Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) - Franklin County, VA

Franklin County JAM is a program that began in 2014, and is made possible by the Smith Mountain Arts Council. The program is held for 5-9 grade elementary and middle students throughout Franklin County at the Leonard A. Gereau Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration and offers instruction in fiddle and guitar, with cultural enrichment and community performance opportunities!

For more information, please contact:

Jim Mullens, Program Director
Smith Mountain Arts Council

Learn more about the JAM Program here.

JAM Concert - Apr 18, 2023
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Past Event - JAM Fundraiser - Songwriters in a Row

Sunday, August 20, 2023, 2:30 PM (doors at 2 PM)
Coopers Cove Community Center
37 Penick Place, Lakeshore Terrace Subdivision
Hardy, VA 24101

Admission is free.

Bring a savory or sweet snack to share.

All donations will support the Franklin County JAM Program

Songwriters from the Southwest Virginia Songwriters Association will be performing: Britt Mistele, Kathy Acosta, Greg Trafidlo, Laura Pole, Marc Baskind and David Simpkins

JAM SVSA Poster - Songwriters in a row
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JAM Students Spring Concert 2023

April 18, 2023 – 4:30 pm

Gereau Center in Rocky Mount (across the street from the YMCA)
150 Technology Drive
Rocky Mount VA 24151
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JAM Students at the Gereau Center - Dec 13, 2022

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JAM students, Cort and Pierce, play Beaumont Rag

Cort Workman plays a mandolin made by Jay Walter. Pierce Workman plays a guitar made by the Blue Ridge Luthiers. 

Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) Students Perform at Cable 12

This is a performance by Franklin County, VA Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) students on November 30, 2022 at 7:00am on “Rise and Shine” show, Cable 12 in Rocky Mount, VA.