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

New River JAM Band to Perform at Instrument Tree Lighting

On Saturday, Nov. 7th, the New River JAM Band, Jim Lloyd and others will be performing at a local art installation dedication event in Mt. Jackson, Virgina. The event will take place from 3-6pm at Hungry for Music Headquarters in Mt. Jackson, VA. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/450864615886061/. Creator, Bud Wilkinson, with his sculpture in front of Hungry for Music headquarters.

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Mountain Music Throw-down this Sunday, Oct. 25 in Penrose, NC

The Mountain School of Strings and Transylvania JAM (NC) present the Mountain Music Throw-down! The event will include contests, music and social distanced picnics. All ages and levels are welcome. All string instruments can compete. To register and compete visit https://mountainschoolofstrings.org/throwdown.htm. All musicians are invited to attend in open jam sessions. All public health protocols will be followed and enforced. Face coverings are required to attend the event. The event will...

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