2016 Market Square Jam kicks off in Blacksburg

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) The start of June marked the kickoff of Blacksburg's Market Square Jam.

It's an event that's been going on since the early 1960s and for the last five years has been in Market Square Park.

The jam is open to the public, and anyone who wants to play is welcome to.

The town sad it's an important way to honor the history of Appalachian music in Blacksburg.

Heather Browning, the town's Community Relations Manager, said, "This is a different type of music that you don't often see in university towns and I think that it's just something that has really been welcomed by our community and every week get more and more people coming out and enjoying it in the park, more musicians, and it's just a real laid back, comfortable atmosphere and we're just very lucky to have it and have the support of the musicians."

The Jam run from 8:00 - 10:00 every Wednesday night through the end of September.

To learn more about upcoming Jam's including what bands are hosting which weeks, click the link to Blacksburg's Market Square Jam website attached to this article.

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