Dear jammin' family,

we the organizers have come to the difficult and disappointing conclusion that safely and responsibly holding Jammin' on the James this year

is simply not possible.

We have been monitoring the situation since the beginning, but the fact is Jammin' is a large gathering of people, from disparate, even foreign places, who often forego sleep and good nutrition with the central purpose of physically touching dozens of other people confined in an enclosed space. In essence the myriad of circumstances that make Jammin' beloved, are the exact circumstances that make holding it in a pandemic recklessly dangerous.