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 News & Opportunities

HoustonFest is a festival held annually the first weekend in May in Galax, Virginia at Felt's Park. The 2-day event features a wonderful lineup of bluegrass and old time music, and will feature Ralph Stanley as a headliner this year! HoustonFest is in memory of Houston Caldwell, a young bluegrass musician who tragically passed away in an accident. JAM, Inc will have an information table in the youth area this year, where many great youth acts will be performing, including some JAM alumnni!...

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Fundraiser Concert! Don’t miss it!

Don't forget the instrument drive! Bring the dusty fiddles, banjos, guitars, mandolins, dulcimers, autoharps, basses (whatever ya got) to donate! If the instrument is playable, it will be distributed to a program in need. If it is not, it will be worked on or used in an upcoming project with local artists! We are also accepting donations of strings, capos, straps, cases, picks, fiddle rosin, and any other usable accessories. For more information, please contact us. Check out the event on...

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Regional Workshops, New Executive Director & More

Check out the latest e-news which is 'jam packed' with upcoming events & more. Click below to see the whole newsletter. Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Email Format html text

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