Musical jams, gatherings of musicians to play music with other musicians they may or may not know, are regular features throughout Southwestern Virginia.

Such jams are Saturday afternoon staples at The Floyd Country Store, home of the legendary Friday Night Jamboree.

Musicians young and old gather for one of two jams or both — Old Time Music and Bluegrass — starting at 1:30 p.m. for The Old Time Musicians and 4:00 p.m. for the Bluegrass fans.

It’s part of the music culture that helps define Floyd and the surrounding area.