Michael Franti & Spearhead will headline the Saturday, Aug. 13 lineup at the second Huckleberry Jam Music Festival at Tamarack Resort, near Donnelly.
Musician, filmmaker and humanitarian Michael Franti’s high energy shows are a favorite for Idaho audiences. He’ll be coming off the launch of a new album in early summer. This is a great venue to experience this “Music is sunshine” philosophy, so bring your glow-in-the-dark hula hoops, tie dye and be ready to party.
This laid-back mountain festival will offer about 10 jam bands on its main stage on from 3 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 and 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.
Look for the full lineup to roll out in the next few weeks, says Kevin Godwin, regional vice president of Townsquare Media, which produces this festival and the popular Boise Music Fest.
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Last year’s Huckleberry Jam came together late and was lightly attended, but comments from people who were there were so encouraging that Godwin decided to give it another go.
“This is a great place for this kind of event,” Godwin says. “It’s got a really cool atmosphere and we felt it was worth investing in to see where it could go.”
This year, he’ll have four months to get the word out. And Godwin has tweaked the formula, moving the camping area close to the the music stage and lowering the initial ticket pricing.
You can tent camp starting Thursday, Aug. 11 through noon Sunday, Aug. 14 at the resort. Arrive and camp early, and you’ll be treated to a special early bird campground concert.
There are a limited number of $79 early bird tickets that will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29 at TheHuckleberryJam.com. VIP passes that include perks such as access to chairs, T-shirts and more are $160 ($200 with a parking pass) and are limited to the first 300 people.
When these tickets are gone, prices will increase in stages from $99 to $139 at the gate. VIP passes go up to $300.
Tent camping spots are $40 (Thursday night is free). Parking passes are $40; RV camping spaces are $80, general and $165 for a limited number of VIP spots that are next to the stage.