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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 Kids @ HoustonFest

Don’t miss nearly 30 young musicians performing to represent Junior Appalachian Musicians at HoustonFest this year! JAM Kids from 4 of our affiliated programs will join together on the Camp Houston Youth Stage at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

If you haven’t made our weekend plans yet, check out this great festival with a stellar lineup of bluegrass and old time music. For more info, check out HoustonFest’s website. Please come by and say howdy at their performance or at JAM’s information booth. See you there!

Free Fundraising Workshop

Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc. is offering a FREE fundraising training workshop to all JAM affiliates on Thursday, June 8 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Jones House Community Center in Boone, NC. Any program director, advisory board member, teacher or otherwise volunteer with an affiliated JAM program is welcome to attend. This training will be led by Michael Webb, Director of Development of the College of Arts and Sciences at East Tennessee State University. Participants will also be able to engage in discussions of how to collaboratively raise funds in the same regions. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is not required, but encouraged so that we can adequately plan the workshop. Please make plans to stay for the weekly old time jam session at the Jones House beginning at 7:30 that evening. There is also a slow jam at 5:30 p.m. Thanks and please spread the word! For more questions, feel free to contact Brett Martin at (276) 768-6329 or

Click here to pre-register

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