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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

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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JAM & Family Day Update

SATURDAY, MAY 21 - JAM KIDS DAY CAMP UPDATE: The weather forecast at this point does look rainy, but this event is RAIN OR SHINE. There are indoor/covered locations for all of the workshops and the performances can be moved to from the outdoor amphitheater to the indoor theater, which is very nice. THERE WILL BE A MANDOLIN WORKSHOP offered in Session III. We did not originally plan for this, but many of the students attending are mandolin pickers! Participants will be able to switch around...

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More Music to More Kids Campaign

      We expect a record student turnout this fall—many in communities with limited or no arts education opportunities. So we have launched the More Music to More Kids summer campaign to raise $7,500 by the end of June so we are ready and able to help our JAM affiliate programs reach every child who wants to be a part of the JAM community. We need your help to: • establish more JAM affiliates who are eagerly waiting in the wings to start • get more instruments to kids who can't...

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