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JAM believes

that children who are actively engaged in traditional mountain music are more connected and better prepared to strengthen their communities for future generations.

We envision

a world in which all children have the opportunity to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional mountain music together.

Our mission

is to provide communities with the support and tools they need to teach children to play and dance to traditional old time and bluegrass music.

What’s Happening in the JAM World

JAM’s Footprint

This fall, JAM is reaching over 1,500 kids in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. We have welcomed two new programs in East Tennessee: Hancock Co. JAM and Johnson Co. JAM, as well as Blue Ridge JAM in North Carolina and Carroll Co. JAM in Virginia. Stay tuned for more as we climb the mountains and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains, filling them with music!

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Fundraising for JAM with a ’55 T-bird!

Thanks to a very generous donor, we are selling a classic 1955 Ford Thunderbird! ALL PROCEEDS go to JAM to help us provide our services to 41 programs (and growing) for free. Help us continue to serve more than 1,500 JAM kids and teachers each year! Click below for all of the information from DC Classic Cars in Mooresville, NC. Contact JAM for any additional questions. Please share!

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2016 JAM Stage at IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass Fest!

Junior Appalachian Musicians is excited to present a stage full of top notch youth performers from North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia at the upcoming 2016 IBMA's Wide Open Bluegrass Street Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina! The JAM Stage will feature old time and bluegrass music all day Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 outdoors as part of the FREE Wide Open Bluegrass Street Fest. Click below to check out the IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass Official...

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