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

Don’t Miss the Courthouse JAMboree!

The second installment of the Courthouse JAMboree, a concert series hosted by JAM and the Historic 1908 Courthouse Foundation in Independence, VA will feature Galax JAM kids, ShadowGrass and the Virginia Luthiers Band! The show starts at 7 p.m. and admission is only $5/adult with children 12 and under free. Doors open at 6 pm and the Baldwin Auditorium of the 1908 Courthouse is handicap accessible with an elevator. Contact us for more info! See you Friday night!

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JAM Stage Schedule – Wide Open Bluegrass

Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc. (JAM), a nonprofit organization based in Independence, VA, is coordinating a showcase of youth performers at the upcoming International Bluegrass Music Association’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, North Carolina on the weekend of September 29 and 30. This will make the fourth year JAM, Inc. has featured young old time and bluegrass musicians during IBMA’s annual event, which drew over 200,000 people in 2016. The JAM Stage is part of the free street...

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