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 & 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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JAM Camp at Blue Ridge Music Center

REGISTRATION DEADLINE - MONDAY, MAY 16 AT 11:59 PM! Click here to register online Galax, Virginia – The Blue Ridge Music Center is partnering with Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc (JAM) to present a day of activities, workshops and performances for young old time and bluegrass musicians on Saturday, May 21. The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the National Park Service and JAM have collaborated to extend this day camp opportunity to children in 40 JAM programs across Virginia, North Carolina,...

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