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Lakes Jam 2021 is happening

After a year off due to the pandemic, Lakes Jam is on including its pre-party called MINNEJam set June 12, at The Woods off Crow Wing County Highway 3 in rural Brainerd.

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The view of the crowd and main stage at Lakes Jam 2019. This year's outdoor music festival that combines country and rock with premier camping — is set June 23-26 at Brainerd International Raceway, north of Brainerd. Submitted Photo

After taking a year off because of the pandemic, Lakes Jam 2021 is set in stone to happen.

Lakes Jam — an outdoor music festival that combines country and rock with premier camping — will be four days instead of three this year and is set June 23-26 at Brainerd International Raceway, north of Brainerd.

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“Coming back after being off last year has created almost a nervous excitement because it seems like it has been so long since the last Lakes Jam,” Lakes Jam General Manager Ken Lacy stated in a news release. “People are super excited and seem to have an extra bounce in their step when talking about their plans for Lakes Jam in June.

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“Sales have been very strong for this year so the event is going to be better than ever. The artists are also equally as excited to get out and play in front of their fans, too. The energy is going to be very high!”

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Lakes Jam fans during Lakes Jam 2019. This year's outdoor music festival that combines country and rock with premier camping — is set June 23-26 at Brainerd International Raceway, north of Brainerd. Submitted Photo

Lakes Jam 2021 will be presented by Farm Bureau Financial Services. Many of the artists who signed on for Lakes Jam 2020 — agreed to come back in 2021. The artists will perform on the Bud Light Main Stage June 24-26, with gates opening at 4 p.m.

Lineup

Thursday, June 24

  • Headliner RATT, 10 p.m.

  • Lita Ford, 8 p.m.

  • Slaughter, 6 p.m.

  • Kip Winger, 4 p.m.

  • Autograph, 2 p.m.

Friday, June 25:

  • Headliner, Jon Pardi, 10 p.m.

  • Tracy Lawrence, 8 p.m.

  • Runaway June, 6 p.m.

  • The Plott Hounds, 4 p.m.

  • Sailor Jerri, 2 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

  • Headliner, Brothers Osborne, 10 p.m.

  • Carly Pearce, 8 p.m.

  • Matt Stell, 6 p.m.

  • Larry Fleet, 4 p.m.

  • Eric Chesser, 2 p.m.

New for 2021, the Coca Cola Tribute will be Wednesday, June 23, featuring The Crown Jewels (Famous Queen Tribute Band) at 7 p.m. and Hairball at 9 p.m. to perform on the main stage. Fool Fighters will perform at 5 p.m. on the secondary stage, as well as performing after the two bands are done. This event is open to the public, not just the campers. Gates open at 1 p.m.
Lakes Jam also added nine regional bands on the BOB FM Secondary and MRIequip VIP stages.

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Lacy stated in a news release that Lakes Jam, founded in 2012, offers something more than just a music festival. During the mid-day, Lakes Jam attendees can enjoy events such as drifting, watercross, lawnmower racing, bean bag tournament and more.

Campers may use an all-terrain vehicle, utility terrain vehicle, golf cart and pit bikes with a permit to move around the BIR grounds.

If You Go

Lakes Jam 2021

  • When: June 23-26

  • Where: Brainerd International Raceway

  • Cost: 3-Day general admission are $149 and 3-Day VIP passes are $369; single day general admission is $109 and single day VIP is $239; and general admission for Tribute Wednesday is $29. Camping is extra. Ticket prices do not include taxes/fees.

  • More information is available at LakesJam.com .

Leading up to Lakes Jam

Lakes Jam organizers founded MINNEJam in 2019 as a fun music event to warm up to the main event. This year’s MINNEJam is scheduled Saturday, June 12, at The Woods off Crow Wing County Highway 3, in rural Brainerd.

Carolyn and Erik Huff of Huff Entertainment Solutions are helping the owners of The Woods, Luke and Terri Ebnet.

“Terri and Luke are very excited to be able to host this second annual tradition after having to halt last year’s plan due to COVID-19,” Carolyn Huff stated in a news release. “It’s fun for the local community to come out and enjoy excellent local Minnesota bands, great food and to get ready for the big party at Lakes Jam — all while participating in some great fundraising efforts for the Smiles For Jake organization.”

Gates open at 3 p.m. with the band BTC to perform on the patio. A bean bag tournament begins at 3:30 p.m. and people are asked to pre-register by calling 218-829-7505. Cost is $10 per team and participants have a chance to win prizes.

Three bands perform during the night and are:

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  • King’s Ransom, 5-6:30 p.m.

  • Whiskey Trail, 7-8:30 p.m.

  • Betty & The Noise, 9-10:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 for advance tickets. Advance tickets are available at tinyurl.com/hfufs4tt .

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