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Rosin up your bow

Staff Report

The second year of the Johnson County Center for the Arts “Mountain Music Jam on the Pickin’ Porch” kicked off Tuesday evening, June 21. Musicians and music lovers alike enjoyed warm temperatures and clear skies for the first of this summer’s bi-monthly event.

The show started at 6 p.m. with music by the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) participants and their teachers playing traditional Old Time and Bluegrass standards.

At 6:30 p.m., the stage was opened to others in the community who wanted to join in and sit n’ pick awhile.

Lois Dunn, a former owner and operator of Lois’s Cafe on Main Street, offered refreshments of soup beans, cornbread, and hotdogs on the front porch of The Johnson County Center for the Arts, which was open for business for those who needed a break from the heat or wanted to check out the works of local artists.

The Mountain Music Jams are planned for the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of June, July, and August. The next one will be held Tuesday, June 28.

For more information on the Johnson County Center for the Arts and
its upcoming events, visit