Presented by ClickPrints and Athlon Sports
**New in 2011**
$10 Tickets Available in Advance or $15 at Gate
Great Day of Music and Family Entertainment Planned Including: Athlon Sports Magazine Family Fun Field, Shuff's Musical Petting Zoo and Blackberry Book Fair
2011 proceeds to benefit Hands on Nashville and
FRANKLIN, TN (June 1, 2011) - Franklin's Boyd Mill Farm, home to the The BlackBerry Jam Music Festival, will once again host this down home family event on June 25th for the 8th year in a row. The BlackBerry Jam Music Festival is excited to be back for another fun filled year, especially after events were almost tabled last year due to the floods of 2010. Organizers are more determined than ever to make the 2011 festival the best in the event's eight year history.
Sponsors, ClickPrints and Athlon Sports, present the one day Blackberry Jam Music Festival,an acoustic music festival and family event, in Franklin on Saturday, June 25th from 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. with scheduled acts throughout the day. Tickets are $10 for adults IN ADVANCE and children 12 and under are FREE. Tickets will be $15 at the gate.
This year marks the 8th year of the jam, held on the Boyd Mill Farm of Carol Warren and Dale Whitehead, and brings together musicians from several states and countries with a focus on homegrown talent from Middle Tennessee.
Festival goers will find something for everyone, from bluegrass to blues music with new additions in 2011 of the Athlon Family Fun Field featuring games like the Bean Toss and Sack Races, along with the Blackberry Book Fair, once again featuring authors from the Williamson County area showcasing and talking about their works. Shuff's Music will once again present one of the most popular additions in 2010 - The Musical Petting Zoo, where kids can get up close and personal with their favorite acoustic instruments.
This year's lineup is as strong as ever and includes one of the best kept secrets in these parts, headliner Jonell Mosser, one of this area's most accomplished singers with a raw power that will leave you speechless. Jonell has a voice that can belt like Janis Joplin but also convey the finesse of folk, jazz and Southern soul. She is a true musician's musician. Her own records have been first-rate, but she has also been summoned to sing backup studio vocals for the likes of B.B. King, Trisha Yearwood, Etta James, Wynona (on the hit ''No One Else on Earth''), Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Waylon Jennings, Patty Smythe, A.J. Croce and Bruce Cockburn on his popular ''Last Night of the World.'' Not many artists can boast that kind of respect.
Also, joining the cast in 2011 is MSG, the Virginia-based acoustic blues trio that can raise the roof with old-fashioned house party tunes and then make you weep with its blues ballads.
Nashville radio man Billy Block will join in the fun with his group YaYa along with other amazing acoustic acts on the bill including Preston Johnson, The Interns, Ericson Holt, Tray Eppes, Carol and Dale & Friends and Tin Cup Gypsy and there's always a surprise guest or two who shows up to inject more fun into the party!
Previous headliners have included Colin Linden, Michael McDonald, Carter’s Chord and Canada’s Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. The list goes on, so join us Saturday June 25th for a musical experience like no other and help us raise some money for some great causes.
It is all about the music, with 2011 proceeds going to help Hands on Nashville, Hard Bargain/Mt. Hope Redevelopment organization.
Advance Tix $10 for adults/Kids 12 & Under FREE
$15 at the gate
Tickets are available online or on site the day of the festival.
For more information, contact Shari Lacy, GoodStuff PR Co. or call 615.525.5303 or visit
The Blackberry Jam Music Festival website.