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

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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Junior Appalachian Musicians Establishes Knoxville Field Office

Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc. announces the establishment of its first ever satellite office in Knoxville, Tennessee. As the parent organization for more than 50 after school “JAM” programs throughout Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, JAM, Inc. provides a variety of materials and resources at no cost to help each program remain sustainable. The non profit organization also helps communities develop new JAM programs, where children in grades four and up learn the...

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