Plenty of rock and a television crew recording the festival for DirectTV’s Concert Series awaits Moondance Jam fans descending on Walker, Minn., July 14-17.
Like many festivals, Moondance Jam’s first day is devoted to fun acts like tribute bands and party rockers. Helping the festival launch its 19th year of bringing the rock to Minnesota will be the Tom Petty / Heartbreakers tribute band Free Fallin as well as Hairball, Mountain Ash and The Minnesota Whiskey Piggz.
July 15 kicks off with Tonic, followed by Hoobastank, Collective Soul and Buckcherry with Sammy Hagar & The Wabos topping the bill.
On Friday, July 16, Moondance Jam welcomes The Smithereens, Don Felder, Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon while Saturday begins with Blackberry Smoke and ends with Lynyrd Skynyrd with Black Stone Cherry, Cinderella and Johnny Lang sandwiched in between.
Television comes to Moondance Jam this year with production company Blaze TV covering the festival from top to bottom, resulting in 10 one-hour shows featuring performers like Hagar, REO Speedwagon, Buckcherry, Lang, Hoobastank, Collective Soul, Black Stone Cherry and Pat Benatar. Watch for the programs to air later this summer on The 101 Network.
VIP and “Rockstar” tickets are already gone, but there are still a few reserved camping sites available for the 18-and-over crowd. Other options include general admission and general camping. For more information, just click here for the Moondance Jam website.