Headwaters Country Jam 2016
Music and Memories in Montana
Each year millions of people pack up their camping gear and head out in search of live music festivals. Music festivals continue to grow in popularity. Fans come for the music and the unique experience a festival provides. Sponsors and advertisers love that they have a captive audience and local economies reap the benefits of a large number of people relying on their goods and services. According to this report, 32 million people attend a music festival each year. A music festival is a time to kick back, relax, meet new friends and enjoy some of your favorite recording artists. Headwaters Country Jam is a three-day country music festival featuring over a dozen bands, surrounded by the beautiful Montana landscape. National and regional acts perform as fans enjoy an ice cold beer, play a round of horseshoes or dance the night away. Pack up your camping gear and head to The Bridge! You might even want to take a selfie or two!
The Bridge venue is comprised of 159 acres and is the final resting ground for the historic Sappington Bridge that once spanned the Jefferson River. Sixty acres are used for the campground which holds 1200 20 x 40 campsites. On this Headwaters weekend most of those campsites are full.
When packing for a three day festival, never underestimate the importance of tie down material for your tent and quality rain gear! Having the proper equipment for all weather patterns you may encounter is a must! For the festival goers who endured the wind and rain of Wednesday night they woke up to clearer skies and a great start to the festival with opening act Annie Bosko, who played several songs from her newest EP "Fighter". The Devon Worley Band took the stage next. A popular band in the midwest music scene, Devon is an 18 year old fireball on the stage. Look for big things ahead for this young lady. Darryl Worley shared his "Awful, Beautiful Life" with the crowd as well as some new music he will be releasing soon. Joe Nichols headlined on Day 1 and had the festival grounds coming "Undone" as he sang hit after hit.
Day two of the festival found the clouds parting and the sun heating up! The Hawthorne Roots opened the day with their Montana soul sound followed by Tim Montana and the Shrednecks rockin' the festival grounds with "This Beard Came Here to Party". Macy's Rising Star Stephanie Quayle entertained the crowd with her hit single "Drinking with Dolly" and then Mark Chesnutt took the stage singing hit after hit of classic country. Tyler Farr was the headliner for Day 2 and drove the crowd "Redneck Crazy" and reminded them everything is "Better in Boots"
The second day of the festival also found the campground and venue activities heating up. Whether you were relaxing in your campground, walking around and getting to know your fellow campers or participating in corn hole, horseshoes, and beer pong tournaments there was plenty of action to be found. Music festivals allow you to relax, enjoy some down time and show off your best festival attire. Headwaters Country Jam is no different and many festival goer's were happy to show off their Montana pride!
Day three started with Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs performing old country blues followed by Logan Brill with her Americana infused country sound. Halfway to Hazard took to the stage full speed ahead with their pedal to the medal country rock sound, while Chase Bryant took us on back as he had all the ladies looking for some "Room to Breathe". The "Parking Lot Party" with Lee Brice closed out the festival. From "Drinking Class" and "Beer" to "I Don't Dance" and "I Drive Your truck" Lee performed an energy driven set that showcased the passionate musical craftsman that he is.
You can't download a live musical performance. Turning off the noise of your everyday life and tuning in to three days of a live music festival is a way to put music to your troubles and dance them away. Singing in unison with the crowd as the music plays takes you to that moment where you know who you are and everything you wish to be! Check out the Headwaters Country Jam photo gallery here and start planning your music festival experience now!
It's more than just music!