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

Summer E-Newsletter

Check out our Summer e-newsletter, complete with photos of our spring events at Western Carolina University, The Blue Ridge Music Center, and our recent JAM Kids performance at HoustonFest.

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JAM Kids @ HoustonFest

Don't miss nearly 30 young musicians performing to represent Junior Appalachian Musicians at HoustonFest this year! JAM Kids from 4 of our affiliated programs will join together on the Camp Houston Youth Stage at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. If you haven't made our weekend plans yet, check out this great festival with a stellar lineup of bluegrass and old time music. For more info, check out HoustonFest's website. Please come by and say howdy at their performance or at JAM's information...

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