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

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.    

read more

JAM Kids Live

Click below to check out some of our JAM Student videos! Many of these young pickers started in a JAM program, and look how far they have come. Keep coming back for updates.

read more

JAM Kids to Perform

Galax JAM, Ashe JAM and Alleghany JAM are set to perform this Saturday at the Blue Ridge Music Center located at Mile Marker 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway at JAM and Family Day. This annual event helps to promote traditional music education for area youth and also features Junior Ranger activities and an Instrument Petting Zoo. Please bring the whole family -- it's free! JAM kids will perform from 5 pm - 7 pm, opening up for area youth bands, Shadowgrass and the Wildmans.

read more

Our Sponsors & Community Partners