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 @ 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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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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