Smoked Country Jam 2020 Status Update
After much discussion, and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Smoked Country Jam this June, and begin working toward the 2021 festival, set for June 17-19.
Though we feared this would happen, we have until now hoped that it wouldn’t end this way.
Given the painful reality of COVID-19, one of the greatest global health challenges of our lifetimes, we feel this is the right thing to do. We are heartbroken, and we know many of you are as well, but the health and well being of Smoked Country Jam attendees, artists, and staff are our greatest concern.
With the restrictions in our state just having been extended into May, we can’t be certain they will be lifted by June to a level that will allow our campground to be open, or to allow festival gatherings to take place.
Because of the nature of this cancellation we feel it is only right to offer ticket refunds to those who have already purchased tickets for this year’s event. The festival organizers will be reaching out to each ticket purchaser with details about this in the near future.
We feel this was one of the most entertaining lineups we have brought together in the 16 years of our event. Looking to 2021, we will do all we can to bring as many of those artists back for next year’s festival.
While it is tremendously disappointing that Smoked Country Jam won’t take place this June, we are looking forward to celebrating the beauty of bluegrass music and our love of life with you next June.
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 America. 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.
We'll see you in June 2021!
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