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 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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JAM Stage @ IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

We are proud to announce the JAM Stage as part of IBMA's Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh at the end of the month! The JAM Stage will feature current and past Junior Appalachian Musicians as well as some of the region's most talented advocates of bluegrass and old time music. If you haven't made plans to attend yet, don't miss this great event! Stay tuned for the full schedule on www.wideopenbluegrass.com

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