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Disc Jam Music Festival 2014 ~ Save the Date NOW!

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Spring has arrived (finally!), which means it’s time to make some summer plans…how does 3 days of music, 50+ musical performances, 2 disc golf tournaments, 3 stages, late night silent disco, grass or woods camping, vendors, kids’ activities, late night acoustic stage, live painting, installation artists, group yoga sessions, and hula hoop workshops, all in a gorgeous space (at 6 Mill Lane Road, Brimfield, MA), sound?  If it sounds good, you not only have great taste, but you also need to buy your tickets soon! 

Turkuaz crushing it in 2013

Turkuaz crushing it in 2013

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Owner/founder Tony Scavone, photo by Tim Carter, Spectral Bands Photography (edited)

Owner/founder Tony Scavone, photo by Tim Carter, Spectral Bands Photography (edited)

If you’ve never attended Disc Jam before (although its inaugural year was 2011 ~ and even as a new endeavor, it was a great time thanks to owner/founder Tony Scavone who always seems to know exactly how to appeal to a crowd, no matter how diverse its tastes are), here’s a bit more about just what a fantastic time you’re in for…this festival really does define what summer should be all about.

Gettin' down to Consider the Source, 2013

Gettin’ down to Consider the Source, 2013

Two stages will deliver non-stop music from early in the day to well into the night. After the headlining acts have wowed you and you’ve taken a bit of a break to grab a bite to eat or to just enjoy hanging out in the sunshine, your attention will go right back to of amplifiers and speakers cranking the volume across the concert field. Silent Disco allows the music to continue without the sound…it’s an art form you literally have to see to believe.  Before any of the music starts, though, early morning group yoga sessions and wellness workshops will help get those sore legs and backs feeling their best for the long days of dancin’, discin’, and hoopin’ ahead. Hey, it’s important to stretch and center before tackling so much fun!

Consider the Source acoustic set on the Secret Stage in the campground  with Rowe Lighting & Productions

Consider the Source acoustic set on the Secret Stage in the campground with Rowe Lighting & Productions

The Silent Disco we mentioned just not doin’ it for you? No prob (although at least give it two or three minutes of your time, just so that you can say you’ve experienced it) ~ Disc Jam is all about variety.  There will also be a “secret’” Acoustic Stage set up in the heart of the campground for a completely different late-night vibe out under the stars. Think how fantastic it will be, listening to bluegrass, folk, and other acoustic styles after the sun has set, hanging out with your friends with your campsite waiting for you (not that you’re going to want to turn in early!) just down the hill.

Hoopin' it up in 2013

Hoopin’ it up in 2013

And why should cool parents and their kids never be able to attend the same festival? Not so at Disc Jam ~ once again, there will be a ton of kids’ activities ~ including free face painting, a stilt walker, a children’s art center, and, to make Father’s Day that much more memorable, a few additional treats and surprises on Sunday ~ that will keep the little ones safely busy while mom and dad lie out a blanket and relax.  (Note:  obviously, kids are more than welcome at Disc Jam ~ if they’re under 12, they must be accompanied by an adult, but they get in FREE! Lots of families pack up the whole family for the road trip and spend the day or the entire weekend, so your kids will have a built-in group of peers to hang out with when you arrive!)

Come set up tent for the whole weekend!

Come set up tent for the whole weekend!

2014’s version of Disc Jam comes complete with all the fixins’ of years past including our Disc Golf tournaments, a host of vendors selling an assortment of creative and unique dry goods, yummy meals, disc golf products, and clothing.

Photo courtesy of the Professional Disc Golf Association

Photo courtesy of the Professional Disc Golf Association

Speaking of Disc Golf, if you haven’t had the opportunity to play the on-site course yet, you need make sure you do the weekend of the Jam (and if you’re still in the dark about what disc golf in, then you definitely need to catch up on one of the most popular summer pastimes around ~ with any luck, one or more of your friends is already into it and will explain it to you, but if not ~ can’t believe we’re sending you to Wikipedia ~ here some info on it)! Hyland Disc Golf Course is hands down the area’s top course, featuring a great mix of everything from wooded shots to big bombers that take you through the picturesque apple orchard.

Photo courtesy of Disc Jam Festival

Photo courtesy of Disc Jam Festival

Unlike many major festivals, Disc Jam does not offer VIP ticket options that keep people separated by “status.”  Everyone ~ patrons, big name and up-and-coming performers alike, staff members, parents, volunteers, press, and even the security team ~ all hang out together enjoying the clean vibes, camaraderie, and entertainment.  Each year has brought more and more members into this family, and year 4 ~ already with a larger line-up of performers and artists ~ will surely see even more new faces in the crowd…but they won’t feel new for long, as the Jam Fam will make them feel right at home from the minute they arrive.

Hangin' out in the sun

Hangin’ out in the sun

This year,  we hope to see many new faces alongside our current disc jam fam from the past 3 years. Stay tuned as we release the rest of the lineup, schedule and be sure to save the date and start planning with your friends for an event that is sure to add to your favorite festival experience!

Kids are more than welcome at Disc Jam and are FREE under 12 years old and must be accompanied by an adult. We have a number of families that come for the day or spend the weekend with us so don’t worry about packing up the entire fam for the road trip!

Eli Winderman of Dopapod laying it down on the main stage in '13

Eli Winderman of Dopapod laying it down on the main stage in ’13

Stay tuned to Disc Jam’s official website since they’re still adding performers and finalizing the schedule…but make sure to save the date(s) ~ June 13, 14, and 15 ~ now and start planning the group of friends you’ll be bringing with you to what’s sure to become one of your favorite summer festival traditions!

Make sure to Like and Follow Disc Jam Music Festival on their official Facebook page, too! 

All photos, unless otherwise noted, by and courtesy of Christian Arthur.

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