Richard Stanley and Betty Shepherd (front left and center) are founding members of the Music Jam which meets at the Vinton Senior Center virtually every Monday at about 3:30.

There is a place in Vinton every Monday afternoon where you can put aside the worries of the world for a couple of hours and immerse yourself in some great gospel and classic country music— either singing, strumming or drumming along, or just listening.

All are welcome at the Music Jam at the Charles R. Hill Senior Center on the Vinton War Memorial campus. The atmosphere and music vary from relaxing to a rollicking good time that “gets your blood flowing.”

The starting time is officially 3:30, but it’s good to get there earlier as they start playing as soon as enough musicians show up to form the basics of a group.

The Music Jam got its start at the Senior Center in 2014 with a handful of local musicians…

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