The Blackberry Jam – June 24, 2023

PLEASE NOTE: ADVANCE (online) TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED. Gate tickets will be available for $15 until venue capacity is reached. Children 12 years and under are always free. Advance dinner box sales have ended. A limited number of dinner boxes will also be available for sale at the event, first come, first served.

This is the year! The 20th anniversary of the Blackberry Jam! Join us for this year’s limited capacity event from Boyd Mill Farm on June 24, 2023. And what a show it’s going to be!

Headlining this year’s event is the one of Nashville’s finest – award-winning songwriter and recording artist Shawn Camp. Some careers can be described with a couple of words, but Shawn Camp’s isn’t one of them. The Arkansas native has earned wide respect as the top-tier penman behind #1 Billboard hits for George Strait, Josh Turner, and Brooks and Dunn. A true artist, Camp’s previous solo albums consistently have turned heads. The accomplished instrumentalist, who has accompanied luminaries including Guy Clark and John Prine, frequently backs seamless lyrics with his fiery fiddle, guitar and mandolin riffs.

The Jam kicks off with the innovative banjo artist Michael Ricks, followed by folk duo Carol and Dale and friends.

MSG Acoustic Blues Trio then takes the stage, returning to the Blackberry Jam for this special 20th anniversary show. Performers of traditional Piedmont blues, this band can raise the roof with some old-fashioned house party tunes, make you laugh with their witty originals and then make you weep with blues ballads!

As we have from the beginning, the Jam will bring a talented, diverse line-up of musicians and our community together, and all for a great cause, Hard Bargain Association. Gates will open at 4:00PM, with music from 4:30PM-8:30PM. This is a rain or shine event.

This year’s event is presented once again by Franklin’s Breakfast, Downtown and Noon Rotary Clubs! With stage sponsor LP Building Solutions and support from 30 other area businesses and organizations, these perennial sponsors demonstrate the best of our wonderful community!

FOOD: A big shout to Menu Maker Catering who is providing these delicious meal choices, all for a deep discount:

NOTE: Advance dinner box sales have ended. A limited number of dinner boxes will be available for purchase on-site, first come, first served.

Option 1: BBQ Meal: Barbecued Pulled Chicken, Three Cheese Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans (Vegetarian), Roll & Butter, Fudge Brownie, Wrapped Cutlery & Bottled Sweet Tea

Option 2: Veggie Dinner Box: Seasonal Raw Vegetables, Hummus, Crackers, Fudge Brownie, Wrapped Cutlery & Bottled Sweet Tea

Option 3: Charcuterie Dinner Box: Cured Meats, Cheese, Crostini, Mustard, Nuts, Olives, Brownie, Wrapped Cutlery, Sweet Tea

SPECIAL 20th ANNIVERSARY DRINK: Offered for a donation on site until gone! The Hard Bargain (age limit: 21 years): Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, Boyd Mill Farm Blackberry Jam, Ginger Infused Simple Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, Perrier, Mint

There will not be food trucks on site. And as always, you are welcome to bring your own picnic – lawn chairs, blankets, coolers! Chairs are not provided, no tents please.

See you Saturday, June 24 at the Blackberry Jam!

Music makes the berries grow!