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

Register Now – JAM Day – May 19!

The registration is now available for JAM kids to sign up for the second JAM Day for the "northern region" to be held at the Blue Ridge Music Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway outside of Galax, VA on Saturday, May 19. There will be several learning and pickin' opportunities for JAM kids, as well as a teaching seminar for JAM instructors! You can find both the printable form and online form at jamkids.org/brmc

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Register Now for April 21 JAM Day @ Mars Hill University

Hey, y'all! The registration is available for JAM kids to sign up for our big regional JAM day coming up on Saturday, April 21 on the campus of Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, NC. You can find both the printable form and online form at jamkids.org/marshill2018 Stay tuned for the May 19 Blue Ridge Music Center JAM Day Registration coming soon!

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Courthouse JAMboree #3!

Please join us for the third installment of the Courthouse JAMboree coming up on Friday night, March 23 at the Historic 1908 Courthouse Baldwin Auditorium in Independence, VA featuring Strictly Strings, the Mountain Park Old Time Band, and local JAM kids! The show starts at 7 p.m. and there will be plenty of room for dancing, but limited seating! Doors open at 6 p.m. and no advanced tickets will be sold. Strictly Strings encompasses a variety of talent from four young artists accompanied by...

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