Ham Jam Music Festival Introduces 2014 Line-up
Ham Jam Music Festival - Gypsophilia
Camp Pascobac, NB – March 12, 2014 - The 5th annual Ham Jam Music Festival is taking place again this summer on the shores of the Belleisle Bay, just outside of Kars, New Brunswick. This festival celebrates the wealth of talented East Coast musicians while raising funds to renew a once vibrant youth camp, Camp Pascobac.
This year’s family-friendly festival will take place June 6, 7 & 8 and includes a ham-jam-packed lineup full of new performers and Ham Jam veterans. There is lots for everyone, including swimming, face-painting, free camping, hula-hooping, a roasted pulled pork sandwich on Saturday, and three days full of great music.
This year’s performers include: Gypsophilia, Olympic Symphonium, Keith Mullins, Don Brownrigg, Jim Blewett and the Swing Cats, Mike Trask & The Precious Memories, Ryan Hillier, Lee Boy, Jenn Miller, Earthbound Trio, Brent Mason Band, Josh Peters & True Grit, Sawmill Creek, Drake Adams and the Sticky Bandits, Solstice, Sadie Anne Donahue and Jerry-Faye Flatt, and a Ham Jam exclusive, return appearance of Tim Isaac and the Psychedelic Wheelbarrow. For the second year, Rock of Ages, a compilation of hard rocking kids from Rothesay, NB will appear.
For the first time, tickets are being sold online and in-person at Backstreet Records in Saint John. There are only 200 being sold so get them while you still can! Tickets will not be sold at the gate.
The inaugural festival was organized by a hodgepodge group of friends dreaming of a long weekend full of local music, good food and raising funds for a good cause – the revitalization of Camp Pascobac.
Camp Pascobac was once a staple to the Belleisle Bay, offering children the classic summer camp experience filled with hiking, swimming, canoeing and sailing. While the camp continues to remain available for rental, it is the dream of the Ham Jam Organizing Committee that this site will become a vibrant summer camp yet again.
“I grew up in Belleisle, spending my summers with my grandparents kayaking, fishing, boating and horsing around” said Alexander Quinn, founder and Committee member of Ham Jam Music Festival. “This is a really special place for me and I hope that the next generation of children will be able to share some of the same experiences I have come to cherish today”.
The festival made money in its first year and has continued to steadily grow in attendance, bands, and revenues. Though the event remains relatively small, it has managed to donate money each year. This event requires much hard work from its volunteers each year to organize and deliver, and has also been made possible through generous donations from sponsors who are also committed to the cause. More details, including the full list of sponsors and band bios can be seen online.