Floyd JAMS (VA)


Floyd County, Virginia is in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwest Virginia, bordering Carroll, Franklin, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Patrick Counties. The area is rich with old time and bluegrass music, and has many popular traditional music venues and festivals like the Floyd Country Store and FloydFest.

Dent Wimmer, Floyd County banjo player

Local folks, including JAM teacher Mac Traynham, jamming at the Floyd Country Store.

The Floyd JAMS program is a Crooked Road/JAM program held once per week for students starting in grade 4 at the June Bug Center in Floyd on Monday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:30. Participants from the community are eligible for classes in fiddle, guitar, clawhammer banjo and string band. The students perform in their community at such events as the Floyd Christmas Parade, Floyd Country Store Jamboree, The Crooked Road Youth Music Festival, HoustonFest and other events.

Current Teaching Staff:

Mac Traynham – string band, guitar, bass
Ashlee Watkins – clawhammer banjo
Andrew Small – fiddle, guitar, bass
Kirsten Griffiths

For more information, please contact:
Kirsten Griffiths, Program Director
[email protected]
June Bug Center (540) 745-6550