The first annual Jimmie Jam starts this weekend! It’s owner Jimmie Brandell’s birthday, and the folks over at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 are celebrating all weekend. They have joined together with Family Jam Productions and Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery, to host three days of music, food, and brews.
Not everyone can afford or get the time off to attend music festivals over the summer. This “stay-cation” is a great option for people who have limited time and funds to travel. The bands are coming to us, undeterred by weather and travel conditions. What a great idea!
The fun starts at 936 Brown Street on Thursday, and goes through Saturday. Doors open at 9pm, music begins at 10pm. Cover price is $10 each night, except Saturday which requires just a $5 cover. Attending all weekend is a grand total of $25 – which is super affordable, especially when you consider the pricing of typical music festivals.
What to expect? Here is the rundown…
Thursday, the line up consists of Magic Jackson (local funk masters), The Dirk Quinn Band (jazz funk from Philadelphia) and Jahman Brahman (jam band from Asheville, NC).
Friday is a split bill with Scott Lee & The Whiskey River Boys (local progressive folk), and Elementree Livity Project (reggae jam rock from Cincinnati).
Saturday caps the weekend off with Subterranean (local improv jam band) joined by special guest Sharon A. Lane (local piano and vocal legend).
Mr. Kevin Dumont will be MC/Artist at Large for the weekend.
This promises to be a weekend to remember!