Smoked Country Jam is a 3-day, family-friendly event bringing together performers from all branches of the bluegrass tree.

Whether the music is traditional or progressive, Americana, old time or Roots, all are shared on the stage with one another. The festival showcases the past, present and future of this American-made music. Each year, lineups of national and regional performers bring over 40 hours of music to two stages, overseen by our two sound companies, GP Audio (Quiet Oaks Stage) and Upstage Productions (PA Wilds Stage). The event features a 3-day Lupus Auction benefiting the Lupus Foundation of PA. There is a full schedule of bluegrass workshops, children's activities, a beautiful vendor midway, and the Pennsylvania Heritage Songwriting Contest. The festival is both 4-wheeler and pet friendly.

Rustic camping is included with all full-festival tickets. Camping with hookups is an additional cost, run through Quiet Oaks Campground. If you are interested in reserving a site with electric and water hookups, contact Quiet Oaks at +1 (570) 923 2386 or visit their website.

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2018 Performers

Performers subject to change. Click on an artist to learn more.

 Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

The Becky Buller Band

Fireside Collective

   The Hillbilly Gypsies

Mama Corn

Colebrook Road

Jakob's Ferry Stragglers


Mountain Ride

Herb & Hansen

Bug Tussle

The Crooked Line

Doug Forshey

The Lockport Drifters

Bronze Alley Boxer

Van Wagner

Strawberry Ridge

Chris LaRose

Doc Pappa & the Renegade Ramblers

Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys

Tussey Mountain Moonshiners


Smoked Country Jam 2018 Schedule

Click on an artist to learn more!

Time Performer
6:00PM Open Mic Sign Ups
7:00-9:00PM Open Mic

Quiet Oaks Stage


Time Performer
11:00AM Chris LaRose
12:00PM Bronze Alley Boxer
1:00PM Doug Forshey
2:00PM Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys
3:00PM Jakob's Ferry Stragglers
4:00PM The Becky Buller Band
5:00PM Dinner Break
6:00PM The Crooked Line
7:00PM Mama Corn
8:00PM Van Wagner
9:00PM The Becky Buller Band
10:00PM Bug Tussle

Quiet Oaks Stage


Time Performer
11:00AM Lockport Drifters
12:00PM Doug Forshey
1:00PM Mama Corn
2:00PM The Hillbilly Gypsies
3:00PM Mountain Ride
4:00PM Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
5:00PM PHSC Awards/Auctions/Dinner Break
6:00PM Tussey Mountain Moonshiners
7:00PM Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys
8:00PM Colebrook Road
9:00PM Fireside Collective
10:00PM Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
11:00PM Hillbilly Gypsies

Get Your Tickets

January 1st - June 12th$70
At the Gate$80
Ages 12-16 $20
Children Under 12 FREE!
THURSDAY, June 14th$25
FRIDAY, June 15th$30
SATURDAY, June 16th$30

* Single Day campers must be off the grounds by 10:00AM the following day.

January 1st - June 12th$55
After June 12th$60

* Single Day campers must be off the grounds by 10:00AM the following day.

* All festival tickets include rustic camping.

Pennsylania Heritage Songwriting Contest

The Pennsylvania Heritage Songwriting Contest (PHSC) has been created to celebrate the State of Pennsylvania, its people, places, and history in song.

It is intended to provide a venue for amateur songwriters to display their art while fostering appreciation and study of Pennsylvania Heritage. The songs must have a PA namesake, theme or reference. If you are interested in participating, download the printable rules and entry form below!

Benefiting the  Lupus Foundation of PA


raised for a cure

Teresa's Story

Since Teresa Kodish was diagnosed with Lupus in 2002, Smoked Country Jam has been committed to making a difference. Through our three day Lupus Auction, we have raised over $20,000 for the Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, a non-profit organization that is fighting to find a cure once and for all.


raised toward a cure

Join the team

Smoked Country Jam is looking for volunteers to join our festival team! For only 4 hours of work each day, you can enjoy the rest of the festival. Volunteers must be 18, previous experience is not required but is a definite plus. Pre-festival, post-festival and festival hours are available. Volunteer positions include Ground Control, Environmental, Stage Hands, and parking. Free field camping and two meals are included for each day worked.

Contact Smoked Country Jam

Ron Kodish

Performers, Advertising & Marketing


Teresa Kodish

Volunteers, Ticket Gate & Grants


Marcy McKinney

Vendor Coordinator & Performer Liason


General Festival Inquires

For General Festival Inquiries, please contact Ron at