The Jam Web Guy wrote:I just got the regional schedules and it looks like Chase & Ovation, Bad Animals, Transit Authority and Free Fallin will be back, but the new tributes include Comfortably Pink, Maiden Minnesota, Motley Inc and The Atomic Punks. Other regionals will include Hairball & Mt Ash (obviously), Black Valentyne, The MN Whiskey Pigzz, Cain, Them Pesky Kids, Sugar Buzz, Steel Orchid, Kat Blu and The Centerville Allstars.
The Lazy Moon will have Ozzy Harris Band, Red Dot Garage, Joe Carey, Timmy Haus, Life As We Know It, July Fighter, Deja Voodoo, Mark Allen, Double Shot, Seazon of the Fly, & UnLedded (Unplugged Zeppelin). The Tiki Bar will have Mark Allen, Rock Bottom, Nasty Habit, Sincerely Yours and Goodnight Roxy.
All of these are still getting finalized, so there could be some changes.
walter wrote:DITTO! We also buy right away and recruit our friends, no more up front money from us, if we come back after this year.HalfPast6 wrote:For me, I am the organizer of a fairly large group that camps in South Reserved. There are 16 of us going this year. I believe we had 22 last year. Based on the feedback that everyone liked where we camped, I pushed to get enough commitments so we could keep our campsites. We bought our tickets way back in September based in part on faith that MDJ would deliver their usual, consistent lineup with maybe a few highlights. Frankly, I'm disappointed. Calling it as I see it: Kid Rock and John Fogerty are legitimate closers, and Heart is also a reasonable headliner for a 3-night event. I don't think ANY of the 9pm bands are deserving of that time slot for this particular festival, and that's probably why my excitement for this year is somewhere close to the toilet. The 9pm slot features a couple of 'heard one, you've heard them all' 93X bands, and a classic rock band band who is always entertaining, but has played at 5pm in the past. (Sorry if I offended anyone with this. It's my opinion and I'm entitled to it, though I realize that I didn't necessarily have to share it.)
At the core, I DO feel a degree of responsibility for the lineup as it relates to my group. Each time I hear someone complain about the bands that have been signed, I can't help but take it personally. I have no control over who performs there, but I AM the one who convinced everyone to buy tickets with the lineup sight-unseen; and each year I invest a lot of time and energy into making the weekend fun for all. Will I suggest buying tickets for Jam 22 this September? Heck, no!! Fool me once, shame on you... Could this be my last Jam? It could. I really get the sense that those who book this event want to move it toward current rock, which I simply don't identify with as much.
For the record, this is no overture for the R-fest. I think their lineup stinks too.
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