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Lakes Jam Fest 2024

Lots of rock and country near the beautiful Brainerd lakes

Dates: June 26–29, 2024

Lakes Jam, an annual summer music festival, brings together rock and country music enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds at the picturesque Brainerd International Raceway in Central Minnesota's lakes region. The event offers an ideal setting for a weekend filled with outdoor fun and camping amidst stunning natural scenery. Established in 2013, Lakes Jam consistently delivers an electrifying lineup of live performances, ensuring each year is a fresh and exhilarating experience for attendees.


Lakes Jam guarantees the ultimate Midwest music festival experience from June 26 to 29. It boasts an electrifying lineup that blends the freshest talents, classic favorites, and rising stars from both country and rock music genres. Attendees can immerse themselves in the heart of the action, enjoying thrilling concerts while indulging in delicious food and beverages available for purchase. Additionally, the organizers promise an opportunity to meet your favorite country or rock star, chat with them, and snap a memorable picture with the exclusive "Meet and Greet."

Wednesday, June 26

Lakes Jam 2024 marks the start of Lakes Jam 2024 with an electrifying lineup across both stages. The Main Stage springs to life with Balance, setting the stage for an evening of rock and roll nostalgia. At 7 pm, their Van Halen Tribute takes center stage, paying homage to the legendary band with their iconic hits. Following suit at 9 pm, Son of a Gun brings the spirit of Guns & Roses to the forefront, ensuring an unforgettable performance. Meanwhile, on the Second Stage, Arena keeps the party alive from 8:30 pm until 1 am, guaranteeing that the music echoes long into the night.

Thursday, June 27

The Main Stage roars to life at 3 pm with Fuzzrd. Following suit, at 4:30 pm, Saliva takes center stage, ready to rock the crowd with their signature sound. As the evening progresses, at 6:15 pm, the stage belongs to Pop Evil. At 8 pm, the spotlight shines on Smash Mouth, renowned for their infectious hits that will have the audience singing along. Finally, at 10 pm, Live brings a captivating performance to close out the night. Meanwhile, Wayside ensures the festivities continue over at the Second Stage from 4 pm until 1 am.

Friday, June 28

The Main Stage kicks off at 3 pm with Anderson Daniels, followed by Kylie Morgan at 4:30 pm, Mark Chesnutt at 6:15 pm, and Conner Smith at 8 pm. The night peaks with Jake Owen taking the stage at 10 pm. Meanwhile, The Shalo Lee Band keeps the party going on the Second Stage from 4 pm until 1 am.

Saturday, June 29

The Shane Martin Songs of the South: Alabama Tribute starts at 3 pm on the Main Stage. Rising star Chayce Beckham follows at 4:30 pm, leading into Deana Carter's performance at 6:15 pm and country sensation Joe Nichols at 8 pm. The night culminates with Tyler Hubbard taking the stage at 10 pm. Meanwhile, Aaron Simmons keeps the energy high on the Second Stage from 4 pm until 1 am.


Lakes Jam is more than just a music festival. With activities such as mud trucks, watercross, and drifting open to campers from 10 am to 2 pm on Friday and Saturday at the Walleye Full Service Campground, there's no shortage of adrenaline-pumping experiences. Meanwhile, poker tournaments, brought by the Brainerd Lakes Area Poker League, promise daily excitement with prizes up for grabs. The bean bag tournament and costume contest also offer a chance to win fantastic prizes. In the VIP tent, guests can join the fun of Music Bingo. Cards are available starting at 10:30 am, and the excitement kicks off with eight games starting promptly at 11 am.


The 3-Day General Admission pass is priced at $199. Single-day options are also available, with Saturday, Friday, and Thursday concert tickets priced at $129 each. Additionally, the Wednesday concert is $29.

Parking and Camping

Daily parking is available at the gate for $25 per vehicle, payable in cash. If you leave and return, you'll need to pay again. Premium Parking for all three days is available for $90. Camping enthusiasts can secure their spot with the Camping Wristband for $49 and the Camping Vehicle Pass for $29.

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