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

Welcome to our new website!

9/1/12 Welcome to our new website! The new format will allow us to maintain and update it regularly, and we hope folks will keep us up to date on calendar items we should cover. Please explore some of the new features. We are particularly excited about showcasing affiliates and linking to their websites and social media pages that are just a click away from any page on our site. We have begun developing short summaries about the music of each affiliate county and we look forward to...

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Welcome to Brett Martin!

Please welcome Brett Martin to the Regional JAM Program. She will be instrumental in taking our website to a new level.

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