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 traditions with many opportunities for children and families to participate in local culture. 

Dent Wimmer, Floyd County banjo player

The Floyd JAM program was started in 2010, supported by The Crooked Road. FloydJAM is held once per week for students ages 8 – 18 at the June Bug Center in Floyd on Monday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:30. Students can choose to learn fiddle, guitar, mandolin, clawhammer banjo, dance, string band and singing from talented local instructors.

Current Teaching Staff:

Ashlee Watkins, banjo instructor and program director

Andrew Small, advanced student instructor

Earl White, fiddle instructor

Adrienne Davis, guitar instructor

Cassidy Shelor, beginner fiddle instructor

For more information, please contact:
Ash Watkins, Program Director
[email protected]

Resa Mattson

[email protected]

June Bug Center (540) 745-6550