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

Latest JAM E-Newsletter

Click on the e-newsletter below to check out our latest news from the Regional JAM office. It includes a great video featuring JAM students and JAM alumni at our November fundraiser!

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Fundraiser Concert & Silent Auction

Please join us for a fundraiser concert and silent auction on Saturday, November 22 starting at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Galax. The concert will feature five different lineups of regional music: Galax JAM students, Strictly Strings (a band formed by students of the Boone, NC JAM program), youth performers from the Close Kin: Our Roots Run Deep project, bluegrass music from Mountain Thunder, and old time dance band, the Dry Hill Draggers. The silent auction will feature local arts and...

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Welcome University School JAM!

We couldn't be prouder to extend our affiliation into the beautiful state of Tennessee. Please welcome University School JAM to the JAM family network. They are a K-12 Charter School on the campus of East Tennessee University in Johnson City.

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