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Ijams Jamfest 2022 was on Saturday with local bands, food and drinks

The Ijams Jamfest started at 5 p.m. and ran until 10 p.m. People were encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to rest on after rocking out!

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — People in Knoxville could hear rock music echo through the woods on Saturday, as local bands sing for the Ijams Jamfest on Saturday.

The festival brings together East Tennessee bands and families so people can enjoy jamming out in the great outdoors at Ijams Nature Center. It started at 5 p.m. and ran until 10 p.m. with four local bands.

Originally, five bands were set to perform. However, the Screaming Phantoms will not be able to perform because of an illness, according to organizers. The other bands that performed are listed below.

  • Eric Caldwell & The Cruise Control — 5 p.m. through 5:45 p.m.
  • Quartjar — 6 p.m. through 6:45 p.m.
  • Civil Strife — 7 p.m. through 7:45 p.m.
  • Red Vinyl Gypsies — 8 p.m. through 8:45 p.m.

Doors opened at 4 p.m. and tickets were $15 per person. However, children under 10 years old could get in for free. No coolers or outside alcohol were allowed during the festival.

Food was available from food trucks and the Ijams beer garden was also be open for anyone who wants a drink. People could also buy merchandise to support Ijams and local bands.

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Posted by Ijams Nature Center on Monday, June 13, 2022

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