It’s being billed as the “biggest party in Colorado” and if you’re a country music fan there’s a good chance you’ll agree with that description. Country Jam 2018 will take place June 14-17 at “Jam Ranch” in Mack, Colorado, just outside of Grand Junction, and feature headliners Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Brantley Gilbert and Brett Eldredge. Music will take place on two stages and the performances will have start times that are staggered so that there’ll be no need to miss any particular show.
This year is the 27th edition of Country Jam and besides the headliners, there are plenty of other big names set to appear including Luke Combs, Big & Rich, Trent Harmon, Josh Turner, Devin Dawson, Brett Young, Jimmie Allen, Dustin Lynch and Kip Moore. The diverse line-up will also feature Elana Jane, a Sacramento-based up-and-comer who is still in high school, and Sasha McVeigh who’ll be coming all the way from her native England to treat the Country Jam crowd.
Grand Junction has a myriad of lodging options ranging from fancy hotels to budget accommodations and there are plenty of bed & breakfast rooms available too. Those who’d like to camp out and enjoy the fresh mountain air and take in spectacular views have six campsites to choose from, all of which are adjacent to the festival grounds. Campers must purchase a special ticket in order to access a campsite; campground access is not included with festival admission. And for campers who want to bring along some western gear, Country Jam is having a Wild West campsite contest that’ll net the winner four VIP passes to the 2019 Country Jam.
Country Jam will actually have a soft opening on June 13 when it will host evening concerts by Josh Kelley and McKenna Faith; Faith will also perform a show on June 15. Rounding out the Country Jam line-up are Walker Hayes, Lauren Alaina, Carly Pearce, Tucker Beathard, Jackson Michelson, Caroline Gray, Dylan Jakobsen, Annie Brobst, Timmie Brown, Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys, Elizabeth Lyons, the Houston Bernard Band and the Williams Brothers Band.