I know this happens every year, everbody starts to wonder when the announcements will happen and I am no exception. Just over lunch today, I looked around at other regional country festivals and these acts have already been signed
Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Jason Michael Carroll, Kenny Chesney, Rodney Atkins, Neal McCoy (2x) Heidi Newfield, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Jack Ingram, Darryl Worley, Eli Young Band, , Billy Currington, Trailer Choir, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Darius Rucker and Pat Green.
Yes, some of these have been here already and some are out of the financial feasibility, but others are right in the ball bark.
Please understand, this is not a slam on Bill and Kathy, they are great people and I love coming here every year for both Jams.
But yes this is frustration towards their Production Team, step up to the plate and promote the best country festival around. It is one of the best, and you know that...Get out there and promote it. You don't need to sign huge headliners and fill in afterwards, just start filling. I don't think Jack Ingram or Little Big Town would be disappointed if they were told that the 11pm slot would not be going to them....I think they know they are not at the level of Sugarland or Chesney. But start somewhere, even its just announcing the opening band on Wednesday; 32 Below comes to mind.
And I'm not saying this just from a fans point of view , lets not forget the financial standpoint of Moondance Jam. Wouldn't it be better to have more pre ticket packages sold early...who doesn't like interest compounded daily!
So there is my lunch time soapbox.
On a side note, last year Zac Brown played in Michigan within the time frame of the jam. Fit perfectly for routing, but a missed opportunity. Dont' t miss opportunites, create a great line up!
You can do it.