ASHEVILLE, N.C. — June 12, 2018 — Today, Jam In The Trees releases the full schedule the lineup for the 2018 festival, which will be held on August 24th and 25th. The annual music festival returns with a diverse lineup for the third year to Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, North Carolina. The roster includes legendary artists The Travelin’ McCourys, Jerry Douglas, Shooter Jennings, Elizabeth Cook, Gangstagrass, and Jim Lauderdale, and ever-popular artists The Steel Wheels, The Stray Birds, Fireside Collective, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, The Slocan Ramblers, Jane Kramer and Andy Buckner.
Following tradition, Jam in the Trees will host music on both an indoor and outdoor stage, and will strategically schedule artists so that there are no overlapping sets. Friday night’s lineup will kick off with songstress Jane Kramer at 8 p.m., followed by bluegrass/hip-hop fusion Gangstagrass, and epically closed out with popular Asheville locals Fireside Collective.
Saturday’s lineup kicks off on the outdoor stage with 1940s-style bluegrass band The Po’ Ramblin Boys at 1 p.m., followed by performances from Canadian bluegrass band Slocan Ramblers, dobro master and 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas, energetic, crowd favorites The Steel Wheels, country royalty Shooter Jennings, and bluegrass legends The Travelin’ McCourys. Performances on the indoor stage will start at 1:45 p.m. with soulful, North Carolina-based songwriter Andy Buckner, followed by critically-acclaimed trio The Stray Birds, outlaw country queen Elizabeth Cook, and closed out by Americana legend Jim Lauderdale.
The beloved, high-energy After Hours Jam will also take place Saturday night on the indoor stage. Hosts Jim Lauderdale and The Po’ Ramblin Boys will invite special guests on stage, giving attendees a chance to experience rare on-stage collaborations. To view the full stage schedule, please visit https://jaminthetrees.com/stage-schedule-2018.
“It’s always a treat to be at Jam In The Trees as it lives up to its name. You never know who will get together for a few tunes on the stages over the course of the two-day event and jam. I’m looking forward to my third year and hope to see lots of friends while there,” says Jim Lauderdale.
In addition to a packed two-day lineup of diverse artists, festival-goers will have access to award-winning Pisgah beer and on-site food trucks, as well as unique vendors and local artisans, including a barbeque sauce tasting station from North Carolina’s own Cackalacky. This year’s VIP experience will include a guided brewery tour and tasting, and meet & greets with headliners Elizabeth Cook, Jim Lauderdale, Jerry Douglas, and The Travelin’ McCourys. VIP ticket-holders will also have access to early entry, preferred parking, a private viewing area, a private bar, private port-a-lets, complimentary local snacks, and a commemorative event poster. Tickets for the festival can currently be purchased via Eventbrite; ticketing links are available at www.jaminthetrees.com and www.pisgahbrewing.com.