a Regional JAM Teacher Gathering in Knoxville, Tennessee. There are currently four possible dates being considered on which to hold the event. Please complete the interest form and check...