SOME KIND OF JAM 16
April 28 - May 1, 2022
Kempton Community Center
83 Community Center Drive, Kempton, PA

SOME KIND OF JAM 16
April 28 - May 1, 2022
Kempton Community Center
83 Community Center Drive, Kempton, PA

A full weekend music & camping festival, featuring: 28 musical acts on 3 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 16 states, all over the USA! ​ Let's Get to Wild Dancing!

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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. Sanitation stations will be scattered throughout the property and there is plenty of space throughout the grounds for adequate distancing.  Please direct any questions/concerns to [email protected]

TICKETS

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE
ONLINE PRESALES HAVE ENDED.

ELECTRIC R.V. PASSES ARE SOLD OUT

R.V. SPOTS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY ARE $40 AT THE GATE AND WILL NOT SELL OUT.

ONLINE

Online sales ENDED at midnight on April 24. Tickets will be available at the gate for $130 each (Thursday is $20 extra).

All online sales are "will call" and picked up at the gate with ID. For questions concerning  ticket purchases, please email [email protected]

DAY OF SHOW

The weekend pass price of admission is $130 per person. Cash is the only accepted method of payment at the gate, which operates non-stop from 4pm Thursday through Sunday afternoon.

Beginning at 9am Saturday, overnight passes will be $80 each at the gate.

After 9am Sunday, the price of admission drops to $20 per person.

THURSDAY

For an additional $20 per person (payable in cash, only at the gate), patrons may arrive after 4pm Thursday. The gate remains open overnight. There is live music on Thursday evening.

SATURDAY

From 9am Saturday until 9am Sunday, passes will be available at the gate for $80 each. Price includes overnight camping. There are no day passes.

SUNDAY

At 9am Sunday, the price of admission drops to $20 per person. There is live music on stage Sunday afternoon, food/craft vendors will be operating, and other scheduled activities  take place.

ADDITIONAL

All passes are non-refundable (unless canceled or rescheduled).
Reentry permitted only with original ticket stub AND wristband intact.
All tickets include overnight camping (no day passes).
Children 12 and under are free-of-charge accompanied by legal guardian.

PARKING

$10 per vehicle

$40 RV without electric (unlimited)

$100 RV with electric (sold out)

RV CAMPING

Scroll down to "Information" section for link and information.

BANDS

Original Musical Acts from all over the USA!

DOPAPOD

Denver CO

Symmetry defines Dopapod. The band and each of its seven albums sports a palindromic name, meaning it can be read the same forward as backward. More than that, balance has become the band’s modus operandi, with the group consciously juggling the darker tones of heavy rock with lighthearted humor; synthesizing tastes of funk, jazz, bluegrass, electronica, and more within their complex improvisational compositions.

POLYRHYTHMICS

Seattle WA

Polyrhythmics take sonic exploration, combined with mad scientist experiments, rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, to showcase the instrumental eight-piece's impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship as they tear through a singular blend of funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B, progressive jazz, and Afrobeat.

MUNGION

Chicago IL

Quickly becoming known for their undeniably explosive and charismatic live shows, the four-piece is rooted in their ambitious compositions and improvisational ability. Drawing inspiration from a wide array of musical styles, they create a raucous, yet jubilant sound all of their own. Known for their whimsical songs and goofy stage antics, Mungion's joyous presence is a natural extension of its members, making for live performances that are infectiously lighthearted and deeply sincere.

CBDB

Birmingham, AL

Progressive rock jam-band from Alabama, their music spreading from the southeast across the nation like wildfire. Defining a newfound, southern blend of joyous and progressive rock n roll, they channel a sonic mix of soulful vocals and virtuosic musicianship with smart, tasteful songwriting. On stage, each member of CBDB fluidly plays between complex composition and loose exploratory improvisation creating an incredible and unique live experience.

FLUX CAPACITOR

Reading PA

The Specht brothers' intuitive dynamics are the engine of Flux Capacitor's progressive, psychedelic rock sound. Flux has recently become a 5 piece with the addition of Stephen Kurtz on Bass and Cassy Yost on additional vocals, the synergy is sonically elevating the show to new levels, with a melding of varied rock idioms with elements of electronica- in the context of fluid improvisation- and an ear for melody and song structure.

 DR BACON

Asheville NC

Appalachian Funk, Grass and Rock & Roll band. The Dr. Bacon Live Experience is truly a spectacle to behold, bringing the audience on a musical journey that lulls and spikes in energy, caressing ears with lush beauty and whipping crowds into a tribal romp, shaking booties and shedding inhibitions. This manic versatility ensures that no matter what genre of music you identify with most, you will hear something that resonates.

DIZGO

Bloomington IN

Dizgo redefines the live experience by blending jamtronica with funk, deep-groove soul, and psychedelic rock, taking the audience on a musical journey that includes intricate compositions and extended improvisation. The result is something both danceable and introspective: soulful vocals, interweaving analog synths, and shredding guitar.

BREASTFIST

Brooklyn NY

Since 2009, this funky gang of freaks has been honing their sexy grooves, infectious hooks, and creamy vocal spreads to create a strangely original sound. Breastfist has built an international cult-like following due to their cathartic live shows and their much heralded studio albums: Tickly Shimmers and Amuse Deuce.

BANSHEE TREE

Denver CO

Banshee Tree was born out of the Colorado Hills. With roots in traditional swing, Banshee Tree evolved into a fully electric band that blends its early influences with modern dance, rock, pop and indie soul.

ON THE SPOT TRIO

Santa Cruz CA

Touring nationally before landing on the East Coast when founding members Danny Mayer and Kris Yunker came to play with Soulive's Alan Evans' organ trio Playonbrother (Now AE3). Since then, OTS has been a project they've both returned to between many other substantial projects over the years. They've recently been joined by drummer Andrew Klein (Big Mean Sound Machine) who brings a fresh sound to a longstanding and established dynamic.

GUAVATRON

West Palm Beach FL

Is it a fruit? Is it a band? Is it a transforming mechanized battle robot from another planet? Well we aren't exactly sure but what we do know is that when this quartet comes together and plays it's not something you want to miss. Guavatron has been taking the southeast music circuit by storm with their smooth jams and hard hitting peaks of musical ingenuity.  ​​​​​​​

TRYMORE MOJO

Dallas TX

Seeking the highest of interstellar peaks, TryMoreMOJO guides the listener on their mission through space with their blend of funky riffs, modular soundscapes, energetic vocals, and heavy grooves; inviting fans to contribute their energy in a give-and-take partnership between performer and listener.

BONNIE BLUE

 Jacksonville FL

Bonnie Blue is a hard-hitting jam band with deep roots in soul driven rock and roll. Based in Jacksonville, Fl, this five piece has been a fixture of the jam/rock scene since 2014 and still going strong.

BROKEN ROBOTS

Chicago IL

Broken Robots is a genre-bending project that came to fruition in 2018, taking inspiration from an array of genres including grunge, blues, rock, jazz, electronic, punk, and hip hop to create their signature sound.

MONK IS KING

Fayetteville AR

4 piece  whose roots lie in: funk, jazz, gospel, bluegrass, latin, doowop, classic, prog and the list goes on and on! Their well written songs feature words that tell a story and make you feel in addition to hear what they are saying all the while taking you on musical adventures with them via their winding medleys and compositions sprinkled with spontaneous and daring improvisation and mind bending solos.

AIRSHOW

Nashville TN

Acoustic rock and bluegrass band based that combines Americana and jam band roots to create their high flying sound. Since the release of their debut EP, Lightbulb, Airshow has begun to spread their wings, taking performances to new heights with their unique set lists and a desire to improvise.

ODYSSEY LAB

Philadelphia PA

Odyssey Lab is a whole nu type of jazz from Philly, lead by saxophonist and composer Mike LaBombard. It is a musical culmination of a lifetime exploring many different genres but ultimately landing in a bed of jazz, funk, dance and reggae.

ST JAMES & THE APOSTLES

Philadelphia PA

Philadelphia's cultist psychedelic family gospel freak-out. Their most recent album "Black Psalms" is a mind-blowing set of songs about suffering and redemption, and presents a band escaping forward with a new sound.​​​​​​

UNCLE JAKE & THE 18 WHEEL GANG

Reading PA

Beginning as a campfire jam, this jug-less, Jug-Grass adventure quickly blazed an unrivaled path through the local Pennsylvania bar and festival scene, scooping up and dropping off many a rambler and a gambler, leaving only to shape it's current touring, name-droppin', finger-poppin' line up of Uncle Jake & the 18 Wheel Gang.

BAKED SHRIMP

Long Island NY

Voted a finalist for New York State’s top up and coming rock band, Baked Shrimp has established a name for themselves across the eastern half of the United States. In just four years the high-energy rock trio has performed multiple extensive tours, released four albums, and is a name well-known in the festival circuit. The trio keeps it fresh from night to night with a catalog of over one-hundred songs of original material.

YOU DO YOU

Philadelphia PA

Female-fronted funk ensemble known for their infectious beats and electrifying 70’s-era showmanship. Led by Katie Feeney’s raw, sultry vocal stylings, the band delivers a powerful performance characterized by funky danceable grooves, jazzy riffs, and wailing melismas.

QWAY

Philadelphia PA

Born from the dark, grease-laden alleys of Philly, Qway brings an ominous, thoughtful and entrancing sound to humans by exploring deep connections with music from around the world and synthesizing it into a concentrated ethereal vibrational force. Qway seamlessly blends complex, dynamic composition and improvisation to create distinct moments of musical madness

SPUD

Scranton PA

With roots in many different music genres including Folk, Rock and Roll, Jazz, Blues, Psychedelic and Funk, their original music encompasses a tasteful hybrid of various genres. All four members of the band take part in songwriting which keeps material fresh and abundant. At live shows they enjoy challenging themselves by throwing free form, experimental jams into their sets for a fun and unique experience.

WAHOO SKIFFLE CRAZIES

New York NY

We always called ourselves Staten Island's premier jug band. Of course, some liked to point out that we're Staten Island's only jug band, but we never minded. But since we had won the annual Chicago Battle of the Jug Bands, we now like to consider ourselves America's premier jug band! Our long term goal is to be the first jug band in outer space, and thereby lay claim to the title of universe's premier jug band. If that doesn't pan out, we at least hope you enjoy listening to our music as much as we enjoy making it!

TIN BIRD CHOIR

Philadelphia PA

Tin Bird Choir is a barn rock band from Chester County, Pennsylvania. Husband and wife, Eric and Heather Hurlock, and bandmates Josh Sceurman, Ellen Houle, and Brad Hinton, leave their hearts on the stage with every song. "Tin Bird Choir has established itself as a strong presence in the regional roots rock community. Their mix of pop hooks, delicate harmonies, and tight playing is a winning blend," says, John Vettese of XPN.

MADISON GERISH

Fairfield NJ

Songwriter, singer, musician and empathetic voyager. Gerish's vulnerable and bittersweet lyrics paired with her soulful and gritty voice make for a captivating and disarming experience. Her compositions reflect on the shared absurdity of the human existence and coping with our journey to oblivion through friendship and existential philosophy. Gerish currently plays acoustic guitar, sings, and writes the music for Jibberjazz veterans The Adventures of Matte Black.

REBECCA LANG FIORENTINO

Philadelphia PA

Lead singer/songwriter Rebecca Lang Fiorentino delivers original and memorable songs that feature simple, heartfelt lyrics on life and love, which at times capture a classic folk sensibility. When not anchoring songs with her guitar, Rebecca picks up her violin and provides another emotional voice to the arrangement.

VERONICA ANN

Pottstown PA

The voice that rocks the hills! Described by fans who love her as Janis 2.0, Veronica has the chops that can serenade your soul. Enjoyed by people of all ages, this lively lady plays a unique selection of rock and soul through the decades.

Address

2564 Silver Road
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Email

[email protected]

Information

General Rules

• No Illegal Substances
• No Weapons
• No Fires on the Ground Elevated, store-bought fire pits only, with water or extinguisher on-hand. No dumping of hot ashes on property.
• No Nitrous Oxide
• No Glass Bottles
• No Underage Alcohol Possession or Consumption
• No Loud Music or Loud Generators 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.

RV Camping

Weekend RV passes WITH electricity are SOLD OUT.
Passes are for 15 amp and basic electric outlet only. You must provide your own adapter and extension cord.


Weekend RV passes WITHOUT electricity are $40.  Only WHISPER QUIET generators are allowed on site. Spots WITHOUT electricity will NOT sell out.

RV passes do NOT include any festival tickets.

Kempton Community Center

83 Community Center Drive, Kempton, PA 19529

The venue is a beautiful  rustic fairground, featuring outdoor & indoor stages, plenty of camping space, permanent restrooms, nature trails, and electricity access. This event is B.Y.O.B. for those with valid I.D.

Food / Craft Vending

Applicants should send an email with detailed vendor description to [email protected]. If email is not possible, mail a description, menus, etc, to the physical address on the Jibberjazz contact page. We archive submissions and contact vendors we are interested in working with in advance.

More Information...

What time does the GATE open? Friday at 9:00AM.

Can I come to the festival EARLY?
Campers may arrive on Thursday AFTER 4:00PM. Thursday arrivals carry an additional $20 "early bird fee" per person (payable in cash, at the gate). Vendors are not subject to this fee and may arrive as early as 2:00PM Thursday. There is live music Thursday evening as part of the pre-party.

What is the ADDRESS?
83 Community Center Drive, Kempton, PA 19529

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?
Passes are available after 9:00AM on Saturday for $80 and include camping.

How much does it cost on SUNDAY?
Passes are available after 9:00AM on Sunday for $20.

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 parking fee of $10 per vehicle.
RVs WITHOUT electricity are $40 each. RV spots WITH electricity are sold out.

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 if you are 21+ with valid identification. NO GLASS BOTTLES!

Do you sell ALCOHOL?
Alcohol is NOT sold on the grounds. Nearby...

Duffer's Beer:
403 Greenwich St,
Kutztown PA 19530

Wine/Spirits:
45 Constitution Blvd,
Kutztown PA 19530


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.

More Information...

Can I have a personal FIRE? Not unless it is contained within an elevated, store-bought fire pit (we suggest bringing your own firewood). NO FIRES ON THE GROUND. Camp grills/stoves are okay. Please be responsible for everyone's sake. No dumping of hot ashed on property. Anyone caught making fires on the ground will be ejected.

Will there be YOGA and other ACTIVITIES?
Yes. Check the festival program for a full schedule and description (released close to festival date).

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 (walking distance) to the main camping area.

Can I bring an RV?
Yes. RV passes  WITH electricity are SOLD OUT. RV passes WITHOUT electricity are $40 and will NOT sell out. Only WHISPER QUIET generators allowed.

What is the BATHROOM situation?
The grounds feature on-site restrooms with flushing toilets and sinks and there is an abundance of port-o-johns throughout the campground. Maintenance and sanitation are provided constantly throughout the weekend.

Are there showers?
No. This venue does not have any shower facilities.

What if it RAINS?
The audience area at the main stage is completely covered at this venue. In case of severe weather, there is 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.

Are there HOTELS nearby?
Yes...

Microtel
50 Industrial Dr, Hamburg PA 19526
610-562-4234

Hampton Inn
15080 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown PA 19530
484-641-8800

Super 8
2160 Golden Key Rd, Kutztown PA 19530
610-285-9010


What else is NEARBY? Hawk Mountain's website has a list of nearby attractions:
https://www.hawkmountain.org/visit/visiting-info/stay-eat-shop-local

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.

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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 2022, 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.