Music Jams

Grayson County shares it's musical heritage with friends and travelers during the weekly music jam sessions held across the county.  No matter where you are in Grayson County you are within 20 minutes of a weekly music jam. The music line up covers traditional, old time, bluegrass, country and every now and then americana music.  These informal gatherings are enjoyed by all who attend.

Below you will find additional information about the music jams.  We certainly hope that you will get a chance to experience a jam during your visit to Grayson County.


Grayson County Music Jams

The 1908 Courthouse Jam is held every Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Historic 1908 Courthouse, Main Street, Independence, VA.  Take a comfortable chair, or use one of the folding chairs provided by the 1908 Courthouse. Experience a true mountain music jam, where you will hear acoustic, unamplified music played with humble enthusiasm . This is not a performance, but rather a shared experience among performers. The jam is a wonderful opportunity to ‘sit close’, hear the clack of guitar picks and feet tapping as music is shared among friends. Between tunes, you’ll hear folks discussing everything from the history of a tune to the last bad joke they heard. Come join in! Call 276-773-3711  or visit the link above.

The Mt. Rogers Community Jam and Music Lessons. Every Tuesday from 7-10pm at Mt. Rogers Combined School in Whitetop.  This jam celebrates the rich traditional music heritage of Virginia's High Country.  Mount Rogers and the Whitetop area is home to some of the best musicians around.  This jam is sure to please the old town music afficianado. Learn more about the jam at the link.

The Fries Jam Session at The Fries Recreation Center Theatre, Downtown Fries, Virginia takes place on Thursday evenings from 6-9pm. Fries is home to talented local musicians and feels like home for the countless travelers who enjoy the charm of this historic mill town.

Watch a video of Joe Wilson taking about the importance of Fries in the history of country music.

Food and Fun in Flat Ridge, includes music performances and jams every Saturday night,  the music begins at 7pm. following a Country Buffet at 6pm. Adults $7, ages 12 and under $4 for the country buffet. Admission for the music is FREE! ´╗┐Directions to the Flat Ridge Community Center:  From Independence, take Highway 58 west to Old Bridle Creek Road.  Turn onto Old Bridle Creek Road and go to stop sign.  Turn right onto Flat Ridge Road.  Drive about 4 miles, Community Center is on the right.  From Wytheville or Marion (I81 exit 45), take Highway 16 South to Sugar Grove.  Turn at second left past car wash onto Flat Ridge Road.  Go about 8 miles, Community Center will be on left.
 276-655-4600 or 276-655-4269 for more information.