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 Showcase at Wide Open Bluegrass

We are excited to announce the JAM Showcase Stage at IBMA's Wide Open Bluegrass this year! Friday and Saturday, October 2 & 3 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Featuring old time, bluegrass, americana and more from some of the region's top youth performers. Click here for the official IBMA festival schedule Lots of talent to represent JAM affiliated programs across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Check out some of the samples below.

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Youth Music Competition

Don't miss the Youth Music Competition this year at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, coming up on September 19. For more information, including an application form, here: Youth Music Competition via dropbox

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Fulfilling our vision….

Like our new look? We do too! Keep an eye out for this snazzy logo in the music scene, and take some time to browse our updated website.  Keep scrolling to find your local JAM program's webpage, and check out our many resources for JAM teachers, administrators and kids in the headers above.  Like what we are doing?  Click here to find out how to support JAM.    

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