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

What’s Happening in the JAM World

JAM was well represented by talented students on May 24 at the Blue Ridge Music Center for Young Appalachian Musician Day! Alleghany JAM Ashe JAM Galax JAM Several JAM programs have been featured in the news lately! Check out these great articles highlighting student and program success in Virginia and North Carolina.   Haywood County JAM featured in the Smoky Mountain News   Franklin County JAM featured in the Smith Mountain Eagle   Madison County JAM featured in the Citizen...

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JAM Kids to Perform at Blue Ridge Music Center

Saturday, May 24 - Concert at 3 p.m. - Activities Begin at 12 p.m. Catch Galax JAM, Alleghany JAM and Ashe JAM Students in Concert at the Blue Ridge Music Center, Milepost 213. FREE ADMISSION! The JAM kids are opening for the Whitetop Mountain Band at 4 p.m.! Don't miss it.

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