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Some Kind of Jam 15 brings music and camping back to Schuylkill County Fairgrounds April 29-May 2

Some Kind of Jam 15 brings music and camping back to Schuylkill County Fairgrounds April 29-May 2
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From a press release:

Going back more than 15 years, Jibberjazz has produced over 50 music and camping festivals, including the annual Some Kind of Jam and Meeting of the Minds in Schuylkill County, as well as Madsummer Meltdown, Boogie in the Bungalow, and many other live music events.

These gatherings have featured national and regional original acts ranging in funk, jam, bluegrass, psychedelic, jazz, blues, folk, reggae, rock and roll, singer/songwriter, and countless other musical styles. All Jibberjazz events are 100 percent self-produced, with no corporate ties or sponsorships, as it remains a fiercely independent grassroots organization based in Pennsylvania.

Throughout its history, Jibberjazz Productions never canceled a planned festival, enduring floods, tornadoes, blizzards, and even pushing forward during statewide states of emergency. However, COVID-19 changed all that, forcing Some Kind of Jam 15 and all subsequent shows to shut down in 2020. A GoFundMe campaign helped the company stay afloat, and now Some Kind of Jam 15 has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 29 through Sunday, May 2, 2021 with almost the same lineup.

The music and camping festival will feature 24 musical acts on two stages, late-night indoor jams, food and craft vendors, light shows, fire performances, parades, yoga, educational workshops, and kids activities on the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds (2270 Fair Rd., Schuylkill Haven). The event is BYOB for those of age.

The Jibberjazz focus is finding national and regional bands on the rise and unleashing them on unsuspecting audiences, acting as a bridge between vast musical pockets scattered across the country. Taking the time to develop these bands and grow their audiences, Jibberjazz takes great pride in the quality and diversity of its lineups that blend heavy-hitting out-of-market bands, national acts, and up-and-coming regional talent, and it’s always on the lookout for the next great sound to emerge from the abyss. “Tomorrow’s headliners today” is the mantra it has embraced throughout the last decade, bringing killer music and good people together.

Some Kind of Jam 15 will showcase a variety of music, including jam, funk, bluegrass, folk, blues, rock and roll, electronica, Americana, world, jazz, prog, and more from artists drawn from all corners of the United States, including Magic Beans, Lespecial, The Higgs, Marbin, Yak Attack, Kendall Street Company, Breastfist, Yam Yam, Evolfo, The Iceman Special, Karmic Juggernaut, Squaring the Circle, Native Maze, Lee Ross, Jojo Stella, Uncle Jake & the 18-Wheel Gang, Euphonious, Cirotti Trio, Trouble City All-Stars, Inner Urge, Wahoo Skiffle Crazies, Adventures of Matte Black, Nina Scarcia, and Knitebitch.

The venue is a beautiful 80-acre rustic fairground with outdoor and indoor stages, plenty of camping space, permanent restrooms and showers, nature trails, trout fishing waters, and electricity access for RVs.

Tickets, which are $85 for the weekend, are on sale now via Square. For more details, see the Facebook event page or visit

Since 2005, Jibberjazz festivals have drummed up a buzz in the underground and developed a dedicated fan base in the region that continues to grow in intensity and attendance season after season. Some of the hundreds of musical acts Jibberjazz has booked over the years include Antibalas, Ozric Tentacles, Man Man, Budos Band, Anders Osborne, Rubblebucket, The New Mastersounds, Twiddle, Dopapod, Tauk, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Spafford, Moon Hooch, Marco Benevento, Mike Dillon, Skerik, Toubab Krewe, Ryan Montbleau, Monophonics, Project/Object, Cabinet, John Kadlecik, Max Creek, Everyone Orchestra, Papa Mali, Orgone, Eric Krasno, ALO, The Motet, RAQ, Particle, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Tea Leaf Green, Felice Brothers, New Orleans Suspects, Deep Banana Blackout, Jim Weider, Assembly of Dust, Scott Pemberton, and Consider the Source, among many others.

That trend will continue into 2021 and beyond as the company hopes to produce numerous music and camping festivals this year. Jibberjazz will abide by all government safety guidelines during these events and will continue to monitor the situation while the festivals takes place. There will be temperature checks conducted at the gate, sanitation stations will be scattered throughout the property, and there is plenty of space throughout the grounds for adequate social distancing. More detailed information will be released closer to the date.