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 Accepting Submissions to Perform at this year’s IBMA Bluegrass Live Festival!

  Junior Appalachian Musicians is excited to announce that we will be able to program several slots at this year's International Bluegrass Music Association's festival in Raleigh, North Carolina. The festival opens up to the public Friday and Saturday, October 1-2. JAM is accepting submissions of interest to play on the City Plaza Youth Stage for daytime stage slots. * First priority will be given to those performers with a "JAM Program Connection" under the age of 21. * Performers should...

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Down on the Farm Music Festival this Saturday, June 19

  The Matthews Living History Farm Museum will be hosting a fundraiser for Junior Appalachian Musicians this Saturday, June 19 from 10am - 5pm. The event is free, although donations are encouraged and appreciated. Performances include the New River JAM Band, Nate Montgomery, Jake Cox, Jim Lloyd, Brett Morris and Jamie Collins. Come join the fun this Saturday with Junior Appalachian Musicians! Address: 476 White Pine Rd, Galax, VA 24333 For more information on the festival and other events...

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Don’t Miss Our End-of-Year Zoom Session!

                        There will be a short JAM Zoom session this Tuesday, June 15 at 3pm (EST) for affiliate program administrators and teachers. Come network with other administrators and teachers as well as with Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc. staff to discuss this year's successes, challenges and questions. We will also take this time to introduce Cody Bauer, our new Field Office Coordinator at our Knoxville, TN satellite...

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