Some Kind Of Jam 15
April 29-May 2, 2021
Schuylkill County Fairgrounds
2270 Fair Road
Schuylkill Haven, PA
Some Kind Of Jam 15
April 29-May 2, 2021
Schuylkill County Fairgrounds
2270 Fair Road
Schuylkill Haven, PA
A full weekend music & camping festival, featuring: 24 musical acts on 2 stages, workshops, food & craft vendors, a kids area with activities, late-night indoor jams, light shows, fire performances, parades, yoga, art areas, and so much more! Jibberjazz will showcase a variety of musical styles including Jam, Funk, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Reggae, Americana, World, Jazz, Progressive, etc. Artists drawn from all over the USA! Let's Get to Wild Dancing!
Understandably, questions and concerns exist about how to be responsible for your health and the well being of others at Some Kind Of Jam 15. Jibberjazz will abide by all government safety guidelines during this event and will continue to monitor the situation so that we are on top of everything pertinent while the festival takes place. There will be temperature checks conducted the gate, sanitation stations will be scattered throughout the property, and there is plenty of space throughout the grounds for adequate distancing. More detailed information will be released closer to the date. In the meantime, please direct any questions or concerns to [email protected]
Original Musical Acts from all over the USA!
Magic Beans have steadily built upon their national notoriety in a short period of time with a distinguishable sound that is uniquely their own. The combo of funk/soul/rock has set themselves apart from the pack as one of the state's premier acts. The Beans made their Red Rocks debut in 2019, prior to releasing their new album, Off Leash, a testament to the group shedding the restraints of genre based music in favor of embracing different elements found across the musical realm.
This power trio carves their own sonic path in modern music, creating their signature blend of "heavy future groove." Veering from hip-hop to metal, prog to house, pensive indie-rock to apocalyptic dub, leaving room for head banging and hip swaying alike, while still presenting a unified sound and vision.
Progressive jazz-rock band with a unique story that stands out in today's music world. With a do-it-yourself approach, Marbin started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States. Through word of mouth, Marbin has gained hundreds of thousands of devoted fans all over the world and has sold tens of thousands of albums.
Best described as organic
electronica. Using skillful playing, live loops, and tightly constructed songs
combined with raw improvisation to build high-energy and uplifting music from
scratch, where every note is played and recorded live. The band draws on influences
from a wide spectrum of electronica, such as house, drum and bass and breakbeat,
along with elements of jam, funk and jazz.
THE ICEMAN SPECIAL
New Orleans LA
These Big Easy Bombardiers pack an ample amount of audio artillery in their set and you better believe that the Funka-Delic swamp will rain down heavy when they plug in. Screeching yet smooth guitars, wandering yet punchy bass lines, electronic synth samples, driving drum beats and powerful vocals form one a kind soundscapes. Who is the Iceman?
Prog-Funk brainchild of bassist/vocalist Alex Golden and keyboardist Mike Runyon. What started as a trio, swiftly turned into a head-spinning chamber orchestra of math-dance-madness with trumpet, saxophone, keys, and guitar. So, if funky, complex, and seldom-apologetic, satirical lyrical content sound up your crooked alley, Metaphonia is just the nonsense for you!
KENDALL STREET COMPANY
Kendall Street Company has broken the mold of improvised rock and enters a world of jazz-grass infused psychedelic bliss. Any one of their songs could easily turn from a fun sing-along, into a cacophonous headbanging garage-rock soundscape, to a Klezmer-disco dance party, and then resolve into a peaceful ambient meditation that evokes nostalgia of your childhood.
New York NY
Evolfo is the sound that breaks through the fuzz on the low end of your radio dial and echoes out the back door of a pink neon lit bar. Mainstays of NYC's clubs and DIY spaces, as well as the finest basement venues coast to coast, Evolfo has cut adventurous tracks through the US, gaining initiates and devotees every time they cram onto a stage and deliver their raucous live show.
Asbury Park NJ
Psychedelic/ progresive outfit Karmic Juggernaut is an overwhelming force of sound. Formed initially as a quartet in 2004, the Asbury Park-based group has amassed a reputation for their eclectic style, musicianship, unique stage performances, inventive songwriting, and innovative solar-powered recordings.
SQUARING THE CIRCLE
Original rock fusion quartet with a strong taste for the experimental jam, taking lessons from countless miles on the road to put together a formidable musical amalgamation of all former musical projects and influences, along with the masters of jazz, funk, and blues. Their live performances are high energy parties blended with technically proficient and purpose-laden musical statements.
JO JO STELLA
Lyric focused funk-rock & soul outfit, with elements of jazz and improvisation. They've quickly carved out a name via a flurry of tours and live performances showcasing high energy stage communication; even earning a slot as a preferred act of the infamous Merry Pranksters for their gatherings.
Defined as "sound pleasing to the ear." Euphonious as a band follows suit, creatively weaving together the threads of a range of genres, creating a phonic balance both unique to its own style, yet comfortably reminiscent of the musical influences it draws from... incorporating many elements of prog, danc-rock, funk, blues, jazz, and electronica.
Melding sounds rooted in cinematic rock, jazz, and ambient styles by blending vibraphone, analog synthesizers, reverb-soaked guitar, and danceable world-inspired drums, The Inner Urge engages their audience through a journey of ecstatic highs and reflective lows from start to finish.
ADVENTURES OF MATTE BLACK
San Glutino NJ
Genre defying band led by Madison Gerish and Daniel Skinner, featuring a rotating line-up of their intrepid traveling friends. Her compositions reflect on the shared absurdity of our existence and paired with Skinner's improvisational style the partnership is moving, bittersweet and unforgettable.
Described as an evocative singer-songwriter and guitarist, with musical styles similar to some of her much-loved artists like Norah Jones and Bonnie Raitt. Performing her blues-driven and acoustic tunes, listeners are captivated by her lyrics and voice that are emotionally charged and powerfully delivered.
• No Illegal Substances
• No Weapons
• No Fires on the Ground (elevated fire pits only)
• No Nitrous Oxide
• No Glass Bottles
• No Underage Alcohol Possession/Consumption
• No Loud Music in Camping Area
• No Motorized Golf Carts, 4-Wheelers, Dirt Bikes, etc.
The safety of our patrons is of utmost priority. Failure to adhere to rules above will result in immediate ejection from festival grounds by Jibberjazz Security. Thank you for understanding.
Schuylkill County Fairgrounds
2270 Fair Road,
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Within Summit Station on PA-895, between 183 and 61.
The venue is a beautiful 80-acre rustic fairground, featuring outdoor & indoor stages, plenty of camping space, permanent restrooms & showers, nature trails, trout-fishing waters, and electricity access. This event is B.Y.O.B. for those with valid I.D.
Food / Craft Vending
Interested applicants should send an email with detailed vendor description to [email protected] If email is not possible, you may mail a description, menus, etc, to the address on the Jibberjazz contact page. We archive all submissions and contact every vendor we are interested in working with in advance.
Each weekend RV pass with electricity is $50. To purchase a spot in advance, or for more information, contact: [email protected] RV passes do NOT include any festival tickets. We have yet to sell out of RV passes at this site but they are first come, first serve if not reserved in advance.
What time does the GATE open? Friday at 9:00AM. However...
Can I come to the festival EARLY? Campers may arrive on Thursday AFTER 4:00PM. Thursday arrivals carry an additional $15 "early bird fee" per person (payable in cash, at the gate). Vendors are not subject to this fee and may arrive as early as 2pm Thursday. There is live music Thursday evening as part of the pre-party.
What is the ADDRESS? 2270 Fair Road, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. On PA-895 (between routes 183 and 61) in Summit Station.
Do KIDS have to pay? Children 12 and under are admitted free-of-charge and must be accompanied by a legal guardian. All children must be registered upon arrival with the telephone number and valid ID of their guardian.
How much does it cost on SATURDAY? Single day passes are available after 9:00AM on Saturday for $60 and include camping.
Do you sell DAY PASSES? No. All tickets include camping.
Can I leave and RE-ENTER? If your wristband remains intact on your wrist AND you possess your original ticket stub, you may reenter the festival grounds. You are required to check in with Jibberjazz staff each time you enter through the gate.
How long can I STAY? You may stay on the grounds until 5:00PM Sunday at the very latest.
What is the cost to PARK? There is a fee of $5 per car, or $10 per oversized vehicle and/or vehicles pulling a trailer. RV electricity passes include parking.
Can I bring my DOG? Pets are welcome at Jibberjazz festivals, but as regulated by our insurance company, no dangerous breeds of dogs are allowed on the grounds. A good general rule of thumb is: If your animal has the capacity to harm a child, leave it at home or in a shelter. All animals must be registered at the gate with current proof of Rabies Vaccination. All animals MUST BE LEASHED AT ALL TIMES and properly attended to while on the grounds.
Can I bring ALCOHOL? Yes, this Jibberjazz event is BYOB as long as you are 21+ with valid identification. NO GLASS BOTTLES!
Do you sell ALCOHOL? Alcohol is NOT sold on the grounds. The closest beer distributors are The Beer Shak (2 miles) and Country Beverage (5 miles), northward on Route 183.
What if I INJURE myself? A team of Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses are employed 24/7 for the duration of the festival. Basic first-aid is also available at the gate and staff members have the means to contact additional medical personnel if the need should arise. Please notify staff upon checking in if you or someone in your party has a medical condition we should be aware of. Safety is our utmost concern.
Are there QUIET places to camp? There is an area near the gate designated for "family camping" with quiet hours strictly enforced after midnight.
Can I camp with my CAR? Yes, and all stages are in close proximity (very short walk) to the main camping area.
Can I bring an RV? Yes, weekend RV passes are $50 WITH designated electricity hookup, or $10 WITHOUT electricity access. To reserve a spot or for more information, please contact: [email protected]
Can I buy ELECTRICITY access if I don't have an RV? Campground (non-RV) electrical permits are $40 each per weekend. Purchase at the gate.
What is the BATHROOM situation? The grounds feature on-site restrooms with flushing toilets and sinks and there are an abundance of port-o-johns throughout the campground. Maintenance and sanitization are provided constantly throughout the weekend.
Are there SHOWERS? Free showers with hot water are available on site during designated daytime hours.
Can I have a personal FIRE? Not unless it is contained within an elevated, store-bought fire pit (we suggest bringing your own firewood). A community bonfire will be on-site to keep everyone warm. Camp grills/stoves are okay. Please be responsible for everyone's sake. Fire pits discovered on the ground will be extinguished immediately and nearby campsites will have to be relocated.
What happens if it RAINS? In case of severe weather, there is always a backup plan in place to have outdoor music moved to safe, indoor stages with similar set times and lengths.
Is there an ATM? There is an ATM in the vending area. However, if you plan on purchasing tickets at the gate, please bring enough money with you as cash is the only form of payment accepted day of show, and you cannot access the ATM until after you enter the festival grounds.
Will there be YOGA? Yes. Check the festival program for a full schedule and description.
Is there a HOTEL nearby? We recommend the Pine Grove Comfort Inn (14 miles west of the fairgrounds, where route 81 intersects 443). They sometimes offer a discounted rate during festival week if you mention "Jibberjazz" when booking.
What else is NEARBY? Hawk Mountain's website has a list of nearby attractions:
Where can I get some FLYERS? Email us at [email protected] to have some mailed or emailed to you.
How can I become INVOLVED with Jibberjazz? We are always looking for more reliable volunteers for promotion, clean-up, etc. Please reach us AHEAD OF TIME by emailing [email protected] for an application. Events are fully-staffed before gates open.
Since 2005, Jibberjazz festivals have drummed up a buzz in the underground by showcasing a truly diverse musical-lineup that blends heavy-hitting out of market bands, national acts, and up-and-coming regional talent. Our festivals have developed a dedicated fan base in the region and continue to grow in intensity and attendance, season after season. The trend continues through 2020, as we continue our quest to find "Tomorrow's Headliners Today." Creative line-ups, killer music, and good people are what Jibberjazz is all about.