From Gov't Mule to Grammy Award
Winning roots reggae pioneer, Burning Spear and some of the southeast's top
regional talent AMJam is flush with talent. In addition, they have just added Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet
ft. Bela Fleck, Larry Keel and McMurry Farms, Ralph Roddenbery and Asheville's
own down-tempo backbeat, Telepath.
AmJam takes place Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, 2008.
In addition to over 30 musical acts on two stages, AmJam plans to entertain its guest through an assortment of activities including workshops, drum circles, parades, swimmng, outdoor contests, intimate campground performances, a craft village and festival-style fine dining. AmJam extends invitations to families (young children included) with open arms and will provide a number of family friendly events such as the Kid's Parade and the Children's Universe activity center. Habitat for Humanity will be in attendance along with HeadCount, a non-profit connecting potential voters through live music and events.
AmJam's mission is to create an event that mirrors the true spirit of Asheville with its picturesque scenery, unbridled talent and limitless hospitality, which has captured the hearts of poets, painters, princes and paupers! People have been drawn to Deerfields from across the map, sharing their talents and ideas to create a cultural tapestry that is enormously rich in diversity and unrivaled beauty.
The Deerfield's Amphitheater is located 20 minutes south of Asheville in the Mills River Community. The 940-acre family-owned tract of uninhabited wilderness offers camping, swimming and hiking. Tent camping will be plentiful, with a secluded family campground set aside. Car camping and RV passes are also available at an additional cost. Only 3,000 tickets will be sold to this year's AmJam. Tickets are currently on sale, with an allotment of Early Birds available at $125 for a limited time. After the Early Bird sale, tickets will be $140 in advance or $160 at the gate. Kids 13 and under are free and teens (13-16) can purchase tickets at half off.
Keller and the Keels
Larry Keel and McMurry Farms
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
the Lee Boys
Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet featuring Bela Fleck
Jeff Sipe Trio ft. Jeff Coffin
Barrel House Mamas
Josh Phillips Folk Festival
Laura Reed and Deep Pocket
Shannon Whitworth and the Refugees
Jaime McLean Band
The Kellin Watson Band
the Shane Pruitt Band